New York Times, Saturday, July 21, 2012

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,901
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1. Powerful voting bloc : HISPANICS
10. Ways : PATHS
15. Fast-food slogan : IMLOVINIT
16. Odious one : CREEP
17. Musical work that includes "Willow, Tit-Willow" : THEMIKADO
18. Woman's name meaning "beautiful" : BELLA
19. Promulgates : SOWS
20. Job largely automated these days: Abbr. : OPER
21. Gal asked to "lay down" in a Clapton song : SALLY
22. They're set : ALARMS
24. Ways, for short : MOS
25. #2 or #3, say : ALSORAN
29. Doormats, of a sort : YESMEN
32. Vendor's condition : SOLDASIS
34. Flirt with : CHATUP
36. Better with deception : SLIER
37. Overhead ___ : CAM
39. Like pueblos : OCHRE
40. Gong : TAMTAM
42. Union demand : PAYRAISE
44. Rot : FESTER
46. Objects in some Japanese art : LOTUSES
47. Pull-___ : TAB
48. Become friends with : TAKETO
50. King of Norway, 1957-91 : OLAFV
53. See 54-Across : NILE
54. 53-Across menaces : ASPS
58. Prefix with -lithic : PALEO
59. Mr. Handsome : DREAMBOAT
61. Bay, say : INLET
62. 2012 election issue : OBAMACARE
63. Worker bees, e.g. : CASTE
64. Kevin Bacon film of 2000 : MYDOGSKIP
1. Modern measures of popularity : HITS
2. Internet commenter's initialism : IMHO
3. Knocked off : SLEW
4. Pooches with turned-up tails : POMS
5. Flying start? : AVI
6. Greek prince ___ Cassadine, longtime "General Hospital" character : NIKOLAS
7. Opposite of collected : INAPANIC
8. Hard ___ : CIDER
9. Violent : STORMY
10. E.P.A. targets : PCBS
11. Info in an apartment ad : AREA
12. "I want to know ..." : TELLMETHIS
13. Old vaudevillian catcall : HELLONURSE
14. Prevents from littering : SPAYS
22. Mountain on the Armenian coat of arms : ARARAT
23. Jiff : SEC
25. Aide, in ads : ASST
26. Singer/dancer/actress once called the "Queen of Las Vegas" : LOLAFALANA
27. Odious ones : SLIMEBALLS
28. "Night Music" playwright : ODETS
30. Feature of pop and rock? : SHORTO
31. Gambling mecca : MACAU
33. Dupe : SAP
35. Insignia on Pirates uniforms : PEES
38. Hero player : MALELEAD
41. Satisfied : MET
43. It may be said con flores : YOTEAMO
45. What a gun may be fired at? : RANDOM
47. Something to talk about : TOPIC
49. Pink Nintendo title character : KIRBY
51. Shuffled pair : FEET
52. What a 25-Across may have lost : VOTE
54. Basics : ABCS
55. Overcharge : SOAK
56. ___ passu (equably) : PARI
57. Repeated cry in an exercise class : STEP
60. ___ wheels : MAG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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