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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 2011

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 9, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. 1958 title role for 21-Across : GIGI
5. End of an era? : SCHWA
10. Central knob of a shield : UMBO
14. Brute of the 1970s : AMIN
15. Hunting attendant of Artemis : OREAD
16. Spanish parlor : SALA
17. Pike : ROAD
18. Reason to line up at a party : CONGA
19. Only U.S. state in which the name of the state and its capital share no letters: Abbr. : SDAK
20. It's carried at a karaoke bar : TUNE
21. See 1-Across : CARON
22. Wedding reception need : CAKE
23. Internet start-up? : HTTP
24. Barely making, with "out" : EKING
25. Take it as a sign : OMEN
26. Cauterize : SEAR
28. Italian peak : ETNA
30. Create a whole new set of problems : OPENPANDORASBOX
37. Take a person's hand, perhaps : READONESFORTUNE
38. Watchdog in the house? : INTERNALAUDITOR
39. "The soul ___ itself": Dickinson : UNTO
40. Rectangular paving stone : SETT
41. Grand Marquis, e.g., briefly : MERC
43. Take the top off : UNCAP
47. Some chase scene maneuvers, slangily : UEYS
50. Scultura, per esempio : ARTE
51. Certain salad orderer's request : NOOIL
52. Go briskly : TROT
53. Not so hot : MILD
54. Character in "I, Claudius" : COMMA
55. "___ put our heads together ..." : IFWE
56. Pier 1 alternative : IKEA
57. Historic mainframe : ENIAC
58. "Bang Bang Orangutang" actress, 2005 : OLIN
59. "Let's not do anything crazy" : EASY
60. Pension, in Paris : RENTE
61. Duma disavowal : NYET
1. TV actress Jennie : GARTH
2. Statement when a hand stinks : IMOUT
3. Loggerheads, e.g. : GIANTSEATURTLES
4. 1996 blockbuster with the tagline "Don't make plans for August" : INDEPENDENCEDAY
5. One who may comment on a beautiful head shot : SOCCERANNOUNCER
6. Marsh sound : CROAK
7. Photographer Cartier-Bresson : HENRI
8. S.U.V. alternative : WAGON
9. 1978 Daniel Patrick Moynihan memoir : ADANGEROUSPLACE
10. She performed admirably in the War of 1812 : USSCONSTITUTION
11. Much-performed work set in Nagasaki : MADAMABUTTERFLY
12. 2007 "American Idol" runner-up ___ Lewis : BLAKE
13. Sturdy, in a way : OAKEN
27. Left on board : APORT
29. Afternoon, in Acapulco : TARDE
30. Mouth: Prefix : ORI
31. Some folks are in it for life : PEN
32. Govt. grant giver : NEA
33. Surfing option, for short : DSL
34. ___ mind : OFA
35. Performer who's the descendant of a Japanese emperor : ONO
36. Many a Nam vet's kid : XER
41. Pioneering blues singer Smith : MAMIE
42. Thomas Mann's daughter who married W. H. Auden : ERIKA
44. Herman's Hermits frontman : NOONE
45. "___ Home Baby" (1962 Mel Tormé hit) : COMIN
46. Shoot for : AIMAT
48. Smart reaction : YOWIE
49. Coronary ___ : STENT

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

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