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New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 2012

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius : AIRSIGNS
9. Untrustworthy sort : SLEAZE
15. Result of too much TV, it's said : BRAINROT
16. Not bad, in Nantes : PASMAL
17. Common aquarium decoration : ROCKCAVE
18. Promotional description for a coming show : ITSBIG
19. Ancient key : ANKH
20. Goat's call : MAA
21. "Green Book" org., familiarly : THEIRA
22. Home of the Dostoyevsky Literary Museum : OMSK
23. Kitchen tool : ZESTER
24. Do stuff : HAIRLACQUER
29. Field marshals' commands : ARMYGROUPS
30. Thumbs-up : OKAY
34. Monkey ladder vine : LIANA
35. Holiday when sweeping and emptying the trash are considered bad luck : TET
36. Vega of "Spy Kids" : ALEXA
37. Polyhedron part : FACE
38. Chaotic : DISORDERLY
40. Symbiotic partners of clownfish : SEAANEMONES
41. "She is more precious than ___": Proverbs 3:15 : RUBIES
45. Points : DOTS
46. Garment originally made from caribou or sealskin : ANORAK
47. "___ Back" (2004 Kenny Chesney hit) : IGO
48. Tarzan trademark : YELL
52. Takes a powder : SCRAMS
53. Steve Allen sidekick with the catchphrase "Hi-ho, Steverino!" : LOUISNYE
55. Cup alternative : PLAQUE
56. Engaged, as a target : LOCKEDON
57. Keeping half the world down, say : SEXIST
58. Flock member : ADHERENT
1. "East of Eden" girl : ABRA
2. Unrelenting : IRON
3. Pool accessory : RACK
4. Guru follower : SIKH
5. "___ 500" (annual list) : INC
6. Case study? : GRAMMAR
7. Cape Breton locale : NOVASCOTIA
8. Taco Bell offering : STEAKQUESADILLA
9. Dogs that ought to be great swimmers? : SPITZES
10. State of nervous tension : LATHER
11. Test course challenges : ESSES
12. Sphere of influence : AMBIT
13. Old country name or its currency, both dropped in 1997 : ZAIRE
14. "The Apostles" composer : ELGAR
22. Mrs. Václav Havel, the first first lady of the Czech Republic : OLGA
24. Game part : HALF
25. "Celeste Aida," e.g. : ARIA
26. Leopard's home? : IMAC
27. Hall-of-Fame Cub Sandberg : RYNE
28. Conniving : UPTONOGOOD
30. Imperial offering : OLEO
31. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" composer : KERN
32. Wheelset piece : AXLE
33. Exuberant cries : YAYS
36. Byrd and others: Abbr. : ADMS
38. Executive suite? : DESKSET
39. Fix up, in a way : RETOUCH
40. Nobel-winning poet Heaney : SEAMUS
41. Lacks a clear voice : RASPS
42. "Say ___!" : UNCLE
43. Compound used to kill ants : BORAX
44. Ramadi resident : IRAQI
48. River intentionally flooded in W.W. I : YSER
49. Michael who wrote "The Neverending Story" : ENDE
50. Home of the international headquarters of Interpol : LYON
51. Time of forbearance : LENT
54. Reverend ___, onetime radio evangelist : IKE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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