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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 2013

Author: Corey Rubin
Editor: Will Shortz
Corey Rubin
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Rubin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,158
Across Down
1. Really good time : GAS
4. 2006's "Ms. New Booty" and others : RAPS
8. Gather on a surface, in chemistry : ADSORB
14. Hookah component : URN
15. Back muscle, in brief : LAT
16. What may go for a buck? : BRONCO
17. Downsized : SMALLER
19. Pyramid-building people : AZTECS
20. Impersonate : POSEAS
22. Board, informally : HOPON
23. Bars from the supermarket, for short? : UPC
25. Garden Isle of the Pacific : KAUAI
27. French pronoun : ILS
28. Minor blowup : SPAT
30. Lama's goal : NIRVANA
32. Australia's ___ Rock : AYERS
34. Seven-time Wimbledon champ : GRAF
35. It might prevent you from rising : FEAROFHEIGHTS
40. Counterpart of jour : NUIT
41. Lead-in to phobia : AGORA
42. Bert and Ernie, on "Sesame Street" : ROOMIES
45. Expressed some surprise : OHED
46. Response to a punch, perhaps : OOF
47. Neighbor of Del. : PENNA
49. Atmospheric prefix : AER
50. ___ Wars (conflicts of the second and third centuries B.C.) : PUNIC
52. Rarely affected by hurricanes, say : INLAND
54. Like the opera "Wozzeck" : ATONAL
56. Triggers : SETSOFF
59. "Your mother wears army boots," e.g. : RETORT
60. Final: Abbr. : ULT
61. Tribulation : WOE
62. Currents : TRENDS
63. Tiny splash : PLOP
64. "What's ___?" : NEW
1. Director Van Sant : GUS
2. Place for a tattoo : ARM
3. Common stir-fry ingredient : SNAPPEA
4. Literary inits. : RLS
5. Supermodel Wek : ALEK
6. Hymn : PAEAN
7. Gets ready for company, perhaps : STRAIGHTENSUP
8. Old sports org. with the Virginia Squires : ABA
9. Film character who says "I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it" : DRZHIVAGO
10. ___ speak : SOTO
11. It's often the first to be knocked over : ONEPIN
12. "Great taste since 1905" drink : RCCOLA
13. Petty officers, for short : BOSNS
18. Swiss resort city : LOCARNO
21. Convinced : SURE
23. Letters on a B-52 : USAF
24. Poet laureate Henry James ___ : PYE
26. Mozart piece : ARIA
29. Ace in the hole : TRUMPCARD
31. Soft blankets : AFGHANS
33. French silk : SOIE
36. Over, overseas : FINI
37. Fiddler's event : HOEDOWN
38. I ___ Tenori : TRE
39. Iraq's ___ City : SADR
42. Wireless network necessity : ROUTER
43. Significant : OFNOTE
44. Fishhook attachment : SNELL
46. Some psychedelic decoration : OPART
48. Part in some arrangements : ALTO
51. Aware of : INON
53. Org. for Nadal and Federer : ATP
55. Sulu and Uhura on "Star Trek": Abbr. : LTS
57. One against another : FOE
58. Not many : FEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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