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New York Times, Friday, August 9, 2013

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVYZ} This is puzzle # 178 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,285
Across Down
1. Where Union Pacific is headquartered : OMAHA
6. Chinese ___ (popular bonsai trees) : ELMS
10. Medieval drudge : SERF
14. Sister of Castor and Pollux : HELEN
15. Fighter getting a leg up? : KICKBOXER
17. Site of Tiberius' Villa Jovis : CAPRI
18. Page on the stage : GERALDINE
19. Comfortable : ATHOME
21. Taking place (in) : SITUATED
22. One-point throws : LEANERS
24. Appliance sound : BEEP
25. Checkers, for instance : CABS
26. Play critic? : REF
28. Hype : BOOST
32. Onetime Arapaho foe : UTE
33. Grooming tool : NAILCLIPPER
36. Vietnamese holiday : TET
37. O-shaped : ANNULAR
38. Priest in I Samuel : ELI
39. Dread Zeppelin or the Fab Faux : TRIBUTEBAND
41. Sports div. that awards the George Halas Trophy : NFC
42. Gold Cup venue : ASCOT
43. Quote qualification : SIC
44. Coin of many countries : PESO
45. Pretension : AIRS
48. Get more inventory : REORDER
50. Country whose flag is known as the Saltire : SCOTLAND
54. Bubble handler? : THEFED
55. Foundation devoted to good works? : ARTMUSEUM
57. Uniform : ALIKE
58. Bag lady? : KATESPADE
59. Less often seen : RARER
60. Deep black : EBON
61. Twist : SKEW
62. America's Cup trophies, e.g. : EWERS
1. Broadway musical with two exclamation points in its name : OHCALCUTTA
2. They might have bones to pick : MEATEATERS
3. Like characters in a script : ALPHABETIC
4. Some wetlands wildlife : HERONS
5. Miyazaki film genre : ANIME
6. Hosp. record : EKG
7. Creates an account? : LIES
8. Fast-food debut of 1981 : MCRIB
9. Go along effortlessly : SKATE
10. Vending machine drink : SODAPOP
11. What to do when you have nothing left to say? : EXIT
12. Peace Nobelist Cassin : RENE
13. Dance-pop trio Right Said ___ : FRED
16. Symbol of happiness : BLUEBIRD
20. Off the mark : ERRANT
23. English Channel feeder : SEINE
27. Bad line readings : FLUBS
29. Launched the first round : OPENEDFIRE
30. Narcissistic one : SELFSEEKER
31. Hand-held "Star Trek" devices : TRICORDERS
33. Sea creature whose name means "sailor" : NAUTILUS
34. Huxtable family mom : CLAIR
35. Surgical cutter : LANCET
40. Gondoliers, e.g. : BOATMEN
44. Like a poli sci major, maybe : PRELAW
46. Woodworking tools : RASPS
47. Underhanded schemer : SNEAK
49. American Airlines hub : OHARE
50. Drink served in a masu : SAKE
51. Zodiac symbol : CRAB
52. Palindromic man : OTTO
53. "My man!" : DUDE
56. Plaintive pet sound : MEW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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