New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Author: Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 73, Blocks: 45 Missing: {JK} Grid has mirror symmetry There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This U-TURN puzzle probably has the record for appearing on the most special XWord Info pages. Five clumps of blocks are in the shape of a U qualifying it for the Grid Art page. The there-and-back palindromes make it a nonlinear puzzle. The 45 blocks are among the most ever. It has rare mirror symmetry. And, of course, it has unchecked letters. Compare to this NO U-TURN puzzle published a couple of months later.
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© 2011, The New York Times
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1. Annexes : ADDS
5. In pieces : APART
10. Old stories : LORE
14. Overseer of student discipline : DEAN
15. Pole tossed in a Scottish competition : CABER
16. Something you might turn up your nose at : ODOR
17. Pasta choice : ZITI
18. ___ Swinton, Oscar-winning actress for "Michael Clayton" : TILDA
19. Checks out : VETS
20. It's often discovered dead in a horror film : PHONELINE
23. Sweet beverages often served with dessert : PORTWINES
24. Gallic girlfriends : AMIES
27. Proscription : BAN
28. Lively dances : HORAS
32. Exchanges : MARTS
33. "___ always say ..." : ASI
34. How tuna may be packed : INOIL
35. Argonaut who slew Castor : IDAS
36. Like many taste tests : BLIND
38. Home to Mongolian nomads : GOBI
39. Gabriel, for one : SAN
40. Musically brisk : ALLEGRO
42. Roll of green? : SOD
43. Bit : SMIDGE
45. Squirm : WRITHE
47. Court matter : RES
48. Amazon ___ : ANT
49. Genie's affirmative : YESMASTER
53. Explode : BLOW
56. Eastwood's "Rawhide" role : YATES
57. Home of Fort Dodge : IOWA
61. Nickname for Netanyahu : BIBI
62. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
63. Departure : EXIT
64. Discontinue : QUIT
65. Maneuver required five times to finish this puzzle : UTURN
66. Catch some Z's : DOZE
1. Cutting tool : ADZ
2. Lionized : DEIFIED
3. "Who ___?" : DAT
4. Brief excerpts, e.g. : SNIPPETS
5. Astin or Martin : ACTOR
6. Colorful sport : PAINTBALL
7. Phrase inspired by Napoleon : ABLEWASIEREISAWELBA
8. Discriminatory insurance practice : REDLINING
9. Coach : TRAIN
10. Serenade, e.g. : LOVESONG
11. Wordsworth work : ODE
12. Kind of cuff : ROTATOR
13. Medics' destinations, for short : ERS
21. Pardner's mount : HOSS
22. Beverage brand once sold "in all popular flavors" : NEHI
24. Out of place : AMISS
25. Classic introduction : MADAMIMADAM
26. Khomeini, for one : IRANI
29. Bar at night? : ROOST
30. Jocular term for fear of palindromes : AIBOHPHOBIA
31. Swing accompanier : SLIDE
36. "Gesundheit!" : BLESSYOU
37. Noted literary narrator : DRWATSON
40. "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer : AGEE
41. French river or department : ORNE
44. Oscar Wilde was noted for it : DRYWIT
46. "That was my best effort" : ITRIED
50. Spar : MAST
51. Aleutian island : ATTU
52. Clairvoyant : SEER
53. ___ ribs : BBQ
54. Lucy of "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" : LIU
55. Sash of a sort : OBI
58. Kitchenware brand : OXO
59. Diana Ross musical, with "The" : WIZ
60. Snacked : ATE

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