New York Times, Thursday, July 11, 2013

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Newton's cradle

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,256
Across Down
1. Lose traction : SKID
5. Undignified : LOW
8. Vacuum cleaner brand : MIELE
13. Queen in "The Three Musketeers" : ANNE
14. U.S. city named for a Tennyson character : ENID
16. Let off the hook? : UNPEG
17. Self-referential, in modernspeak : META
18. ___ 100 (annual list) : TIME
19. Active : GOING
20. Many traditionally have three balls : PAWNSHOPSIGNS
23. Gray in a novel painting : DORIAN
24. Skunk : POLECAT
27. In pre-swan mode : UGLY
28. Corroded : ATE
29. Sapporo sash : OBI
30. Bomb's opposite : SMASH
33. Optima maker : KIA
34. Boxer : PUG
35. What four balls may let you do : WALKTOFIRSTBASE
40. Fire : AXE
41. Irritate : VEX
42. Crude conveyance : OILER
43. Album fill, informally : PIX
44. "Indubitably" : YES
45. Hoarse cries : CAWS
47. Fleet Week locale : SEAPORT
49. Weakness : ANEMIA
52. Gizmo often with five balls that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy : NEWTONSCRADLE
55. Vivarin competitor : NODOZ
57. Inauguration recitation : OATH
58. Early occurrence in "Some Like It Hot" : RAID
59. Stop on a rock band's tour : ARENA
60. "Wedding Bell Blues" composer Laura : NYRO
61. Julie ___, host of TV's "Big Brother" : CHEN
62. Habitat for bitterns : MARSH
63. Rihanna's first #1 Billboard single : SOS
64. Mauna Loa coffee : KONA
1. Hominy cereal : SAMP
2. Massage : KNEAD
3. Halved : INTWO
4. 1960s secretary of state : DEANRUSK
5. Devastating : LETHAL
6. Lyonnaise : ONIONY
7. Bully's target, maybe : WIMP
8. Nonmagical one, in Harry Potter : MUGGLE
9. Combined : INONE
10. Pepsi-Cola mix? : EPISCOPAL
11. Tony winner Cariou : LEN
12. Early bird? : EGG
15. Lose hope : DESPAIR
21. Tourist attraction : SIGHT
22. Greek vowels : IOTAS
25. Invective, e.g. : ABUSE
26. Nast's symbol for Tammany Hall : TIGER
30. Quid-pro-quo arrangements : SWAPS
31. Glenn Close title role : MAXIE
32. Gin concoction : ALEXANDER
33. General Mills offering : KIX
36. Plain as day : OVERT
37. Decorate : FESTOON
38. Broadcasting aid : TOWER
39. State capital whose site was visited by Lewis and Clark : BISMARCK
44. "Holy moly!" : YOWZAH
45. World leader who co-wrote the book "How Far We Slaves Have Come!" with Mandela : CASTRO
46. Sweet chili peppers : ANCHOS
48. Day laborers : PEONS
50. Craters of the Moon National Monument locale : IDAHO
51. Xenophobe's aversion : ALIEN
53. Oppositionists : NAYS
54. "Hairspray" mom : EDNA
55. '60s war zone : NAM
56. 60 minuti : ORA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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