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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Author: Raymond C. Young
Editor: Will Shortz
Raymond C. Young
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a QUADRUPLE pangram Scrabble average: 2.32 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Young. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This is the first crossword to squeeze a quadruple-pangram into a standard 15x15 grid. Peter Wentz included four of each letter in 2010 but needed 16 columns. Click the Analyze button below and marvel at the letter distribution.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,143
Across Down
1. Leave at the altar : JILT
5. "___ Stop the Rain" (1970 hit) : WHOLL
10. "II" movies: Abbr. : SEQS
14. "Whoops!" : OHOH
15. Ganja smoker : RASTA
16. Arthur Ashe Kids' Day org. : USTA
17. Canseco who wrote "Juiced" : JOSE
18. Sweepstakes mail-in : ENTRY
19. Twix units : BARS
20. Paper view? : OPEDPAGE
22. Step on, as a bug : SQUISH
24. Fun house cries : EEKS
25. Minimum number of times each letter of the alphabet appears in this puzzle's solution : FOUR
26. Tequila sources : AGAVES
29. Upside-down-sleeping mammal : CAVEBAT
32. Candlelight event, perhaps : VIGIL
33. Softens, as tone : MUTES
34. Hard-to-comb hair : MOP
36. Dove soap shape : OVAL
37. Bandleader Kay : KYSER
38. Foreign Legion hat : KEPI
39. Pince-___ : NEZ
40. Harsh cries : YAWPS
41. Add to a film, as music : DUBIN
42. Women with esposos : SENORAS
44. Lee Ann who sang "I Hope You Dance" : WOMACK
45. Likely to break out into fighting : UGLY
46. Half of dix : CINQ
47. Rihanna's record label : DEFJAM
50. Yellow blooms : JONQUILS
54. Sch. that publishes the Daily Bruin : UCLA
55. Draw ___ on (aim at) : ABEAD
57. Having a tiff : ATIT
58. Looney Tunes animator ___ Freleng : FRIZ
59. Way to get from point A to point B : ROUTE
60. Tea brand owned by Starbucks : TAZO
61. Mess around (with) : FUTZ
62. Super Bowl played in 2005 : XXXIX
63. Picnic side dish : SLAW
1. Skater Starbuck : JOJO
2. Breakfast restaurant chain : IHOP
3. Mislay : LOSE
4. One to speak of? : THEDEVIL
5. Creates, as havoc : WREAKS
6. Pends : HANGS
7. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
8. Printer tray size: Abbr. : LTR
9. Stops for a while in the course of a journey : LAYSOVER
10. Many a commuter's home : SUBURB
11. Morales of "Jericho" : ESAI
12. N.F.L. divs. : QTRS
13. Cummerbund, e.g. : SASH
21. Banana waste : PEEL
23. "Jeopardy!" response: Abbr. : QUES
25. Clotho and sisters : FATES
26. ___ lady (doorbell ringer) : AVON
27. "What ___?" : GIVES
28. Goggle-eyed : AGAZE
29. Zodiac borders : CUSPS
30. Amorphous creature : AMEBA
31. Debate basis : TOPIC
33. Sinatra standard : MYWAY
35. Birth announcement color : PINK
37. He wrote "Capital is dead labor" : KARLMARX
38. Orange fruits : KUMQUATS
40. Posture-improving exercises : YOGA
41. Rum named for a Spanish literary hero : DONQ
43. Genre pioneered by Miles Davis : NUJAZZ
44. Popular glass cleaner : WINDEX
46. Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
47. Keister : DUFF
48. Pantyhose shade : ECRU
49. Move like a hummingbird : FLIT
50. ___ d'esprit (witticisms) : JEUX
51. Slanty type: Abbr. : ITAL
52. Co-star of Joel in "Cabaret" : LIZA
53. Pack in the overhead bin, say : STOW
56. Be a pugilist : BOX

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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