New York Times, Friday, August 10, 2012

Author: John Lampkin
Editor: Will Shortz
John Lampkin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Western highlight : SHOOTOUT
9. "24" actress Cuthbert : ELISHA
15. Protest pompously : HARRUMPH
16. See 10-Down : RENTAL
17. It's in the neighborhood : ESTIMATE
18. Piece that bites : SATIRE
19. Unerringly, after "to" : ATEE
20. "Just curious, that's all" : NOREASON
22. Some colts : ROANS
24. People's Sexiest Man Alive after Swayze : NOLTE
25. Belts in which stars are seen? : KOS
28. Rust bucket : TUB
30. Bosox great : YAZ
31. Comcast Center athlete, briefly : TERP
32. Top sports figure? : SALARYCAP
36. "Do-Re-Mi" singer : MARIA
37. Massage message? : THATFEELSSOGOOD
39. Romeo's offering : ROSES
40. Bad thing to bust in : TWENTYONE
41. Sent some cybernotes : IMED
42. One of a pair in "Popeye" : PEE
43. Many a summer baby : LEO
44. According to : PER
45. Start to go? : HARDG
47. Pale-green moths : LUNAS
51. Army outfits : BRIGADES
54. Show part : ROLE
55. Fastskin maker : SPEEDO
57. Cry before answering : ILLGETIT
59. Used harpoons, say : WHALED
60. Bit of ingenuity : NEATIDEA
61. Provider of punch at brunch? : MIMOSA
62. "Rock" : GEMSTONE
1. Cut through : SHEAR
2. Can't decline : HASTO
3. "Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
4. Set right : ORIENTATED
5. Belly : TUM
6. Land with a sultan : OMAN
7. Kate who was the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model : UPTON
8. Instant-book title of 1981 or 2011 : THEROYALWEDDING
9. Imitation : ERSATZ
10. 16-Across agreement : LEASE
11. See 53-Down : INTO
12. Turkey : STINKEROO
13. Laugh half : HAR
14. Half-and-half half : ALE
21. Pass : ELAPSE
23. Is an Internet explorer : SURFS
26. Stars in which a belt is seen : ORION
27. One in a black suit : SPADE
29. Exit line : BYE
31. Cry before "No backsies!" : TAGYOUREIT
32. Land to land on : STRIP
33. Hit ___ run : AHOME
34. Exemplar of focus : LASERBEAM
35. Peter with the 1986 #1 hit "Glory of Love" : CETERA
36. Roadside sign : MOTEL
38. Big inits. in comedy : SNL
42. Place of worship : PAGODA
45. Screens : HIDES
46. Sticky styling stuff : GELEE
48. Abstain from : NOTDO
49. Strange : ALIEN
50. Caterpillar bristles : SETAE
52. Slangy move : RELO
53. With 11-Down, bash : SLAM
55. Initials in a personal ad : SWM
56. Golden ratio symbol : PHI
58. Sporty autos : GTS

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

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