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New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HIJKLMNOPUY} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The 30 R's here was a record until David Steinberg smashed it in 2015.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0308 ( 22,400 )
Across
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"I trust him about ___ ..." (start of a leery person's statement) : ASFAR
6
Patio cookouts, for short : BBQS
10
"Get outta here!" : SCAT
14
Twilled fabric : SERGE
15
Country's McEntire : REBA
16
"And ... there you have it!" : TADA
17
Neither sink nor swim : TREADWATER
19
Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
20
Strongly disinclined : AVERSE
21
SoHo loft output : ART
22
Hourly pay : WAGE
23
Musician's asset : EAR
25
Tab grabber : TREATER
27
Tapioca-yielding plants : CASSAVAS
32
Miscalculate : ERR
33
"I smell ___!" : ARAT
34
Coup d'___ : ETAT
36
Thrown in : ADDED
40
Mumbai music : RAGA
41
___ good example (shows the proper way) : SETSA
43
Our planet, to a Berliner : ERDE
44
One of a Disney septet : DWARF
46
Do an usher's job : SEAT
47
Herb used in sausages : SAGE
48
Lang. in which 43-Across is a word : GER
50
Racer on a strip : DRAGSTER
52
Dinner-and-a-show venue : CABARET
56
U-turn from NNW : SSE
57
Arg. neighbor : BRAZ
58
Squid's ink holder : SAC
60
Rip to shreds : TATTER
65
Kathryn of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" : ERBE
66
Make worse : EXACERBATE
68
Keister : REAR
69
The half of the keyboard on which all of this puzzle's answers can be typed : WEST
70
Trouble no end : EATAT
71
Cellos, violas, etc.: Abbr. : STRS
72
Sp. miss : SRTA
73
Promgoer's buy : DRESS
Down
1
Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
2
I.R.S. part: Abbr. : SERV
3
For the taking : FREE
4
Petri dish gel : AGAR
5
It was parted in Exodus : REDSEA
6
Garment with underwires : BRA
7
Test software release : BETA
8
Cube-hopping character in a 1980s arcade game : QBERT
9
"No Exit" playwright : SARTRE
10
Old TWA hiree : STEWARDESS
11
Gemologist's weight : CARAT
12
"Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
13
Source of fries, slangily : TATER
18
Boxers' moves : WEAVES
24
$25/hour and the like : RATES
26
Mesozoic ___ : ERA
27
Check for ID, as at a bar : CARD
28
Got ___ deal (was rooked) : ARAW
29
Epic tale : SAGA
30
Astronomers ... or daydreamers : STARGAZERS
31
Filled beyond full : SATED
35
Pre-1917 autocrats : TSARS
37
"Fiddlesticks!" : DRAT
38
Nose out : EDGE
39
Animal on XING signs : DEER
42
Just one little bite : ATASTE
45
In favor of, in dialect : FER
49
Stitches over : RESEWS
51
Got ready, with "up" : GEARED
52
People with handles : CBERS
53
Québec traffic sign : ARRET
54
Kid-lit elephant : BABAR
55
Duty imposer : TAXER
59
Playbill listing : CAST
61
Way up a slope : TBAR
62
___ Modern (London gallery) : TATE
63
Airport guesses, for short : ETAS
64
Soaks, as flax : RETS
67
El-overseeing org. : CTA

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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