New York Times, Saturday, May 26, 2012

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QZ} Grid has super symmetry Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Accompanier of a thrown tomato : BOOHISS
8. Reddish-orange gem : JACINTH
15. Settled : ATPEACE
16. Like the sky : UPABOVE
17. High-carb party snack : CHEXMIX
18. Midwest birthplace of Orson Welles and Don Ameche : KENOSHA
19. Berry of "Mayberry R.F.D." : KEN
20. "Ha, see?!" : SOTHERE
22. Heart, to Hadrian : COR
23. Norway's Order of St. ___ : OLAV
25. Local protest acronym : NIMBY
26. Avoid work, in Britain : DOSS
27. Try, informally : FLING
29. Jack-a-___ (hybrid dog) : POO
30. Perfect Day maker : SERTA
31. Green acres? : FORESTS
33. Basic bit of algebra : XTIMESY
35. News newbie : CUB
36. Sartre's soul : AME
37. Musée Rodin masterpiece : THEKISS
41. Home of the U.S. Army Airborne Forces : FTBRAGG
45. One of about a million on a jetliner : RIVET
46. Fictional title sch. of a 1994 comedy film : PCU
48. Choice at some check-ins : AISLE
49. "___ it!" : IDID
50. No-no for objectivity : SLANT
52. Allowing no play : TAUT
53. Adapted intro? : MAL
54. Make stylish : SPIFFUP
56. Bush much seen around Florida : JEB
57. Approach from out of nowhere : SWOOPIN
59. Stylish : ALAMODE
61. Edible floppy disk? : PANCAKE
62. Select from a menu : CLICKON
63. World's largest nocturnal primates : AYEAYES
64. ___ Beer Night (1974 baseball promotion that ended in a riot) : TENCENT
1. "I don't want to fight, man" : BACKOFF
2. His opening line is "'Tis better as it is" : OTHELLO
3. Like some markets and headphones : OPENAIR
4. Bit of witchery : HEX
5. Brand with a paw print in its logo : IAMS
6. Progeny : SCION
7. Advice from Dr. Ruth : SEXTIPS
8. Target of Fonzie's fist bumps : JUKEBOX
9. Impressionism? : APERY
10. One to walk with : CANE
11. Nigerian people : IBO
12. Pointless situation : NOSCORE
13. Program guides : TVHOSTS
14. Talk of the town : HEARSAY
21. Subj. in the 2007 documentary "Sicko" : HMO
24. Like some pullovers : VNECKED
26. Point out? : DEMERIT
28. It might prevent a blackout : GSUIT
30. Friend of Pumbaa : SIMBA
32. "Are We There Yet?" airer : TBS
34. Skin pic? : TAT
37. Big name in weight-loss pills : TRIMSPA
38. Stowed : HIDAWAY
39. Prince of Darkness : EVILONE
40. Thin construction strips : SPLINES
41. Cool bit of trivia : FUNFACT
42. For laughs : ASAJOKE
43. Like some fingernails and eyelashes : GLUEDON
44. Bart Simpson catchphrase : GETBENT
47. Half-___ : CAF
50. Rail nail : SPIKE
51. Tutu material : TULLE
54. Make unbearable? : SPAY
55. It may be unbearable : PAIN
58. Andean tuber : OCA
60. Turn-of-the-century year : MCC

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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