New York Times, Friday, September 14, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: In this rare themed Friday, you can find the four BEATLES in the corners.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,956
Across Down
1. Colorado state song composer : JOHNDENVER
11. Minor but necessary part : COG
14. The main characters are usually introduced in it : EPISODEONE
15. 100% : PURE
16. Head off? : DECAPITATE
17. "Let ___ already!" : ITGO
18. It might be disappearing : INK
19. What-___ : IFS
20. Liberty League school : VASSAR
22. Head-turning cry : HEY
23. Coke user's activity : SMELTING
25. Relatively ready : RIPER
28. Christ the Redeemer overlooks it : RIO
29. Pierre's world : MONDE
30. Having complicity with : INON
31. Its discovery may result in a recount : LOSTBALLOT
33. Some Windows systems : NTS
34. Players who made a historic touchdown in 1964 : BEATLES
35. Dionysus' aunt : INO
36. Hitch up? : GETMARRIED
38. It hits the ground silently : SNOW
39. Alternative name for abalone : ORMER
40. At-cost connection : ANY
41. Bow's counterpart : STERN
42. It's the same for all customers : FLATRATE
44. Come together : GEL
45. Uses a 46-Across : FISHES
46. One holding the line : ROD
47. Overseas relig. title : STE
50. Hooked on, say : INTO
51. Natural hair conditioner : COCONUTOIL
55. Stick by the water? : REED
56. Delicious leftovers : APPLECORES
57. Trip up : ERR
58. Figure on a $5,000 EE savings bond : PAULREVERE
1. Sci-fi knight : JEDI
2. With 7-Down, easy things to score goals on : OPEN
3. Hayshaker : HICK
4. Grp. concerned with hacking : NSA
5. Not so smart : DOPIER
6. Improve morally : EDIFY
7. See 2-Down : NETS
8. Big multilanguage broadcaster, briefly : VOA
9. Penlight-wielding doc : ENT
10. Seymour's "Somewhere in Time" co-star : REEVE
11. Acts rudely at a supermarket, say : CUTSINLINE
12. Notice on a driver's license : ORGANDONOR
13. Guyanese capital : GEORGETOWN
15. Packed piece : PISTOL
21. Father-and-son prophets in the Book of Mormon : ALMAS
22. Chick magnet? : HEN
23. Raphael's "___ Madonna" : SISTINE
24. Disparate : MOTLEY
25. What "burns, burns, burns" in a hit country song : RINGOFFIRE
26. One making a coat warmer, say : INTERLINER
27. Official in charge of sorts? : POSTMASTER
28. Criticize loudly : ROARAT
31. The Once-___ (Seuss character) : LER
32. It's often made before breakfast : BED
34. Support for a dancer : BARRE
37. Process : METHOD
38. Busch Stadium scoreboard abbr. : STL
41. Beguile : SEDUCE
43. Licensing fee collector, briefly : ASCAP
44. Doomed soul : GONER
46. Order to make a scene? : ROLL
47. Upset : SORE
48. Seating specification : TIER
49. "What ___?" : ELSE
52. ___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
53. Intel product, for short : CPU
54. Hebrew for "good" : TOV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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