New York Times, Friday, April 29, 2016

Author: Andrew Kingsley
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrew Kingsley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kingsley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Andrew Kingsley notes: Since this feels like my weepy Oscar acceptance speech, I want to first and foremost thank David Quarfoot for introducing me to ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Debut! Always nice to see another voice in the NYT crossworld, and especially nice to get a nerd culture-flavor that this hardcore ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,279
Across Down
1. Graveyard hour : FIVEAM
7. Dark as dark can be : JETBLACK
15. Nova Scotia, once : ACADIA
16. Not excessively : INREASON
17. A ghostwriter isn't given one : BYLINE
18. Ball : GOODTIME
19. Haggis ingredient : SUET
20. "What's hangin'?" : SUP
21. It comes to a head : IDEA
22. Ursule, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
23. Means of tracking wildlife : IDTAG
26. Old radio dummy : SNERD
27. Squeaker in a cage : HAMSTERWHEEL
30. City on the Oka River : OREL
31. Arles article : LES
32. Lucky strike : TROVE
35. Result of holding or hooking : PENALTY
37. Shot-putter's activity : HEAVING
39. Latin word on a diploma : SUMMA
40. Dedicated to : FOR
41. Conclusion lead-in : ERGO
42. Tropical smoothie flavor : PASSIONFRUIT
45. Double-dipping, e.g. : TABOO
48. Answering to : UNDER
49. ___ Balls : SNO
50. Healing helper : ALOE
51. Show that's earned more than 40 Emmys, in brief : SNL
52. Lack of anxiety : EASE
54. Spreadsheet function : SORTDATA
56. Sonnet-ending unit : TERCET
58. 72 of its 108 lines end in "-ore" sounds : THERAVEN
59. "The Evangelist" of Christianity : STMARK
60. Book that doesn't require much time or thought : EASYREAD
61. "But still ..." : EVENSO
1. Dynamite : FAB
2. Hostile looks : ICYSTARES
3. A 99¢ burger may be on it : VALUEMENU
4. "Desperate Housewives" housewife : EDIE
5. Slangy "True, no?" : AINTIT
6. Questel who voiced Olive Oyl : MAE
7. Fitting gifts for puzzle enthusiasts? : JIGSAWS
8. "Uncle!" : ENOUGH
9. Too much, to Marcel : TROP
10. See 38-Down : BED
11. Valentino type : LATINLOVER
12. Fourth-wall breaker : ASIDE
13. Star on the horizon? : COMER
14. Work digitally? : KNEAD
22. Fill time at an airport, say : SHOP
24. Symbols of change, in math : DELTAS
25. Shot from behind the arc, informally : TREY
26. Shot putter's supply? : SERA
28. Grist for a war of words? : SLAMPOETRY
29. Ageless, ages ago : ETERNE
33. It often catches an infection : VIRUSSCAN
34. Rail heads : ENGINEERS
36. "OMG, I'm cracking up!" : LMAO
37. Place for a stove light : HOOD
38. With 10-Down, turn in : GOTO
40. First country in the world with universal suffrage (1906) : FINLAND
43. Product of natural outdoor steeping : SUNTEA
44. Onetime motel come-on : FREETV
45. Refinement : TASTE
46. Warm welcome? : ALOHA
47. Snoozers : BORES
51. Relief pitcher's success : SAVE
53. Pistolet ou canon : ARME
55. "God, home and country" org. : DAR
56. Literary monogram : TSE
57. Fight call, for short : TKO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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