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New York Times, Friday, February 24, 2017

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JP} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Zhou notes:
Don't know if you can tell, but this puzzle had to be scaled back slightly from its original, larger ambitions. After some futzing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Often, themelesses featuring a lot of 15-letter entries don't have a lot else to talk about. I like Andrew's innovative layout, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 24,580 )

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Across
1
Take a while to wear off : LAST
5
Bird food holder : CRAW
9
Allow through : ADMIT
14
Big dog : GREATDANE
16
"It Is Never Too Late to Mend" novelist, 1856 : READE
17
The Fab Four kicked it off : BRITISHINVASION
19
Like many sub-Saharan languages : TONAL
20
What often follows grace : DIGIN
21
Their tops can produce "power output" : QWERTYKEYBOARDS
27
Nitrogen source for plants : SOIL
28
Put in firmly : ENROOT
29
Michelangelo and others : OLDMASTERS
34
With nothing on : NUDE
35
Title mankini wearer in a 2006 film : BORAT
36
Woman often depicted 34-Across by 29-Across : EVE
37
Didn't release : SATON
38
Astronomical discovery initially called Xena : ERIS
39
Ingredient in some mulled wine : ORANGEZEST
41
File menu option : SAVEAS
43
Locale of Franklin County ... or of Aretha Franklin's birth: Abbr. : TENN
44
Workout area? : EXERCISESCIENCE
50
Music direction to stop playing : TACET
51
Celebrity astrologer Sydney ___ : OMARR
52
Usually anonymous newspaper worker : EDITORIALWRITER
57
They're more important than quarters : SEMIS
58
Bavaria, per part of its official name : FREESTATE
59
Seahawks stadium name before 2011 : QWEST
60
Twitter feature : FEED
61
Something pulled uphill : SLED
Down
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Orientation letters? : LGBTQ
2
Orientation aid : ARROW
3
River that Henry Miller likened to "a great artery running through the human body" : SEINE
4
Golden Horde member : TATAR
5
They may be stored in towers : CDS
6
Match noise : RAH
7
Darth Vader's childhood nickname : ANI
8
Darling of literature : WENDY
9
It's between Navarre and Catalonia : ARAGON
10
Co-star of a #1 TV show for four seasons in the 1950s : DESIARNAZ
11
Artery : MAINROUTE
12
"Yes, agreed" : IDO
13
X : TEN
15
Attacks medieval-style : TILTSAT
18
Things picked up by the perceptive : VIBES
22
High-five go-withs, maybe : YOS
23
Certain white-collar criminal : KITER
24
Hoist : ELEVATE
25
Pinheads : DODOS
26
Angioplasty device : STENT
29
Like cartoondom's Peter Griffin or Chief Wiggum : OBESE
30
Once-ler's opponent, in children's literature : LORAX
31
Rush hour, on the airwaves : DRIVETIME
32
Their grilles have trident ornaments : MASERATIS
33
Actor Auberjonois and others : RENES
37
Upper class : SENIORS
39
Wickerwork material : OSIER
40
Co. with the longtime slogan "Live well" : GNC
42
Waylay : ACCOST
45
Joe Blow : STIFF
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Broadcasts : EMITS
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From one's earliest days : NATAL
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Where the Linear A script was unearthed : CRETE
49
Was immoral : ERRED
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Lawyer's title: Abbr. : ESQ
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Beads on petals : DEW
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Were present? : ARE
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Spike in direction : LEE
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Say 12-Down : WED

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