New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Author: Mike Buckley
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Buckley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 69, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Bass technique : SLAP
5. Short : SHY
8. ___ folder : SPAM
12. Hard-to-tolerate sort : PILL
13. Allegheny plum, e.g. : SLOE
14. Prevail upon : URGE
15. French cleric : ABBE
16. Superior of a bos'n : CAPN
17. Actress Sorvino : MIRA
18. Beginning of a quote by 3-/31-Down on which Stephen Colbert commented "I hope teenagers aren't watching this right now" : CREATIVITY
21. Fulfilled : MET
22. Cerium and samarium are rare ones : EARTHS
23. Classic prize : LAUREL
25. It starts in March: Abbr. : DST
26. It, in Italy : ESSO
29. Showy bloom, to flower enthusiasts : RHODO
30. Be half-asleep : DROWSE
32. Terrier on the silver screen : ASTA
33. Middle of the quote : ISTHERESIDUEOF
37. 2009 "Star Trek" villain : NERO
38. Vertebral : SPINAL
39. Unites after a break : KNITS
41. Assay, say : TEST
42. Old French coin : ECU
45. Like some media : SOCIAL
47. Some electric cars : TESLAS
49. Golf club V.I.P. : PRO
50. End of the quote : WASTEDTIME
53. Works at the National Gallery : OILS
55. Indian attire : SARI
56. Open a tad : AJAR
57. Roof with removable panels : TTOP
58. "... ___ the frumious Bandersnatch!": Carroll : SHUN
59. Italian port : BARI
60. "___ Smile" (1976 top 5 hit) : SARA
61. ___ Miss : OLE
62. Like plow horses : SHOD
1. L i k e  t h i s : SPACED
2. Patient, cheerful sorts, it's said : LIBRAS
3. See 18-Across : ALBERT
4. Kilt feature : PLEAT
5. John Paul II, for one : SLAV
6. Pueblo people : HOPI
7. 1983 title role for Barbra Streisand : YENTL
8. Tally : SUM
9. Flower from which an oil is derived : PRIMROSE
10. Accepted : AGREEDTO
11. Player of Eddie in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : MEATLOAF
13. One of three choices in a kids' game : SCISSORS
19. Consoling word that bears repeating? : THERE
20. Quick to the helm : YAR
24. Truck renter : UHAUL
27. Went 4-0, say : SWEPT
28. Actor Davis : OSSIE
30. Indian attire : DHOTI
31. See 18-Across : EINSTEIN
33. 1940s quartet with the #1 hit "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," with "the" : INKSPOTS
34. Eligible one in El Salvador : SENORITA
35. French flag : TRICOLOR
36. Went out with : DATED
40. Went out with : SAW
42. Wood in Tolkien films : ELIJAH
43. Sporty Chevy : CAMARO
44. Log-in need : USERID
46. Stockholder on a ranch? : LASSO
48. Wild guesses : STABS
51. Comic who said "A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now" : SAHL
52. Exact : TRUE
54. Day ___ : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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