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New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 2015

30-Down : City plus suburbs

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Phillips notes:
This was my second submission to Will and my first acceptance, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. The puzzle began as ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Cool layout today, built around longish themers containing TERM smack dab in their middles. MONSTER MOVIE has exactly four letters ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/17/15 ( No. 23,870 )
Across
1
Containers in a pantry : JARS
5
Headwear for a Scot : TAM
8
Statement upon returning from a cut-off call : IMBACK
14
"Garfield" barker : ODIE
15
"Well, I'd say ...," in a text : IMO
16
"I can't he-e-ear you!" : LALALA
17
"Catch ya on the flip side" : LATERMAN
19
With 51-Down, "Mad Men" actress : ALISON
20
Celebrity gossip site : TMZ
21
ABC, for "Modern Family" or "Scandal" : AIRER
23
Spanish liqueur : ANIS
24
Up in the air : UNDETERMINED
27
Org. with merit badges : BSA
28
Letter before upsilon : TAU
29
Cousin of mead : ALE
30
Genius : MASTERMIND
34
Top 40 genre : POP
35
Prince, e.g. : HEIR
36
Scottish landowner : LAIRD
37
Catch sight of : SPOT
38
Home of the Braves: Abbr. : ATL
39
Ingredient in some pancake batter : BUTTERMILK
41
Med. diagnostic : MRI
42
"Power" suffix : ADE
43
Scrabble value of every letter in RELATIONS : ONE
44
"Mothra vs. Godzilla," e.g. : MONSTERMOVIE
49
Absolutely enthralled : AGOG
50
Miserly Marner : SILAS
51
Spell-off : BEE
54
Josh who played Dubya in "W." : BROLIN
56
Some tests ... or what's found literally in 17-, 24-, 30-, 39- and 44-Across : MIDTERMS
58
Body of work : OEUVRE
59
Anticipatory night : EVE
60
Wuss : WIMP
61
In recent days : LATELY
62
German article : DER
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Remove gradually, as from dependence : WEAN
Down
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What caffeine can give you : JOLT
2
Michelangelo's "The Creation of ___" : ADAM
3
Cracker brand : RITZ
4
"Get it?" : SEE
5
Shy : TIMID
6
Stoudemire of the N.B.A. : AMARE
7
"The Seine at Giverny" artist : MONET
8
Pier grp. : ILA
9
Bernard who wrote "The Natural" : MALAMUD
10
Thin pancakes : BLINI
11
Start of an alphabet book : AASINAPPLE
12
Inspection : CLOSELOOK
13
Clark Kent's boyhood home: Abbr. : KAN
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Charged : RANAT
22
Strike out, as a batter : RETIRE
24
Gorbachev's land, for short : USSR
25
Vacation time, informally : RANDR
26
Part of U.S.D.A.: Abbr. : DEPT
27
Rescuing financially : BAILINGOUT
30
City plus suburbs : METROAREA
31
Shake off : ELUDE
32
Yelp contributors, essentially : RATERS
33
Sch. with an annual Mystery Hunt : MIT
35
Soccer star Mia : HAMM
37
___ wave : SINE
39
Barbara Gordon's secret identity, in comics : BATGIRL
40
Dewy, e.g. : MOIST
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Puzzle out : SOLVE
46
Played charades : MIMED
47
Shade of green : OLIVE
48
Darth ___ of "Star Wars" : VADER
51
See 19-Across : BRIE
52
Actress Stone of "Birdman" : EMMA
53
Disney/Hearst-owned channel : ESPN
54
Arg. neighbor : BOL
55
Marshal at the Battle of Waterloo : NEY
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"Gross!" : EWW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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