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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Author:
Raymond C. Young
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond C. Young

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a QUADRUPLE pangram. Scrabble average: 2.32 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Young. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first crossword to squeeze a quadruple-pangram into a standard 15x15 grid. Peter Wentz included four of each letter in 2010 but needed 16 columns. Click the Analyze button below and marvel at the letter distribution.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 23,143 )
Across
1
Leave at the altar : JILT
5
"___ Stop the Rain" (1970 hit) : WHOLL
10
"II" movies: Abbr. : SEQS
14
"Whoops!" : OHOH
15
Ganja smoker : RASTA
16
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day org. : USTA
17
Canseco who wrote "Juiced" : JOSE
18
Sweepstakes mail-in : ENTRY
19
Twix units : BARS
20
Paper view? : OPEDPAGE
22
Step on, as a bug : SQUISH
24
Fun house cries : EEKS
25
Minimum number of times each letter of the alphabet appears in this puzzle's solution : FOUR
26
Tequila sources : AGAVES
29
Upside-down-sleeping mammal : CAVEBAT
32
Candlelight event, perhaps : VIGIL
33
Softens, as tone : MUTES
34
Hard-to-comb hair : MOP
36
Dove soap shape : OVAL
37
Bandleader Kay : KYSER
38
Foreign Legion hat : KEPI
39
Pince-___ : NEZ
40
Harsh cries : YAWPS
41
Add to a film, as music : DUBIN
42
Women with esposos : SENORAS
44
Lee Ann who sang "I Hope You Dance" : WOMACK
45
Likely to break out into fighting : UGLY
46
Half of dix : CINQ
47
Rihanna's record label : DEFJAM
50
Yellow blooms : JONQUILS
54
Sch. that publishes the Daily Bruin : UCLA
55
Draw ___ on (aim at) : ABEAD
57
Having a tiff : ATIT
58
Looney Tunes animator ___ Freleng : FRIZ
59
Way to get from point A to point B : ROUTE
60
Tea brand owned by Starbucks : TAZO
61
Mess around (with) : FUTZ
62
Super Bowl played in 2005 : XXXIX
63
Picnic side dish : SLAW
Down
1
Skater Starbuck : JOJO
2
Breakfast restaurant chain : IHOP
3
Mislay : LOSE
4
One to speak of? : THEDEVIL
5
Creates, as havoc : WREAKS
6
Pends : HANGS
7
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
8
Printer tray size: Abbr. : LTR
9
Stops for a while in the course of a journey : LAYSOVER
10
Many a commuter's home : SUBURB
11
Morales of "Jericho" : ESAI
12
N.F.L. divs. : QTRS
13
Cummerbund, e.g. : SASH
21
Banana waste : PEEL
23
"Jeopardy!" response: Abbr. : QUES
25
Clotho and sisters : FATES
26
___ lady (doorbell ringer) : AVON
27
"What ___?" : GIVES
28
Goggle-eyed : AGAZE
29
Zodiac borders : CUSPS
30
Amorphous creature : AMEBA
31
Debate basis : TOPIC
33
Sinatra standard : MYWAY
35
Birth announcement color : PINK
37
He wrote "Capital is dead labor" : KARLMARX
38
Orange fruits : KUMQUATS
40
Posture-improving exercises : YOGA
41
Rum named for a Spanish literary hero : DONQ
43
Genre pioneered by Miles Davis : NUJAZZ
44
Popular glass cleaner : WINDEX
46
Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
47
Keister : DUFF
48
Pantyhose shade : ECRU
49
Move like a hummingbird : FLIT
50
___ d'esprit (witticisms) : JEUX
51
Slanty type: Abbr. : ITAL
52
Co-star of Joel in "Cabaret" : LIZA
53
Pack in the overhead bin, say : STOW
56
Be a pugilist : BOX

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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