New York Times, Friday, March 15, 2013

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 18 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Grid has diagonal symmetry Average word length: 6.68 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Joe Krozel has made a habit of pushing the envelope. This grid has a mere 18 blocks. As of this puzzle, there have been nine NYT crosswords in history with 19 or fewer blocks. Mr. Krozel constructed seven of them.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. One looking out for #1 : EGOTIST
8. Fair way to be judged : ONMERIT
15. Doris Day film with the song "Ten Cents a Dance" : LOVEMEORLEAVEME
17. Peoria resident's representation : AVERAGEAMERICAN
18. They often pass through needles : SERA
19. Place for a butler : MANOR
20. Spanish body of water : LAGO
21. ___ corde (piano pedaling direction) : TRE
22. Rounded-up numbers? : HERDS
23. Driver's invitation : HOPIN
24. Flashes : INSTANTS
26. What a biblical black horseman symbolizes : FAMINE
27. Opposed to : NOTWITH
28. Matadors' red capes : MULETAS
29. People might leave them in tears : RIOTS
30. Often-toasted seed : PINENUT
31. Year "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published : MCMII
32. Like many sluggish drains : GUNKY
33. Govt. issuance : LIC
35. Life : ELAN
36. Spheres : AREAS
37. Cobble, e.g. : PAVE
38. Small grouse : NIT
39. Things in lava lamps : BLOBS
40. Honey badger : RATEL
41. Hostile : INIMICAL
43. Amino acid in proteins : SERINE
44. Tried to reach higher : STOODONONESTOES
46. Secretly plots to harm : CONNIVESAGAINST
47. More mad : INSANER
48. "Jazz" artist : MATISSE
1. Pliable protein : ELASTIN
2. 1991 entrant for the Democratic presidential nomination : GOVERNORCLINTON
3. Unduly high appraisals : OVERESTIMATIONS
4. Lead-in to flops : TERA
5. Springsteen's "___ Rocker" : IMA
6. Divisions : SEGMENTS
7. How David Bowie's character fell, in a 1976 sci-fi film : TOEARTH
8. "Miami Vice" Emmy winner : OLMOS
9. Aye's opposite, in verse : NEER
10. Scratch : MAR
11. It's not a good sign : EVILOMEN
12. Rundowns : RECAPITULATIONS
13. What prosaic minds lack : IMAGINATIVENESS
14. Exchange for a Hamilton : TENONES
16. Politician Paul and others : RANDS
22. Big exporter of mangoes : HAITI
23. Comets' head : HALEY
25. "... ___ the bush" : TWOIN
26. Blue states : FUNKS
28. ___ Gerais (Brazilian state) : MINAS
30. Some brick buildings : PUEBLOS
31. Crescent-shaped bodies : MENISCI
32. "Does the name Quasimodo ring a bell?," e.g. : GROANER
34. Big name in frozen pizza : CELESTE
36. What a Pullman kitchen is built into : ALCOVE
37. Work after the first? : PARTII
39. Act to retain one's property at auction : BIDIN
40. Convened anew : RESAT
42. "First name" in the Louvre : MONA
43. Zaxxon maker : SEGA
45. '60s service site : NAM

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