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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 2011

Author: Byron Walden
Edited by Brian Cimmet and Patrick Blindauer
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: This crossword was the playoff puzzle at Lollapuzzoola 4, a tournament held in New York City on Aug. 6, conducted by Brian Cimmet and Patrick Blindauer. The champion, Jeffrey Harris, completed it in less than 9 minutes.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,565
Across Down
1. Indian home : HOGAN
6. Store : STASHAWAY
15. Gloucester and Kent, in "King Lear" : EARLS
16. 1822 Walter Scott novel about Capt. Clement Cleveland : THEPIRATE
17. Its calling code is +39 : ITALY
18. President Harding's Laddie Boy and others : AIREDALES
19. Elvis's and Mariah's record number of weeks at Billboard's #1 : SEVENTYNINE
21. Big mouth : MAW
22. Carmen Sandiego cover-up? : TRENCHCOAT
23. 8 on the Beaufort scale : GALE
24. Until June 25, 2011, its first three digits had geographical significance: Abbr. : SSN
25. "Tempest" Golden Globe nominee Julia : RAUL
26. Purple : LURID
27. Lived in King James's era? : DWELT
29. "Jason Lives," e.g. : PARTVI
30. Notes in passing? : REQUIEM
33. Like the word "its," often : MISUSED
34. Crows : EXULTS
35. Ice cream case selections : PINTS
36. Take what one oughtn't : POACH
37. Weapon that comes in easy-to-carry and hard-to-carry varieties : MACE
38. Lacuna : GAP
41. Snarling, say : RUDE
42. Ursi maritimi : POLARBEARS
45. Place that shows placing and showing: Abbr. : OTB
46. Miami or Amsterdam, for example : GATEWAYCITY
47. Uniform shade : OLIVEDRAB
49. "Let's ___ there" : NOTGO
50. Something one might be forced to wear at work : FAKESMILE
51. Top : ONEUP
52. Deal incentive : SWEETENER
53. Some of them are flukes : WORMS
1. Withdrawals that may incur substantial penalties? : HEISTS
2. Tom Mix vehicles : OATERS
3. Second Commandment word : GRAVEN
4. Wrench handle? : ALLEN
5. "It's Gonna Be Me" band of 2000 : NSYNC
6. Emergency directive? : STAYCALM
7. Become sparse : THINOUT
8. From above : AERIAL
9. Blown : SPENT
10. Mask : HIDE
11. Constellation between Scorpius and Triangulum Australe : ARA
12. Supercenters, e.g. : WALMARTS
13. More than gnawed at : ATEALIVE
14. Celebratory chant at Chicago's Grant Park on 11/4/08 : YESWEDID
20. Basketball long shots : THREES
23. Mavens : GURUS
26. In a bad place? : LAST
27. Sweet, to Scipio : DULCE
28. Dating : WITH
29. Sebastián ___ (president of Chile beginning in 2010) : PINERA
30. Reprimands : REPROOFS
31. Gary Cooper played one in "Man of the West" : EXOUTLAW
32. Certain ATV : QUADBIKE
33. Dickens character whose first name is Wilkins : MICAWBER
35. Blonde picked up at a bar? : PALEALE
37. "We feel your pain" sloganeer : MOTRIN
38. Ankle covering : GAITER
39. Kind of eraser : ARTGUM
40. "Hearts and minds" activities, in military slang : PSYOPS
42. Luke's mother in "Star Wars" : PADME
43. Already : BYNOW
44. Tightwads' prefix : ECONO
46. Exploit : GEST
48. Capital of Victoria : VEE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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