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New York Times, Monday, May 10, 2010

George who was the first president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Sowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times5/10/10 ( No. 22,098 )

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2006 boorish film character from Kazakhstan : BORAT
6
Castle-defending ditches : MOATS
11
David Letterman's network : CBS
14
Smells : ODORS
15
Suffer ignominious defeat, in slang : EATIT
16
Feedbag tidbit : OAT
17
Second- or third-string player : BENCHWARMER
19
Actress Hagen : UTA
20
Cyclotron particles : IONS
21
Interest-grabbing : CATCHY
23
"Apologies" : IMSORRY
27
"As old as the hills" and others : CLICHES
28
What wheels do on an axis : ROTATE
29
Talk to flirtatiously : CHATUP
30
Screwballs : KOOKS
31
"God ___ America" : BLESS
32
Photo ___ (when pictures may be taken) : OPS
35
Son of Seth : ENOS
36
Audio censor's sound : BLEEP
37
Molecule component : ATOM
38
Broadband connection inits. : DSL
39
Lewis's partner in an expedition : CLARK
40
Stiller and ___ (comedy duo) : MEARA
41
One-horse town : PODUNK
43
Explorer Hernando : CORTEZ
44
One showing diners to their tables : MAITRED
46
Indian baby on a back : PAPOOSE
47
Spider's cocoon, e.g. : EGGSAC
48
Suspect, to a cop : PERP
49
"Norma ___" : RAE
50
Presider at a meeting : CHAIRPERSON
56
Stock debut, for short : IPO
57
Newsstand : KIOSK
58
Decorative fabric : TOILE
59
Highest non-face card : TEN
60
Spread, as the legs : SPLAY
61
Assail : SETAT
Down
1
Dylan or Dole : BOB
2
Praiseful poem : ODE
3
Director Howard : RON
4
Lob's path : ARC
5
Gift shop apparel : TSHIRTS
6
George who was the first president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. : MEANY
7
Items fitting in rowlocks : OARS
8
Place to enter a PIN : ATM
9
Man's jewelry item : TIECLASP
10
Narrow passageways : STRAITS
11
Boob tube lover : COUCHPOTATO
12
Wash oneself : BATHE
13
Remains : STAYS
18
Had on : WORE
22
Fort Worth sch. : TCU
23
Annoyed : IRKED
24
Time periods lasting about 29 1/2 days : MOONS
25
Police informant : STOOLPIGEON
26
Acorn producers : OAKS
27
Where rouge goes : CHEEK
29
Office worker : CLERK
31
Lacking individuality : BLAND
33
Skin openings : PORES
34
Some air pollution : SMAZE
36
Kind of stock : BLUECHIP
37
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
39
Music store fixtures : CDRACKS
40
Tots : MOPPETS
42
Tie-breaking play periods: Abbr. : OTS
43
Complain : CARP
44
___ badge : MERIT
45
Open-mouthed : AGAPE
46
Cheerful : PERKY
48
Leaning Tower site : PISA
51
Yahoo! competitor : AOL
52
___ v. Wade : ROE
53
Use the start of 17- or 50-Across or 11- or 25-Down? : SIT
54
Suffix with schnozz : OLA
55
What 51-Down connects to, with "the" : NET

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

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