New York Times, Saturday, February 5, 2011

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,369
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1. Food that makes a crunch : CRISPYTACO
11. Means to ease withdrawals : ATMS
15. Some Navy personnel : AIRCREWMEN
16. Eats : CHOW
17. Potential offices : SPAREROOMS
18. Cry with a swelled chest : TADA
19. Things sometimes seen on shoulders : AUTOS
20. Stay current (with) : KEEPSTEP
22. Took the place of : SPELLED
25. Final : NTH
26. Future alums: Abbr. : SRS
27. Not just check out : LEERAT
29. Allan who directed "Sands of Iwo Jima" : DWAN
31. Corn-filled state : HOKEYNESS
34. Mineral in the form of quartz or flint : SILEX
36. South-central U.S. city named for a woman in English literature : ENID
37. Common St. Tropez sight : YACHT
39. Jade : TIRE
40. About half of all dates : BEAUS
42. Actress who played Endora on TV's "Bewitched" : MOOREHEAD
44. New varsity team member, maybe: Abbr. : SOPH
45. Provokes : STEAMS
46. ___ 21, Intl. Day of Peace : SEP
47. 4x4, e.g. : ATV
49. Icing tool : SPATULA
53. Operations are performed in it : MATHQUIZ
56. Barbers shave them : NAPES
57. Band whose self-titled 1982 album was #1 for nine weeks : ASIA
58. Dramatic piano effects : GLISSANDOS
61. Dot-___ : COMS
62. "I'll be finished in a minute" : ALMOSTDONE
63. Sack starter : KNAP
64. Cocktail attire : TEADRESSES
1. They can be made with adobes : CASAS
2. Shred : RIPUP
3. Provoked : IRATE
4. Moved to the top, perhaps : SCROLLEDUP
5. A boulevard in Memphis is named for him : PRESLEY
6. Saw attachment? : YER
7. Company quota : TWO
8. Confusedly : AMOK
9. Things that may be worn by someone sleeping with the fishes : CEMENTSHOES
10. Earliest stage : ONSET
11. Book that begins in Jerusalem : ACTS
12. "Not so!" : THATSALIE
13. Nowadays, with "the" : MODERNERA
14. Pulls the switch? : SWAPS
21. Many academics, for short : PHDS
23. Choice word? : EENY
24. Ohio town where "there's a happiness" in an old Glenn Miller song : DREAMSVILLE
28. Red wear for Speedy Gonzales : ASCOT
30. Holds off : WITHSTANDS
31. N.T. book : HEB
32. Run of TV's "My So-Called Life" : ONESEASON
33. Korean-made sedan since 2001 : KIAOPTIMA
35. Struck : XED
38. Piehole : TRAP
41. Nickname for a noted L.S.U. grad : SHAQ
43. Issue : EMANATE
46. X : SMACK
48. Draw a little at a time? : TUGAT
50. Common prom coifs : UPDOS
51. West African currency : LEONE
52. Zebra kin : ASSES
54. Door fixture : HASP
55. Alcopop brand : ZIMA
59. The Old ___ : SOD
60. Old atlas letters : SSR

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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