New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Pet adoption org. : SPCA
5. Campfire remains : ASHES
10. Trim, with "down" : PARE
14. Gradually remove, as a foal from its mother's milk : WEAN
15. Cinnamon pattern, in toast : SWIRL
16. God whose name is a homophone of a zodiac sign : ARES
17. Humble reply to a compliment : ITRY
18. Two units, in 56-Across : PATROLBOAT
20. Test for Ph.D. seekers : GRE
21. Two-time Cy Young winner Lincecum : TIM
22. "You can count on me" : WILLDO
23. Three units, in 56-Across : SUBMARINE
27. Coral producer : POLYP
28. Partner of desist : CEASE
29. World's fair, e.g. : EXPO
31. Facebook button : SHARE
32. Jobs announcement of 2010 : IPAD
33. John McCain and Kurt Vonnegut, once, for short : POWS
37. Five units, in 56-Across : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
40. "Wowzers!" : GOSH
41. Brutish sort : LOUT
42. Battery units : VOLTS
43. Potter's oven : KILN
44. Small paving stones : SETTS
45. Foe of Cobra, in comics : GIJOE
49. Three units, in 56-Across : DESTROYER
52. Early afternoon time : ONETEN
54. What horizontal head shakes signify : NOS
55. Low island : CAY
56. Four units, in 56-Across : BATTLESHIP
59. Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
60. A few poker chips, maybe : ANTE
61. Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
62. Windfall : BOON
63. Honey : DEAR
64. MetLife Stadium athlete, for short : NYJET
65. B&Bs : INNS
1. Drinks from a bottle, maybe : SWIGS
2. Kate's groom in "The Taming of the Shrew" : PETRUCHIO
3. 1980s toy craze : CAREBEARS
4. Whatever number : ANY
5. Reach for the stars : ASPIRE
6. Hindu teacher : SWAMI
7. Bomb's opposite : HIT
8. Drop a fly ball, e.g. : ERR
9. School zone sign : SLOW
10. Poet Neruda : PABLO
11. On ___ (doing well) : AROLL
12. Cry before "set" : READY
13. Legally prohibit : ESTOP
19. Plan for losers, informally? : LIPO
21. Stun gun : TASER
24. It was originally first on the Roman calendar : MARCH
25. Roman god of horses : NEPTUNE
26. Word before change or revenge : EXACT
30. Kissing in a crowd, e.g., in brief : PDA
31. Droop : SAG
32. Poker declaration : IFOLD
33. Prefix with type : PROTO
34. One whose success is well-earned? : OILTYCOON
35. Monsoon period : WETSEASON
36. Ones taking the 20-Across : SRS
38. Who said "It's not bragging if you can back it up" : ALI
39. Trailer park people, for short : RVERS
43. Topple (over) : KEEL
44. "Cut that out!" : STOPIT
45. Spoil : GOBAD
46. Vacuous : INANE
47. Volkswagen compact : JETTA
48. "The Wind in the Willows" character : OTTER
50. Bid at the last second, as on eBay : SNIPE
51. Meg and Paul : RYANS
53. It's next to fluorine on the periodic table : NEON
57. It's over your head : SKY
58. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HAJ
59. Slugger's stat : RBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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