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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 2012

Retail giant with the mascots Red Ruff and Blue Mews

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

A Friday puzzle with a theme! Long answers end with words that are anagrams of each other.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0518 ( 22,837 )

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Across
1
Ones pressed for cash, briefly : ATMS
5
1997 #1 hit with a nonsense title : MMMBOP
11
Many a bugger : SPY
14
See 63-Across : TRIP
15
Code that's dangerous to break : OMERTA
16
Hermano de la madre : TIO
17
___ en scène : MISE
18
More like a gymnast's body : WIRIER
19
Cartoon character who cries "You eediot!" : REN
20
It may be acknowledged with a slap : OFFENSIVEREMARK
23
Bad stroke : SLICE
24
Back, in a way : FINANCE
25
Having the lead? : TETHERED
29
Real go-getter : TIGER
30
Baker's dozen, maybe : DONUTS
33
Reading letters from the end? : ZEDS
34
TV's "hipster doofus" : COSMOKRAMER
37
Big name in footwear : MCAN
39
Wish : PLEASE
40
Ticker with cachet : ROLEX
42
Watch it : SPECTATE
47
Temporary : STOPGAP
50
"9 to 5" director Higgins : COLIN
51
Bad tool for a toddler to find : PERMANENTMARKER
55
N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
56
One seen in a shower : METEOR
57
Ramirez of "Grey's Anatomy" : SARA
58
It's often illegal to hang one : UIE
59
Cry for more : ENCORE
60
2006-08 heavyweight champion Maskaev : OLEG
61
Article in the Louvre? : LES
62
High : STONED
63
With 14-Across, cruise bonus : SIDE
Down
1
Tops : ATMOST
2
Wee bit : TRIFLE
3
Fish out of water : MISFIT
4
Word chanted at a celebratory party : SPEECH
5
Routs, with "down" : MOWS
6
When the Salt Lake City Olympics took place : MMII
7
Longtime first name in TV talk : MERV
8
Court paper showing one team's points : BRIEF
9
Comical Cheri : OTERI
10
Adidas vis-à-vis Reebok : PARENT
11
Alien : STRANGER
12
Like some navels : PIERCED
13
Jon Voight's New York birthplace : YONKERS
21
Air and water, e.g. : NEEDS
22
Yellow shade : MAIZE
26
Runaway : ROMP
27
Organic compound : ENOL
28
Scrappers put them up : DUKES
31
Sprung thing : TRAP
32
Response facilitator: Abbr. : SASE
34
What water lacks : CALORIES
35
When to get back to work, perhaps : ONEPM
36
Endpoint of pilgrims' progress? : MECCA
37
Big name in frozen food : MRSPAUL
38
Circle : COTERIE
41
Snowboarders compete in them : XGAMES
43
Some Rodin pieces : TORSOS
44
Lye, for one : ALKALI
45
Like many grandstands : TIERED
46
Tee off : ENRAGE
48
Apropos of : ANENT
49
Retail giant with the mascots Red Ruff and Blue Mews : PETCO
52
Extra-bright : NEON
53
Bolted : TORE
54
He talked only to Wilbur : MRED

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