# New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2011

 Author: Caleb Rasmussen Editor: Will Shortz
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rasmussen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Each time an answer goes through one of the six U's in the grid, it takes a right-angle turn. (That's a turn at the U, not a literal 180° U-turn.) So, for example, 18-Across, "Disagreeably direct" is BRUTAL, and 10 Down, "Transmitter, of sorts" is NEURON. It's a nice companion to this puzzle from a couple of months earlier. See all the nonlinear puzzles here.
 1S 2O 3A 4R 5L 6A 7G 8E 9L 10N 11I 12N 13O 14A T T E 15S T T O 16B Y E N O W 17C O N C E R T O 18B R U R O N 19S H O U R 20A S 21K 22I T E R S 23L I 24C 25E R 26I C A 27F 28E 29E D O N 30B A S I L 31I 32C 33A 34O N M E 35N 36O U M P S 37H A M 38A D O R 39E 40S T E 41T 42B O N E 43L O T 44G 45E S U R 46N 47E P I S 48S W E 49A R S I N 50I 51S L E T S 52R E P A D 53A L L 54C 55H 56A O S 57N H 58L 59O C 60T 61A 62D 63N E B U S 64E 65E A 66R M U R V E 67B A L L E R 68I M N O F O O L 69C R E A S E 70T E A 71F I N E
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 Across Down 1. What some prices and spirits do : SOAR5. Delay : LAG8. Cause of weather extremes : ELNINO14. Certify : ATTESTTO16. "Ta-ta" : BYENOW17. Piece for orchestra and soloist : CONCERTO18. Disagreeably direct : BRUTAL19. Carry, as a burden : SHOULDER20. ___.com (Google competitor) : ASK22. Anatomical passageways : ITERS23. Hunter's need: Abbr. : LIC25. Author Jong : ERICA27. Use for sustenance : FEEDON30. Sight from St. Peter's Square : BASILICA34. "This one's ___" : ONME35. Traffic sign literally violated 12 times in this puzzle : NOUTURN37. Mugger? : HAM38. Give lots of love : ADORE40. Fr. holy woman : STE41. Strip alternative : TBONE43. Nephew of Abraham : LOT44. It's a blessing : GESUNDHEIT47. Christian denom. : EPIS48. Gives the oath : SWEARSIN50. Sea spots : ISLETS52. Add some cushioning to, perhaps : REPAD53. Entirely : ALL54. "Art is the triumph over ___": John Cheever : CHAOS57. Grp. of Ducks and Panthers : NHL59. One's pawns on a chessboard, e.g. : OCTAD63. Birthplace of many stars : NEBULA65. Winter item sold in pairs : EARMUFF67. Skilled hoops player, in slang : BALLER68. Jiminy Cricket declaration : IMNOFOOL69. Origami feature : CREASE70. ___ Party : TEA71. Something received with a ticket : FINE 1. Pouches : SACS2. Internet shortening to introduce a different view : OTOH3. 6, for C : ATNO4. Happen again : RECUR5. Paper size: Abbr. : LTR6. Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA7. Result of being left out in the cold : GOOSEBUMPS8. Flow back : EBB9. One who has a way with words : LYRICIST10. Transmitter, of sorts : NEURON11. About, on a memo : INRE12. Koh-i-___, once the world's largest known diamond : NOOR13. Doesn't rent : OWNS15. Prefix with comic : SERIO21. 1990s TV neighbor : KRAMER24. "American Morning" airer : CNN26. Juno, e.g.: Abbr. : ISP27. Newborns in stable condition? : FOALS28. Bestow : ENDOW29. Hardly suppress one's feelings : EMOTE31. "If all goes well ..." : IHOPE32. Restraining order? : CANIT33. Make ___ of things : AMESS36. Legendary Gaelic bard : OSSIAN39. Exits : EGRESSES42. Statistical shape : BELLCURVE45. Medium power? : ESP46. Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA49. Awaken : AROUSE51. A sports highlight may be seen in it : SLOMO54. "Mad Money" airer : CNBC55. When doubled, a cry of approval : HEAR56. Qualified : ABLE58. Unconvincing : LAME60. "Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor Deanna : TROI61. "Thou soft-flowing" stream of literature : AVON62. Strike out : DELE64. Before, in verse : ERE66. Genetic material : RNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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