New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: This puzzle crosses its only two grid-spanning answers at a rebus entry in the center square.
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Across Down
1. Beginning with : ASOF
5. Criticize harshly : SCATHE
10. Aging equipment? : VATS
13. Waikiki warbler : DONHO
14. It's often the last choice : OTHER
15. Full of salt : BRINY
16. Table : DEFER
17. Sets off : TRIPS
18. Didn't just mislead someone : LIED
19. 1974 John Carpenter sci-fi film : DARKSTAR
21. Baudelaire ou Rimbaud : POETE
22. Inarticulate comebacks : OHS
23. Escamillo of "Carmen," e.g. : TOREADOR
26. Hot spot : STOVE
29. Vacation destination : RESORT
30. Smooth, in a way : PAVE
31. Come and go : RECUR
32. Sneaker brand : PUMA
35. Fourth of July celebrants : AMERICANCITIZENS
39. Bridge : SPAN
40. Backstage : NOTON
41. ___-European : INDO
42. Priebus's predecessor as Republican Party chairman : STEELE
43. Author Sinclair : UPTON
44. Impressionist Frank : CALIENDO
47. Tolkien baddie : ORC
48. Have ___ (live it up) : ABALL
49. Washington player : NATIONAL
54. Year "Othello" was first performed : MDCIV
55. Cheerleader's asset : SPIRIT
57. Fiats : DICTA
58. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
59. Playground retort : ARESO
60. Relish : ENJOY
61. Maiden name preceder : NEE
62. Fills the tank, with "up" : GASSES
63. ___-culotte : SANS
1. Extra : ADDED
2. Soft seat : SOFA
3. "___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
4. Pay : FORKOVER
5. Company that makes Turf Builder : SCOTTS
6. Cutting-edge product? : ATRA
7. Old group whose members are all represented in this puzzle : THIRTEENCOLONIES
8. Like a cool cat : HEP
9. Hectic places in hosps. : ERS
10. Not the same : VARIED
11. Connect with : TIETO
12. Tom who followed Johnny Carson on NBC : SNYDER
15. Swell : BLOAT
20. Yonder yacht : SHE
21. "Jar of Hearts" singer Christina : PERRI
24. Relating to songbirds : OSCINE
25. Blowout victory : ROUT
26. Places for sweaters : SPAS
27. N.F.C. South city : TAMPA
28. It takes the cake : OVEN
29. Not for tweens, say : RRATED
32. Locked (up) : PENT
33. Reverse : UNDO
34. Trowel user : MASON
36. Sponsor of an annual science competition : INTEL
37. ___ brothers (Hollywood duo) : COEN
38. Numbers needed for letters : ZIPCODES
42. Best-selling thriller author Daniel ___ : SILVA
43. Geller with claims of paranormal powers : URI
44. ___ Yards : CAMDEN
45. Start of "The Alphabet Song" : ABCDE
46. Cleo of jazz : LAINE
47. Several Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
50. Heed the alarm : ARISE
51. Masked assassin : NINJA
52. Do something about : ACTON
53. Wise alternative : LAYS
55. It's a long story : SAGA
56. 7 on an old phone : PRS

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