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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 2012

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 59, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQYZ} Minimum word length: 4 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

If you've been doing puzzles for a while, you might have guessed Mr. Krozel was the author from the grid shape alone. There are no 3-letter answers. Clues are numbered differently and rather more elegantly in the print version of this puzzle.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 22,836 )
Across
1
Cheap wheels, perhaps : USEDCAR
8
Afghan power : TALIBAN
15
Wigged out : GONEAPE
16
Going-away request : WRITEME
17
Jazz trumpeter Sandoval and others : ARTUROS
18
Peter and Annette of film : OTOOLES
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1960s teaching focus : NEWMATH
20
Response to a polite refusal / (next line) It's spelled out in a Tammy Wynette hit : IINSIST
21
"Steady ___ goes" : ASSHE
24
Looks for oneself, in a way : EGOSURFS
29
___ motel : NOTELL
31
What a walk in the ballpark will get you / (next line) It's spelled out in an Aretha Franklin hit : ONEBASE
32
First satellite to transmit a phone call through space, 1962 : TELSTAR
36
Cold showers : SLEETS
40
Help board a plane, say : ASSISTON
42
Young partner / (next line) It's spelled out in a Travis Tritt hit : ERNST
43
Connecticut city on the Quinnipiac River : MERIDEN
47
Hard work : TRAVAIL
51
Pull off : EXECUTE
52
It's not for big shots : MINICAM
53
Electrical device that may blow : SPEAKER
54
Paul Anka hit with a rhyming title : ESOBESO
55
Salsa quality : HOTNESS
56
Beginning : GENESIS
Down
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Like part of Lake Victoria : UGANDAN
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Not losing well : SORE
3
Interweave : ENTWIST
4
Te ___ : DEUM
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Niña or Pinta : CARAVEL
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"There's ___ of gold ..." : APOT
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Do some farrier's work on : RESHOE
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Club not seen much nowadays : TWOIRON
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Class for budding painters : ARTI
10
Den member : LIONCUB
11
Midori and Lance : ITOS
12
Creed : BELIEFS
13
___ Straw Poll : AMES
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Get a home in order : NEST
22
A bit, informally : SORTA
23
Gown go-with : HEELS
25
Enter the draft, maybe : GOPRO
26
Matches : SEES
27
Hot Wheels product : RACER
28
Small paving stones : SETTS
30
Military transports: Abbr. : LSTS
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It runs by the White House : ESTREET
34
Mr. Ellington, in a 1977 song : SIRDUKE
35
Sorry bunch? : ATONERS
37
Asian land where French is widely spoken : LEBANON
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Makes a 43-Down of : ENLACES
39
Fire starter? : STELMOS
41
Nog flavorer : NUTMEG
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Netting : MESH
44
Big show : EXPO
45
Confident cry : ICAN
46
Nantes seasons : ETES
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"All ___!" (court cry) : RISE
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General feeling : VIBE
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Former capital of Romania : IASI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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