New York Times, Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Author: Tom Baring
Editor: Will Shortz
Tom Baring
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baring NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Opportunity to hit : ATBAT
6. Disco ___ of "The Simpsons" : STU
9. Pool divisions : LANES
14. Top-quality : PRIMO
15. Coop resident : HEN
16. Nonsensical : INANE
17. 3.14159 : PIAPPROXIMATION
20. "Send help!" : SOS
21. Spanish muralist José María ___ : SERT
22. Danny of "Do the Right Thing" : AIELLO
23. Jazz aficionado : CAT
24. Talk trash about : DIS
25. 72, at Pebble Beach : PAR
26. -273.15°C : ABSOLUTEZERO
31. Military aviators, collectively : AIRARM
32. Sail through : ACE
33. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
36. Island of the Minotaur : CRETE
37. Phone letters for 6 : MNO
38. Muddies : ROILS
39. Former N.F.L. great Junior ___ : SEAU
40. Laze, with "out" : VEG
41. Source of fine rugs : PERSIA
42. 299,792,458 meters/second : SPEEDOFLIGHT
45. Frost's "The ___-Repeated Dream" : OFT
47. Amendment that repealed Prohibition : XXI
48. ___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
49. Manufacturer's payback : REBATE
51. Lectern's locale : DAIS
52. Creature with elbowed antennae : ANT
55. 6.022 x 10^23 : AVOGADROSNUMBER
58. October Revolution leader : LENIN
59. Ararat lander : ARK
60. Kids' song refrain : EIEIO
61. Spiner of "Star Trek: T.N.G." : BRENT
62. Home heating option : GAS
63. Dawdle : DALLY
1. iPhone programs : APPS
2. The Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
3. Pollster's worry : BIAS
4. Part of a public address system : AMP
5. It's first on the leaderboard : TOPSCORE
6. There's one in "puzzle" : SHORTU
7. It's dangerous to do while driving : TEXT
8. Prefix with dimensional : UNI
9. Be a go-between : LIAISE
10. Minimum poker loss : ANTE
11. Manicurist's supply : NAILPOLISH
12. ___ Gay : ENOLA
13. Sir, abroad : SENOR
18. King's domain : REALM
19. Polenta grain : MAIZE
24. Retro art style : DECO
26. Suffix for the wealthy : AIRE
27. Sternum : BREASTBONE
28. Partner of "took notice" : SATUP
29. "Dancing With the Stars" dance : TANGO
30. Corporate shuffle, for short : REORG
31. Window units, briefly : ACS
34. Knife incision : SLIT
35. Cool ___ cucumber : ASA
37. Health plan prefix : MEDI
38. Released again on CD, say : REISSUED
40. In a pique : VEXED
41. Nothing fancy : PLAIN
43. Not extinct : EXTANT
44. Chemistry lab vessels : FLASKS
45. Power Flosser brand : ORALB
46. Flu symptom : FEVER
50. Not "fer" : AGIN
51. Explorer of kiddie TV : DORA
52. Genesis brother : ABEL
53. Moonmate of Buzz : NEIL
54. "Iliad" locale : TROY
56. Use for an old T-shirt : RAG
57. Farrow of "Rosemary's Baby" : MIA

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

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