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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 2016

1-Across : 1991 Scorsese/De Niro collaboration

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Ms. Gamache.
Jeff Chen notes:
I loved that middle swath running down the diagonal. SO much great material packed into a small region! BE PATIENT, ESCAPE KEY, JET ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times2/26/16 ( No. 24,216 )
Across
1
1991 Scorsese/De Niro collaboration : CAPEFEAR
9
Something exciting to play with : NEWTOY
15
Fragile fabric made from certain plant fibers : ALOELACE
16
Tough leather : OXHIDE
17
Amscrayed : VAMOOSED
18
One getting lots of take-out orders? : TAILOR
19
Edward VII or VIII, in India: Abbr. : EMP
20
___ nullius (no one's property) : RES
21
Pioneering labor leader Samuel : GOMPERS
22
Was suddenly successful : BOOMED
24
Nullius ___ (of no legal force) : JURIS
25
Like NSFW links : ADULT
26
Kennedy and Bush 41, but no other U.S. presidents : GEMINIS
28
Chuck : TOSS
29
"Mum's the word" : BETWEENUS
31
Little, in Lockerbie : SMA
32
Cross collections, e.g. : PENSETS
33
Roughneck's workplace : RIG
35
It's in the far northwest : ESCAPEKEY
37
Product of Greek culture? : FETA
38
Moderately dry : SUBARID
39
True : LOYAL
40
Splitting words : TATAS
41
"Mr. ___" (Styx hit) : ROBOTO
42
Blow hole? : NOSTRIL
45
Winner's prize on "RuPaul's Drag U" : BOA
46
Gap fillers, of sorts : UHS
47
"My response was ...," informally : IMLIKE
48
"Grey's Anatomy" actress with five straight Emmy nominations : SANDRAOH
50
Hands on deck : SEAMEN
51
Hand wringer's cry : OHDEARME
52
Flip : INVERT
53
Bridge tolls, e.g. : USERFEES
Down
1
They might spook spelunkers : CAVEBATS
2
Where the San Antonio Spurs used to play : ALAMODOME
3
Blowhard : POMPOUSASS
4
Job ad inits. : EEO
5
Broccoli bit : FLORET
6
Like pain after treatment, often : EASED
7
Nails : ACES
8
Stop sign? : RED
9
Unwanted attention : NOTORIETY
10
Checks out : EXAMINES
11
Adds with a whisk : WHIPSIN
12
Makeshift coaster, maybe : TILE
13
Reason to hold your nose : ODOR
14
Gen ___ (millennials) : YERS
21
Yellow-flowered plant producing a sticky resin : GUMWEED
23
Chicago Fire's sports org. : MLS
24
Noisy recreation vehicles : JETSKIS
26
Blanket : GENERAL
27
"Uh-huh, I believe THAT" : SUREYOUARE
29
"Hold your horses" : BEPATIENT
30
Forgo a night out : SITATHOME
32
His wife and sons were Depression-era criminals : PABARKER
34
Couple taken out on a rainy day : GALOSHES
36
2/2, to Toscanini : CUTTIME
37
Key-ring ornament : FOB
39
Demolition cleanup machine : LOADER
41
___ Barber, five-time Pro Bowler from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers : RONDE
42
Like some legal decrees : NISI
43
Owl's hoot, to some : OMEN
44
Pomeranian, e.g. : SLAV
45
Cross words : BAHS
48
Trifle : SOU
49
Org. in the gulf war's Operation Granby : RAF

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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