New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 2011

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: Some of the black squares in this puzzle's grid provide a hint to the four longest Down answers.
JimH notes: The black squares across the middle spell "Jr" in this puzzle about Juniors.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,458
Across Down
1. It's bisected by the Missouri R. : SDAK
5. Fatiguing : HARD
9. Drain : EMPTY
14. About half of many schedules : HOMEGAMES
16. Bygone coins : LIRAS
17. Gambler's jubilant cry : IMONAROLL
18. Camel, e.g. : SMOKE
19. One area of corporate law : MERGERS
20. One getting hit on at a party? : REEFER
21. Beam : RAY
22. "Deep Space Nine" role : ODO
24. Only bird with nostrils on the tip of its beak : KIWI
27. Chocolate substitute : CAROB
29. It has 10 sections : SAT
32. "Yeah, right!" : ASIF
33. Lime, e.g. : OXIDE
34. "A rabbi, a priest and a duck walk into ___ ..." : ABAR
36. Soccer period : HALF
37. Third-longest river in Africa : NIGER
38. Home to van Gogh's "The Starry Night," in brief : MOMA
39. It may be assumed : NAME
40. "___ of kindness, however small, is wasted": Aesop : NOACT
41. Sportswriters' picks, for short : MVPS
42. Islet : CAY
43. What this means in an e-mail: >:( : IMMAD
44. "Couldn't agree more" : YEAH
45. Series of grisly cases : CSI
46. No longer used : OLD
48. Presidential first name : BARACK
53. Knit pick? : SWEATER
57. Old Glory's land, for short : USOFA
58. Figure in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision : SWINGVOTE
60. Summer Olympics athlete : DIVER
61. Enters as a disorderly group : PILESINTO
62. Stays awake nights, maybe : STEWS
63. Associate : ALLY
64. Gets : SEES
1. Thin wedge : SHIM
2. Nonrectangular part of a skyline : DOME
3. Theme for Julio Iglesias : AMOR
4. Baseball star : KENGRIFFEY
5. Jazz/pop singer : HARRYCONNICK
6. Book after Joel : AMOS
7. First Amendment subj. : REL
8. Verizon service : DSL
9. Additionally : ELSE
10. Street performer : MIME
11. T.A., someday? : PROF
12. Bit of filming : TAKE
13. North Sea feeder : YSER
15. Mother Earth : GAEA
20. Actor : ROBERTDOWNEY
22. Paper tiger, e.g. : ORIGAMI
23. Twelve: Prefix : DODECA
24. Architect Louis : KAHN
25. Deep-voiced Hayes : ISAAC
26. TV mother of Pebbles : WILMA
28. They're universally accepted : AXIOMS
29. Singer/dancer/actor : SAMMYDAVIS
30. Over : ABOVE
31. City known as the Big Guava : TAMPA
35. Without consideration : RASH
47. Stems, so to speak : LEGS
48. Some brewskis : BUDS
49. ___ were : ASIT
50. Not stay put : ROVE
51. Not too many : AFEW
52. Hit 2006 Disney-Pixar film : CARS
53. Place for a potted plant : SILL
54. Timbre : TONE
55. Cigar's end? : ETTE
56. Flying Cloud and Royale 8 : REOS
58. Place for complimentary bathrobes : SPA
59. Actor Wheaton : WIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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