New York Times, Saturday, July 12, 2014

Author: Tim Croce and Alex Vratsanos
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Alex Vratsanos
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1.59020

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXY} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Croce. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Army equivalent of a leading seaman: Abbr. : CPL
4. Lowered : SCOWLED
11. Man on the street? : BRO
14. New England state sch. : URI
15. Football helmet feature : EARHOLE
16. Preposition with three homophones : OER
17. Span since 1955 : TAPPANZEEBRIDGE
20. Middle of an Aeschylus trilogy, with "The" : LIBATIONBEARERS
21. Classic label in classical music : ERATO
22. Try to pull off, say : TUGAT
23. Camera movement : TILT
24. Unwelcome neighbor : SNOOP
29. Get on board : LADE
30. Gouda and Muenster : SEMISOFTCHEESES
33. Greeting at the head of a procession : ALLHAIL
34. Selfish response to a request : IDONTFEELLIKEIT
42. River that passes by the Hermitage : NEVA
43. Wall hanging : ARRAS
44. Saint who is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers : ELMO
45. Squarely, informally : SPANG
47. First name in late-night TV : CRAIG
48. Monumental : EARTHSHATTERING
54. Pro athlete in a red-and-white uniform : ARIZONACARDINAL
55. Subway inits. : MTA
56. Bright spots : SOLARIA
57. One being shepherded, say : EWE
58. It's double-hyphenated: Abbr. : SSN
59. Like many a sports car : TWODOOR
60. Brutus' "but" : SED
1. Schnitzels, e.g. : CUTLETS
2. Plain variety : PRAIRIE
3. Stick in a purse? : LIPBALM
4. 1950s-'70s defense acronym : SEATO
5. Request often accompanied by "please" : CANI
6. Pasta eaten with a spoon : ORZO
7. "That's enough," to a server : WHEN
8. Banker/philanthropist Solomon : LOEB
9. River into which the Vltava flows : ELBE
10. Clear of vermin : DERAT
11. Some corner shops : BODEGAS
12. Move from A to B, say : REGRADE
13. Hero of 20-Across : ORESTES
18. Stanger a.k.a. Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" : PATTI
19. "You can't beat me!" : IRULE
24. Sight-singing technique : SOLFA
25. 54-Across, e.g., for short : NFLER
26. Gender option on modern forms : OTHER
27. Onetime center for the distribution of oranges : OCALA
28. 2008 World Series winners, to fans : PHILS
31. Didn't get snapped up, say : SAT
32. Laura Nyro album "___ and the Thirteenth Confession" : ELI
34. They run up legs : INSEAMS
35. Skips : DEPARTS
36. Reproductive, in a way : OVARIAN
37. Sportscaster Jim : NANTZ
38. Olympic gymnast Strug : KERRI
39. Manhattan eatery referenced in Billy Joel's "Big Shot" : ELAINES
40. "Wow!" : IMINAWE
41. Turned off and on : TOGGLED
46. Shade : GHOST
47. Ohio's ___ Point, home of the Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force roller coasters : CEDAR
49. Kind of day or job : SNOW
50. Headlight? : HALO
51. Part of A.M.P.A.S.: Abbr. : ACAD
52. Arum family member : TARO
53. TLC, e.g. : TRIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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