New York Times, Friday, April 1, 2011

Author: Elizabeth A. Long
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth A. Long
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Down answers in the right side of the grid are NORTHBOUND LANES, meaning they have to be read bottom-to-top. There have been some great April Fool's Day puzzles over the years. Here are some of my other favorites: 1997 (AcLite, Solution), 2000 (AcLite, Solution), 2002 (AcLite, Solution), 2004 (AcLite, Solution), 2006 (AcLite, Solution), 2010 (AcLite, Solution.)
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,424
Across Down
1. "Get out of here! Fast!" : GOGO
5. Ready : ARM
8. Free : RESCUE
14. Elvis follower : ARON
15. Article of the Constitution that defines treason : III
16. Not at all eager : AVERSE
17. Major Peruvian export : ZINC
18. Mail letters, in the past : RFD
19. Lock holders : CANALS
20. Brand in the frozen food section : EGGO
21. Place for a spring : BED
22. Range grp. : NRA
23. Hip-hop singer with the 2008 hit "Paper Planes" : MIA
25. Hardly blue-blooded : LOWCLASS
30. Dead, so to speak : BORING
33. Green: Prefix : ECO
34. Utility cart : DRAY
35. Circus sites : ARENAS
36. ___ bread : OAT
37. English novelist Bawden : NINA
38. Rule : REIGN
39. Behind : AFT
40. Praise : KUDOS
41. Spill a little? : HINT
42. Giant #4 : OTT
43. Serving in John Betjeman's poem "How to Get on in Society" : SCONES
44. Baltic feeder : ODER
45. Head-slapper's cry : DOH
46. Available, in a way : NUBILE
47. Disable : PARALYZE
49. "That's the spot!" : AHH
50. Scale notes : FAS
51. Kind of center : REC
53. Door without a knob, say : TRAP
57. Transplants, surgically : GRAFTS
60. "Grey's Anatomy" locales, for short : ORS
61. Repetition : ROTE
62. "Uh-uh!" : NODICE
63. Japan Airlines competitor : ANA
64. Drop : OMIT
65. Hunky-dory : PEACHY
66. Go for : DIG
67. Refreshers : NAPS
1. Look (over) : GAZE
2. First: Abbr. : ORIG
3. Hammer accompanier : GONG
4. Passing preventer : ONCOMINGTRAFFIC
5. They're subject to rapid inflation : AIRBAGS
6. Plenteous : RIFE
7. Conventional : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
8. Lincoln, maybe : TOWNCAR
9. Yen for : CRAVE
10. Half of almost any odd-numbered Interstate highway : NORTHBOUNDLANES
11. Bow : ARC
12. Southeastern Conf. team : LSU
13. Date : SEE
24. ___ instant : INAN
26. ___ Bell : TACO
27. 2002 Katherine Frank political biography : INDIRA
28. Helmsley and others : LEONAS
29. Some schoolwork : ESSAYS
30. Go around for rounds? : BARHOP
31. Brand in the frozen food section : OREIDA
32. Rob on a set : REINER
39. Everything : ATOZ
40. Twain hero, informally : HUCK
42. It starts "Tell me, muse, of the man of many resources" : ODYSSEY
43. Spare items in garages : GASCANS
48. Trunk part : LATCH
52. About : INRE
54. Love overseas : AMOR
55. Some bread : PITA
56. Gait : STEP
57. Econ. figure : GNP
58. Salmon ___ : ROE
59. Org. with a Seal of Acceptance : ADA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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