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New York Times, Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kirk who played the first big-screen Superman

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {X} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2012, The New York Times4/21/12 ( No. 22,810 )

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Across
1
Pettifog : SQUABBLE
9
Home of Texas A&M International University : LAREDO
15
Reprimander of Miss Gulch : AUNTIEEM
16
Flew united? : ELOPED
17
Not covered anywhere : NAKEDASAJAYBIRD
19
One in a powerful house : DYNAST
20
"Cats" Tony winner Trevor : NUNN
21
Pop sharer : SIS
22
Legions : ALOT
23
Heartless sort : BEAST
25
Like many suites : POSH
26
Reason for a replay : LET
27
"Join me?" : WANTTO
28
Prefix with -matic : IDIO
29
Nautilus shell liners : NACRES
30
"All Day Strong. All Day Long" sloganeer : ALEVE
31
Pole dance? : MAZURKA
34
Their scales aid in location : ATLASES
36
"Do ___?" : IDARE
37
Remove with leverage : PRYOFF
39
Grp. on the floor : SENS
40
The health-conscious often take them : STAIRS
41
Bug about bills : DUN
44
Olden dagger : SNEE
45
Uncommon delivery : QUINT
46
Manager, briefly : SUPE
47
Finishing touch on a diamond? : TAG
48
Dermatologist's concern : BURN
49
Affects radically : UPENDS
51
Events marked by large streamers : AURORAEBOREALIS
54
Was a real stinker : REEKED
55
Pass : OVERTAKE
56
Meetings kept under wraps : TRYSTS
57
Utterly unpredictable : WIDEOPEN
Down
1
It's barely about a foot : SANDAL
2
Deliverer of the 1992 "Murphy Brown speech" : QUAYLE
3
Relax during a massage, as a muscle : UNKNOT
4
Bothered : ATEAT
5
Offers for lots : BIDS
6
Drive away : BEATBACK
7
Brown with the Band of Renown : LES
8
Spring : EMANATE
9
Bit of rough housing : LEANTO
10
Kirk who played the first big-screen Superman : ALYN
11
Mug, say : ROB
12
Program developments : EPISODES
13
Like raspberries : DERISIVE
14
They're unmatched in footwear : ODDSHOES
18
"Hey, it's something to consider" : JUSTSAYIN
24
Transport : ENRAPTURE
25
Bed for some kebabs : PILAF
27
Tin finish? : WARE
29
Worker with vital information? : NURSE
30
Film composer Clausen and others : ALFS
31
Get off on the wrong foot : MISSTART
32
Erhard succeeded him in 1963 : ADENAUER
33
"The Vanishing American" novelist, 1925 : ZANEGREY
35
Taking great pains : TORTURED
38
Shower surprise : RAINBOW
40
Some quiet riots : SQUADS
41
"André" playwright William : DUNLAP
42
1982 and 1991 Pulitzer winner for fiction : UPDIKE
43
Ford's press secretary : NESSEN
46
Defense grp. formed in 1954 : SEATO
48
Four-time Gold Glove Award winner Boone : BRET
50
Man in la famille : PERE
52
Agreements : OKS
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Duct lead-in : OVI

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

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