New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 2011

Author: Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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441/17/20087/15/20167
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Pete Muller
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174/18/20069/8/20136
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1.60240

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. He played Joe Palooka in the 1934 film "Palooka" : STUERWIN
9. Elite : SELECT
15. Like the trades : EASTERLY
16. Press agent? : IRONER
17. Able to be drawn out : TRACTILE
18. National park whose name means "the high one" : DENALI
19. Bunny fancier : HEF
20. Itch : YEN
21. Like Jesus : SEMITIC
22. Hot chocolate time, maybe : APRESSKI
24. "Horrors!" : EEK
25. Author of the 1968 work named in the circled letters (reading clockwise) : WOLFE
28. Cinéma ___ : VERITE
30. Cartoon "Yuck!" : PTUI
31. 1950s political inits. : AES
32. Perfume, in a way : CENSE
35. Subject of the 1968 work : MERRYPRANKSTERS
39. Source of the saying "The gods help them that help themselves" : AESOP
40. Detectives look for them, briefly : MOS
41. Emulate Don Corleone : RASP
42. Castle part : TURRET
44. Leader of the 35-Across : KESEY
45. Archer's wife in "The Maltese Falcon" : IVA
48. Like ruckuses or roadster roofs : RAISABLE
50. Like some poker betting : NOLIMIT
52. ___-ray : BLU
53. 1950s-'60s political inits. : JFK
56. Secretaries used to make them : DITTOS
57. "Ciao!" : TOODLEOO
59. Will words : ILEAVE
60. Italian scientist who lent his name to a number : AVOGADRO
61. Hauled (off) : CARTED
62. Like summer school classes, often : REMEDIAL
1. MacFarlane who created TV's "Family Guy" : SETH
2. Amount ignored in weighing : TARE
3. Org. with the ad slogan "It's not science fiction. It's what we do every day" : USAF
4. More quickly? : ETC
5. Make more presentable, as a letter : RETYPE
6. More twisted : WRIER
7. "No way!" : ILLNEVER
8. Nevada county containing Yucca Mountain : NYE
9. Seconds : SIDEKICKS
10. Loners : EREMITES
11. Actress Anderson : LONI
12. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
13. "The Color Purple" protagonist : CELIE
14. Double-cross, e.g. : TRICK
21. Georgia was one once: Abbr. : SSR
22. Something new : AFIRST
23. Some bagel toppers : SESAMES
25. Steno's stat. : WPM
26. Cup ___ (hot drink, informally) : OTEA
27. Neon sign, e.g. : LURE
29. Recommendation letter, maybe : ENTREE
31. Valued : APPRAISED
33. High ___ : SEAS
34. Language from which "spunk" is derived : ERSE
36. "I played already" : YOURMOVE
37. Willing to consider : NOTABOVE
38. Writer in cipher, maybe : SPY
43. Slowing down, in music: Abbr. : RIT
44. Workable if awkward solution to a computer problem : KLUDGE
45. Like Hindi or Urdu : INDIC
46. Last word in a showman's spiel : VOILA
47. Let out, e.g. : ALTER
49. A flower is pretty when it's in this : BLOOM
51. "Leave ___ that!" : ITAT
53. "Episode VI" returnee : JEDI
54. Meeting places : FORA
55. Noted gang leader : KOOL
57. Swabbie : TAR
58. Man of tomorrow : LAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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