New York Times, Friday, August 19, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Actual title of the 1979 #1 hit known as "The Piña Colada Song" : ESCAPE
7. "Family Guy" mayor, or the actor providing his voice : ADAMWEST
15. Dump truck filler : LOADER
16. Deliver : LIBERATE
17. Shameless yes-man : LAPDOG
18. 1984 film starring Tom Selleck as a jewel thief : LASSITER
19. Front covers : APRONS
20. Fashion magazines, e.g. : GLOSSIES
21. Trespasses : SINS
22. Higgins's pupil in elocution : DOOLITTLE
23. Abbr. rarely seen at the start of a sentence : ETC
24. One rudely put out? : TONGUE
25. Satellite community? : MOONBASE
28. Small brawl : TUSSLE
33. Removes from a spool : UNREELS
34. Ignoring copyrights, say : PIRATIC
35. "In the Night Kitchen" author : SENDAK
36. Lady famous for piemaking : MRSSMITH
37. Cash in : REDEEM
39. Vegas hotel that hosts the World Series of Poker : RIO
40. Nighttime assignment, often : GUARDDUTY
44. "Star Trek: First Contact" villains, with "the" : BORG
46. Girl's name meaning "messenger of God" : ANGELINE
47. Second run : REPEAT
49. Foot-stomping music : FLAMENCO
50. Unfazed by : USEDTO
51. Top-quality : FIVESTAR
52. DVD box set purchase : SERIES
53. Wild West show headgear : STETSONS
54. Place to sit, ironically : STANDS
1. "___ in Berlin" (1960 live album) : ELLA
2. Mineral used as chalk by tailors : SOAPSTONE
3. One born on Christmas Day : CAPRICORN
4. Enlargement : ADDON
5. Unskilled laborers : PEONS
6. Newton-meter fractions : ERGS
7. No more : ALLGONE
8. Kind of box for input : DIALOG
9. Moral theory that doesn't allow for shades of gray : ABSOLUTISM
10. Old-fashioned letter opener : MESSIEURS
11. You might keep a watch on it : WRIST
12. Weird Al Yankovic's first Billboard hit : EATIT
13. What tuning forks are made of : STEEL
14. Clipped : TERSE
22. Sleep, in British slang : DOSS
23. Skinny-legged trotters : EMUS
24. Had one do through persuasion : TALKEDINTO
26. Outlaw Kelly of Australian legend : NED
27. Like Lincoln before his presidency : BEARDLESS
29. 1950s-'70s senator Ervin : SAM
30. Added to the soup, say : STIRREDIN
31. Pressed one's suit? : LITIGATED
32. Return a call? : ECHO
34. Little game, perhaps : PREY
36. Falling rocks : METEORS
38. Company behind the 1960s yo-yo craze : DUNCAN
40. Fishing hooks : GAFFS
41. Dark : UNLIT
42. Mesoamerican plant : AGAVE
43. Ran into again : REMET
44. Hemmed in : BESET
45. "No good ___ plot can be sensible ...": W. H. Auden : OPERA
47. Former Wisconsin senator Feingold : RUSS
48. Dispose of : TOSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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