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New York Times, Friday, March 30, 2012

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 67, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 8, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Pet subject : ADOPTION
9. Presents itself : ARISES
15. "My pleasure" : NONEEDTOTHANKME
17. Dubious claim after crying wolf : IMEANITTHISTIME
18. They may be carted around : TEAS
19. Defense option : MANTOMAN
20. Enough, to √Čtienne : ASSEZ
22. Grammar subject : SYNTAX
23. Guam-to-Tahiti dir. : ESE
25. Common canal locale: Abbr. : ISTH
29. Great red spot? : TRIPLEWORDSCORE
37. Unlikely place to take one's business : RESIDENTIALAREA
38. Promise, e.g. : IMITATIONBUTTER
39. Weeps and wails : BEATSONESBREAST
40. Old English letters : ETHS
41. "The Black Cat" writer's inits. : EAP
42. "Yesterday," e.g. : BALLAD
47. Really tick off : STEAM
52. Funny : PECULIAR
55. Let go to pot? : ANTE
56. 1991 Jackie Chan film : OPERATIONCONDOR
60. Sign words often accompanied by an airplane symbol : LONGTERMPARKING
61. Megillah book : ESTHER
62. One may get printed : ARRESTEE
1. One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
2. Some vaults : DOMES
3. They're in the first draft : ONEAS
4. Kind of porridge : PEASE
5. With 54-Down, kind of store : TEN
6. First name in 1970s tyranny : IDI
7. Giant among Giants : OTT
8. Words before problem or department : NOTMY
9. Drop ___ (be suggestive) : AHINT
10. Dreaded believer? : RASTA
11. Put under the table : INTOXICATE
12. Not peruse : SKIM
13. Actress Watson : EMMA
14. Admitted to a doctor's office : SEEN
16. More or less follower : THAN
21. Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald and others : ZELDAS
22. Like many monograms on clothing : SEWNIN
24. Arrange for : SEETO
26. Rather colloquial? : SORTA
27. Much paper, originally : TREES
28. Compassion : HEART
29. 33-Down, for one : TRIBE
30. Formed another congress : REMET
31. N.B.A. great Thomas : ISIAH
32. Pirates' hangout : PITTSBURGH
33. Plains people : OTOE
34. Like many bagged vegetables : RINSED
35. Part of a Flintstone's yell : DABBA
36. Consumes impolitely : SLURPS
43. Winged : ALATE
44. Gas unit : LITER
45. Pirates' hangout : LAIR
46. Starbucks has one : AROMA
48. Gas units : TANKS
49. Get a divorce : ENDIT
50. Make right : ATONE
51. Sign of a narrowing path : MERGE
52. John Paul II, e.g. : POLE
53. "Beowulf" or "Gilgamesh" : EPOS
54. See 5-Down : CENT
57. "Tell Me More" broadcaster : NPR
58. Runner with a hood : CAR
59. Valuable stuff in a pocket : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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