New York Times, Monday, September 19, 2011

Author: Julian Lim
Editor: Will Shortz
Julian Lim
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: It's interesting to compare how this theme was handled when the day in question fell on a "themeless" Friday in 2008.
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Across Down
1. Common interjection on 27-/44-Across : ARRR
5. Corn, wheat or soybeans : CROP
9. Mobile downloadables : APPS
13. Ark builder : NOAH
14. Amours : LOVES
16. Underground part of a plant : ROOT
17. Where plank-walkers end up on 27-/44-Across : DAVYJONESLOCKER
20. Often-purple flowers : IRISES
21. 500 sheets : REAM
22. Big bird Down Under : EMU
23. "It's the ___ I can do" : LEAST
25. "Hold it!," on 27-/44-Across : AVAST
27. With 44-Across, annual celebration on 9/19 : TALKLIKEA
31. That woman : HER
32. Yours, in Tours : ATOI
33. Never, in Nuremberg : NIE
34. Gog and ___ (enemies of God, in Revelation) : MAGOG
36. Deep-toned woodwind : BASSOON
38. Bird in a "tuxedo" : PENGUIN
40. Malevolent spirit : DEMON
41. Cushion : PAD
42. Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
43. Asian electronics giant : NEC
44. See 27-Across : PIRATEDAY
46. Treasure on 27-/44-Across : BOOTY
48. Sometimes-sprained joint : ANKLE
49. Pretend : ACT
50. Watch sound : TICK
52. Playmate of Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po : LAALAA
57. "I don't believe it!," on 27-/44-Across : SHIVERMETIMBERS
60. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
61. Ultimate authority : SAYSO
62. "The Art of Fugue" composer : BACH
63. Onetime competitor of Nair : NEET
64. Glowing gas : NEON
65. Hello, on 27-/44-Across : AHOY
1. "I've fallen ... ___ can't get up!" : ANDI
2. Surf sound : ROAR
3. Sitar player Shankar : RAVI
4. John ___-Davies of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy : RHYS
5. Get near to : CLOSEINON
6. Harry Potter's best friend : RON
7. Be a foreman of : OVERSEE
8. Onetime money in Spain : PESETA
9. Curve : ARC
10. Do some investigating : POKEAROUND
11. Sonnets and haikus : POEMS
12. Peacock's walk : STRUT
15. 1970s radical org. : SLA
18. Set, as mousse : JELL
19. Resident of Nebraska's largest city : OMAHAN
24. Related (to) : AKIN
26. ___ burger (meatless dish) : VEGGIE
27. Key on the far left of a keyboard : TAB
28. Not much : ATAD
29. Take immediate steps : LOSENOTIME
30. Destiny : KISMET
34. Award hung on a chain or ribbon : MEDALLION
35. Prefix with byte : GIGA
37. Immature egg cell : OOCYTE
38. The "P" of PRNDL : PARK
39. Aye's opposite : NAY
41. Ocular inflammation also known as conjunctivitis : PINKEYE
44. Dot-chomping character in a classic arcade game : PACMAN
45. What there's no "I" in : TEAM
46. Place to wash up : BASIN
47. Autumn hue : OCHRE
51. 1040 org. : IRS
53. "Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
54. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
55. California-based oil giant : ARCO
56. Like a used barbecue pit : ASHY
58. Winery container : VAT
59. General on a Chinese menu : TSO

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

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