New York Times, Saturday, June 2, 2012

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Dessert for an infant : STRAINEDPEACHES
16. A straight shot it's not : ROUNDABOUTROUTE
17. "Bi-i-ig difference!" : ITSNOCOMPARISON
18. Plea before going under : SOS
19. Him, in Hamburg : IHN
20. Certain chain unit: Abbr. : ISL
21. What's next to nothing in Nogales? : UNO
22. Paradise in literature : SAL
24. Produced some pitches : SUNG
28. "Guten ___" (German greeting) : ABEND
31. Beard growing out of an ear : AWN
32. San Francisco's ___ Valley : NOE
33. It may be pulled out while holding something up : CONCEALEDWEAPON
38. Not so significantly : TOALESSEREXTENT
39. Cause for urgent action : IMMEDIATEDANGER
40. Gothic leader? : NEO
41. Push around : COW
42. Very conservative : MOSSY
43. [Don't touch my food!] : GRRR
45. One chained to a desk, say : PEN
46. Certain chain units: Abbr. : MTS
47. Prefix with central : EPI
49. Going through : VIA
50. Fell : HEW
53. Tycoon who was the first person in New York City to own a car : DIAMONDJIMBRADY
59. Best seller that begins "Children are not rugged individualists" : ITTAKESAVILLAGE
60. Least accessible parts : DEEPESTRECESSES
1. Eastern titles : SRIS
2. Entirely, after "in" : TOTO
3. Hodges who called baseball's "shot heard 'round the world" : RUSS
4. Fay's "King Kong" role : ANN
5. "Absolutely!" : IDOINDEED
6. Taquería tidbit : NACHO
7. Jet : EBON
8. Title in an order : DOM
9. Brand-new toy? : PUP
10. Net sales : ETAIL
11. Terminal list: Abbr. : ARRS
12. Many stored hoses : COILS
13. Czech martyr Jan : HUS
14. Gen. Bradley's area: Abbr. : ETO
15. Person going into a house?: Abbr. : SEN
21. Man in a tree? : UNCLE
22. Liking a lot : SWEETON
23. Name shared by two U.S. presidents : ANDREW
25. Lets off the hook? : UNPEGS
26. Unclaimed : NOONES
27. Upper crust : GENTRY
28. Trouper's skill : ACTING
29. New arrival of the 1950s? : BOOMER
30. More than fascinate : ENAMOR
31. It shares a border with Switzerland : ALSACE
34. "___ said ..." : ASI
35. Not single : WED
36. Fixture in a doctor's office : EXAMTABLE
37. Periodic law figs. : ATNOS
44. Change the borders of, say : REMAP
45. Some pitch producers : PINES
46. Look a lot like : MIMIC
48. Dawdle : POKE
49. "___ l'amour" : VIVE
50. 2009 Wimbledon semifinalist Tommy : HAAS
51. Best by a bit : EDGE
52. Some branched pipes : WYES
53. Served the purpose : DID
54. Urban trailer? : ITE
55. Went from soup to nuts, say : ATE
56. Syst. first implemented during W.W. I : DST
57. Faze : JAR
58. Inits. of Ben Gunn's creator : RLS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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