New York Times, Saturday, May 4, 2013

Author: Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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392/20/20064/2/201620
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1.62200
Brad Wilber
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492/19/20056/4/201623
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1.60001

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FGJQXZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "Good point" : THISISTRUE
11. Right hand: Abbr. : ASST
15. Yarn suppliers? : RACONTEURS
16. What severe cuts may result in, briefly : TKOS
17. Lacking in drawing power? : INARTISTIC
18. Succumb to interrogation : TALK
19. Roughly half of all N.B.A. M.V.P.'s : CENTERS
20. Will Rogers props : RIATAS
22. Flavoring compound : ESTER
23. Resident of Angola, Brazil or Lebanon : HOOSIER
25. Ne'er-do-well who stayed out for a long time? : RIPVANWINKLE
29. Darth, in his boyhood : ANI
32. Mulberry cousin : MAUVE
33. It's marked way down : STEAL
34. Sweet-tempered type : LAMB
36. Argue : CLASH
38. Sylvia of jazz : SYMS
39. For the stated value : ATPAR
41. Something to believe in : CREED
43. Getaway destination : SPA
44. #5 of the American Film Institute's all-time top 100 movie villains : NURSERATCHED
47. Composer who said "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music" : ROSSINI
48. U.S. city that's a girl's name : SELMA
52. Hole : CAVITY
53. Boost : RAISEUP
55. "Alias" actress : OLIN
56. Creator of Wildfell Hall : ANNEBRONTE
59. Different : ELSE
60. Law still in effect but no longer enforced : DEADLETTER
61. Mr. ___ (moniker for Andrei Gromyko) : NYET
62. Show with a peanut gallery : HOWDYDOODY
1. Twinkling : TRICE
2. Waistband brand : HANES
3. "Impossible" : ICANT
4. Many a laundromat patron : SORTER
5. Stopgap : INTERIM
6. Move around : STIR
7. Angel Clare's wife, in literature : TESS
8. Groovy track? : RUT
9. Altdorf is its capital : URI
10. What money may be placed in : ESCROW
11. Stigmas : ATTAINTS
12. Quaint toe clamp tighteners : SKATEKEYS
13. Green light? : SOLARLAMP
14. Sounds of admonishment : TSKS
21. Cow-horned deity : ISIS
23. Swiss alternative : HAVARTI
24. "Almost there ..." : ONESEC
26. Super ___ : PAC
27. Planet destroyed in 2009's "Star Trek" : VULCAN
28. Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
29. Chiropractor on "Two and a Half Men" : ALAN
30. "Of course!" : NATURALLY
31. Be a make-up artist? : IMPROVISE
35. Where a new delivery may be placed? : BASSINET
37. Villain's sinister syllable : HEH
40. Ubiquitous prescription : REST
42. Like items on Christmas lists : DESIRED
45. Setting of King Fahd Road : RIYADH
46. Fireflite of the 1950s, e.g. : DESOTO
49. Measures taken slowly? : LENTO
50. Quiet and soft : MUTED
51. Impressionism? : APERY
52. Either "True Grit" director : COEN
53. "Tennessee Waltz" lyricist ___ Stewart : REDD
54. Without fumbling : ABLY
57. Con's opening? : NEO
58. Hick's nix : NAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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