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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 2014

Source of the phrases "cakes and ale" and "milk of human kindness": Abbr.

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FV} Scrabble average: 1.89 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Barry C. Silk notes:
My seed for this puzzle was MCMANSION. When filling out the puzzle, I tried to use as many scrabbly words as I can, without ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another appropriately silky creation from Barry. This one eschews the typical separation of corners, instead meshing two sets of ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/10/14 ( No. 23,559 )

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Across
1
Prop for Kermit the Frog : BANJO
6
It's big in the suburbs : MCMANSION
15
Kind of acid : OLEIC
16
Something you shouldn't knock? : CRAZYBONE
17
What dots may represent : TOWNS
18
"Stay cool!" : DONTPANIC
19
___ mix : CHEX
20
Ready to play, with "up" : CUED
21
N.F.L. stat: Abbr. : INT
22
___ pants : HAREM
24
Source of the phrases "cakes and ale" and "milk of human kindness": Abbr. : SHAK
25
Belize native : MAYA
26
What "II" or "III" may indicate : SEQUEL
28
Profession of Clementine's father in "Oh My Darling, Clementine" : MINER
29
R.A.F. award : DSO
32
Shrimp : RUNT
33
Small job for a gardener? : BONSAI
34
Noble one : RAREGAS
36
Spelunker's aid : LANTERN
37
High : ELATED
38
Something cited in a citation : WORK
39
Suffix with transcript- : ASE
40
Über ___ : ALLES
41
Origin of the word "behemoth" : HEBREW
43
Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
44
Knockout : BABE
45
Where Chekhov lived and Tolstoy summered : YALTA
49
Big Apple ave. : LEX
50
Half of a matched set : HERS
51
Inadequate : POOR
52
Girl in "The Music Man" with a floral name : AMARYLLIS
55
Nil : ZIPPO
56
Desktop item : NAMEPLATE
57
Elite unit : ATEAM
58
Capital on the Raccoon River : DESMOINES
59
Something from the oven : PIZZA
Down
1
Mangle : BOTCH
2
___ Tower (Pacific landmark) : ALOHA
3
More green : NEWER
4
Spelling problems? : JINXES
5
Brass maker: Abbr. : OCS
6
Year that Chaucer died : MCD
7
It follows a pattern : CROCHET
8
Stick : MANUAL
9
2001-05 Pontiac made in Mexico : AZTEK
10
Org. in 1950s-'60s TV's "Naked City" : NYPD
11
Govt. lender : SBA
12
Where Syracuse is a port : IONIANSEA
13
Elderly : ONINYEARS
14
Relative of ocher : NECTARINE
23
Where many accidents occur : MERGES
24
Lies out : SUNS
25
Philadelphia tourist attraction : MINT
27
Target of a squat, for short : QUAD
28
1960s dance, with "the" : MONKEY
29
State of sleep : DREAMLAND
30
Student loan source, familiarly : SALLIEMAE
31
Third-year hurdles, for some : ORALEXAMS
33
2008 Libertarian presidential candidate : BARR
35
Lycée breaks : ETES
36
Temporal ___ : LOBE
38
It may come with a cookie : WEBSITE
41
Kentucky county in a 1976 Oscar-winning documentary : HARLAN
42
Forest ranger? : WAPITI
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Melvin who was called "The King of Torts" : BELLI
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Ruy ___ (chess opening) : LOPEZ
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Relative of ocher : TOPAZ
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Something from the oven : AROMA
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Shot deliverer : HYPO
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Radiation unit : REM
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French possessive : SES
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Use a laser on : ZAP

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

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