New York Times, Friday, September 9, 2011

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 11, (3 triple stacks) Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The 11 grid-spanning 15-letter answers here is just one short of the record set in this 2009 puzzle by David Levinson Wilk.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,585
Across Down
1. Starting point for a ferry ride to Alcatraz : FISHERMANSWHARF
16. Ways to avoid traffic jams : ALTERNATEROUTES
17. Many people can make this claim : CLASSACTIONSUIT
18. See 55-Down : EGG
19. It's less than premium: Abbr. : REG
20. Drilling type: Abbr. : NCO
21. Be unable to get the rest? : TOSSINONESSLEEP
28. Battling something, say : ILL
29. Mock : APE
30. North American singers with raspy notes : SCARLETTANAGERS
39. Bozo's suggestion : HAREBRAINEDIDEA
40. As a hobby : INONESSPARETIME
41. Not overseas : PAS
42. "That so?" reply : TIS
43. Beggar's receptacle : TIN
44. Result of prolonged worry : SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
51. "Aloha nui ___" (warm greeting in Waikiki) : LOA
52. From ___ B : ATO
53. Going, going, going : ASBUSYASABEAVER
62. Appalachian, e.g. : STATEUNIVERSITY
63. 1953 hit for Mitch Miller : UNDERPARISSKIES
1. Side : FACET
2. "Any volunteers?" reply : ILLGO
3. Some wild parties : STAGS
4. Attendees of 3-Down : HES
5. Unscripted utterances : ERS
6. Makeup of some strands : RNA
7. Large-scale : MACRO
8. When some retire : ATTEN
9. Snow on les Alpes : NEIGE
10. Sign of a good show : SRO
11. Like some hands and hearts : WON
12. Czech religious reformer Jan : HUS
13. Carry ___ : ATUNE
14. Tend to again, as an injured joint : REICE
15. Shooting setting : FSTOP
22. Cause to pull over : SIREN
23. "Imagine that!" : ILLBE
24. Mr. Cub and others : NLERS
25. More together : SANER
26. One may take your heart : SPADE
27. Run : LEGIT
30. Things traveling on sound waves? : SHIPS
31. Ear part : CANAL
32. Quit lying : AROSE
33. Ice cream shop request : TASTE
34. Plains homes: Var. : TIPIS
35. "Away! you are ___": Shak. : ANASS
36. Head of design : EDITH
37. Cancel : REMIT
38. Saint-___ (Delibes contemporary) : SAENS
45. Dissolve out : ELUTE
46. Tough question : POSER
47. It's not a long shot : LAYUP
48. Local theaters : NABES
49. Anatomical aqueducts : ITERS
50. "___ Alice" (1971 antidrug book) : GOASK
53. Home of Sun Devil Stadium, for short : ASU
54. Stopping-off point: Abbr. : STN
55. With 18-Across, no-goodnik : BAD
56. Santa ___ : ANA
57. Service address : SIR
58. Opening for birds? : AVI
59. Last article of the U.S. Constitution : VII
60. Dijon toasting time? : ETE
61. Roads with train tracks: Abbr. : RYS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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