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New York Times, Friday, April 17, 2015

With 51-Across, early adopter of the A.D. dating method

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Guizzo.
Mary Lou Guizzo notes:
After a few of my themed puzzles were accepted by the NYT, I decided to try my hand at a themeless grid. Will Shortz has noted that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ML's first solo themeless! Unusual layout, featuring six grid-spanners, laid out in a criss-cross style. This type of arrangement is ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/17/15 ( No. 23,901 )
Across
1
Plague, with "at" : GNAW
5
Handmade sign at a stadium : HIMOM
10
Warrant, e.g.: Abbr. : CERT
14
Gift on el día de los enamorados : ROSA
15
Eyelike designs : OCULI
16
Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
17
Similar : OFTHESAMESTRIPE
20
Charge leader? : SUR
21
Unspecified degrees : NTHS
22
Lover of Jane Porter : TARZAN
23
Man who went into self-imposed exile in 2013 : SNOWDEN
25
Opera ___ : SERIA
26
Mother of Kourtney, Kim and Khloé : KRIS
27
Houston player, for short : STRO
28
Snare : BAG
31
Rout : CLEANSWEEP
34
Ashcroft's predecessor in the cabinet : RENO
35
Basket : HOOP
36
One making you do your duty? : TAXER
37
World Heritage Site since 2013 : ETNA
38
Boobs : OAFS
39
Direction seeker's query : WHERESTHAT
41
"u can't b serious!" : OMG
42
Stories of a lifetime? : BIOS
43
Side with a dog : SLAW
44
Budget, in adspeak : ECONO
46
Draw : TIEGAME
49
Title Inuit of film : NANOOK
51
See 60-Across : BEDE
52
Univ. aides : RAS
53
Very close : ONINTIMATETERMS
56
Ladies' man : STUD
57
Zac of "The Lorax" : EFRON
58
Repeatedly reposted item : MEME
59
Brand operated by Imperial : ESSO
60
With 51-Across, early adopter of the A.D. dating method : SAINT
61
Black ring material : ONYX
Down
1
Box-office figure : GROSS
2
Like a buzzkill : NOFUN
3
Something that's brilliant : ASTROKEOFGENIUS
4
Sound heard a lot by new parents : WAH
5
Longtime food product with a mascot in a cowboy hat : HOSTESSTWINKIES
6
New York's ___ Stadium (track-and-field venue) : ICAHN
7
Fall bloomers : MUMS
8
Stadium cry : OLE
9
Cry at a White House press conference : MISTERPRESIDENT
10
Atmospheric features of Mars : CIRRI
11
Senator who wrote "A Fighting Chance," 2014 : ELIZABETHWARREN
12
Last name in morning TV : RIPA
13
Follower of four or six, but not five : TEEN
18
Finish with : ENDIN
19
Its edible root is called an eddo : TARO
24
Finishes : WRAPS
25
Rounded-up figure? : STEER
27
Embellishes, with "up" : SEXES
29
Russian ruler after Peter II : ANNA
30
Zodiac symbol : GOAT
31
Shoe designer Jimmy : CHOO
32
Composition of some bricks : LOAM
33
"Yay, we did it!" : WAHOO
34
Change in a clothing store, in a way : RETAG
40
Unwelcome forecast : SLEET
42
Eject : BOOT
45
House alternative : CONDO
46
Sitting Bull, e.g. : TETON
47
Scarlett O'Hara's housemaid : MAMMY
48
Super Six maker of the 1920s : ESSEX
49
Torpedo part : NOSE
50
Threat in "The Naked Jungle," 1954 : ANTS
51
Port of Italy : BARI
54
Design deg. : MFA
55
Like some hairstyles with long bangs : EMO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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