New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 2013

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This puzzle has a cleverly disorienting use of circles that I've never seen before. The letters in the circles themselves have no special meaning. It's only their positions relative to the squares above them that matter.
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© 2013, The New York Times
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1. "Twilight" author Stephenie : MEYER
6. Green of TV's "Robot Chicken" : SETH
10. Texas' ___ Ranch : LBJ
13. "The Faerie Queene" woman : IRENA
14. Like typical law school programs : THREEYEAR
16. Store with a red star logo : MACYS
17. Some Monopoly purchases : RAILROADS
18. With 50-Across, how one can tell that this puzzle was up all night waiting to be solved? : ITHASCIRCLES
20. Mattress problem : LUMP
21. Churchill, e.g. : TORY
25. Setting of Camus's "The Stranger" : ALGIERS
29. Mike holders : MCS
32. Not merely a : THE
33. Genteel affairs : TEAS
34. Firebrand : AGITATOR
36. "I haven't made up my mind" : MAYBEYESMAYBENO
40. Hysterical states : FRENZIES
41. Language whose alphabet reads from right to left : URDU
42. Some of Vanna's letters? : ENS
43. Hosp. staffers : RNS
44. Suggests : HINTSAT
47. Old Testament book: Abbr. : ESTH
49. Crumbly topping : FETA
50. See 18-Across : UNDERITSEYES
58. Nobelists, e.g. : LAUREATES
61. Spooky sound : CREAK
62. Tennis players in action : VOLLEYERS
63. ___ Blaine, protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise" : AMORY
64. ___ de Montréal : ILE
65. A shot in the arm, say : DOSE
66. Grammy winner Lou : RAWLS
1. Actress Rogers : MIMI
2. "In principio ___ Verbum" (biblical phrase) : ERAT
3. "Bleah!" : YECH
4. 2006 Grammy winner for "Amarantine" : ENYA
5. Scrap : RASSLE
6. Quick : SHARP
7. Representative Cantor : ERIC
8. Bluffer's giveaway : TELL
9. "Take it!" : HERE
10. Bucolic setting : LEA
11. Fraudulent, say : BAD
12. Third class?: Abbr. : JRS
14. Some salon jobs : TRIMS
15. Baseball manager Ned : YOST
19. Snarler, of a sort : CUR
22. Whiskered beasts : OTTERS
23. Fleming of "Spellbound" : RHONDA
24. Ump's cry : YEROUT
25. Side effect of a withdrawal? : ATMFEE
26. Catches wind of : LEARNS
27. Most festive : GAYEST
28. Info on the reverse of a title page: Abbr. : ISBN
29. "High Society" studio : MGM
30. The sculpture "Kryptos" sits outside its hdqrs. : CIA
31. Pen : STY
34. Idiot : ASS
35. Border : ABUT
37. Old Testament book: Abbr. : EZR
38. Female half : YIN
39. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
44. Five-time world figure skating champion Carol : HEISS
45. Big corp. in the aerospace industry : ITT
46. Org. whose members wear fire-resistant clothing : NASCAR
48. Cast : HURL
49. Part of la famille : FRERE
51. Call for : NEED
52. "Me say" this word in a 1957 hit : DAYO
53. Hot times in Haiti : ETES
54. Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
55. "Yikes!" : YEOW
56. ___ of Warwick (War of the Roses figure) : EARL
57. "The ___ the limit" : SKYS
58. Mid first-century year : LVI
59. Company with a "Running Man" symbol : AOL
60. Diminutive suffix : ULE

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