New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 2013

Author: Frederick J. Healy
Editor: Will Shortz
Frederick J. Healy
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BJQV} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Healy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jeff Chen notes: An excellent puzzle, one that would have earned the vaunted POW! (Puzzle of the Week) if Ian's themeless hadn't run yesterday. Note ... more
JimH notes: Jeff is right that modern fill is often much cleaner but, for me, the value of the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project is that it demonstrates ... more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,300
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1. Start of a phobia? : XENO
5. All the best? : ALIST
10. Five-time U.S. Open winner : GRAF
14. Immensely : ATON
15. Leisurely : LENTO
16. Sign of virtue : HALO
17. Malted alternatives : CHOCOLATESHAKES
20. Be ruthless : TAKENOPRISONERS
21. Run-___ : ONS
22. Pair of word processors? : CUTANDPASTE
23. Instinctive reaction : GUT
24. Verbal gem : MOT
25. Bygone country name or its currency : ZAIRE
28. Safe to push off : SEAWORTHY
34. It springs from Monte Falterona : ARNO
35. Brush off : SPURN
36. Place for tiger woods? : ASIA
37. Get going : KICKSTART
39. Not at all sharp, maybe : ONKEY
40. A shot : PER
41. Plant production: Abbr. : MFG
42. "Go figure!" : IMAGINETHAT
48. One of the muskrats in the 1976 hit "Muskrat Love" : SAM
51. Play savior : COMETOTHERESCUE
53. Dual diner dish : APPLEPIEALAMODE
54. Stickler's citation : RULE
55. "Or else ___ despiser of good manners": Shak. : ARUDE
56. Newton, e.g. : UNIT
57. Event with body cords : EPEE
58. Not at all sharp : DENSE
59. Lands : GETS
1. Brand of blades : XACTO
2. Brand of literature : ETHAN
3. Where seekers may find hiders : NOOKS
4. Almost never : ONCE
5. Go-for-broke : ALLOUT
6. Proceeded precipitately : LEAPT
7. IV component : INTRA
8. Chain of off-price department stores : STEINMART
9. Guzzle : TOSSDOWN
10. Home of the world's largest artificial lake : GHANA
11. Ground crew gear? : RAKES
12. Like prairie dogs, notably : ALERT
13. "Pippin" Tony winner : FOSSE
18. As if scripted : ONCUE
19. "Get the lead out!" : HOPTO
23. Get inside and out : GROK
25. Director/screenwriter Penn : ZAK
26. "Exodus" character : ARI
27. Magazine with an annual "500|5000" conference : INC
28. Likely result of excess 17- and 53-Across : SPARETIRE
29. Prefix with 36-Across : EUR
30. Seemed to be : RANG
31. Bit of chiding : TSK
32. Not dally : HIE
33. "That's fantastic news!" : YAY
35. One bound to hold notes? : STENOPAD
38. Venom : SPITE
39. Spot ___ : OFTEA
41. Actress Matlin : MARLEE
42. Words of support : ICARE
43. Do the final details on : MOPUP
44. Not coming up short : AMPLE
45. Frost, to François : GELEE
46. Human Development Report publisher, in brief : THEUN
47. About 50% of calls : HEADS
48. Turnover alternative : SCONE
49. Tax burden? : AUDIT
50. Measures up to : MEETS
52. Like many a goody-goody : SMUG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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