New York Times, Saturday, July 13, 2013

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Back order? : REMAND
7. Main means of defense? : SQUIDINK
15. First city bombed in W.W. II's Baedeker Blitz : EXETER
16. Opted to duck : PUNTEDON
17. 1954 Audie Murphy western : DESTRY
18. Prom amenity : LIMORIDE
19. It comes with lots of extras : CROWDSCENE
21. "Every hero becomes a ___ at last": Emerson : BORE
22. W's is 74 : ATNO
23. Not hunched over : ERECT
24. Biased writing?: Abbr. : ITAL
25. Pounded side : POI
26. Scrooge's portrayer in "The Muppet Christmas Carol" : CAINE
27. Soul : ANIMA
28. Pens : ENCLOSES
30. Jaguar, for one : BIGCAT
31. Classic brand in men's apparel : IZOD
32. Occur : FALL
33. Occur : HAPPEN
36. Christ the ___ (Rio de Janeiro landmark) : REDEEMER
40. Grace : ADORN
41. Small, round and shiny : BEADY
42. Letters on some overseas packages : APO
43. Person taking drugs : MULE
44. Dark green? : LUCRE
45. Automotive plural selected in a 2011 promotion : PRII
46. Court position : PLEA
47. They're off on casual Fridays : DRESSSUITS
49. ___ chicken : TANDOORI
51. Indignant denial : IAMNOT
52. Frozen treat with Alexander the Grape as one of its flavors : OTTERPOP
53. 2010 U.S. Open winner McDowell : GRAEME
54. Setting of the Levant : NEAREAST
55. Tito's successor as head of the Non-Aligned Movement : NASSER
1. Superman accessory : REDCAPE
2. Apply to : EXERTON
3. Of pions and kaons : MESONIC
4. When clocks are set back for the end of daylight saving time : ATTWO
5. Pi Day celebrant, perhaps : NERD
6. Late October to March, in West Africa : DRYSEASON
7. Malaria enlarges them : SPLEENS
8. It might be in a jam : QUINCE
9. Not satisfied : UNMET
10. Midori on ice : ITO
11. "White Christmas" singer, informally : DERBINGLE
12. Beyond silly : IDIOTIC
13. Obama descriptor : NODRAMA
14. Show reverence to, in a way : KNEELAT
20. Called out : CRIED
26. Deceive : COZEN
27. "Revelations" choreographer : AILEY
29. Expert in facial recognition? : LIPREADER
30. Recall reason : BADDESIGN
32. They may be stoked : FEARS
33. Jazz legend who turned the Benny Goodman Trio into the Benny Goodman Quartet : HAMPTON
34. Worship : ADULATE
35. Cornmeal mush : POLENTA
36. It often comes with a "Thank You" : RECEIPT
37. Devil dogs : MARINES
38. Height : EPITOME
39. Whoop it up : ROISTER
41. Unpaid mine workers : BURROS
44. One of two components of the drug Sinemet : LDOPA
45. Some athletic shoes : PUMAS
48. Manhattan's ___ D. Roosevelt Park : SARA
50. A heavy metal band may have it : ORE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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