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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The circled letters, starting in square #27 and reading clockwise, will spell a familiar phrase suggested by 20-, 35- and 52-Across.
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S
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 22,016 )
Across
1
Fifth tire : SPARE
6
Display strong self-esteem : BOAST
11
Onetime "Say it with flowers" sloganeer : FTD
14
Nail on a branch? : TALON
15
Remark that might get you in trouble : ADLIB
16
Live : ARE
17
"For ___ time, call ..." : AGOOD
18
It may have a big mouth : DELTA
19
State whose quarter depicts mustangs and sagebrush: Abbr. : NEV
20
Beef entree : LONDONBROIL
22
Mai ___ : TAI
23
Tool with a curved blade : ADZ
24
Islam, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
25
Severely criticizes, with "on" : UNLOADS
27
Fed. agcy. staffed with number crunchers : GAO
28
Praise : TOUT
30
Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
31
"___ the dotted line" : CUTON
33
He spent time in a lion's den : DANIEL
35
Ice cream dish : BAKEDALASKA
37
Approached : NEARED
39
Abbey residents : MONKS
40
She pined for Narcissus : ECHO
41
___ cherry : BING
42
Stranded motorist's need : TOW
45
Pie preference : ALAMODE
48
Hodges of baseball : GIL
50
___ whim : ONA
51
Minnesota governor Pawlenty : TIM
52
Holiday serving : ROASTTURKEY
55
Prefix with center : EPI
56
___-Detoo of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
57
Christopher who directed "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
58
Cryptanalyst's org. : NSA
59
Where Verdi's "Otello" premiered : MILAN
60
Quickly : APACE
61
Capitol Hill worker: Abbr. : SEN
62
Ones who try to put things past you? : ACERS
63
Takes a break : RESTS
Down
1
W.W. II camp : STALAG
2
Place for a gong : PAGODA
3
Mourning of the N.B.A. : ALONZO
4
Crucifix : ROOD
5
Where King Saul consulted a witch : ENDOR
6
Enmity : BADBLOOD
7
German border river : ODER
8
Maximum : ALLOUT
9
Peaceful demonstration : SITIN
10
Batting game for kids : TBALL
11
1940 Disney film : FANTASIA
12
Potter's pedal : TREADLE
13
Creation, as of plans : DEVISAL
21
Took home : NETTED
26
Cries from sties : OINKS
29
Camus's "Lettres à ___ Allemand" : UNAMI
31
Bank : CAROM
32
It has four strings, in brief : UKE
33
"Shoot!" : DANGIT
34
"Shoot!" : ASK
35
Nassau native : BAHAMIAN
36
2,240-pound units : LONGTONS
37
Puts in order : NEATENS
38
See 49-Down : ECLIPSE
41
Harrison, for one : BEATLE
42
Alice B. ___ (Gertrude Stein's partner) : TOKLAS
43
Short, as some plays : ONEACT
44
"___ World" : WAYNES
46
Slangy business suffix : ORAMA
47
Column with a simple capital : DORIC
49
With 38-Down, recurring phenomenon lasting a few hours : LUNAR
53
Hit the stratosphere : SOAR
54
Snare, in a way : ROPE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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