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New York Times, Friday, April 11, 2014

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
Head of the Catholic Church when Luther's "95 Theses" was posted
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Wentz.
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© 2014, The New York Times4/11/14 ( No. 23,530 )
Across
1
Retreat : MOVEBACK
9
"3 O'Clock Blues" hitmaker, 1952 : BBKING
15
"Obviously ..." : IREALIZE
16
Uses, as a chaise : LIESON
17
Particle ejected from an atom during ionization : DELTARAY
18
Home of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : UGANDA
19
"Star Wars" villain name : VADER
20
Identify : PEG
21
Celebration of the arrival of spring : TET
22
Blew out : SPEWED
24
Eastern hereditary title : RAJAH
26
Specks : IOTAS
27
Things worn at home? : FACEMASKS
31
Like some details : GORY
32
Maddeningly surreal : KAFKAESQUE
33
"Girls" home : HBO
34
Some adoption candidates : KITTENS
35
Address found online : URL
36
Ones unlikely to drag their feet : TAPDANCERS
38
___ Ruess, lead singer of Fun : NATE
39
Weep : SHEDTEARS
40
Order of ancient Greeks : DORIC
41
There might be a battery of them : TESTS
42
Rid (of) : DIVEST
43
Matt's onetime "Today" co-host : ANN
46
Runs the show, for short : MCS
47
Like prosciutto : CURED
48
Way over the top : TOOTOO
50
Head of the Catholic Church when Luther's "95 Theses" was posted : POPELEOX
53
Daddy Warbucks's henchman : THEASP
54
"Gracious me!" : IDECLARE
55
Completely safe, as a proposition : NOLOSE
56
Lecture series with well over a billion views : TEDTALKS
Down
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Century starter? : MID
2
Something in that vein? : ORE
3
Line outside a club, maybe : VELVETROPE
4
Erode : EATAWAY
5
Leaves of grass : BLADES
6
Ran : AIRED
7
High-level appointee : CZAR
8
It has all the answers : KEY
9
Alternative to cords : BLUEJEANS
10
Bowls, e.g. : BIGGAMES
11
Mauna ___ : KEA
12
"... and who ___?" : ISNT
13
Network connection : NODE
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Part of a moving cloud : GNAT
20
Foe of the Vikings : PACKERS
22
Tour parts : SIGHTS
23
Bigwig : POOBAH
24
High beams : RAFTERS
25
Orders in a restaurant : HAS
27
Millionaires and billionaires : FATCATS
28
Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program : SQUAREDEAL
29
Rapper ___ Blow : KURTIS
30
Elite : SELECT
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Part of a TV archive : KINESCOPE
34
Model introduced in the 1990s : KATEMOSS
37
Target of a 1972 ban : DDT
38
"Breakfast at Tiffany's," for one : NOVELLA
40
Plain-spoken : DIRECT
42
Took in : DUPED
43
Routing aid: Abbr. : ATTN
44
Big Apple neighborhood next to the Bowery : NOHO
45
"Christians Awake," e.g. : NOEL
47
Semaphore signals, e.g. : CODE
49
Asian path : TAO
50
Hog roasting locale : PIT
51
Planet whose inhabitants age backward : ORK
52
Pair of Dos Equis : XES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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