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New York Times, Friday, October 30, 2009

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 12 Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

There are twelve 15-letter answers in this grid, an NYT record. The 44 three-letter answer words is also a record for a 15x grid.

1
F
2
R
3
A
4
N
5
C
6
F
7
I
8
N
9
G
10
O
11
T
12
T
13
A
14
T
O
R
A
H
15
I
N
A
16
O
T
H
E
R
17
O
N
E
M
O
18
M
E
N
T
19
I
N
T
I
M
E
20
R
D
A
21
C
A
L
22
I
N
E
23
R
P
S
24
D
O
O
25
D
O
O
D
26
O
O
D
O
27
O
D
O
O
28
F
I
L
29
C
E
N
30
V
I
G
31
T
32
H
E
S
A
33
H
A
R
A
34
D
E
S
E
35
R
36
T
37
O
O
X
38
T
E
P
39
L
E
R
40
N
O
N
41
D
U
P
42
L
E
X
A
43
P
A
R
T
44
M
E
N
T
45
E
E
K
46
C
A
N
47
H
E
R
48
S
49
T
R
A
I
50
T
I
S
T
51
H
E
G
A
52
T
53
E
54
O
A
T
55
S
A
T
56
H
A
L
57
T
O
I
58
S
W
I
59
M
S
U
I
60
T
E
D
I
61
T
I
O
N
62
A
N
S
A
E
63
E
D
M
64
N
O
O
N
E
65
D
Y
E
R
S
66
S
S
S
67
E
R
N
E
S
© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1030 ( 21,906 )
Across
1
It no longer circulates around the Seine : FRANC
6
Skate part : FIN
9
Must, informally : GOTTA
14
Rite reading for some 13-year-olds : TORAH
15
___ state : INA
16
One may be significant : OTHER
17
Whitney Houston hit recorded for the 1988 Summer Olympics : ONEMOMENTINTIME
20
Fat standard, say: Abbr. : RDA
21
One of Steinbeck's twins : CAL
22
Salt additive? : INE
23
Turning meas. : RPS
24
1974 Rolling Stones hit : DOODOODOODOODOO
28
Thread: Fr. : FIL
29
Long time: Abbr. : CEN
30
Bookie's charge, for short : VIG
31
Home for an addax and dorcas gazelle : THESAHARADESERT
37
Tic-tac-toe loser : OOX
38
Im-ho-___, Boris Karloff's role in "The Mummy" : TEP
39
Celtic sea god : LER
40
Vote in une législature : NON
41
Maisonette : DUPLEXAPARTMENT
45
Cartoonish cry : EEK
46
Behind : CAN
47
"___ Town Too" (1981 hit) : HER
48
André Gide novel whose title comes from Matthew 7:14 : STRAITISTHEGATE
54
Kind of flakes : OAT
55
Went nowhere : SAT
56
Anthropomorphic film villain : HAL
57
Parisian pronoun : TOI
58
Big newsstand seller for some magazines : SWIMSUITEDITION
62
Looped handles : ANSAE
63
Teacher's deg. : EDM
64
"I'm Henry VIII, I am" singer : NOONE
65
Some lock changers : DYERS
66
Deflation indication : SSS
67
Kite relatives : ERNES
Down
1
Mil. base until 1994 : FTORD
2
Concerto component : RONDO
3
Bailiwick : AREAOFEXPERTISE
4
Site of many '60s tours : NAM
5
Sweet little things with points to them : CHOCOLATEKISSES
6
Soil water saturation limits : FIELDCAPACITIES
7
Travel guide listing : INN
8
Country music : NATIONALANTHEMS
9
Taken things a bit too far : GONEOVERTHELINE
10
Diamond figure on a 2006 postage stamp : OTT
11
Like grandchildren : THIRDGENERATION
12
A musician might pick it up : TEMPO
13
Childish comeback : ARESO
18
He said "Learn from the masses, and then teach them" : MAO
19
Like some candidates: Abbr. : IND
25
Slam : DIS
26
Canto contraction : OER
27
French suffix with Québec : OIS
31
Death, in Deutschland : TOD
32
The Astros, on scoreboards : HOU
33
Spell : HEX
34
Austrian article : DER
35
"Bull Durham" director Shelton : RON
36
Charge stuff : TNT
42
Green land : LEA
43
Hearing aids, briefly : PAS
44
Stewie's sister on "Family Guy" : MEG
48
"A pity" : SOSAD
49
Like a lion's coat : TAWNY
50
Cross character : TAU
51
Ate : HAD
52
Odds' end? : TOONE
53
German indefinite article : EINES
59
Nick, say : MAR
60
Bears make them, in brief : TDS
61
The Blue Jays, on scoreboards : TOR

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

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