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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 2009

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Xan Vongsathorn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 21,738 )
Across
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Tower that's typically scaled from the outside : SILO
5
Confederate general Early : JUBAL
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Concern for a checker : FACT
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Confident assertion : ICAN
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Harmoniously : ASONE
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Cap material? : SNOW
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Fun application : TEMPORARYTATTOO
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Before making the cut? : PREOP
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Subterranean lines : GASMAINS
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Bare-bones : AUSTERE
25
"Ubu Imperator" artist, 1923 : ERNST
26
Boom producer : TNT
27
Beach houses, often : RENTALS
31
"Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me" instrument : UKE
32
Pot cover : TEACOZY
33
Playback problem : SKIP
34
Argue (with) : SPAR
37
Ann of "Rebel Without a Cause" : DORAN
38
Some dolls : KENS
39
Get together (with) : ALLY
40
The annus in Dryden's "Annus Mirabilis" : MDCLXVI
42
Response to an e-mailed joke, maybe : LOL
43
Giggles : TEEHEES
44
Dwindle : EBB
47
Stuffy, as air : STALE
49
Barely boiling : ASIMMER
51
Captain Marvel, to Billy Batson : ALTEREGO
55
Hit the big leagues : GOPRO
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Means of secret writing ... or a description of a 17-Across? : DISAPPEARINGINK
59
Supermodel Sastre : INES
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Soon to experience : INFOR
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Lake bordering four states : ERIE
62
Three-___ : PEAT
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Nobles and knights in the Middle Ages, e.g. : CASTE
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Start to do well? : NEER
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Be content with where one is : SITPAT
2
Annual river thaw : ICERUN
3
Like the worst of excuses : LAMEST
4
High, in a way : ONPOT
5
It holds the mayo : JAR
6
___ Patriot Act (2001 measure) : USA
7
Wimbledon champ, 1976-80 : BORG
8
"Dragonwyck" author Seton : ANYA
9
Do-overs : LETS
10
Canopus or Polaris : FSTAR
11
Protesting the pro-testers? : ANTINUKE
12
Kind of cap with a tail : COONSKIN
13
Some ballroom dances : TWOSTEPS
18
___ citato : OPERE
19
C.I.A. betrayer arrested in 1994 : AMES
23
Computer instructions heading : README
24
Secure, in a way : ENCODE
28
Image on a dime : TORCH
29
Garden shrub : AZALEA
30
Largish animals with black ear tufts : LYNXES
32
Go for it : TRY
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Biathlon need : SKI
34
Party dishful : SALSADIP
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Stripped-down story : PLOTLINE
36
Hopelessly confuddled : ALLATSEA
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Winning move? : VSIGN
43
Maryland player, informally : TERP
44
Result of many conquests, perhaps : EMPIRE
45
Late comedian Mac : BERNIE
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Stock figure : BROKER
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Minimal : LEAST
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___ David (six-pointed star) : MOGEN
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"Beowulf," for one : EPIC
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Rowlands of "Gloria" : GENA
54
Lubbers : OAFS
57
Hokum : ROT
58
Steam : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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