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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 2012

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQUXZ} Average word length: 6.42 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Many fans are running during this : HOTSPELL
9. Three-toed wading birds : STILTS
15. Gets : ACHIEVES
16. Present-day cry? : HOHOHO
17. A vegetarian isn't on it : MEATDIET
18. Holds forth : ORATES
19. Tycoon types : FATCATS
20. "Go ahead," to Shakespeare : BEITSO
21. Certain odor absorber : INSOLE
22. Tabulae ___ : RASAE
23. Storming-out sounds : SLAMS
24. Must-see : CANTMISS
27. Spam protection items? : TINS
28. Like many bread knives : SAWTOOTHED
30. Grammy-winning Brian : ENO
31. Looks : GANDERS
32. ___ of Lagery (Pope Urban II's real name) : ODO
33. Brushing and such : DENTALCARE
35. Blood rival : CRIP
36. Ivy supporters : ROOTLETS
37. It's developed in a sonata : THEME
38. Parts of kingdoms : PHYLA
39. Curtain fabrics : VOILES
40. Needs for some games of tag : LASERS
42. Noted 19th- and 20th-century portraitist : SARGENT
43. Flight from danger : HEGIRA
44. Bump down : RELEGATE
45. Immobilized during winter, say : ICEDIN
46. "Not if my life depended on it!" : ILLNEVER
47. "Done" : THEEND
48. Four-seaters, maybe? : MAITREDS
1. Clumsy : HAMFISTED
2. Queen Mary, for one : OCEANLINER
3. "Don't do it!" : THATSANONO
4. TV Land staple : SITCOMS
5. They often get depressed : PEDALS
6. Modern guest-list organizer : EVITE
7. Onetime Virginia V.I.P.'s : LEES
8. Amphibious carrier, for short : LST
9. Establishment where customers typically are seated : SHOESTORE
10. Singer with the 1994 #1 alternative rock hit "God" : TORIAMOS
11. Short, strong pan : IHATEIT
12. They may be odd : LOTS
13. Malcolm-Jamal's "Cosby Show" role : THEO
14. Plea for aid : SOS
20. Teases playfully : BANTERS
22. It hasn't yet been interpreted : RAWDATA
24. Strikes out : CANCELS
25. What many crewmen carouse on : SHORELEAVE
26. Deposited into a bank : SEDIMENTED
28. Dancer who was a fan favorite? : SALLYRAND
29. Ones giving winner forecasts : DOPESTERS
31. Amass : GATHERIN
34. Not belowdecks : TOPSIDE
35. Tiny biter causing intense itching : CHIGGER
37. Sign of availability : TORENT
39. "Swearin' to God" singer, 1975 : VALLI
40. Hardly a good looker : LECH
41. 1966 A.L. Rookie of the Year : AGEE
42. Ward on a set : SELA
43. Sock : HIT
44. Not quite make the putt, with "out" : RIM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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