New York Times, Thursday, March 10, 2011

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: From Matt Ginsberg: "Oh, no! Will left out what was — in my opinion! — the most important part of this puzzle. There is supposed to be an asterisk in front of the clue for 36-Across. Think about it ..."
Jeff Chen notes: I read Matt's note three times before finally e-mailing him to figure out what I was missing. I literally slapped my forehead when I heard back from him: of course "differently" is pronounced "differently", whether or not the D is capitalized. Good one, Matt!
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1. *Poet's performance : READING
8. Frequent flooding site : CELLAR
14. Country with which the U.S. goes to war in "Wag the Dog" : ALBANIA
15. Who "saved my life tonight" in a 1975 Elton John hit : SOMEONE
16. With 36- and 58-Across, what the answers to the starred clues are : WORDSPRONOUNCED
18. Jacket material, for short? : BIO
19. 1973 nonfiction best seller about a woman with multiple personalities : SYBIL
20. Lady of the knight? : DAME
21. "Me, too" : ASAMI
24. Line ___ : ITEM
26. "The Thin Man" actress : LOY
27. ___ Beach, Calif. : REDONDO
30. Plunder : RAPINE
32. Big name in circuses : BAILEY
35. B, A, D, G and E, e.g. : NOTES
36. See 16-Across : DIFFERENTLY
38. Say "B-A-D-G-E," e.g. : SPELL
40. Figures on the ceiling of la Cappella Sistina : ANGELI
41. Impersonated at a costume party : CAMEAS
43. Spoils : GOESBAD
47. Nutritional amt. : RDA
48. Doughnuts, but not danishes : TORI
51. Piece of the action : SHARE
52. Gillette offering : ATRA
54. Bette's "Divine" stage persona : MISSM
57. Actress Vardalos : NIA
58. See 16-Across : WHENCAPITALIZED
62. "I'm done after this" : LASTONE
63. "Somehow everything gets done" : IMANAGE
64. Does nothing : SITSBY
65. *Like Seattle vis-à-vis Phoenix : RAINIER
1. Seafood lover's hangout : RAWBAR
2. Nancy Drew's aunt : ELOISE
3. One way to travel or study : ABROAD
4. Pop : DAD
5. Connections : INS
6. Cheese ___ : NIPS
7. Player of golf : GARY
8. Clink : COOLER
9. Prey of wild dogs and crocodiles : EMU
10. Furnish : LEND
11. Neighborhood : LOCALITY
12. Flower that shares its name with a tentacled sea creature : ANEMONE
13. They might depart at midnight : REDEYES
15. Huff : SNIT
17. Japanese band : OBI
22. *Not fixed : MOBILE
23. Like Elgar's Symphony No. 1 : INAFLAT
25. Cloaks : MANTLES
28. "What's the ___?" : DIF
29. Pharmaceutical oils : OLEA
31. *Shine : POLISH
33. Old World eagle : ERN
34. Burglar in detective stories : YEGG
36. William who played Uncle Charley on "My Three Sons" : DEMAREST
37. Prefix with paganism : NEO
38. Many signatures : SCRAWLS
39. Noodle dish : PADTHAI
42. Lots and lots of : SOMANY
44. Battle cry : BANZAI
45. French department in the Pyrenees : ARIEGE
46. Less lively : DEADER
49. Opportune : RIPE
50. "Whatever it ___ don't care!" : ISI
53. Drones, maybe : ANTS
55. Excitement : STIR
56. ___ Bear : MAMA
59. Inner ear? : COB
60. Medieval French love poem : LAI
61. What a keeper may keep : INN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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