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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 2015

With the shaded squares of 35-Across, subject of this puzzle

Author:
Alex Silverman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Silverman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {DJZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Silverman.
Will Shortz notes:
Crossword constructing is a little like writing a palindrome. You want to write something as sensible and natural as possible. Still, ... read more
Alex Silverman notes:
I got interested in trying to construct a crossword after seeing the movie "Wordplay" and thinking, "I can do that." My first several ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Stacked grid-spanning theme answers is a stunt that gives me a nice endorphin rush — how is that even possible? I wish I'd thought of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! And what a debut. Jim and I had many discussions about this one, that fact alone making it a successful puzzle. Five Beatles ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/13/15 ( No. 23,897 )
Across
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Snoozes : SLEEPS
7
Shortly : SOON
11
Certain airport shuttle : BUS
14
Navy captain's favorite Beatles song? : YELLOWSUBMARINE
17
Empty nester's favorite Beatles song? : SHESLEAVINGHOME
18
Use a stopwatch on : TIME
19
Also: Fr. : AUSSI
20
When planes are due in, for short : ETAS
21
Sound before a dog bites : GRR
22
Math whiz, in Wall Street lingo : QUANT
23
Cries to divas : BRAVAS
27
Photo collection : ALBUM
30
Wall painting : MURAL
31
Dangling tissue near the tonsils : UVULA
32
With the shaded squares of 35-Across, subject of this puzzle : FAB
35
Sexagenarian's favorite Beatles song? : WHENIMSIXTYFOUR
38
Spanish Mrs. : SRA
39
Fine glove material : LISLE
40
Lift : elevator :: ___ : truck : LORRY
41
___ incognita : TERRA
42
Language in which "yes" and "no" are "ja" and "nein" : GERMAN
43
Mexican chili pepper : ANCHO
46
Apr. 15 addressee, for many : IRS
47
Letter-shaped beam : LBAR
48
___ acid : AMINO
51
Where workers may get the shaft? : MINE
55
Author's favorite Beatles song? : PAPERBACKWRITER
58
Early riser's favorite Beatles song? : HERECOMESTHESUN
59
Shipping magnate Onassis : ARI
60
Pirates' assents : AYES
61
Oscar nominations, e.g. : HONORS
Down
1
The "S" of GPS: Abbr. : SYST
2
Where Samson slew the Philistines : LEHI
3
Like a sch. before middle school : ELEM
4
"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
5
Campaign pro : POL
6
Says "@#%!" : SWEARS
7
Some 4x4s : SUVS
8
Japanese sashes : OBIS
9
Prefix with directional : OMNI
10
Old, worn-out horse, informally : NAG
11
Flora and fauna of a region : BIOTA
12
Deprive of courage : UNMAN
13
Look at, in the Bible : SEEST
15
Ending with dino- : SAUR
16
Watery eye discharge : RHEUM
21
Astronomer who discovered the main moons of Jupiter : GALILEO
22
Vice-presidential family of 1989-93 : QUAYLES
23
Rivals of Audis : BMWS
24
___ Valley, European steelmaking region : RUHR
25
Region : AREA
26
Certain airport shuttle : VAN
27
St. Teresa of ___ : AVILA
28
Sumptuousness : LUXE
29
Luncheonette sandwich, for short : BLT
31
Lenin's land, for short : USSR
32
1040A, e.g. : FORM
33
Surrounding glow : AURA
34
___ Mawr : BRYN
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Old Russian space station : MIR
37
Not against : FOR
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Number of little pigs : THREE
42
Expansion : GROWTH
43
"A" as in Athens : ALPHA
44
Bull or Celtic : NBAER
45
Isle of ___ : CAPRI
46
Signs, as a contract : INKS
48
"It's ___!" (birth announcement) : ABOY
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"We Need a Little Christmas" musical : MAME
50
Summer coolers : ICES
51
Appearance : MIEN
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"You've never had ___ good" : ITSO
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Prefix with -algia : NEUR
54
Sea eagles : ERNS
56
Big TV brand : RCA
57
Letter between pi and sigma : RHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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