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New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle crosses its only two grid-spanning answers at a rebus entry in the center square.

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A
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S
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O
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F
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SC
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T
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VA
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B
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R
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R
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P
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U
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MA
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C
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NC
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C
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L
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D
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 23,151 )
Across
1
Beginning with : ASOF
5
Criticize harshly : SCATHE
10
Aging equipment? : VATS
13
Waikiki warbler : DONHO
14
It's often the last choice : OTHER
15
Full of salt : BRINY
16
Table : DEFER
17
Sets off : TRIPS
18
Didn't just mislead someone : LIED
19
1974 John Carpenter sci-fi film : DARKSTAR
21
Baudelaire ou Rimbaud : POETE
22
Inarticulate comebacks : OHS
23
Escamillo of "Carmen," e.g. : TOREADOR
26
Hot spot : STOVE
29
Vacation destination : RESORT
30
Smooth, in a way : PAVE
31
Come and go : RECUR
32
Sneaker brand : PUMA
35
Fourth of July celebrants : AMERICANCITIZENS
39
Bridge : SPAN
40
Backstage : NOTON
41
___-European : INDO
42
Priebus's predecessor as Republican Party chairman : STEELE
43
Author Sinclair : UPTON
44
Impressionist Frank : CALIENDO
47
Tolkien baddie : ORC
48
Have ___ (live it up) : ABALL
49
Washington player : NATIONAL
54
Year "Othello" was first performed : MDCIV
55
Cheerleader's asset : SPIRIT
57
Fiats : DICTA
58
Novelist Ferber : EDNA
59
Playground retort : ARESO
60
Relish : ENJOY
61
Maiden name preceder : NEE
62
Fills the tank, with "up" : GASSES
63
___-culotte : SANS
Down
1
Extra : ADDED
2
Soft seat : SOFA
3
"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
4
Pay : FORKOVER
5
Company that makes Turf Builder : SCOTTS
6
Cutting-edge product? : ATRA
7
Old group whose members are all represented in this puzzle : THIRTEENCOLONIES
8
Like a cool cat : HEP
9
Hectic places in hosps. : ERS
10
Not the same : VARIED
11
Connect with : TIETO
12
Tom who followed Johnny Carson on NBC : SNYDER
15
Swell : BLOAT
20
Yonder yacht : SHE
21
"Jar of Hearts" singer Christina : PERRI
24
Relating to songbirds : OSCINE
25
Blowout victory : ROUT
26
Places for sweaters : SPAS
27
N.F.C. South city : TAMPA
28
It takes the cake : OVEN
29
Not for tweens, say : RRATED
32
Locked (up) : PENT
33
Reverse : UNDO
34
Trowel user : MASON
36
Sponsor of an annual science competition : INTEL
37
___ brothers (Hollywood duo) : COEN
38
Numbers needed for letters : ZIPCODES
42
Best-selling thriller author Daniel ___ : SILVA
43
Geller with claims of paranormal powers : URI
44
___ Yards : CAMDEN
45
Start of "The Alphabet Song" : ABCDE
46
Cleo of jazz : LAINE
47
Several Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
50
Heed the alarm : ARISE
51
Masked assassin : NINJA
52
Do something about : ACTON
53
Wise alternative : LAYS
55
It's a long story : SAGA
56
7 on an old phone : PRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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