New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 2016

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Result of a bad trip : FACEPLANT
10. Signs of life : ANKHS
15. Paper pusher? : STATIONER
16. What some people do to vows : RENEW
17. 1998 Spike Lee film : HEGOTGAME
18. Sunflowerlike flower : OXEYE
19. Royal name in ancient Egypt : AMENHOTEP
20. The Rosetta Stone, for one : STELE
21. Engineer's home, for short : RPI
22. "I'm not buying it" : NOSALE
24. Small vault : HOP
25. Caribbean port : PONCE
28. Choices, choices : MENU
29. Pantheon member : JOVE
30. They cast no votes : ANTIS
32. Key employer in England? : GAOLER
34. Woodworker's device, informally : SHOPVAC
37. Advance men? : MASHERS
38. "The Miseducation of ___ Hill" (1998 Grammy-winning album) : LAURYN
39. Allen of Hollywood : KAREN
40. Moscato bianco grape product : ASTI
41. Ring : GANG
43. City across the border from Eilat : AQABA
47. Max. 3,333,360, in Pac-Man : PTS
48. Game also called Five in a Row : GOBANG
50. What three of California's four largest cities share : SAN
51. Common name for a chimp : JOCKO
53. Doing mean work? : AVERAGING
56. Very loud : AROAR
57. Light : SETABLAZE
58. Teacher's implementation : CURVE
59. Affected by wind or water, say : EROSIONAL
60. Massage : KNEAD
61. Upset : DYSPEPSIA
1. Key that's oxymoronic at school? : FSHARP
2. At the original speed, musically : ATEMPO
3. Entrap : CAGEIN
4. "A Yank at ___" (Mickey Rooney film) : ETON
5. Substance : PITH
6. Gain access, in a way : LOGON
7. Body-related : ANATOMIC
8. Fearsome foes : NEMESES
9. Bone-boring tool : TREPAN
10. Stopped lying : AROSE
11. Almost up : NEXT
12. Desk feature : KNEEHOLE
13. Grammy-winning LL Cool J song that starts "I've been watching you from afar for as long as I can remember" : HEYLOVER
14. They clean up well : SWEEPERS
23. Longtime Indiana senator defeated in 2012 : LUGAR
26. Mediterranean vacation spot : CAPRI
27. "Men always hate most what they ___ most": H. L. Mencken : ENVY
29. Public figure? : JOHNQ
31. "Whatever Lola Wants," e.g. : TANGO
33. No longer tied up, say : ASEA
34. Raucous card game : SLAPJACK
35. Really must go : HASTORUN
36. Best at play : OUTSCORE
37. Alternators in some internal-combustion engines : MAGNETOS
39. Acts of a scalawag : KNAVERY
42. Put down : ABASED
44. The Golden Horde, e.g. : ASIANS
45. War cry : BANZAI
46. First name in European politics : ANGELA
48. Ran through : GORED
49. Get a handle on : GRASP
52. Herbal stress reliever from Polynesia : KAVA
54. "___ Baby" (song from "Hair") : ABIE
55. Unappealing bowlful : GLOP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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