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New York Times, Monday, May 1, 2017

Something committed by 41-Across ... or by this puzzle's creator?

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Sessa.
Edward Sessa notes:
I've tossed a lot of puzzle ideas in the past because the theme letter numbers just didn't add up. The main entries in this puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've seen MARIE ANTOINETTE many times in crosswords, so it was baffling to fill it in automatically … but have it not fit. Amusing to ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times5/1/17 ( No. 24,646 )

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Across
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Bouts, as of crying : JAGS
5
___ Le Pew (cartoon skunk) : PEPE
9
Fizzy headache remedy, informally : BROMO
14
Bra size smaller than a "B" : ACUP
15
Highway sign next to an off-ramp : EXIT
16
Extend, as a subscription : RENEW
17
Not giving up on an argument, say : INSISTENT
19
Throat-clearing sounds : AHEMS
20
Words attributed to 41-Across : LETTHEMEATCAKE
22
Wyatt of the Old West : EARP
23
Hi-___ monitor : RES
24
Apt cry for 41-Across : OFFWITHHERHEAD
31
Moving day rental : UHAUL
32
Big laughs, slangily : YUKS
33
Symbol of busyness : BEE
34
Cosmologist Sagan : CARL
35
Ninnies : DOPES
37
Parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme : HERB
38
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
39
Money that needs to be repaid : LOAN
40
Dresses in Delhi : SARIS
41
Famous queen, depicted literally : ARIEANTOINETTE
45
Early Beatle ___ Sutcliffe : STU
46
Put into piles, say : SORT
47
Something committed by 41-Across ... or by this puzzle's creator? : CAPITALOFFENSE
54
Attend a funeral, say : MOURN
55
Merchandise location : SALESROOM
56
Keepsake in a cabinet, perhaps : CURIO
57
Competitor of Wisk : TIDE
58
First among men : ADAM
59
Minor fights : SPATS
60
Cards sometimes hidden up sleeves : ACES
61
Blood components : SERA
Down
1
Monopoly space with the words "Just Visiting" : JAIL
2
Pimples : ACNE
3
Wind that might blow one's hat off : GUST
4
Malicious : SPITEFUL
5
Czar called "the Great" : PETERI
6
Not taxable, e.g. : EXEMPT
7
Wood for many a mountain cabin : PINE
8
Grammy-winning James : ETTA
9
Pick-me-up drinks : BRACERS
10
It's nothing new : REHASH
11
Short race spec : ONEK
12
Bit of viral web content : MEME
13
Cries of pain : OWS
18
Article thrown over the shoulders : SHAWL
21
Long, hard journeys : TREKS
24
Atheist Madalyn Murray ___ : OHAIR
25
Persian tongue : FARSI
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Prefix relating to sleep : HYPNO
27
Shade of color : HUE
28
Fellow film critic of Siskel : EBERT
29
Eagle's home : AERIE
30
Belles of the ball : DEBS
31
The Bruins of the Pac-12 : UCLA
35
Krispy Kreme product : DONUT
36
Grain used in making Alpha-Bits : OAT
37
North Carolina's Cape ___ : HATTERAS
39
Many Americans whose names end in -ez : LATINOS
40
Feudal workers : SERFS
42
___ de corps (fellowship) : ESPRIT
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Tristan's beloved : ISOLDE
44
Certain bank policy for A.T.M. withdrawals and wire transfers : NOFEES
47
Brilliant move : COUP
48
Ambient quality : AURA
49
"The Thin Man" canine : ASTA
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Point where lines meet : NODE
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Fly high : SOAR
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Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
54
Roast hosts, for short : MCS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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