New York Times, Friday, September 13, 2013

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 179 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Patrick Berry notes: Unsurprisingly, I started this grid in the center. I've come to like making themelesses with wide-open centers, because if you ... more
Will Shortz notes: I'm so impressed with every crossword Patrick constructs — fresh, interesting vocabulary, with no junk. He makes constructing ... more
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Across Down
1. Holding : CLASPING
9. Way of looking at things : ANGLE
14. Reading light for an audiobook? : LASERBEAM
16. Detergent component : BORAX
17. Going nowhere? : INANIMATE
18. Pine for : CRAVE
19. Org. always headed by a U.S. general or admiral : NORAD
20. Baltic native : LETT
22. "After ___" : YOU
23. Seat cushions? : GLUTEI
25. Old airline name : EASTERN
28. Roofing choice : TILE
29. "According to reports ..." : RUMORHASIT
32. Wedded : ONE
33. They make a racket : CONARTISTS
34. Cell alternatives : LANDLINES
35. Like each word from this clue : FOURLETTER
37. Many a time : OFT
40. Change places : COINPURSES
41. White spread : BRIE
42. Heavy and clumsy : HULKING
43. White of the eye : SCLERA
45. The Dom is the third-highest one : ALP
46. A whole bunch : GOBS
49. Blows a fuse : RAGES
50. Nation with the most Unesco World Heritage Sites : ITALY
53. Winner over Ohio State in 1935's so-called "Game of the Century" : NOTREDAME
55. Suez Crisis setting : SINAI
56. Startling revelation : EYEOPENER
57. Xerox competitor : EPSON
58. Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane wore them : STETSONS
1. Hold firmly, as opinions : CLINGTO
2. Stuff used to soften baseball mitts : LANOLIN
3. Generally : ASARULE
4. Hill house : SENATE
5. "A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star," per Wordsworth : PRIDE
6. Big name in storage : IBM
7. Boortz of talk radio : NEAL
8. Swinger? : GATE
9. Diane Sawyer's employer : ABC
10. Land on the Arctic Cir. : NOR
11. Most dismal : GRAYEST
12. Mouthwash with the patented ingredient Zantrate : LAVORIS
13. Shakespearean stage direction : EXEUNT
15. Depression creator : METEORITE
21. Crab apple's quality : TARTNESS
24. Old-fashioned respirator : IRONLUNG
26. Not as outgoing : SHIER
27. Communist bloc news source : TASS
30. Experienced : UNDERGONE
31. Fountain drinks : MALTS
33. Wrist bones : CARPI
34. Lamebrain : LUNK
35. It's not fair : FOULTIP
36. Car collectors? : OILPANS
37. Greek salad ingredient : OREGANO
38. They arrive by the truckload : FIREMEN
39. Movie trailers, e.g. : TEASERS
40. Carriage with a folding hood : CHAISE
41. Turbine parts : BLADES
44. Advanced slowly : CREPT
47. School door sign : BOYS
48. Amendment to an amendment : STET
51. Southeast Asian language : LAO
52. Dark side : YIN
54. Ikura or tobiko : ROE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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