New York Times, Friday, July 22, 2011

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. California river, county or mountain : SHASTA
7. Vegas Strip hotel : MGMGRAND
15. Spirits : LIQUOR
16. Redolent : AROMATIC
17. "Well, perhaps ..." : IGUESS
18. Business card info : JOBTITLE
19. Waste of an election? : CHADS
20. Cuts (down) : MOWS
21. Persuade : SELL
22. "Look!," in Latin : ECCE
23. Manipulate data : SORT
24. Championship game : FINAL
25. ___ moment : AHA
26. Peewee : MUNCHKIN
28. 2003 movie involving Christmas Eve robberies : BADSANTA
30. Come back again : REECHO
34. Depend upon, as a decision : LIEWITH
35. It's signaled with a white flag : LASTLAP
36. Counterfeit : ERSATZ
37. Peewee : PINTSIZE
38. Co-writer of Michael Jackson's posthumous hit "This Is It" : PAULANKA
40. Pizza option : PAN
41. "Your Precious Love" duet singer Terrell : TAMMI
44. Charge : ONUS
45. What you might be rushed to get out of? : DORM
46. Concerning : INRE
47. Colon, e.g. : DOTS
48. ___ Bird, daughter of L.B.J. : LYNDA
49. Natural : LIFELIKE
51. Office attachment : POSTIT
52. It often includes a colon : EMOTICON
53. Select as a successor : ANOINT
54. R-rated element : SEXSCENE
55. Card table error : RENEGE
1. Like deli meats : SLICEABLE
2. Small diner location? : HIGHCHAIR
3. Pool exhibitions : AQUACADES
4. It's blue in an old song : SUEDE
5. Trash : TOSS
6. "___ Grammatica" (classic work on Latin) : ARS
7. Island where Rafael Nadal was born : MAJORCA
8. Development : GROWTH
9. Packs : MOBS
10. Setting for BBC reports, in brief : GMT
11. Movie box set? : RAISINETS
12. "Tuesday ___" (Count Basie tune) : ATTEN
13. Nabisco brand : NILLA
14. Big battery type : DCELL
20. The "1" in 1/2, e.g. : MONTH
23. He wrote "All war is deception" : SUNTZU
24. ___ Bowl : FIESTA
26. Umbrella holder, perhaps : MAITAI
27. Family in John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas" : KRANKS
29. Bargain hunters' events : SWAPMEETS
31. Hassle-free fashion item : CLIPONTIE
32. Gambling : HAZARDING
33. Filming process for multiple aspect ratios : OPENMATTE
35. Second pope, following St. Peter : LINUS
37. Procter & Gamble hair-care line : PANTENE
39. Watch : LOOKON
41. Patio pieces : TILES
42. Style on Japanese screens : ANIME
43. "Fantastic" figure of children's lit : MRFOX
45. James who invented the Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner : DYSON
47. Gambling aids : DICE
48. Single : LONE
50. D.M.V. issue : LIC
51. Course objective : PAR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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