New York Times, Saturday, August 25, 2012

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Modern drag : BUZZKILL
9. Founding need : METAL
14. It often has a crust on top : ONIONSOUP
16. Visibly surprised : AGAPE
17. Point of no return? : TENNISACE
18. Football Hall of Famer Bobby : LAYNE
19. Captain Hook's alma mater : ETON
20. "Tropic Thunder" director and co-star : STILLER
22. Street heaters : GATS
25. Growth theory subj. : ECON
26. Mex. and Uru. are in it : OAS
27. "I hate this" : UGH
28. Teen series whose title character is never seen : GOSSIPGIRL
32. Query prompted by crying : AREYOUOK
34. Turn-of-the-season mos. : SEPS
35. Collusion : CAHOOTS
36. Doesn't lie gracefully : SPRAWLS
39. It set sail from Iolcus : ARGO
40. Altar adjunct : PRIEDIEU
41. Sole : ONEOFAKIND
43. Sole component : FIN
44. End for end : ING
45. Met works : OILS
46. One way to go to a party : STAG
47. Small parts of floor plans : CLOSETS
49. Hawks' old haunt : OMNI
52. "Such mishegoss!" : OYVEY
53. Charged : ARRAIGNED
58. Kind of mentality : SIEGE
59. With 61-Across, "Nothing new to me!" : BEENTHERE
60. They get picked : AFROS
61. See 59-Across : DONETHAT
1. Web crawler : BOT
2. ___ fois que (as soon as, in Arles) : UNE
3. Chard or cab alternative : ZIN
4. Defenders' assignments : ZONES
5. Make some loops : KNIT
6. Childish comeback : ISSO
7. Item of interest? : LOAN
8. Jacquet who directed "March of the Penguins" : LUC
9. Feigned incapacity : MALINGERED
10. Even, in √Čvreux : EGAL
11. 2009 Grammy winner for "Fearless" : TAYLORSWIFT
12. Like some sleep disruptions : APNEAL
13. Goats' looks : LEERS
15. 1990 Best Supporting Actor winner : PESCI
21. Cause of a curved flight path : TOPSPIN
22. Tex-Mex topping : GUAC
23. ___ Fort (World Heritage Site in India) : AGRA
24. 2009 comedy whose tagline is "Some guys just can't handle Vegas" : THEHANGOVER
25. Yupik lang. : ESK
28. Kitten's look : GOOGOOEYES
29. In la-la land : OUTOFIT
30. Letters from desperate people : SOS
31. Kind of app : IPAD
33. Old : YORE
36. What some gurus are called : SRI
37. She hailed from the planet Alderaan : LEIA
38. Like a chorus line : SUNG
40. Recreation areas: Abbr. : PKS
41. Not unless : ONLYIF
42. 1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
44. Prefix with -hedron : ICOSA
46. It's seeing things : SIGHT
48. Mariposa's close relative : SEGO
49. Sandwich often given a twist : OREO
50. "Ali" director Michael : MANN
51. Time for Variety? : NITE
54. Old revolutionist : RED
55. O.T. book : NEH
56. Word after many presidents' names : ERA
57. One taking the lead?: Abbr. : DET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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