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New York Times, Friday, March 18, 2011

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,410
Across Down
1. Carpaccio base, maybe : RAWFISH
8. Rite aide : BESTMAN
15. "I haven't a care in the world" : TRALALA
16. He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne in 1989 : AKIHITO
17. Certain committee member : SENATOR
18. Surveys, usually with negative responses : LEERSAT
19. Music genre : NEWAGE
21. Barbados, e.g. : ISLE
22. Worms cries : ACHS
25. Ulysses S. Grant was its eighth pres. : NRA
26. Refuted : BELIED
28. State sch. in Kingston : URI
29. Severely rebukes : KEELHAULS
31. What mown lawns do : REGROW
33. Wheelchair attachments : LEGRESTS
36. Home of Hampshire College : AMHERST
38. Part of an ancient procession : CHARIOT
39. Pressured : LEANEDON
41. Get rid of : DISPEL
42. Dolphin, e.g. : SEAANIMAL
44. Organizational figure : PIE
45. Strapping : BRAWNY
47. Jules Verne harpooner ___ Land : NED
48. Singer Vannelli of 1970s-'80s pop : GINO
49. "___ mouse!" : EEKA
50. Flightless bird : RATITE
52. Standard with the lyric "Ain't these tears in my eyes tellin' you?" : AMIBLUE
55. Smooth : IRONOUT
59. Beady-eyed and sneaky : RATLIKE
60. Criminal types : MAFIOSI
61. Was irritated and made some noise about it? : SNEEZED
62. Semiannual event : EQUINOX
1. Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
2. What may be coming after you : ARE
3. Not ruddy : WAN
4. 23-Down caramel desserts : FLANS
5. "Must've been something ___" : IATE
6. When there's nothing doing : SLOWNEWSDAY
7. City known as Salisbury until 1982 : HARARE
8. Farm delivery : BALE
9. Accomplish by economy, with "out" : EKE
10. You: Ger. : SIE
11. Games that go into overtime, say : THRILLERS
12. United States divider : MISSISSIPPI
13. "... ___ told by an idiot": Macbeth : ATALE
14. "Got it" : NOTED
20. Rancor : GALL
22. Like something you've heard? : AURAL
23. See 4-Down : CREME
24. Wasted : HIGHASAKITE
26. Home to more than 5 1/2 million Arabs : BAGHDADIRAQ
27. Kind of pass : EURAIL
29. Ethnic cuisine : KOREAN
30. ___ Crighton Trophy (Canada's Heisman-like award) : HEC
32. Like wind and solar energy : RENEWABLE
34. Wheel alignment : TOEIN
35. Pope with a Nov. 10 feast day : STLEO
37. Gob : TON
40. Pretty ballerina in an Abba song : NINA
43. Respite from dependents and everyone else : METIME
45. Some circus performers : BEARS
46. Bring back to full strength, as a staff : REMAN
48. Guardian spirits : GENII
50. Papyrus, e.g. : REED
51. Some soft white blocks : TOFU
53. La ___ (Hollywood nickname) : LIZ
54. Marilyn Monroe played one in "Some Like It Hot" : UKE
56. Suffix with bass : OON
57. Operation Mail Call grp. : USO
58. B.O. buys : TIX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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