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New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Author:
Edward Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In print, the clue for 57 Across is blank, so the four theme clues drop one letter at at time: "INK", "IN", "I", and "", making DISAPPEARING INK.

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D
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A
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0416 ( 21,344 )
Across
1
Movement branded as "anti-art" : DADA
5
Causing ruin : FATAL
10
In a frenzy : AMOK
14
They can be inflated : EGOS
15
Vacuous : INANE
16
Volcanic output : LAVA
17
INK : CEPHALOPODSPRAY
20
"___ to Joy" : ODE
21
Vetoes : NIXES
22
Part of a chamber orchestra : CELLO
23
River in a 1957 hit film : KWAI
24
Neither's partner : NOR
25
IN : SOCIALADVANTAGE
33
Welcome forecast : CLEAR
34
Baby bottom cleaner : WIPE
35
Itinerary word : VIA
36
Mentions further : ADDS
37
Marshmallow candies in Easter baskets : PEEPS
39
Trap buildup : LINT
40
"Mamma ___!" : MIA
41
Knitter's stitch : PURL
42
Shot with lots of English : MASSE
43
I : PERSONALPRONOUN
47
Panel layer : PLY
48
Hound's quarry : HARE
49
A G8 nation : ITALY
52
"Well done!" : BRAVO
54
Family nickname : SIS
57
- : DISAPPEARINGINK
60
Fraternal group : ELKS
61
Finger, in a way : RATON
62
Tyrannical sort : OGRE
63
Go well together : MESH
64
Recorder function : ERASE
65
"I'm glad THAT's over!" : PHEW
Down
1
South Beach style : DECO
2
Like sharp cheddar : AGED
3
Bonehead : DOPE
4
Volcanic output : ASH
5
Of a son or daughter : FILIAL
6
It may cause a coma : ANOXIA
7
Bit of Watergate evidence : TAPE
8
2007 y 2008, por ejemplo : ANOS
9
Headed : LED
10
Herb of A & M records : ALPERT
11
Clayey sediment : MARL
12
Lionel train layout, often : OVAL
13
Drop for the count : KAYO
18
Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
19
Teatime biscuit : SCONE
23
Sephia and Sportage : KIAS
24
Drops off : NAPS
25
Scalawag : SCAMP
26
Nostalgic number : OLDIE
27
Symbol of Lebanon : CEDAR
28
Belabor, with "on" : DWELL
29
B.M.O.C., e.g. : VIP
30
Dispatch boat : AVISO
31
Infomercial knife : GINSU
32
All gone, as dinner : EATEN
37
Pint-size : PUNY
38
Christian ___ : ERA
39
Tollbooth access : LANE
41
Coral producer : POLYP
42
No-brainer? : MORON
44
Big media display : SPLASH
45
Ptolemy's lighthouse locale : PHAROS
46
Result of stream erosion : RAVINE
49
Footnote word : IDEM
50
Game piece : TILE
51
Tests, in a way : ASKS
52
Scavenger at Yellowstone : BEAR
53
Pro ___ : RATA
54
Sound of resignation : SIGH
55
Memo phrase : INRE
56
Show unfairly : SKEW
58
Historic lead-in : PRE
59
Org. that's in the red? : GOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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