New York Times, Friday, July 13, 2012

Author: Jim Horne and Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Horne
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17/13/20121
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1.54000
Jeff Chen
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577/5/20109/25/201633
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185481453
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1.633112

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Horne This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Attempt to appear alert, say : STIFLEAYAWN
12. Unregulated : NOHOLDSBARRED
14. The same old, same old : BUSINESSASUSUAL
16. Skillfully snatched : SNARED
17. Grinding away : ATIT
18. Way with a no. : RTE
19. Logical conjunctions, in mathematics : ANDS
20. Certain leatherworker : DYER
21. "Don't Look Now" diretcor : ROEG
22. Feature of the previous clue : TYPO
25. Ignore : LETBE
26. "In my opinion ..." : ASISEEIT
30. 1950s heartthrob : FABIAN
31. Dean Martin persona : SOT
32. Exemplar of masculinity : MANSMAN
34. El ___ : CID
35. Sounds off? : HUSHES
37. Some modern subscriptions : PODCASTS
39. Neil Armstrong's middle name : ALDEN
40. Look : SEEM
41. Home of the Aztec Ruins Natl. Monument : NMEX
42. I.O.U. : CHIT
45. Chero-Cola, after a name change : NEHI
49. Blues guitarist ___ Mahal : TAJ
50. Trick or treat, e.g. : NOUN
51. Kato who testified against O. J. : KAELIN
53. Vinaigrette alternative : ITALIANDRESSING
56. Lab figure who might cackle in glee : EVILSCIENTIST
57. "Star Wars" catchphrase : USETHEFORCE
1. "My heart bleeds" : SOSAD
2. Lusts : THIRSTS
3. Skye of "Say Anything ..." : IONE
4. Ran : FLED
5. Inits. for Mitt Romney : LDS
6. Frank Rich piece : ESSAY
7. Lower : ABATE
8. P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
9. Stuck in ___ : ARUT
10. Targets for QBs : WRS
11. Worrywarts, e.g. : NEUROTICS
12. Sir Trevor of the Royal Shakespeare Company : NUNN
13. Young, alluring sort : DATEBAIT
14. Youth org. since 1910 : BSA
15. Robin Hood and Helen of Troy : LEGENDS
20. Bump off : DOIN
21. Gray figure? : REB
23. The heel of a geographical boot : YEMEN
24. Snow ___ : PEAS
25. Renaissance fair sight : LANCE
26. "Foolish" singer, 2002 : ASHANTI
27. This bud's for you : SOULMATE
28. "This somehow feels familiar ..." : ITSDEJAVU
29. Recipe abbr. : TSP
30. Sparkle a little less : FADE
33. Very, very : MOST
36. Kind of nut : HEX
38. Like Bourne in "The Bourne Identity" : AMNESIC
42. It's clear when danger subsides : COAST
43. Feeling : HUNCH
44. Kind of rock : INDIE
46. Ludwig wrote für her : ELISE
47. Help for a guesser : HINT
48. Dutch-based banking giant : ING
50. Locale of a Horatio Nelson victory : NILE
51. Casino activity : KENO
52. Physics dept. offering : ASTR
54. Easter fleur : LIS
55. Target of fans' scorn : REF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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