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New York Times, Friday, April 5, 2013

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,159
Across Down
1. Begins : KICKSOFF
9. Common sights in the Rockies : ASPENS
15. Expiate : ATONEFOR
16. Meaty Applebee's morsel : RIBLET
17. Half of an old comic film duo : PAKETTLE
18. It includes picking the place : EXACTA
19. Woody Guthrie and others : OKIES
20. Adam Smith or Ethan Allen : DEIST
22. The "needle" part of needle grass : AWN
23. Scottish sprout : WEELAD
25. Item on a Christmas list : TOY
26. Party person, for short : POL
27. Horse show demonstrations : GAITS
30. Desperate : DIRE
31. Pop punk band with the 2002 triple-platinum album "The Young and the Hopeless" : GOODCHARLOTTE
35. Last song heard on Disneyland's Splash Mountain : ZIPADEEDOODAH
36. Relatively important meeting? : FAMILYREUNION
37. Top : ACME
38. Take without credit : AUDIT
39. Ball-bearing piece : TEE
40. Field of three Nobel Prizes: Abbr. : SCI
42. Big game show prize : NEWCAR
47. Pal 4 life : BFF
48. People without a religious affiliation, in modern lingo : NONES
51. ___ Island : RHODE
52. Stops lying : ARISES
54. Bug : VWBEETLE
56. Like some operations : COVERT
57. Prime, as bonds : AAARATED
58. Works in the kitchen : KNEADS
59. Court luminaries : NBASTARS
1. "Batman" comics sound : KAPOW
2. "___ your point" : ITAKE
3. NPR's Roberts : COKIE
4. Request at a palace, maybe : KNEEL
5. Gives oneself something to aim for : SETSAGOAL
6. Frequently, quaintly : OFT
7. Dog-ear, e.g. : FOLD
8. Word on a bingo card : FREE
9. Kindergarten comeback : ARESO
10. Babe Ruth mark broken by Roger Maris : SIXTY
11. Kegler's org. : PBA
12. Noted cliff in Yosemite Valley : ELCAPITAN
13. Balance sheet figure : NETWORTH
14. Frequent Jack Kirby comics collaborator : STANLEE
21. "Well, that one doesn't work" : ITSADUD
24. Pops : DADDY
28. Relative of sleet : ICERAIN
29. Grp. whose flag has 12 stars : THEEU
30. Awarder of a thimble to Alice, in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" : DODO
31. "Up top!" : GIMMEFIVE
32. Anthony's XM Radio partner : OPIE
33. Samurai who's lost his lord : RONIN
34. Laggards : LOITERERS
35. "High School Musical" actor : ZACEFRON
36. Greasy part of pork : FATBACK
40. Mortimer of old radio : SNERD
41. Figure on a manufacturer's balance sheet : COSTS
43. Puffed ___ : WHEAT
44. It's baked in Italy : COTTA
45. Pioneer in psychoanalysis : ADLER
46. Exemplars of thinness : REEDS
49. "___ Almighty" (2007 film) : EVAN
50. Q-tip, e.g. : SWAB
53. Salt source : SEA
55. Bit of barnyard onomatopoeia : BAA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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