New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Author: Paul Hunsberger
Editor: Will Shortz
Paul Hunsberger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HIJKLMNOPUY} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The 30 R's here was a record until David Steinberg smashed it in 2015.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,400
Across Down
1. "I trust him about ___ ..." (start of a leery person's statement) : ASFAR
6. Patio cookouts, for short : BBQS
10. "Get outta here!" : SCAT
14. Twilled fabric : SERGE
15. Country's McEntire : REBA
16. "And ... there you have it!" : TADA
17. Neither sink nor swim : TREADWATER
19. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
20. Strongly disinclined : AVERSE
21. SoHo loft output : ART
22. Hourly pay : WAGE
23. Musician's asset : EAR
25. Tab grabber : TREATER
27. Tapioca-yielding plants : CASSAVAS
32. Miscalculate : ERR
33. "I smell ___!" : ARAT
34. Coup d'___ : ETAT
36. Thrown in : ADDED
40. Mumbai music : RAGA
41. ___ good example (shows the proper way) : SETSA
43. Our planet, to a Berliner : ERDE
44. One of a Disney septet : DWARF
46. Do an usher's job : SEAT
47. Herb used in sausages : SAGE
48. Lang. in which 43-Across is a word : GER
50. Racer on a strip : DRAGSTER
52. Dinner-and-a-show venue : CABARET
56. U-turn from NNW : SSE
57. Arg. neighbor : BRAZ
58. Squid's ink holder : SAC
60. Rip to shreds : TATTER
65. Kathryn of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" : ERBE
66. Make worse : EXACERBATE
68. Keister : REAR
69. The half of the keyboard on which all of this puzzle's answers can be typed : WEST
70. Trouble no end : EATAT
71. Cellos, violas, etc.: Abbr. : STRS
72. Sp. miss : SRTA
73. Promgoer's buy : DRESS
1. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
2. I.R.S. part: Abbr. : SERV
3. For the taking : FREE
4. Petri dish gel : AGAR
5. It was parted in Exodus : REDSEA
6. Garment with underwires : BRA
7. Test software release : BETA
8. Cube-hopping character in a 1980s arcade game : QBERT
9. "No Exit" playwright : SARTRE
10. Old TWA hiree : STEWARDESS
11. Gemologist's weight : CARAT
12. "Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
13. Source of fries, slangily : TATER
18. Boxers' moves : WEAVES
24. $25/hour and the like : RATES
26. Mesozoic ___ : ERA
27. Check for ID, as at a bar : CARD
28. Got ___ deal (was rooked) : ARAW
29. Epic tale : SAGA
30. Astronomers ... or daydreamers : STARGAZERS
31. Filled beyond full : SATED
35. Pre-1917 autocrats : TSARS
37. "Fiddlesticks!" : DRAT
38. Nose out : EDGE
39. Animal on XING signs : DEER
42. Just one little bite : ATASTE
45. In favor of, in dialect : FER
49. Stitches over : RESEWS
51. Got ready, with "up" : GEARED
52. People with handles : CBERS
53. Québec traffic sign : ARRET
54. Kid-lit elephant : BABAR
55. Duty imposer : TAXER
59. Playbill listing : CAST
61. Way up a slope : TBAR
62. ___ Modern (London gallery) : TATE
63. Airport guesses, for short : ETAS
64. Soaks, as flax : RETS
67. El-overseeing org. : CTA

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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