New York Times, Saturday, May 28, 2011

Author: David Quarfoot
Editor: Will Shortz
David Quarfoot
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "Shhhh!" follower : ITSASECRET
11. Counterpart of Selene : LUNA
15. Hit video game series featuring "hammer-ons" : GUITARHERO
16. Folder, e.g. : ICON
17. Where many songs are heard : ONTHERADIO
18. "The Eighth Wonder of the World," informally : KONG
19. Advancement aid : TAB
20. Dwellers in the Southern Carpathians : SERBS
21. Place of uncertainty : FENCE
22. "Hang on ___!" : ASEC
24. Joanne of "Red River" : DRU
25. Longtime Disney name : EISNER
26. Pinched, perhaps : NASAL
28. Master : OLDPRO
30. Some Dior designs : ALINES
32. Some ectoparasites : LICE
33. Educational grp. : PTA
36. Capitalized on something : MADEHAY
38. Breakfast offering : POPTART
40. Central Dutch city : EDE
41. Direction at sea : ALEE
43. Common purse item : TISSUE
44. Belabor : OVERDO
46. Stunned, in a way : TASED
47. Wriggle : SQUIRM
50. C ration replacer : MRE
52. Bank offering, informally : REFI
53. Diaphanous material : TULLE
54. Latin lover's words : TEAMO
56. Steely one? : DAN
57. Campus org. : ROTC
58. Political leader who patented a system to alter the buoyancy of steamboats : ABELINCOLN
60. Cutting-edge brand : ATRA
61. Optical tool for a computer user : LASERMOUSE
62. Slowly withdraw : WEAN
63. Continue, in a way : PRESSENTER
1. 1973 Jim Croce album : IGOTANAME
2. Deli option : TUNASALAD
3. Neighbor in the bleachers, say : SITBESIDE
4. School dept. : ATH
5. Requests from an ed. : SAES
6. Slipped : ERRED
7. Cousin of a vaquero : CHARRO
8. Drink containing taurine : REDBULL
9. Largest dwarf planet in the solar system : ERIS
10. Extremely : TOO
11. Thus : LIKESO
12. East Coast b-ball powerhouse : UCONN
13. Present : NONCE
14. Inflame : ANGER
21. Camping cooking option : FIREPIT
23. Support staff : CANE
25. Home to a famous geodesic sphere : EPCOT
27. City on the Seine : LEHAVRE
29. Chew : DIP
31. Western capital : SALEM
33. Dead to the world : PASSEDOUT
34. Like some questions : TRUEFALSE
35. Took a night course? : ATEDINNER
37. Slangy possessive : YER
39. Michael, e.g. : TSAR
42. Issuer of a 1986 report on pornography : EDMEESE
44. "The Wizard of Oz" prop : OILCAN
45. Mass attire : ORALES
47. "The Wizard of Oz" costume : STRAW
48. Stock ___ : QUOTE
49. Extremely : ULTRA
51. Eastern leaders : EMIRS
54. Funicular alternative : TBAR
55. Janis Joplin's "Down ___" : ONME
58. Ostspitze, e.g. : ALP
59. One found in a pen : CON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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