New York Times, Thursday, July 22, 2010

Author: Jeremy Horwitz
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeremy Horwitz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Horwitz. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: These two clues are for the center square:

Across: Shortest title of any #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 [Britney Spears, 2009]

Down: Length of the eight runners-up to the Across answer, all of which are answers to starred clues in this puzzle
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pups' complaints : YIPS
5. *Jackson 5, 1970 : ABC
8. Soupçon : CRUMB
13. Time it is when daylight saving time ends : ONEOCLOCK
16. Dirt accumulator? : YENTA
17. Salsa partner? : GUACAMOLE
18. Gave up : CEDED
19. Capital whose name is Urdu for "place of peace" : ISLAMABAD
20. Year of the Great Fire of Rome : LXIV
21. Unagi sources : EELS
22. *Usher feat. will.i.am, 2010 : OMG
23. Gutter site : EAVE
24. Informal denials : NOPES
26. "Harlequin's Carnival," for one : MIRO
28. Nostalgist's opening words : TIMEWAS
33. More substantial : SOLIDER
35. Bouquets : AROMAS
36. "I swear!" : HONEST
37. Book of Judges judge : DEBORAH
39. Greeted deferentially : BOWEDTO
40. Foul mood : SNIT
41. "Network" director : LUMET
43. Taft and Bush, collegiately : ELIS
45. *Michael Jackson, 1972 : BEN
46. Catch, as flies : SHAG
50. Gospel singer Winans : CECE
51. Earliest million-dollar movie role : CLEOPATRA
54. Wooden-soled shoe : SABOT
55. Gypsum variety used in carvings : ALABASTER
56. Worshiping figure : ORANT
57. What a talent scout looks for : POTENTIAL
58. Authority : SAYSO
59. *Frankie Avalon, 1959 : WHY
60. Numerical prefix : OCTO
1. Hanna-Barbera bear : YOGI
2. Occupied : INUSE
3. "Positive thinking" exponent : PEALE
4. Setting for "The O.C.," for short : SOCAL
5. Longest book of the Book of Mormon : ALMA
6. Faux pas : BOOBOOS
7. Workshop device : CCLAMP
8. Bike : CYCLE
9. Check over : REEXAMINE
10. United : UNDIVIDED
11. Subject of the 1997 best seller "Into Thin Air" : MTEVEREST
12. *Michael Jackson, 1987 : BAD
14. Wheels inside a car : CAMS
15. Small anchors : KEDGES
24. Like the first of May or the end of June? : NASAL
25. "Smoking!" : SOHOT
27. "For here ___ go?" : ORTO
28. Kids : TADS
29. "Fame" actress : IRENECARA
30. 1864 battle site that was the source of the quote "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" : MOBILEBAY
31. They often begin with colons : EMOTICONS
32. *Edwin Starr, 1970 : WAR
34. *Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, 2008 : LOW
38. Outer covering for some nuts : HUBCAP
39. Unworthy of : BENEATH
42. Tone down : MELLOW
44. Brawl : SETTO
46. Stretch over : SPAN
47. Can't not : HASTO
48. Lofty story : ATTIC
49. Word repeated before some relatives' names : GREAT
52. Succumb to mind control : OBEY
53. Janis's comic-strip husband : ARLO
54. *Rihanna, 2006 : SOS

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