New York Times, Saturday, February 13, 2016

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Peter Wentz notes: I like this puzzle a lot! Once the central triple 11's and 7's were in order, it was easy enough to tackle each of the four, now ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Very nice puzzle that I would have picked as the POW! in many other weeks. Peter is so strong at taking full advantage of his long ... more
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Across Down
1. "Yes, I already know her" : WEMET
6. Put off : FAZE
10. Foundation piece : SLAB
14. Neocon's target of derision : IVORYTOWER
16. Prepare for a later showing, maybe : TIVO
17. Buttinsky : NOSYPARKER
18. Major name in cards : AMEX
19. Satisfied : SLAKED
20. Pro sports figures : OWNERS
22. Pumas alternative : AVIAS
23. Wavy fabric pattern : MOIRE
26. Got into a stew? : ATE
27. Part of STEM, for short : TECH
28. [All of a sudden!] : BANG
29. Major in the future, perhaps : CADET
31. Broke down, in a way : BIODEGRADED
34. Charm City landmark : CAMDENYARDS
35. Arbiter of 1980s TV : JUDGEWAPNER
36. Gardens of Babur city : KABUL
37. Hectically : AMOK
38. Mountains have grown over them : EONS
42. Well-connected people : INS
43. One dealing in space and time : ADREP
45. Setting for Ansel Adams : FSTOP
46. Tony Blair's period as British P.M., e.g. : DECADE
48. Critical assignment : MUSTDO
49. Gorge oneself with, facetiously : ODON
50. Quaff at the Three Broomsticks inn : BUTTERBEER
54. Wipe the floor with : ROUT
55. "Something seems off ..." : ISMELLARAT
56. Legend of climbing expeditions : YETI
57. "The ability to describe others as they see themselves," per Lincoln : TACT
58. Possible "OMG!" follow-up : SRSLY
1. Beats someone in : WINSAT
2. Develop : EVOLVE
3. "Navicella" at St. Peter's, for one : MOSAIC
4. "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)" Grammy winner : ERYKAHBADU
5. B and O, e.g. : TYPES
6. In the pros? : FOR
7. Aviary cry : AWK
8. One of two slices of pizza? : ZEE
9. Miss, e.g. : ERROR
10. Van Gundy of the N.B.A. : STAN
11. Sweet, tangy drinks : LIMEADES
12. Directed elsewhere : AVERTED
13. Complete works, maybe : BOXSET
15. Modicum : TAD
21. Clichéd company slogan : WECARE
23. Attacked : MADEWAR
24. Something Rihanna and Madonna each have : ONENAME
25. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" vocalist : IGGYPOP
28. Warn of : BODE
30. Browser feature : ADDRESSBAR
32. "Good to hear" : IMGLAD
33. Malodorous : RANK
34. One with the motto "Do Your Best" : CUBSCOUT
35. Woman of mystery? : JANEDOE
36. Noted jazz trombonist's nickname : KIDORY
39. Some pups : OTTERS
40. Negotiation's terse conclusion : NODEAL
41. Like many convertibles : SPORTY
44. Gas pump option : DEBIT
45. Puts away, as a banner : FURLS
47. Set against : ANTI
48. Krusty's sidekick on "The Simpsons" : MEL
51. "Royal Pains" network : USA
52. Showtime affiliate : TMC
53. Occasion for gifting red envelopes : TET

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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