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New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 2013

Author: Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry Franklin
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Sara Kaplan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Franklin. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Kaplan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Insomnia medicine : AMBIEN
7. Big top? : AFRO
11. Prime meridian std. : GST
14. Levels : STRATA
15. A title may come with one : LIEN
16. Accepted as a cost, informally : ATE
17. One of the first five 49-Acrosses : THOMASJEFFERSON
20. NASA approvals : AOKS
21. Offended : HURT
22. Line ending at Penn Sta. : LIRR
23. Smallest Indian state : GOA
24. One of the first five 49-Acrosses : JOHNADAMS
27. English king nicknamed Longshanks : EDWARDI
31. Gift-giver's urging : OPENIT
32. Skater Brian : BOITANO
35. Cheetah's prey : GNU
36. One of the first five 49-Acrosses : JAMESMONROE
39. Professor Bobo of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," e.g. : APE
41. Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance : TUSCANY
42. Update electrically : REWIRE
45. Pump for a heart, e.g. : ANALOGY
49. See 17-, 24- and 36-Across : PRESIDENT
52. Charlemagne ruled it: Abbr. : HRE
53. Western sound effect : CLOP
54. Laughable : RICH
56. [Buyer beware] : ASIS
57. Date on which 17-, 24- and 36-Across died : THEFOURTHOFJULY
60. Whitman's "A Backward Glance ___ Travel'd Roads" : OER
61. Bogotá bloom : FLOR
62. Company that developed NutraSweet : SEARLE
63. N.F.L. meas. : YDS
64. Card game with a bank : FARO
65. Mushes : PUREES
1. "All the world," in "As You Like It" : ASTAGE
2. Home to North America's only year-round ski resort : MTHOOD
3. "Today" show host before Gumbel : BROKAW
4. Alpo alternative : IAMS
5. Letter that's an anagram of 16-Across : ETA
6. Humorist who wrote "Happiness is having a scratch for every itch" : NASH
7. Old Olds : ALERO
8. Liquor purchase : FIFTH
9. Whistle blower : REF
10. 400 meters, in Olympic track and field : ONELAP
11. Pilot's place : GASRANGE
12. Enter angrily : STORMIN
13. Count on one's fingers? : TEN
18. Sport practiced in white attire : JUJITSU
19. Car, slangily : RIDE
25. Columnist Peggy : NOONAN
26. Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
28. Esq. group : ABA
29. Neighbor of Ukr. : ROM
30. Was on a flexitarian plan, maybe : DIETED
33. When many alarms go off, for short : AMS
34. Baseball umpire's ruling : NOCATCH
36. Chain stores? : JEWELERS
37. ___ polymerase : RNA
38. "Popeye" name : OYL
39. MoMA artist : ARP
40. Sat : PERCHED
43. "Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
44. Scam : RIPOFF
46. "Yeah, right" : OHSURE
47. A Bentley has a big one : GRILLE
48. Emphatic agreement : YESYES
50. Dropping the ball, say : ERROR
51. Onetime Dodge S.U.V. : NITRO
55. O.R. locale : HOSP
56. Open a tad : AJAR
57. Fast-food freebie : TOY
58. Diminutive suffix : ULA
59. Fire: Fr. : FEU

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

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