New York Times, Friday, September 28, 2012

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {HJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
5. Musical with the song "Bui Doi" : MISSSAIGON
15. Receives, as a visitor : SEES
16. What cosmologists wonder : AREWEALONE
17. Word for quitters : CANT
18. Got through : PENETRATED
19. Heat : ESTRUS
21. Gorge : SATE
22. Aquí, across the Pyrénées : ICI
23. Dovetail part : TENON
24. Be feeble-minded : DOTE
25. Like some mus. notes : STAC
26. Judge in 1990s news : ITO
27. Neverland resident : FAIRY
29. Maker of a special-delivery flight : STORK
30. What shows its ribs? : CORDUROY
32. Things that are shot or fought : ROUNDS
33. One way to resign : INPROTEST
35. St. ___ (English boys' school founded in 948) : ALBANS
38. Stadium ear piercer : VUVUZELA
42. Chicken's yellow part? : BELLY
43. Swing a thurible around : CENSE
44. Texas hoopster : MAV
45. Phishing lure? : SCAM
46. Arabian parent : SIRE
47. Eclipse alternative : MIATA
49. Like chestnuts : OLD
50. It may follow a cut : DEAL
51. Milk curdler : RENNET
52. Classic Robert Burns poem, with "A" : REDREDROSE
55. Certain something : AURA
56. Be disengaging? : BREAKADATE
57. Grow tiresome : WEAR
58. People person : SCREENIDOL
59. Some brackets : ELLS
1. Mahatma Gandhi, for one : ASCETIC
2. Provide for tenancy : LEASETO
3. Atlantic follower, in Monopoly : VENTNOR
4. Turf leader? : ASTRO
5. Hikers' helpers : MAPS
6. Madness : IRE
7. Potential downside of the information age : SENSORYOVERLOAD
8. Hyperhidrotic : SWEATY
9. Otto goes after it : SETTE
10. Swiss banks may be affiliated with it : AARE
11. Pier grp. : ILA
12. Began brawling : GOTITON
13. Draw for an inside straight, say : ONECARD
14. Old fast-food chain whose mascot's head was an orange : NEDICKS
20. Bombing at a comedy club : UNFUNNY
24. ___ Homme (perfume brand) : DIOR
25. Blackhawk carmaker : STUTZ
28. MoMA's "Two Heads" and "Birds in an Aquarium" : ARPS
29. "Yeah, I did it ... oh well!" : SOSUEME
31. Directive for murder? : DIALM
32. Quick spins? : REVS
34. Whistler's production : TUNE
35. Rivets : ABSORBS
36. Tank named after a French W.W. II general : LECLERC
37. Inflatable lining : BLADDER
39. Daley's successor as mayor of Chicago : EMANUEL
40. Pass out on the field? : LATERAL
41. Some self-images : AVATARS
43. John who wrote the textbook "How Does a Poem Mean?" : CIARDI
46. Many a cab : SEDAN
48. Knocked out : INAWE
50. Fool on the ice : DEKE
51. Cousin of a jig : REEL
53. Singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
54. Pou ___ (basis of operations) : STO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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