New York Times, Friday, May 28, 2010

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {BJQVWZ} Spans: 4 Grid is asymmetric This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This intentionally asymmetric grid is intended to be an homage to this 1994 puzzle by Rand H. Burns. See Wordplay for details.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Was jerky : SPASMED
8. Stay in shape : KEEPFIT
15. Left over : TOSPARE
16. Support: Var. : INDORSE
17. Thing that may appear to be symmetrical but isn't ... like this puzzle's grid : OPTICALILLUSION
19. ___-être (perhaps, to Pierre) : PEUT
20. Melodic subject, in music : TEMA
21. Lobster claw : CHELA
22. Immemorial : OLDEN
24. Hose shade : TAUPE
26. Blocker of 1960s TV : DAN
27. "30 Rock" creator : FEY
28. Tolstoy's Vronsky : ALEXEI
30. 19th-century women's rights advocate : MOTT
31. Introduced surreptitiously : FOISTED
33. TV's Francis and others : ARLENES
35. First name among linguists : NOAM
36. Gas: Prefix : AERI
37. Symbol of electromotive force : EPSILON
40. Buffaloed : ATALOSS
43. Egg holder : SAC
44. Buried : INURNED
46. Little beef : NIT
47. Draw very uncreatively : TRACE
49. Topper : LID
50. More likely to blow up : SORER
52. Blade handle? : ATRA
53. Potential pond poisoner : ALGAE
55. See 53-Down : PISA
56. Considered financially : DOLLARSANDCENTS
59. Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
60. Demonstrating control? : TEARGAS
61. Alternative to a jumper : SETSHOT
62. How hordes move : ENMASSE
1. Tarry for a bit : STOPOFF
2. One of 13 religious leaders : POPELEO
3. Seminal mystery of 1887 : ASTUDYINSCARLET
4. Venom : SPITE
5. Bub : MAC
6. "Hoc ___ in votis": Horace : ERAT
7. Dropped : DELETED
8. World's most active volcano : KILAUEA
9. Development order: Abbr. : ENL
10. Develop : EDUCE
11. Far from shabby : POSH
12. Burger accompaniment : FRIEDONIONRINGS
13. Maroon : ISOLATE
14. Flat population : TENANTS
18. Means of seeing the big picture? : IMAX
23. Merchant selling records : NATALIE
25. Take the wrong way? : PIRATE
29. One might show up in a casino : LEMON
30. European black thrush : MERL
32. "___ see!" : SOI
34. Results of "Unsolved Mysteries" airings : LEADS
37. Chihuahua and others : ESTADOS
38. Succession starter : PARTONE
39. It has zero measure, in math : NULLSET
40. Slowly scored? : ANDANTE
41. Occasions to close up shop : SIESTAS
42. Berlin boulevard : STRASSE
45. European capital : RIGA
48. Decisions on the field : CALLS
51. Work on a grand scale : OPERA
53. It flows through 55-Across : ARNO
54. Starting point? : EDEN
57. "Feels so good!" : AAH
58. Nanny ___ : CAM

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