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New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 2009

31-Down : Dido

Author:
Mike Nothnagel and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Nothnagel. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2009, The New York Times2/21/09 ( No. 21,655 )
Across
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Item with clear face value? : RAZOR
6
One who may have connections : TRAVELER
14
Certain blues : AZURES
16
Cry of relief at an accident scene : HESALIVE
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"Haw" : GOLEFT
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Provoked : ELICITED
19
Roadside stand offering : ADE
20
NATO member since 2004 : LATVIA
22
Grp. with the debut single "10538 Overture" : ELO
23
Rectangular array that's identical when its rows and columns are transposed, as this puzzle's grid : SYMMETRICMATRIX
27
Stud alternative : EARCLIP
28
Fruity : INSANE
29
Fruit salad waste : STEMS
30
Where pizza originated : NAPLES
31
Some collectible Dutch prints : ESCHERS
34
Round-bottomed vessels : WOKS
35
Split and boned entree : SCROD
36
A choli is worn under it : SARI
37
Kind of paper : FAX
40
Pondering, informally : CHEWINGON
43
Many a goddaughter : NIECE
45
"Collage With Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance" artist : ARP
46
Revealed the end to? : MOONED
48
One involved in future deals? : SEER
49
Who wrote "I dwelt alone / In a world of moan, / And my soul was a stagnant tide" : POE
50
Some early "astronauts" : APES
51
Lecture, in a way : READTO
53
Magazine sales : ADPAGES
55
Courtside seats? : JURYBOX
56
Honey : DEAREST
57
Cockamamie : ASININE
58
Automaker Maserati : ERNESTO
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Tots : WEEONES
Down
1
Hindu musician's source material for improvisation : RAGAS
2
Methyl orange or Congo red : AZODYE
3
Woman's name meaning "peace" : ZULEMA
4
Elementary stuff : ORE
5
They may be seen on a lake's surface : REFLECTEDIMAGES
6
1963 Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton drama : THEVIPS
7
Dinosaur, so to speak : RELIC
8
Turkey setting : ASIAMINOR
9
A little cleaner? : VAC
10
"Hostel" director Roth : ELI
11
Completely straightforward : LITERAL
12
Title woman of a story from James Joyce's "Dubliners" : EVELINE
13
Electron-transferring reactions, briefly : REDOXES
15
Country music's ___ Brothers : STATLER
21
Prunes : TRIMS
24
1990s HBO sketch comedy series : MRSHOW
25
Obi-Wan's apprentice : ANAKIN
26
Some are heaping: Abbr. : TSPS
31
Dido : ESCAPADE
32
German chancellor, 1998-2005 : SCHRODER
33
Specialty cookware item : CREPEPAN
34
Drop off : WANE
36
End of many business names : SONS
37
Trough : FEEDBIN
38
Polish stripper : ACETONE
39
Some dupes : XEROXES
41
Brand of insecticide strips : NOPEST
42
Doesn't skip : GOESTO
44
Self-response to "Must we put up with this?" : ISAYNO
47
Believer in al-Hakim as the embodiment of God : DRUSE
52
Home of Presque Isle Downs racetrack : ERIE
54
Be a different way? : ARE
55
Wrench part : JAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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