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New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Total number of letters of the alphabet used in this puzzle

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BCDFJKLMNOPQUVWXYZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Haight.
Will Shortz notes:
As I wrote for yesterday's Beatles-themed puzzle, the stacking of 15-letter entries at the top and bottom adversely affected some of ... read more
Bruce Haight notes:
When I first started constructing three years ago I was immediately drawn to "stunt" puzzles — one vowel only, no E's, no three or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jim and I had another interesting discussion, comparing this puzzle's level of innovation to that of yesterday's. I like stunt puzzles ... read more
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A
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G
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A
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I
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E
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H
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T
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H
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E
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G
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A
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E
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H
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T
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R
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R
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E
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S
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G
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S
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E
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R
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G
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S
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T
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© 2015, The New York Times4/14/15 ( No. 23,898 )
Across
1
Giddy-brained : GAGA
5
Buenos ___ : AIRES
10
Golfer's bagful : TEES
14
___ 10 and up (info on a game box) : AGES
15
Garbo who said "I want to be alone" : GRETA
16
$15/hour, e.g. : RATE
17
"Way to go!" : THATSGREAT
19
"___ for real?" ("Can you believe that guy?") : ISHE
20
Place for a hammer and stirrup : EAR
21
Hurries, quaintly : HIES
22
Employee of a paranoid king : TASTER
24
Victory, in German : SIEG
25
Nervous giggles : TITTERS
26
Underscore : STRESS
29
One saying "Alas," say : SIGHER
30
Moor : HEATH
31
Rogen and MacFarlane : SETHS
32
Bit of mind reading, briefly? : EEG
35
Introductory drawing class : ARTI
36
Total number of letters of the alphabet used in this puzzle : EIGHT
37
Prefix with cultural : AGRI
38
Tip collector for many an amateur performer : HAT
39
___ show (part of an old carnival) : RAREE
40
Certain NCOs : SSGTS
41
Tip for remedying mistakes? : ERASER
43
Prepare oneself : GETSET
44
Urban grid makeup : STREETS
46
South American monkey : TITI
47
Mother ___ : TERESA
48
"Blue Moon" lyricist : HART
49
Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
52
Dwarf planet discovered in 2005 : ERIS
53
Group of dishes for a new household, say : STARTERSET
56
Tire swing site : TREE
57
Luck o' the ___ : IRISH
58
Razor brand : ATRA
59
Formal letter opener : SIRS
60
Protection : AEGIS
61
Olympian Louganis : GREG
Down
1
Paid attendance : GATE
2
Old Turkish V.I.P. : AGHA
3
Stuff stored in lockers : GEAR
4
P.E.I. hours : AST
5
Texas A&M team : AGGIES
6
Like some marked-down clothing: Abbr. : IRREG
7
"Cheers" actor Roger : REES
8
Greek H : ETA
9
Didn't go anywhere : SATTIGHT
10
Sad, to Sade : TRISTE
11
Hidden treasures : EASTEREGGS
12
Lead-in to net : ETHER
13
Dealers in futures? : SEERS
18
___ kebab : SHISH
23
Users of locker rooms: Abbr. : ATHS
24
Org. that listens for alien signals : SETI
25
Portion for the plate : TITHE
26
Exile of 1979 : SHAH
27
Mega- times a million : TERA
28
Popular farm dog : RATTERRIER
29
Rocker Bob : SEGER
31
Fathers : SIRES
33
Art Deco notable : ERTE
34
Crux : GIST
36
Where Korea is : EASTASIA
37
Wine region of Italy : ASTI
39
Actress Charlotte and others : RAES
40
Number of hills in Roma : SETTE
42
___ Pieces : REESES
43
Saddle straps : GIRTHS
44
Leaves in, in a way : STETS
45
Country singer Clark : TERRI
46
Ankle bones : TARSI
48
Alexander who served three presidents : HAIG
49
Sagan's specialty: Abbr. : ASTR
50
"Present" : HERE
51
___ beetle : STAG
54
40-Down minus quattro : TRE
55
Tease, with "on" : RAG

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

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