New York Times, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,831
Across Down
1. Drinking problem : SPILLAGE
9. If all goes swimmingly : ATBEST
15. Sugar : HONEYBUN
16. André and Mia adopted her : SOONYI
17. Change-producing agent : ALTERANT
18. Water park recreation : TUBING
19. Big dogs : MASTIFFS
20. 1969 Tony winner for "Promises, Promises" : ORBACH
21. Colon's meaning, at times : ISTO
22. When to see der Mond : NACHT
23. Big name in gourmet chocolate : LINDT
26. More likely to be bowdlerized : RACIER
30. Chiwere speaker : OTOE
31. Emmy-winning show of 2007, '08 and '09 : THIRTYROCK
35. Rom. tongue : LAT
36. Didn't demur : SAIDYES
37. Face-topping figure : XII
38. 1955 Dior debut : ALINEDRESS
40. Tiropita ingredient : FETA
41. Maximally mean : BASEST
42. Nearly flawless bodies? : NINES
43. Place : STEAD
46. 1989 E.P.A. target : ALAR
48. One in the closet : HANGER
50. Starts to stagnate : PLATEAUS
54. Smallish printing format : OCTAVO
55. Response to a surprising statement : ISTHATSO
56. One may be required to park : PERMIT
57. Start to squirm : GETANTSY
58. 2009-11 Republican National Committee chairman : STEELE
59. Their voices really carry : STENTORS
1. Fast shuffle : SHAM
2. ___ Debevoise, Marilyn Monroe's "How to Marry a Millionaire" role : POLA
3. Some turnovers: Abbr. : INTS
4. It goes whichever way the wind blows : LEETIDE
5. Apollo, for one : LYRIST
6. Sailor's behind : ABAFT
7. Piece offer? : GUNFORHIRE
8. Forest race of fantasy : ENTS
9. Respecting : ASTO
10. What seeds are often planted in : TOURNEYS
11. 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate : BOBBARR
12. Computing behemoth : ENIAC
13. Coordinate : SYNCH
14. Like best friends : TIGHT
23. Woman who "drank Champagne and danced all night," in song : LOLA
24. Rom. tongue : ITAL
25. Terse demurral : NOTI
27. Posse, e.g. : AIDES
28. Early radio receiver : CRYSTALSET
29. Kin of -niks : ITES
31. Bits : TADS
32. Draft team : OXEN
33. Reference : CITE
34. Rondos, e.g. : KIAS
36. Big ray : SEADEVIL
39. Magic show? : NBAGAME
40. Producer of the venom solenopsin : FIREANT
42. Annual George Jean ___ Award for Dramatic Criticism : NATHAN
43. Bazaar makeup : SHOPS
44. Indicator of silence : TACET
45. ___ Rios de Minas, Brazil : ENTRE
47. It might be a triple : LATTE
49. Mechanical : ROTE
50. Pen pals? : PIGS
51. Quintillionth: Prefix : ATTO
52. Locale in a Beatles title : USSR
53. Kikkoman options : SOYS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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