New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 2011

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJVW} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Pick for a pendant : OPAL
5. In reserve : HELD
9. Jets used to make touchdowns there : SHEA
13. Stinky : RIPE
14. Group with a 1977 hit banned by the BBC, with "the" : SEXPISTOLS
16. Polo alternative : IZOD
17. The basics : BRASSTACKS
18. Narc's measures: Abbr. : OZS
19. Perniciousness : HARM
20. 1982 A.L. Rookie of the Year : RIPKEN
21. Go on and on : NATTER
23. Sucker : GULL
24. "Wait for it ..." : DRUMROLLPLEASE
30. Windfall : BOON
31. Deadening agent : OPIATE
32. Media inits. since 1970 : NPR
33. Coin with two stalks of wheat on its reverse : RUPEE
35. Mouse handler's aid : PAD
36. Row : RUNIN
38. "I hated it" : UGH
39. Is significant enough : COUNTS
42. Titanic-taloned terrorizers : ROCS
43. Film starring Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe : THELONGGOODBYE
46. U.N.C. Charlotte's athletic conf. : ATEN
47. "We're on!" : ITSAGO
49. Writer and director of "Julie & Julia," 2009 : EPHRON
52. Take advantage of a broken line : PASS
54. "Forget it!" : NIX
55. Radially symmetric creature : SEAANEMONE
57. Plot element? : ACRE
58. It may be combed for hairs : CRIMESCENE
59. Lean : RELY
60. Beat reporters?: Abbr. : EKGS
61. 640 57-Acrosses: Abbr. : SQMI
62. Catonian infinitive : ESSE
1. Bellatrix's constellation : ORION
2. It may spin overhead : PIZZADOUGH
3. Qur'an part : APOSTROPHE
4. Set the bar : LED
5. Mann's title : HERR
6. It has its problems : EXAM
7. Breakable records : LPS
8. Upset : DISRUPT
9. Corner item : STAPLE
10. Ham option : HOCK
11. Actress Sommer : ELKE
12. N.E.A. member?: Abbr. : ASSN
14. Chain using lots of 2-Down : SBARRO
15. "Tropic Thunder" director and co-star : STILLER
19. Line on a jumper : HEM
22. Earworm, e.g. : TUNE
23. "I'd be delighted!" : GLADTO
25. Question the truth of : OPPUGN
26. Sixth-century Chinese dynasty : LIANG
27. Soreness causes : ANNOYANCES
28. Sporty ensemble? : SPICEGIRLS
29. Kite kin : ERNS
30. Polo alternative : BRUT
34. Environmental transition area : ECOTONE
37. Downtowns, e.g. : URBS
40. Knot-tying result : ONENESS
41. "Obviously" : SOISEE
44. They used to play at the Big A : LARAMS
45. Tippler's trouble : DTS
48. Aster relative : OXEYE
49. Suffix with 1-Across : ESCE
50. Private jet, e.g. : PERK
51. "Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy" writer : HAIG
52. Scanning work, often : POEM
53. 10 in un decennio : ANNI
56. John Wayne cop film : MCQ
57. Were present? : ARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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