New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 2011

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This Saturday puzzle has a bit of a theme with two related long answers crossing at the center. You can read about the Cardiff Giant here and learn who really coined the famous sucker birth frequency stat.
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1. Start of a dogwatch : FOURPM
7. 1949 comedy about husband-and-wife lawyers on opposing sides of a murder case : ADAMSRIB
15. Easily shaken : UNSURE
16. Libertine : RAKEHELL
17. "Price be damned!" : NAMEIT
18. Not foreordained : EVITABLE
19. Soul's 1970s TV co-star : GLASER
20. Itch : YEN
21. 34-Across, e.g. : RUSE
22. "___ the Water to Charlie" (old ballad) : OER
23. "Thank You" singer, 2001 : DIDO
25. Competed in the Giro d'Italia : BIKED
26. Chum, at sea : BAIT
28. Tuition portion : COURSEFEES
31. Voice of Fredricksen in "Up" : ASNER
33. Animal whose tongue is long enough to clean its eyelids and ears : OKAPI
34. New York "find" of 10/16/1869 : THECARDIFFGIANT
40. "The Legend of ___" : ZELDA
41. Push aside : ELBOW
42. Steinbeck novel : EASTOFEDEN
47. Way off : LOCO
48. Atacama Desert export : NITER
49. Wallis and Futuna : ILES
51. DVD precursor : VHS
52. Dweller in a 59-Across : CREE
53. Cab alternative : ZIN
55. "Doubt" co-star, 2008 : STREEP
57. Editorial work : AMENDING
59. Home for a 52-Across : TEEPEE
60. Irregular, often : SALEITEM
61. Not yet home : ONBASE
62. Rev up : ENERGIZE
63. Split the eardrums : ROARED
1. Pop-up generator : FUNGOBAT
2. Restrained : ONALEASH
3. Devil dog : USMARINE
4. Ways of Charles de Gaulle? : RUES
5. Got some leverage on : PRIED
6. Standard : METRIC
7. "Really?!" : AREYOUKIDDINGME
8. Writer Eggers : DAVE
9. Sharing common alleles : AKIN
10. Sat : MET
11. Guevara portrayer : SHARIF
12. Call on the carpet : REBUKE
13. "Maybe" : ILLSEE
14. Runs over : BLEEDS
24. Kilroy, e.g. : DOODLE
25. Like desert sand : BEIGE
27. Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, e.g. : TEC
29. San ___, Calif. : RAFAEL
30. Cover letters? : SPF
32. You might purchase this with cream : RAZOR
35. O.E.D., e.g. : REF
36. Bad : ILL
37. Good : ABOVEPAR
38. Whopper request : NOCHEESE
39. Like some Schwinns : TWOSPEED
42. Surround : ENCASE
43. Ace, e.g. : AIRMAN
44. 1980s TV private eye : STEELE
45. "American Bandstand" viewer : TEENER
46. Sage : NESTOR
50. One who keeps padded accounts? : STENO
53. Tubes in an oven : ZITI
54. Destructive 1966 hurricane : INEZ
56. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" mail lady : REBA
58. Really enjoy : DIG

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

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