New York Times, Friday, April 20, 2012

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. One with a famous opening act? : ALIBABA
8. Invite out for : ASKTO
13. They get the scoop at work : SODAJERKS
16. Run : BLEED
17. Trying to win a radio contest, say : CALLINGIN
18. Figure in a doctor's office : COPAY
19. Light breakfast : ONEEGG
20. Liberal opening? : NEO
22. Notes come out of them : ATMS
23. Old game co. that made D&D : TSR
24. Tree with catkins : ALDER
26. Temporary retirements? : NAPS
27. Intrepidity : VALOR
29. "The Sorrows of Young Werther" author : GOETHE
31. Runs out of energy : DIES
33. Fix up : REHAB
35. "Holy cow!" : BOY
36. Frustratingly difficult : LIKEHERDINGCATS
39. Suffix with Caesar : EAN
40. Excrete : EGEST
41. Swing wildly : YOYO
42. 11-Down, usually : GLOSSY
44. Argument : POINT
46. Part of the intro to a piece of "Champagne Music" : ATWO
47. Area in front of a basketball net, informally : PAINT
49. ___-bear : SHE
52. Allocation of some pork spending? : LOIN
53. A.L. East squad, on scoreboards : TOR
54. Quickly mount : LEAPON
57. Bit of funny business : ANTIC
59. Fools around : KILLSTIME
61. Advertiser with a computer-generated mascot : GEICO
62. Game that gave rise to the expression "ace in the hole" : STUDPOKER
63. Thomas Cromwell's earldom : ESSEX
64. Positive or negative : NONZERO
1. Fred has one in "Scooby-Doo" cartoons : ASCOT
2. Assistance for short people? : LOANS
3. Thumb twiddler : IDLER
4. Roll in a field : BALE
5. Do ___ (celebrate, sort of) : AJIG
6. Player losing to the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI or XXIII : BENGAL
7. Intl. soccer powerhouse : ARG
8. Original airer of "The Jetsons" : ABC
9. ___ Crosley, author of the 2008 best seller "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" : SLOANE
10. Held back : KEPTATBAY
11. Item in a trophy case : TEAMPHOTO
12. Cross-country trips, perhaps : ODYSSEYS
14. Soul mate : KINDREDSPIRIT
15. N.F.L. All-Pro player Chris : SNEE
21. What a fugue may be written for : ORGAN
25. "Passage to Marseille" actor, 1944 : LORRE
27. Valve opening? : VEE
28. Some flakes : ASHES
30. Specialty doc : OBGYN
31. Connection indicators : DIALTONES
32. "You're telling me!" : IKNOWITIS
34. Discover, as a solution : HITON
36. 21, often : LEGALAGE
37. 2011 revolution locale : EGYPT
38. Item in a tent, maybe : COT
43. "Ooh-la-la!" : SONICE
45. "Better than nothing" : ITLLDO
48. Informal approvals : AOKS
49. Shoot up : SPIKE
50. "Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)" artist, 1876 : HOMER
51. When to celebrate el Día de los Reyes : ENERO
55. "Outside the Lines" airer : ESPN
56. Comprehensive : ATOZ
58. Boat navigator, informally : COX
60. "___ Yu" (collection also known as "The Analects of Confucius") : LUN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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