New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Author: Jeff Dubner
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Dubner
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWX} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dubner NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Prepare for a bodybuilding competition : OILUP
6. Company with a spokesduck : AFLAC
11. Like Carnaby Street fashions : MOD
14. Prefight psych job : STARE
15. Bats : LOONY
16. Yellowfin tuna : AHI
17. Adoptable doll of the '80s : CABBAGEPATCHKID
20. Taking after : ALA
21. Part of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
22. Rest atop : LIEON
23. Adriatic seaport : RIMINI
26. Sics on : LETSAT
27. Friday night ritual, in Judaism : SABBATHBLESSING
31. Bread from a tandoor : NAAN
32. A Monopoly token : IRON
33. General on Chinese menus : TSO
34. Gilbert and Sullivan's follow-up to "The Mikado" : RUDDIGORE
38. Narrow inlet : RIA
41. Tot's plea : CANI
42. Predator of seals : ORCA
45. Some Court of Appeals work : ENBANCDECISIONS
50. Whole lot : PASSEL
51. Appear that way : SEEMTO
52. Start of a number of Keats titles : ODETO
53. How it's done : MODE
56. Corsage part : PIN
57. "An Unquiet Mind" subject : MANICDEPRESSION
61. Drug taken in "Rent" : AZT
62. Certain navel : OUTIE
63. Gold measure : OUNCE
64. Duck Hunt gaming console, briefly : NES
65. Searched (around) : NOSED
66. Dracula's time : NIGHT
1. Annual Kodak Theatre events, with "the" : OSCARS
2. With 49-Down, its form follows the pattern of the circled letters : ITALIAN
3. Biopic about Ritchie Valens : LABAMBA
4. Metro area : URB
5. Stew morsel : PEA
6. Publican's stock : ALES
7. Dandies : FOPS
8. Shylock's offering : LOAN
9. Cookout pest : ANT
10. Spring/summer/fall/winter and others : CYCLES
11. Reaches the big time : MAKESIT
12. Buckeyes : OHIOANS
13. Stayed put : DIDNTGO
18. Trot or canter : GAIT
19. Top 10, e.g. : HITS
24. Support beam : IBAR
25. When repeated, Mork's sign-off : NANU
26. TV monologist : LENO
28. Gridder's on-air greeting, maybe : HIDAD
29. Pickler's need : BRINE
30. Boolean ___ : LOGIC
35. Three-quarters of M : DCCL
36. Got promoted : ROSE
37. Canal of song : ERIE
38. Car tower, maybe : REPOMAN
39. Out to lunch : INADAZE
40. Removes (oneself) : ABSENTS
43. Giving for free : COMPING
44. Ancient capital of Syria : ANTIOCH
46. Source of bubbly : ASTI
47. Ex-lib, perhaps : NEOCON
48. "So it is" : ISEE
49. See 2-Down : SONNET
53. Willie Mays's last team : METS
54. Andy's TV son : OPIE
55. Scott in 1857 news : DRED
58. Tango team : DUO
59. Holy Trinity part : SON
60. ___ generis : SUI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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