New York Times, Saturday, March 24, 2012

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,782
Across Down
1. Stage Deli staple : HOTPASTRAMI
12. Gas ending : ANE
15. Writer who held 14 honorary doctorates : ISAACASIMOV
16. Deliver hooks, e.g. : BOX
17. Stephen King's next novel after "Christine" : PETSEMATARY
18. Many a cell product : PIC
19. Quito-to-Lima dir. : SSE
20. Bolted : TORE
21. Melodic passages : ARIOSI
23. Bottom part : BASS
24. Oyster Bay hamlet : SYOSSET
25. "Hammerklavier," for one : SONATA
28. Is in the can : DOESTIME
29. Singer of the 2011 #1 hit "Someone Like You" : ADELE
30. Ranee's wear : SAREE
31. Dreadlocks cover : TAM
32. NC-17, maybe : LEWD
33. Grooved ring on many a ring : BEZEL
34. It may be open at a comedy club : MIKE
35. Sound that a muzzle muffles : ARF
36. One active in the heat? : RACER
37. Black scavenger : RAVEN
38. They can answer the question "Who's your daddy?" : DNATESTS
40. Jerboa's home : DESERT
41. Origins : GENESES
42. Volstead Act opponents : WETS
43. Throws together : RIGSUP
44. Two-wheeled carriage : SHAY
45. Away's partner : FAR
48. Accent reduction may be part of it: Abbr. : ESL
49. Great work : MASTERPIECE
52. Computer add-on? : ESE
53. 1951 Tony winner for "Call Me Madam" : ETHELMERMAN
54. The idiot brother in "Our Idiot Brother" : NED
55. It borders the Land of Lincoln : SHOWMESTATE
1. Disco swingers? : HIPS
2. Plural suffix for conditions : OSES
3. Turner Prize institution : TATE
4. Part of une danse : PAS
5. Collectible record : ACETATE
6. Chutney-dipped appetizer : SAMOSA
7. Pre-Soviet succession : TSARS
8. One may provide passage : RITE
9. Health care grp. : AMA
10. Crevice-lurking predator : MORAYEEL
11. 1957 hit for Perry Como : IVYROSE
12. Like some blood : ABPOSITIVE
13. One passed out on New Year's Eve : NOISEMAKER
14. What many fans generate : EXCITEMENT
22. Ending for 23-Across : IST
23. Having nothing to part with? : BALD
24. More likely to go off : SORER
25. Choice for a bed made in the kitchen : SALADGREEN
26. ___ Line (German/Polish border) : ODERNEISSE
27. Novel : NEWFANGLED
28. Staggers : DAZES
30. Mennonites and others : SECTS
33. Diamond lane : BASEPATH
34. Gravitation consideration : MASS
36. They have job listings : RESUMES
37. Does over, as a document : RETYPES
39. French pronoun : TES
40. Hand wringer's words : DEARME
42. Overpower : WHELM
44. Be unsettled : STEW
45. Damage control grp. : FEMA
46. "Ev'rybody Wants to Be ___" (Disney film tune) : ACAT
47. Novelist Bazin : RENE
50. "___ nuff!" : SHO
51. N.Y.C. commuting debut of 1904 : IRT

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

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