New York Times, Friday, September 23, 2011

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,599
Across Down
1. It has rock bands : AGATE
6. Pooh-pooh : SNEEZEAT
14. ___-toothed : SABER
15. Informal show of approval? : STANDINGO
16. Stroll : AMBLE
17. Factor affecting Google search results : WORDORDER
18. Juicer detritus : PEELS
19. Modern proofs-of-purchase, for short : UPCS
20. Takes for a ride : CONS
21. Many gamblers have them : SYSTEMS
23. Self-help book : HOWTO
24. Gaston who wrote "The Phantom of the Opera" : LEROUX
25. Include as an extra : TAGON
28. ___ Lady (decades-old commercial creation) : AVON
29. Movie credits, usually : CRAWLS
31. Collision sound : BAM
34. "Dominus illuminatio ___" (Oxford University's motto) : MEA
35. Validate : BEAROUT
36. "___ Como Va" (1971 hit) : OYE
37. It makes a lot of connections : AND
38. Give a slant to : UPTILT
39. Follower's response : ISEE
40. In many cases : OFTEN
41. Worries : EATSAT
43. Last report on the evening news, typically : FLUFF
46. Deny : GAINSAY
48. Give a good rubdown : ROLF
49. Blue shade : TEAL
51. Providers of directions : VANES
53. Admitted : OWNEDUPTO
55. The Temptations' "Since ___ My Baby" : ILOST
56. Leisure : SPARETIME
57. Spitting mad : LIVID
58. Something a drunkard is liable to hit : THESAUCE
59. Turns brown quickly : SEARS
1. Before all else : ASAP
2. Series ender, sometimes : GAMESEVEN
3. 1969 #1 album for 11 weeks : ABBEYROAD
4. Betrays, in a way : TELLSON
5. 1974 lyric repeated after "Como una promesa" : ERESTU
6. Plea from the self-conscious : STOPSTARINGATME
7. One looking for a deal? : NARC
8. Some blockers : ENDS
9. Old Tokyo : EDO
10. Diamond substitute : ZIRCON
11. Grant : ENDOW
12. 7-Down, for one : AGENT
13. Many a sculpture : TORSO
15. Like some Olympic races : SWUM
22. Not counting : EXCEPT
23. Multitude : HOST
24. Asian spiritual guide : LAMA
26. One who's gone but not forgotten : AWOL
27. Muscles strengthened by squats : GLUTEI
30. Put on a scale : RATE
31. Music style derived from samba and jazz : BOSSANOVA
32. Agreement from one's mate? : AYEAYESIR
33. Big competition : MEET
35. Aficionado : BUFF
39. Phrase used to 46-Across : ITSALIE
40. Proposals : OFFERS
42. Forgers' tools : ANVILS
43. He famously asked "Why didn't you burn the tapes?" : FROST
44. Vinegar quality : LOWPH
45. Attachments to pronator quadratus muscles : ULNAE
47. Botanical balm : ALOE
49. Object frequently painted by Degas : TUTU
50. Grand : EPIC
52. Some govt. issuances: Abbr. : STDS
54. Employer of many a 7-Down : DEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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