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New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

With 32-Down, person associated with the scene depicted in this puzzle's grid

Author:
Bruce Haight and Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.59043
Bruce Haight
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1175/2/20067/7/202113
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1.566333
Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {XZ} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Haight. This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Collins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Bruce: Pete Collins and I have been friends since childhood, when our families used to vacation together on a small lake in Wisconsin. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
As I've said before, I'm a sucker for a neat visual puzzle, and Bruce and Pete deliver today. I didn't recognize the odd diagonal at ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times3/4/14 ( No. 23,492 )
Across
1
Archenemy of the Fantastic Four : DRDOOM
7
Tech product introduced in '81 : IBMPC
12
Rapper with the 2002 #1 hit "Always on Time" : JARULE
13
Make into cornrows : BRAID
14
Like 50/50 vis-à-vis 60/40 : EVENER
15
Merits : EARNS
16
With 23-Down, what 27-Across/32-Down is often credited with : DISCOVERING
18
Song girl who's "sweet as apple cider" : IDA
21
Chicago-to-Tampa dir. : SSE
22
Sup : DINE
23
Coup d'___ : ETAT
24
Yellowfin tuna, on menus : AHI
25
On vacation : AWAY
26
Trumpet : BLARE
27
With 32-Down, person associated with the scene depicted in this puzzle's grid : BENJAMIN
30
Silences : QUELLS
31
Added slyly, as a comment : EDGEDIN
32
Mink, e.g. : FURCOAT
33
Young chap : LAD
34
What Command-P means on a Mac : PRINT
35
With 44-Down, advice to 27-Across/32-Down? : GOFLY
38
Herringlike fish : SHAD
39
Towel holders : RODS
43
Continental coin : EURO
44
"Absolutely right!" : AMEN
45
"Yeah, right!" : IBET
46
Suffix with señor : ITA
47
Real stinker : SKUNK
48
Milan's La ___ : SCALA
49
Martial arts instructor : SENSEI
51
Veteran : OLDTIMER
53
Cope : HACKIT
54
Say wrongly : MISSTATE
55
Military command : ATEASE
56
Precursor to talk shows for Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, in short : SNL
57
River of W.W. I : YSER
Down
1
Provided the music for a party, informally : DJED
2
Enraptured : RAVISHED
3
Order often "on the side" : DRESSING
4
Post office scale unit : OUNCE
5
Yellow spread : OLEO
6
Game show maven Griffin : MERV
7
Spanish or Portuguese : IBERIAN
8
Opposite of dense : BRAINY
9
River of W.W. I : MARNE
10
Worrisome engine sound : PING
11
Some 60-mo. investments : CDS
17
Buzz Aldrin's real first name : EDWIN
18
Writer Calvino : ITALO
19
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" girl : DARLA
20
"This is only ___" : ATEST
23
See 16-Across : ELECTRICITY
24
$5 bill, informally : ABE
25
Surrounded by : AMID
26
Seriously overcook : BURN
28
Dessert brand once pitched by Bill Cosby : JELLO
29
The Beatles' "___ in the Life" : ADAY
30
British pound, informally : QUID
32
See 27-Across : FRANKLIN
34
Sports wonders, say : PHENOMS
35
Dancer in a kimono : GEISHA
36
Best in an annual Nathan's contest, say : OUTEAT
37
Site of 27-Across/32-Down's ambassadorship : FRANCE
38
The Mustangs of the American Athletic Conf. : SMU
40
2000s White House family : OBAMAS
41
Remove, as spam : DELETE
42
One not blinking, perhaps : STARER
44
See 35-Across : AKITE
47
Dos x tres : SEIS
48
A, B and F, e.g., in D.C. : STS
50
Jamaican music genre : SKA
52
Fast way to connect, briefly : DSL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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