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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 2009

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FJXY} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This grid looks like a compass and the four unchecked squares on each edge place N, W, E and S in their appropriate locations.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 21,669 )

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Across
1
Drug combination? : MORTARANDPESTLE
15
Many a vigilante : AVENGER
16
Call for dishes : ORDERIN
17
Going for : COSTING
18
Unspoken language : SIGNING
19
Not in the dark : HIP
20
Scent : ODORIZE
22
River that meets the Thames at London : LEA
23
Very hot star : IDOL
25
Insinuating : SNIDE
26
No walk in the park : SLOG
27
Players that replaced Minis : NANOS
29
Base pay recipient?: Abbr. : NCO
30
Title holder : SPINE
31
Pitcher Orlando Hernández's nickname : ELDUQUE
33
Undercover Playboy bunny of 1963 : STEINEM
35
Continuous series : RUN
36
"Lost" Emmy nominee Henry ___ Cusick : IAN
37
Sans strife : ATPEACE
41
Break, as a habit : UNLEARN
44
Started : SHIED
45
___ Morris College, in Jacksonville, Tex. : LON
47
Electric guitar model, familiarly : STRAT
48
Mind : HEED
49
Praise for Nero? : LAUDE
51
Bygone boomers : SSTS
52
Gate info: Abbr. : ARR
53
Bebe who co-starred in "The Maltese Falcon," 1931 : DANIELS
55
Act on a primal urge : EAT
56
"Krapp's Last Tape" playwright : BECKETT
58
Chew out : RIPINTO
60
Be postponed : LIEOVER
61
Dweller along Lake Volta : GHANIAN
62
Doesn't get wrapped up well? : ENDSONASOURNOTE
Down
1
Not taken to the cleaners? : MACHINEWASHABLE
2
Not perfectly round : OVOIDAL
3
Come back : RESPOND
4
Major downer? : TNT
5
Money-changer's profit : AGIO
6
Splits : RENDS
7
W.W. I battle locale near the Belgian border : ARGONNE
8
Hoedown moves : DOSIDOS
9
It may be received after sweeping : PRIZE
10
Sedative target, with "the" : EDGE
11
Beltway fig. : SEN
12
Longtime columnist for The Nation : TRILLIN
13
Phone system starting point : LINEONE
14
One set for a future wedding? : ENGAGEMENTSTONE
21
Pro wrestler Flair : RIC
24
"Walk on the Wild Side" singer : LOUREED
26
Upright relatives : SPINETS
28
Platoon part : SQUAD
30
They make lasting impressions : SEALS
32
Family moniker : UNC
34
Roofing material : TIN
38
Legalese adverb : THEREIN
39
Like some navels : PIERCED
40
Hyundai model : ELANTRA
41
Bear : UNDERGO
42
First name in late-night talk, once : ARSENIO
43
Automatic sound : RATATAT
46
Réponse affirmative : OUI
49
Round midnight? : LATEN
50
Root of law : ELIHU
53
Band that famously remade "Satisfaction" on its first album : DEVO
54
Work to help one get 57-Down : SPAR
57
See 54-Down : KOS
59
Night spot : INN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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