New York Times, Saturday, April 13, 2013

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 71, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 8, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Spin the Black Circle" Grammy winner of 1995 : PEARLJAM
9. Sort who needs to button up : GASBAG
15. Buttoned up : ASQUIETASAMOUSE
17. Not have a hunch? : STANDUPSTRAIGHT
18. What shy people often have : DEBTS
19. Trendy tuna : AHI
20. With 22-Across, runner's woe : LEG
21. Prohibition, e.g. : ERA
22. See 20-Across : CRAMP
24. City near Pyramid Lake : RENO
25. Uglify : MAR
27. "Superman II" villainess : URSA
29. Atlas offerings : AUTOMOBILETIRES
37. Ivory tower setting : GROVESOFACADEME
38. Some expressions of false humility : UNDERSTATEMENTS
39. Large wire : ASSOCIATEDPRESS
40. "Boxing Helena" star Sherilyn : FENN
41. Squad leader? : ESS
42. Comic response, in Variety : LAFF
45. Greek restaurant menu subheading : GYROS
48. Realization vocalization : AHA
51. Plumber's union? : ELL
52. Catcher of the rye? : BIB
53. Dipsticks : ASSES
55. Part of the Ring of Fire : ALEUTIANISLANDS
60. Light alternative : FOURWAYSTOPSIGN
61. Modern resident of ancient Ebla : SYRIAN
62. Many gallerygoers : ESTHETES
1. ___-Calais (French department) : PASDE
2. Imparter of fruity overtones : ESTER
3. Hub for Jordan Aviation : AQABA
4. Half-pint : RUNT
5. Eyeshades? : LIDS
6. Vingt-et-un, e.g. : JEU
7. How some instruments are sold : ATPAR
8. Gessen who wrote the 2012 Putin biography "The Man Without a Face" : MASHA
9. Bayou predator : GAR
10. Cold war grp.? : AMA
11. "___ gather" : SOI
12. Military brass : BUGLE
13. Horror-struck, apparently : ASHEN
14. First moment : GETGO
16. Goose : STIMULATE
22. Ferry ride, say : CROSSING
23. Ushers in : PRECEDES
24. Assault team : RAIDERS
25. Depart from : MOVEOFF
26. Punish by fine : AMERCE
28. They get stuck in corners : STAMPS
29. Arizona's ___ Fria River : AGUA
30. Some of a caterer's inventory : URNS
31. Upscale Italian shoe brand : TODS
32. Where Captain Cook landed in 1770 : BOTANYBAY
33. "___ first ..." : IFAT
34. Conductor Leibowitz : RENE
35. Crew at a pileup : EMTS
36. Short term? : SESS
42. Toronto team, briefly : LEAFS
43. Dental gold, e.g. : ALLOY
44. Jacinthe or jonquille : FLEUR
46. Salon service : RINSE
47. Late notices? : OBITS
48. Peeved, after "in" : ASNIT
49. Play both sides, in a way : HEDGE
50. Pro grps. : ASSNS
53. Xanadu's river : ALPH
54. It may have a row of 28-Down, briefly : SASE
56. William Tell territory : URI
57. Old Eastern alternative : TWA
58. Rankin who created Inspector Rebus : IAN
59. Juice fiend : SOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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