New York Times, Friday, August 16, 2013

Author: Dana Motley
Editor: Will Shortz
Dana Motley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Dana Motley notes: Two days before Christmas 1983, I lost my best friend to an automobile accident. I remember having two thoughts upon hearing the ... more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,292
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1. Fighting : ATWAR
6. Amscray : FLEE
10. They get taken easily : SAPS
14. ___ Road (W.W. II supply route) : BURMA
15. Hospital bed feature : RAIL
16. Nail : CLAW
17. Circular side? : ONIONRINGS
19. Unisex name meaning "born again" : RENE
20. Many a security point : DESK
21. Straight : ONTHELEVEL
23. Form of "sum" : EST
24. Sound name : PUGET
25. Tom who won a Tony for "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
26. Ones keeping on their toes? : BALLERINAS
29. The City of a Hundred Spires : PRAGUE
31. Triage determination : NEED
32. Home of "NerdTV" : PBS
35. Line of rulers : DYNASTS
37. Big game plans? : SAFARIS
39. Argument-ending letters : QED
40. Short distance : STEP
42. Occasions for bulldogging : RODEOS
43. Hot-and-cold menu item : PIEALAMODE
45. Mathematician Cantor who founded set theory : GEORG
48. Going without saying? : TACIT
49. Aid in getting back on track : MAP
52. Means of reducing worker fatigue : ERGONOMICS
54. Kraft Nabisco Championship org. : LPGA
55. Color also known as endive blue : IRIS
56. Classic Hitchcock set : BATESMOTEL
58. Quiet place to fish : COVE
59. Suffixes of 61-Across : ITES
60. Rich of old films : IRENE
61. Contents of some ledges : ORES
62. "___ Wedding" ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show" episode) : TEDS
63. Occasioned : LEDTO
1. Flat, e.g. : ABODE
2. Fixes flats? : TUNES
3. Hospital patient's wear : WRISTBAND
4. See 5-Down : AMOK
5. With 4-Down, lost control : RAN
6. Feature of some western wear : FRINGE
7. Pathfinder? : LANTERN
8. Reagan was seen a lot in them : EIGHTIES
9. Word after who, what or where, but rarely when : ELSE
10. Things driven on construction sites : SCREWS
11. Anti-inflammatory product : ALEVE
12. Authorities might sit on one : PANEL
13. Wonderful : SWELL
18. Kind of wheel : ROULETTE
22. One putting the pedal to the metal : LEADFOOT
24. Summer symbol? : PLUSSIGN
27. One of the Eastern elite : AGA
28. Aviation safety statistic : NEARMISS
29. Straightaway : PDQ
30. Manhattan choice : RYE
32. Broken into on TV? : PREEMPTED
33. Kind of lab : BIO
34. Nemesis of some dodgers: Abbr. : SSS
36. Fellow chairperson? : SEATMATE
38. Use a 24-Down : ADD
41. Like pigtails : PLAITED
43. Talks tediously : PROSES
44. Hacker's achievement : ACCESS
45. American company whose mascot has a Cockney accent : GEICO
46. Diamond flaw : ERROR
47. Diagonal rib of a vault : OGIVE
50. One getting cuts : AGENT
51. Early: Prefix : PALEO
53. Exit lines? : OBIT
54. Ethnologist's interest : LORE
57. 254,000 angstroms : MIL

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

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