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New York Times, Friday, November 5, 2010

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: SECRET PHRASE CONTEST
When this puzzle has been completed, put nine holes over the grid and arrange the letters shown to form an appropriate two-word phrase (4,5). Where these holes are is for you to discover. When you have the answer, send it by e-mail to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers chosen at random, whose entries are received by midnight E.S.T. Sunday, Nov. 7, will receive copies of "The New York Times Little Black and White Book of Holiday Crosswords." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Nov. 12, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
Jim Horne notes:

The previous day's puzzle, also by Mike Nothnagel, shows the locations of the holes. On today's grid, they spell out G O R L U F O N D which can be rearranged to form GOLF ROUND.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1105 ( 22,277 )
Across
1
___ hole : GAPING
7
Early film star who wore lipstick in the shape of a heart : CLARABOW
15
Severe sales restriction, informally : ONEPER
16
Plunge : NOSEDIVE
17
City that's home to Parliament Hill : OTTAWA
18
Has a service break? : TAKESTEA
19
Reqmt. for giving someone the third degree? : DISS
20
Some compact light sources : DIODES
22
Try to fit a square peg in a round hole, e.g. : ERR
23
With 8-Down, takes a lot of shots, say : GETS
24
Non-union? : UNWED
25
Suggest for the future : BODE
26
___ B (first step) : ATO
27
Sweltered : BAKED
28
___ Farm, setting for a George Orwell story : MANOR
29
Member of a campaign staff : MARKETER
31
National Wear Red Day mo. : FEB
32
Came out of a hole, say : EMERGED
33
Continues, as a band : PLAYSON
37
Its first two vols. covered 43-Across : OED
38
Top-level commands, collectively : MAINMENU
39
Hard to discern : FAINT
42
Pin in a hole : RIVET
43
See 37-Across : ABC
44
"Dinner's ___" : ONME
45
Measures of volume : SONES
46
House of prayer : SHUL
47
Spirited response? : RAP
48
Runs up : INCURS
49
Farm shelter : COTE
50
"Uh-huh" : OKEYDOKE
52
Iberian city that lends its name to a variety of wine : OPORTO
54
It's not useful in a long shot situation : NINEIRON
55
Food writer Nigella : LAWSON
56
Extremely touching? : ENDTOEND
57
Noted TV twins : OLSENS
Down
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"You played well" : GOODGAME
2
Maryland's historic ___ Creek : ANTIETAM
3
Litter pickup place? : PETSTORE
4
South's declaration, perhaps : IPASS
5
Mint : NEW
6
Like rulers : GRADUATED
7
Toronto landmark : CNTOWER
8
See 23-Across : LOADED
9
Solicited : ASKED
10
Actor Roger : REES
11
Things that pop up annoyingly : ADS
12
Crunch : BITEON
13
Go too far : OVERDO
14
One in an outfit : WEARER
21
Approved, as a contract : INKED
25
Subject of a 1980s surrogacy case : BABYM
27
Produce : BEGET
28
Not accidental : MEANT
30
Coin with a hole in it : KRONE
31
Goes it alone : FLIESSOLO
33
Worker with street smarts? : PAVER
34
Fish whose male carries the eggs : SEAHORSE
35
Starting point? : ONBUTTON
36
Bundles of bound quarks : NUCLEONS
38
Something from which something else is taken away : MINUEND
39
As an example : FORONE
40
"Star Wars" name : ANAKIN
41
Brew : IMPEND
42
"Way to be, man!" : ROCKON
45
[Bo-o-o-oring!] : SNORE
46
Junk vehicles : SCOWS
48
Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
51
In addition : YET
53
Bud : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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