New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The first letters of the Across clues spell out "The Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It."
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,862
Across Down
1. "Th-that's cold!" : BRR
4. Humorist Barry : DAVE
8. Exclaim using four-letter words : SWEAR
13. Richard ___ (anonymous name in court cases) : ROE
14. Outfielder Tommie of the Miracle Mets : AGEE
15. Batter : HITTER
17. "Et" translated : AND
18. Ruthless figure in "The Godfather" : DONCORLEONE
20. Time of little advancement : DARKAGE
22. Rain-soaked dirt : MUD
23. East Coast state: Abbr. : DEL
24. Drop-___ : INS
25. First part of a 1952 best seller's title, followed by 37- and 51-Across : THEBRIDGE
28. Obsidian rock producer : LAVA
30. Rex Harrison's singer/actor son : NOEL
31. Detail on a map : INSET
32. "Fax" prefix : THERMO
34. Illegally take, old-style : REAVE
36. Ladies' patriotic org. : DAR
37. More of the book title : OVERTHE
39. Attorney's "thing" : RES
42. Ray Charles hit of 1963 : NOONE
43. Ingres or Renoir : ARTIST
45. Verger on adolescence, informally : TWEEN
48. Evoking a "ho-hum" : DRAB
50. Riata, e.g. : ROPE
51. Rest of the book title : RIVERKWAI
53. Utter jerk, rudely : SOB
54. N.M.-to-N.J. dir. : ENE
55. Square peg ___ round hole : INA
56. Total dive, say : RATTRAP
60. Husband-and-wife milestone : ANNIVERSARY
63. Ring leader? : ALI
64. One hoping to get a pass? : TESTEE
65. Universally known symbol : ICON
66. Giant tub : VAT
67. Howls with laughter : ROARS
68. Italian "well" : BENE
69. Toronto's prov. : ONT
1. With 59-Down, star of the work revealed by the first letters of the Across clues, which hint at this puzzle's theme : BRAD
2. Novelist Jaffe : RONA
3. 1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
4. Babies' pops : DADAS
5. Wide-eyed : AGOG
6. Rome's Via ___ : VENETO
7. Onetime overseas trade grp. : EEC
8. Hedge component : SHRUB
9. 1960 Elia Kazan film : WILDRIVER
10. Season under le soleil : ETE
11. Squabbling : ATODDS
12. Fail to do as promised : RENEGE
16. Sublease : RELET
19. Denver ___ : OMELET
21. Wood knot : KNAR
26. Designer Carolina ___ : HERRERA
27. Suffix with Benedict : INE
28. Inc., overseas : LTD
29. "I got it!" : AHA
30. Porto-___ (capital of Benin) : NOVO
33. It's "wider than a mile," in an old song : MOONRIVER
35. Queequeg's captain : AHAB
38. Tom Clancy's ___ (2008 video game) : ENDWAR
39. 1959 John Wayne western : RIOBRAVO
40. Frequently debunked ability : ESP
41. Sault ___ Marie : STE
42. Born, in France : NEE
44. Moderate pace : TROT
45. Ice cream or candy : TREAT
46. Champion : WINNER
47. "Still ..." : EVENSO
49. Shooting star? : AIRACE
52. Miniskirts reveal them : KNEES
53. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
57. Schoenberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
58. Author Paton : ALAN
59. See 1-Down : PITT
61. "Ain't ___ shame?!" : ITA
62. Many a recipient of hand-me-downs, informally : SIB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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