New York Times, Monday, August 15, 2011

Author: Stan Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Stanley Newman
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HJQVXY} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: In this zero-based puzzle, OOO is in the top right, and ZIP is opposite. The most frequent letter in the grid is O. There are 24 of them.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,560
Across Down
1. Ice cream utensil : SCOOP
6. Sea creature that moves sideways : CRAB
10. "But wait! There's more ..." : ALSO
14. Cuban "line" dance : CONGA
15. Lasso : ROPE
16. Italian "bye" : CIAO
17. Crowd sounds : ROARS
18. Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
19. Bullets : AMMO
20. Buffalo wings or bruschetta, e.g. : APPETIZERORDER
23. Kid's "shooter" projectile : PEA
24. Formula ___ racing : ONE
25. Overly : TOO
26. Kanye West's genre : RAP
28. "E" on a baseball scoreboard : ERRORS
30. Sylvania product : BULB
31. Rightmost number on a grandfather clock : III
32. Dish under a teacup : SAUCER
34. High point : ACME
35. Pittsburgh Pirates hero of the 1960 World Series : BILLMAZEROSKI
39. Perry with the 1956 #1 hit "Hot Diggity" : COMO
40. Winners' opposites : LOSERS
41. Auto additive brand : STP
42. Hole-punching tools : AWLS
44. Swung and missed : FANNED
48. Equal: Prefix : ISO
49. W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS
50. Allow : LET
51. "___ Baba and the 40 Thieves" : ALI
52. Music source on many an old fairground : WURLITZERORGAN
56. Western writer Grey : ZANE
57. Heading into overtime : TIED
58. Source of amber : RESIN
59. ___-European languages : INDO
60. Prefix with potent or present : OMNI
61. Ridiculous : INANE
62. "No bid" : PASS
63. Noble gas : NEON
64. Weasel family member : OTTER
1. Predicament : SCRAPE
2. "The Last of the Mohicans" author : COOPER
3. Commensurate (with) : ONAPAR
4. Shrek, for one : OGRE
5. Rustic : PASTORAL
6. Hula hoops in the 1950s, e.g. : CRAZE
7. Part to play : ROLE
8. Camera openings : APERTURES
9. "Take a chill pill!" : BECOOL
10. Military sch. : ACAD
11. Verse often beginning "There once was a ..." : LIMERICK
12. "Spider-Man" series director : SAMRAIMI
13. Tic-tac-toe victory : OOO
21. All together : INSUM
22. Burgle : ROB
27. Baked dessert : PIE
29. Norway's capital : OSLO
30. Jeff who founded Amazon.com : BEZOS
33. Gives teams a short break : CALLSTIME
34. Professional org. : ASSN
35. Neighbor of South Africa : BOTSWANA
36. Seizes, as a car : IMPOUNDS
37. Direct elsewhere : REFER
38. Handel's "Messiah," e.g. : ORATORIO
39. CBS forensic series : CSI
42. Time Warner spinoff of '09 : AOL
43. Serve attentively : WAITON
45. Pesters : NAGSAT
46. Jerry's ex on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
47. Supper : DINNER
50. Ushered : LEDIN
53. Old-fashioned Speed Wagons : REOS
54. Greek philosopher known for paradoxes : ZENO
55. Landlord's due : RENT
56. Nothing ... or a hint to what's hidden in 20-, 35- and 52-Across : ZIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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