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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 2013

Author: Josh Knapp
Editor: Will Shortz
Josh Knapp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,152
Across Down
1. Verbal shrug : MEH
4. Beat : THROB
9. Greets the good guy, maybe : CLAPS
14. Pointy-headed sort? : AXE
15. Whom Turkey's Weeping Rock is said to represent : NIOBE
16. Cliff hanger? : AERIE
17. One of two in a plane : DIMENSION
19. Autodom's ZR1, for one : VETTE
20. Writer Moore or Moorehead : ALAN
21. Where people drop off on the line? : SLEEPERCAR
23. Killer bees, e.g. : MENACE
25. Brother : FRIAR
26. Cackling loon with a white coat : MADSCIENTIST
31. Steam up : ANGER
34. Dungeons & Dragons weapon : MACE
35. With 40-Across, "Inside ___" (postgame show) : THE
36. Goal for many a 26- or 43-Across : WORLDDOMINATION
40. See 35-Across : NBA
41. Its products often have Allen wrenches included : IKEA
42. Dueling count : PACES
43. Mighty heavy : SUPERVILLAIN
47. "My Name Is Earl" co-star Suplee : ETHAN
48. One working on steps : DANCER
52. Means of dropping a line : FISHINGROD
56. Victimizer of Cassio : IAGO
57. "I Know Who Killed Me" star, 2007 : LOHAN
58. Offensive play in 35-/40-Across : GIVEANDGO
60. "That's ___!" ("Don't!") : ANONO
61. Flip : UPEND
62. Secured : GOT
63. Track lineup : GATES
64. The out crowd? : NERDS
65. "Annie" characters : ENS
1. ___ President : MADAM
2. Many a booted ruler : EXILE
3. One who might do the heavy lifting : HEMAN
4. "Larry's Country Diner" channel : TNN
5. Greeted the bad guy, maybe : HISSED
6. Churn : ROIL
7. Strauss wrote a concerto in D for it : OBOE
8. Doing good : BENEFICIAL
9. Spineless response to pressure : CAVEIN
10. Examine as a wolf would : LEERAT
11. One preparing an oil pan? : ARTCRITIC
12. ___ bread : PITA
13. Forward-thinking type : SEER
18. Protective cover : ENAMEL
22. Act the coxcomb : PREEN
24. Real character : CARD
27. Strong proof : SMOKINGGUN
28. R. J. Reynolds brand : CAMEL
29. What's under an arch : SHOE
30. Fox ratings : TENS
31. Stiff bristles : AWNS
32. ___ Matsuhisa, celebrity chef and restaurateur : NOBU
33. Small cannon balls : GRAPESHOT
37. Ottoman relative : DIVAN
38. Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
39. Wine colorer : TANNIN
44. Second-simplest hydrocarbon : ETHANE
45. They may be found in preserves, informally : RHINOS
46. Part of the total : ADDEND
49. Mooch : CADGE
50. Impel : EGGON
51. Natural life support system : ROOTS
52. Tire : FLAG
53. Isle near Mull : IONA
54. Strong-smelling, say : RIPE
55. Supervising : OVER
59. Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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