New York Times, Friday, July 20, 2012

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQVZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Pirate battler, at times : ASTRO
6. Not a single person : WIFE
10. Christie detective Parker ___ : PYNE
14. Peer review participant? : JUROR
15. Big movie fan's option? : IMAX
16. Lack direction : ROAM
17. Scapegoat's query : AMITOBLAME
19. Nearly : ORSO
20. Certain losing line : XOX
21. Klutz : NIMROD
22. Boarder's way up : TBAR
23. City on Ishikari Bay : OTARU
24. Granular : MEALY
25. Shoot out : EMIT
29. Hi-___ : FIS
30. It fosters bilingualism: Abbr. : ESL
31. Primary counterpart : GENERALELECTION
37. Unable to get any thicker : ASSTUPIDASCANBE
38. Film for which Judi Dench was nominated for Best Actress : NOTESONASCANDAL
39. Parent's diner order? : EAT
40. Things bust when it booms : TNT
41. Young 'uns : TADS
42. Dangerous thing to run on : EMPTY
44. Carried out : SAWTO
47. He took Holyfield's title away in 1992 : BOWE
48. When shadows are shortest : ATNOON
49. Camp accessory : BOA
52. Programme watcher, say : BRIT
53. Back-scratchers' activity : LOGROLLING
55. "Athena" artist : ERTE
56. Like lines, briefly : ONED
57. Modicum : OUNCE
58. Head slappers' cries : DOHS
59. Some nonkosher fish : EELS
60. Having learned things : WISER
1. Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
2. Rikishi's specialty : SUMO
3. Multicolored breakfast food : TRIX
4. Biodegrade, say : ROT
5. Black Bears' home : ORONO
6. Maker of gravelberry pies : WILMAFLINTSTONE
7. "Spring Is Here" musical : IMARRIEDANANGEL
8. "Like you're really going to do that" : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
9. Struck out : EXED
10. Congregationalist, e.g. : PROTESTANT
11. Richard Nixon's birthplace : YORBALINDA
12. Snooty? : NASAL
13. The Eagles of the N.C.A.A. : EMORY
18. Shtick : BIT
24. Vegas, vis-à-vis gambling : MECCA
25. "Diaspora" author Greg : EGAN
26. American leader? : MESO
27. Conforming to : INSTEPWITH
28. Private powwows : TETEATETES
32. In need of brushing up : RUSTY
33. Major mail handler?: Abbr. : APO
34. Bailout button : ESC
35. Book after Amos: Abbr. : OBAD
36. Marlon Brando's "I Remember Mama" role : NELS
42. Fell off : EBBED
43. Havana's ___ Castle : MORRO
45. When doubled, affected : TOO
46. Barely running : ONLOW
48. Soap additive : ALOE
49. Bargain basement lineup : BINS
50. Head of a tale? : ONCE
51. Heavy drinking, e.g. : AGER
54. Elle's counterpart : LUI

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

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