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New York Times, Monday, May 2, 2011

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Actress Fox of "Transformers" : MEGAN
6. Baby bird's sound : PEEP
10. F.D.R.'s successor : HST
13. Gave a speech : ORATED
15. Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
16. Suffix with serpent : INE
17. Country-pop star with the 2008 six-time platinum album "Fearless" : TAYLORSWIFT
19. In favor of : FOR
20. Suffix with Brooklyn or Manhattan : ITE
21. Some small batteries : AAAS
22. Large shrimp : PRAWN
24. Vehicle moving items in a warehouse : FORKLIFT
27. Handle, as a tool : WIELD
28. Super-duper : AONE
29. "Love Song" band, 1989 : THECURE
31. Decorate : ADORN
34. Baseball's DiMaggio : JOE
35. Box office purchases, informally : TIX
36. "From Here to Eternity" Best Actor nominee : MONTGOMERYCLIFT
41. Pained cries : OWS
42. Kitten's cry : MEW
43. Uncles' partners : AUNTS
44. Flustered : INASTIR
47. Plant with fronds : FERN
49. Icy precipitation : SLEET
50. What a Don Juan thinks he is to women : GODSGIFT
54. Charlie of "Two and a Half Men" : SHEEN
55. Shop with egg salad and cold cuts : DELI
56. 502, in old Rome : DII
57. Writer Anaïs : NIN
58. Opposite of a tightwad : SPENDTHRIFT
62. Mysterious saucer : UFO
63. Fashion magazine originally from France : ELLE
64. Silky : SMOOTH
65. "Oh, also ...," in text messages : BTW
66. Dashes' partners in Morse code : DOTS
67. Words before double or take : ONTHE
1. Theme : MOTIF
2. Poetic Muse : ERATO
3. Merrier : GAYER
4. The Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
5. Prefix with classical : NEO
6. Handle roughly : PAWAT
7. Greek goddess of strife : ERIS
8. Worker in Santa's workshop : ELF
9. Entree from Swanson or Banquet : POTPIE
10. Pretentious : HIFALUTIN
11. Road blocker after a winter storm : SNOWDRIFT
12. Seabird : TERN
14. Sink's outlet : DRAIN
18. Bank fixture : SAFE
23. ___ room (place for Ping-Pong) : REC
25. Go-___ : KART
26. Extended : LONG
27. Curds and ___ : WHEY
29. Rocky hill : TOR
30. Parts of office tel. nos. : EXTS
31. Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
32. Move to a lower gear : DOWNSHIFT
33. Store sign during bargain week : ONSALENOW
34. Passover observer : JEW
37. Leave out : OMIT
38. Sea, to Cousteau : MER
39. Autos : CARS
40. Where inhaled air goes : LUNG
45. "Get it?" : SEE
46. Tightened : TENSED
47. Crease : FOLD
48. Touches up, as a manuscript : EDITS
50. Things passed on from Mom and Dad : GENES
51. Dum-dum : IDIOT
52. 20% : FIFTH
53. 10% : TITHE
54. Social slight : SNUB
55. Shoulder muscle, for short : DELT
59. Mideast grp. : PLO
60. Plan for hosp. patients : HMO
61. Politico ___ Paul : RON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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