New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 2012

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Many a museum dinosaur display : DIORAMA
8. Suited to the stage : ACTABLE
15. What a telemarketer often hears before a click : IMNOTINTERESTED
17. Reward in the offing? : PRICEONONESHEAD
18. Three in a match, maybe : SETS
19. Covent Garden area : WESTEND
20. Taking some doing : NOTEASY
23. Stains : DISCOLORS
27. Bleed (for) : ACHE
31. Probably will : INTENDTO
32. Back 40? : LASHES
34. Nonstarter's lack : CHANCEOFSUCCESS
36. Threaten collapse : TOTTER
37. The Cherokee deemed it good training for war : LACROSSE
38. Masters : ACES
39. Like Lennon/McCartney songs : COWRITTEN
40. Checked the meter? : SCANNED
42. Provider of up-to-the-minute info? : BIGHAND
45. Follower of blood and guts : IEST
49. Might just : HAVEAGOODMINDTO
53. Scottie : ABERDEENTERRIER
54. Homemakers out on a limb? : NESTERS
55. Site of the first British colony in the Caribbean, 1624 : STKITTS
1. Leap-the-___ (world's oldest operating roller coaster) : DIPS
2. Hungary's ___ Nagy : IMRE
3. Doing the job : ONIT
4. Huge-taloned menaces : ROCS
5. Put down : ATE
6. Parmesan pronoun : MIO
7. Name meaning "grace" : ANN
8. Heroic son of Prince Anchises : AENEAS
9. Mustard family member : CRESS
10. Easily snapping : TESTY
11. He got a tennis scholarship from U.C.L.A. : ASHE
12. Old bomber : BTEN
13. Fat part : LEAD
14. Reds great Roush : EDD
16. Traitors' Gate locale : TOWEROFLONDON
20. Present : NONCE
21. Senior : OLDER
22. 1930s film dog : TOTO
23. Mandates : DICTA
24. "___ signo vinces" (Constantine I's motto) : INHOC
25. 29-Down, for one : STATE
26. Two are often put in : CENTS
27. "My Fair Lady" setting : ASCOT
28. Where to feel the beat? : CHEST
29. Its capital is Wiesbaden : HESSE
30. European city whose name sounds like two letters of the alphabet : ESSEN
32. Shameful gain : LUCRE
33. Nose-burning : ACRID
35. Like much lumber : SAWN
39. "The Last of the Mohicans" craft : CANOES
40. Strawberry is one : SHADE
41. One engaged in bucket-making : CAGER
42. Toots : BABE
43. St. ___, Cornwall : IVES
44. Frobe who played Goldfinger : GERT
45. Sign letters on the cross : INRI
46. Execute a 47-Down, e.g. : EDIT
47. See 46-Down : STET
48. Rocky outcrops : TORS
49. China's ___ dynasty : HAN
50. Affliction a k a "blue devils" : DTS
51. Strawberry was one : MET
52. Chafe : IRK

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

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