New York Times, Friday, August 26, 2011

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,571
Across Down
1. Like a snap : REALEASY
9. With 46-Down, strike zones : TARGET
15. Kind of stew : OXTONGUE
16. Role Enrico Caruso was preparing for when he died : OTELLO
17. Eye openers? : DILATERS
18. He said "I never think I have finished a nude until I think I could pinch it" : RENOIR
19. Glossy scarf fabrics : ALAMODES
20. Japanese mat : TATAMI
21. Well and good finish? : NESS
22. Like Hollywood : CINEMATIC
24. Landing place : WHARF
26. Yardbird : CON
27. "Here's Johnny!" memoirist : MCMAHON
31. Line in the sand? : CARAVAN
35. Give a hand : DEALIN
36. Think that just maybe one can : DARETO
37. Put down in writing : INDITED
39. Deep orangish hue : MARSRED
40. Take in : SEE
41. One code-named Renegade by the Secret Service : OBAMA
43. Hundred Years' War leader : JOANOFARC
46. Colonial group : ANTS
50. A destroyer may be in one : ARMADA
51. "Forget I said that" : IGNOREIT
54. Like pupils that are too small : MIOTIC
55. Big, purple Hanna-Barbera character : GRAPEAPE
56. Take stock? : INVEST
57. Go mano a mano : HAVEATIT
58. Discharges : EGESTS
59. Romulus and Remus, to Rhea Silvia : TWINSONS
1. 1956 movie monster : RODAN
2. What some dictators end up in : EXILE
3. What may hold a world of information? : ATLAS
4. Good earth : LOAMS
5. Inside opening? : ENTO
6. Like many ports : AGED
7. "Absolutely!" : SURECAN
8. "Absolutely!" : YESSIR
9. Rich dessert : TORTE
10. Elite soldiers : ATEAM
11. Dollar store? : RENTACARS
12. Show poor sportsmanship about, say : GLOATOVER
13. Waste : ELIMINATE
14. Like Life Savers : TORIC
23. Cowboys compete in it: Abbr. : NFC
24. Tiny amount : WHIT
25. Aid in gaining an edge : HONE
27. Start of the 16th century : MDI
28. "1984" activity : CENSORING
29. Played : MADEAMOVE
30. Turns off : ALIENATES
32. Very early 2-Down : ADAM
33. Hardly seen at the Forum? : RARA
34. Sign of assent : NOD
38. E.R. status : DOA
39. "Goodbye, Columbus" co-star, 1969 : MACGRAW
42. Intelligent : BRIGHT
43. ___ Oliver, a k a the Naked Chef : JAMIE
44. Certain foot specialist : ODIST
45. Trivia quiz fodder : FACTS
46. See 9-Across : AREAS
47. Just ducky : NEATO
48. Court gimme : TIPIN
49. Correction corrections : STETS
52. Language spoken on Pandora : NAVI
53. Not settled : OPEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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