New York Times, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 188 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: In an Atlantic article titled "How Will Shortz Edits a New York Times Crossword Puzzle," this puzzle is used as the example.
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Across Down
1. Coach Ewbank who led the Jets to a Super Bowl championship : WEEB
5. Sturdy mountain climber? : TBAR
9. English derby site : EPSOM
14. Pac-12 team : UCLA
15. Circular dance : HORA
16. Iroquoian people : MINGO
17. Place for a sweater? : STEAMROOM
19. Composer Stravinsky and others : IGORS
20. A Mexican might sleep under it : SOMBRERO
21. Totally wrong : ALLWET
22. "Peer Gynt" mother : ASE
23. La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
24. Sheets for scribbling : SCRAPPAPER
29. 30- or 60-second spot : TVAD
33. Three, in Rome : TRE
34. Mideast moguls : EMIRS
35. Not just mislead : LIETO
36. Pocahontas's husband : ROLFE
38. Hogwash : ROT
39. When a right turn may be allowed : ONRED
40. "You have my word on it" : IWILL
41. Suitor : WOOER
43. Certain fraternity man, informally : SIG
44. Antifur org. : PETA
45. Ice cream holder : WAFFLECONE
47. " ... or so ___ say" : THEY
49. "A New World Record" grp. : ELO
50. Put down : ABASED
53. Beau : LOVERBOY
58. Full-bosomed : BUXOM
59. Fairway clubs ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to 17-, 24- and 45-Across and 10- and 37-Down : FIVEIRONS
60. "The Surrender of ___" (Diego Velázquez painting) : BREDA
61. Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
62. "Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
63. Poe's middle name : ALLAN
64. Root beer brand : DADS
65. King with the immortal line "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" : LEAR
1. Scaredy-cat : WUSS
2. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
3. K-6 sch. designation : ELEM
4. Entreaty to Bo-Peep : BAABAA
5. Earlyish teatime : THREEPM
6. Uncouth sort : BOOR
7. Suffix with buck : AROO
8. Bump in bumper cars, maybe : RAM
9. Rat in "Ratatouille" : EMILE
10. Playground lingo : PIGLATIN
11. Possible cause of school cancellation : SNOW
12. Storybook character : OGRE
13. Superlative adverb : MOST
18. Emma of "The Avengers" : MRSPEEL
21. Music sheet abbr. : ARR
23. Annual city-magazine theme : BESTOF
24. "Peanuts," for one : STRIP
25. "Gladiator" star : CROWE
26. Like a candle night after night, say : RELIT
27. Breathing space : AIRWAY
28. 90 is a pretty high one : PROOF
30. Left-hand page : VERSO
31. Used the dining room : ATEIN
32. "Gunsmoke" setting, informally : DODGE
35. Legendary siren of the Rhine : LORELEI
37. Fizzless drink : FLATSODA
42. High dice rolls : ELEVENS
45. Tie the knot : WED
46. O.K. place? : CORRAL
48. Mr. Universe, e.g. : HEMAN
50. "Fernando" group : ABBA
51. Small knot : BURL
52. Figure skater's leap : AXEL
53. Succotash bean : LIMA
54. "Amores" poet : OVID
55. Presage : BODE
56. Fit for service : ONEA
57. River of Flanders : YSER
59. Goldfish swallowing in the 1920s, e.g. : FAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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