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New York Times, Friday, March 22, 2013

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {BJQUX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,145
Across Down
1. Speak carefully : CHOOSEONESWORDS
16. One of Disneyland's original attractions : ROCKETTOTHEMOON
17. Part of a modern address : EMAILDOMAINNAME
18. Bloom who played Mary in "The Last Temptation of Christ" : VERNA
19. Communicated without saying anything : MIMED
20. "Not in eine Million Jahre!" : NIE
21. "Gotcha" : IDIG
22. Forest climbers : VINES
23. "Hey-y-y-y!" sayer of sitcomdom, with "the" : FONZ
24. The Big Red Machine, on scoreboards : CIN
25. Maisons, across the Pyrenees : CASAS
26. Alternative to gunpowder : PEKOE
27. Charm : ENAMOR
29. Urquhart Castle is on it : LOCHNESS
31. One often duped: Abbr. : ORIG
33. Reason for denying entry, maybe : NOID
34. Attack as a cat might : SPRINGAT
38. Actress Landi of "The Count of Monte Cristo," 1934 : ELISSA
42. ___ hammer (Mjolnir) : THORS
43. Gets something off one's back, say : SHEDS
45. Long, for short: Abbr. : OPP
46. Quiet : EASE
47. Swamp birds : SORAS
48. Like some statues and book spines : GILT
49. Lo-___ : RES
50. Front-page New York Times addition of 1997 : COLOR
51. Hoops Hall-of-Famer Baylor : ELGIN
52. Slant in print : EDITORIALSTANCE
55. Topiary figures : ORNAMENTALTREES
56. Hoped for a miracle, maybe : SAIDONESPRAYERS
1. Ice climbing hazard : CREVICE
2. Bore down (on) : HOMEDIN
3. Instrument whose name means "little goose" : OCARINA
4. Clearing : OKING
5. Actress Ward : SELA
6. Wheels-up announcement, briefly : ETD
7. Mexican Indians : OTOMIS
8. Like some fees : NOMINAL
9. Electrically neutral subatomic particle : ETAMESON
10. Starts suddenly : SHIES
11. Go along, as one's way : WEND
12. Every, in an Rx : OMN
13. The Star City of the South : ROANOKE
14. It carries out many orders : DOMINOS
15. Has a cold reaction? : SNEEZES
22. Flier to Rio : VARIG
23. Big name in handbags : FENDI
25. Podiatric problems : CORNS
26. N.L. East team, informally : PHILS
28. Silk selection : MOIRE
30. Future alumnae, quaintly : COEDS
32. Substance used in fillings? : GASOLINE
34. Rock collections may sit beside them : STEREOS
35. Daughter of King Minos : PHAEDRA
36. "La Cenerentola" composer : ROSSINI
37. Distinctive parts of some hummingbirds : THROATS
39. Elegantly attired : SOIGNEE
40. Certain telecom technician : SPLICER
41. Suitability : APTNESS
44. It's turned down for extra warmth : EARLAP
47. Existentialist Kierkegaard : SOREN
48. Blazingly bright : GLARY
50. "Till the End of Time" singer : COMO
51. "___, Red-Hot & Live" (1982 blues album) : ETTA
53. Jot : TAD
54. Digital ___ (high-tech shooter) : SLR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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