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New York Times, Saturday, July 6, 2013

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Z} Spans: 4, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,251
Across Down
1. "Moses" novelist : ASCH
5. Home to Morro Castle : CUBA
9. Rigging pros : BOSNS
14. Hoops nickname : SHAQ
15. Its prices are determined by competition : OPENMARKET
17. Rafts : TONS
18. "Red pottage" in Genesis : LENTILSOUP
19. Gun : REV
20. Sharks' place : SANJOSE
21. Neighbor of Telescopium : ARA
22. "___ Obama" (epithet used by Rush Limbaugh) : OSAMA
24. Criticize in a small way, informally : DING
25. Circulation problem : CLOT
26. "Just ___ Love Her" (1950 hit) : SAYI
28. Granny, to Gretel : OMA
30. Central figure of a country : NATIONALAVERAGE
38. 1978 punk classic : IWANNABESEDATED
39. Transcript, e.g. : PERMANENTRECORD
40. What many married couples bring in : SEPARATEINCOMES
41. Finnair alternative : SAS
42. Blowout, e.g. : SALE
43. With 5-Down, bygone beverage : JOLT
46. Sort who isn't safe around a safe : YEGG
50. "Women Ironing" artist : DEGAS
53. English Channel feeder : EXE
54. Land above, to Sonorans : ELNORTE
56. Honor for Harry Potter's creator: Abbr. : OBE
57. Acid Queen player in "Tommy" : TINATURNER
59. 1998 Spielberg title role : RYAN
60. "Two Tickets to Paradise" singer : EDDIEMONEY
61. Domino getting played : FATS
62. They take up some measures : RESTS
63. Squat : NADA
64. Gonitis target : KNEE
1. 1960s TV dog : ASTRO
2. Walk-ins? : SHOES
3. It may cover all the bases : CANVASTARP
4. C.E.O.'s places : HQS
5. See 43-Across : COLA
6. Knock for a loop : UPEND
7. Dog star : BENJI
8. Composer Arensky : ANTON
9. Roll in the grass? : BALE
10. Sites for system repairs, briefly : ORS
11. Toasting option : SKOAL
12. Intro to chemistry? : NEURO
13. Parade honoree, familiarly : STPAT
16. What a bad ruler does : MISGOVERNS
20. Parting word : SAYONARA
23. Mizzen neighbor : MAINMAST
25. Dressage half-turn : CARACOLE
27. Put away, maybe : INANASYLUM
29. 1970s : MEDECADE
30. Sots' shots : NIPS
31. ___ bit : AWEE
32. Look out for, say : ABET
33. Singer Lovich : LENE
34. Sparkling white : ASTI
35. "Chloe" director, 2009 : ATOMEGOYAN
36. "Chicago" Golden Globe winner : GERE
37. Teaching degs. : EDDS
43. 2012 major-league leader in hits : JETER
44. Quicklime, e.g. : OXIDE
45. Furnishes : LENDS
47. ___ Field (Minute Maid Park, once) : ENRON
48. Fixin' to : GONNA
49. "Wall Street" theme : GREED
51. Drop off : ABATE
52. What a yo-yo lacks : SENSE
54. Tour de France times : ETES
55. Sam Cooke's "___ Little Love" : TRYA
58. British isle : AIT
59. Subj. of the 2006 film "Bobby" : RFK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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