New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 2011

Author: Jeremy Horwitz
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeremy Horwitz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Horwitz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Bit of miner's gear : HEADLAMP
9. Go for first : PREFER
15. Take pains : ENDEAVOR
16. Where it's at : LOCALE
17. Upbeat : POSITIVE
18. Much of Micronesia : ATOLLS
19. Use a Zen garden : MEDITATE
21. Gloating cry : SEE
22. Disallowed FedEx destination : POBOX
25. ___ Aarnio, innovative furniture designer : EERO
26. Put on cloud nine : SENT
27. Spacewalks and moonwalks, briefly : EVAS
28. Put back in order? : STET
29. Direction for a boxer : SIC
30. Tip for a writer : NIB
31. Creator of many 38-Across : JOHNGRISHAM
35. Response to "Thanks so much" : ANYTIME
37. Once-common urban skyline sights : AERIALS
38. Many 31-Across characters : LEGALEAGLES
40. Free : RID
41. See 42-Across : OUT
42. With 41-Across, discuss : TALK
43. Kellogg's brand : EGGO
44. Wrigley sticks? : BATS
46. Characteristic governor : GENE
47. Bakers' dozen, maybe? : OVENS
48. Mars, e.g. : ORB
49. Title for Wallis Simpson : HERGRACE
51. Opening for the wrist or the back? : SLAPON
53. Attend the lectures of : SITUNDER
57. Curve-cutting line : SECANT
58. She played Jane in "Fun With Dick and Jane," 2005 : TEALEONI
59. Where traditional bloomers gather : ANKLES
60. Aim for : ASPIRETO
1. Cool, once : HEP
2. "Warszawa" instrumentalist : ENO
3. Much e-mail : ADS
4. Martian moon : DEIMOS
5. Glove material : LATEX
6. Like noisy fans : AVID
7. Place to witness a big scene? : MOVIETHEATER
8. What a bar mitzvah recently was : PRETEEN
9. "Apology" author : PLATO
10. Drills that can bore : ROTE
11. Conscious beginning? : ECO
12. Bum rap : FALSECHARGE
13. Astronaut Ochoa : ELLEN
14. Fix, as ribs? : RESET
20. Nude showers? : ARTGALLERIES
22. Kind of code : PENAL
23. Like ones that are fleeced : OVINE
24. Bum rap? : BABYGOTBACK
26. Aye-aye relative? : SISI
28. Certain : SOME
29. Sean Connery and Roger Moore, e.g. : SIRS
31. End it with suddenly : JILT
32. Be mephitic : REEK
33. Associate (with) : ALIGN
34. Kind of PC command : MSDOS
36. Certain crosses : TAUS
39. Ice-T or Ice Cube persona : GANGSTA
43. Plane, e.g. : EVENER
44. Nova preceder : BOSSA
45. Composer nominated for an Oscar for "Blues in the Night" : ARLEN
46. Lavatory label : GENTS
47. Circular windows : OCULI
49. Make more efficient : HONE
50. "___ at the pane": Robert Browning : ATAP
52. Mate : PAL
54. ___-eyed : DOE
55. Fictional creature whose name is Old English for "giant" : ENT
56. Museu do √ćndio site : RIO

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

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