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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 2013

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle has a cleverly disorienting use of circles that I've never seen before. The letters in the circles themselves have no special meaning. It's only their positions relative to the squares above them that matter.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 23,207 )

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Across
1
"Twilight" author Stephenie : MEYER
6
Green of TV's "Robot Chicken" : SETH
10
Texas' ___ Ranch : LBJ
13
"The Faerie Queene" woman : IRENA
14
Like typical law school programs : THREEYEAR
16
Store with a red star logo : MACYS
17
Some Monopoly purchases : RAILROADS
18
With 50-Across, how one can tell that this puzzle was up all night waiting to be solved? : ITHASCIRCLES
20
Mattress problem : LUMP
21
Churchill, e.g. : TORY
25
Setting of Camus's "The Stranger" : ALGIERS
29
Mike holders : MCS
32
Not merely a : THE
33
Genteel affairs : TEAS
34
Firebrand : AGITATOR
36
"I haven't made up my mind" : MAYBEYESMAYBENO
40
Hysterical states : FRENZIES
41
Language whose alphabet reads from right to left : URDU
42
Some of Vanna's letters? : ENS
43
Hosp. staffers : RNS
44
Suggests : HINTSAT
47
Old Testament book: Abbr. : ESTH
49
Crumbly topping : FETA
50
See 18-Across : UNDERITSEYES
58
Nobelists, e.g. : LAUREATES
61
Spooky sound : CREAK
62
Tennis players in action : VOLLEYERS
63
___ Blaine, protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise" : AMORY
64
___ de Montréal : ILE
65
A shot in the arm, say : DOSE
66
Grammy winner Lou : RAWLS
Down
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Actress Rogers : MIMI
2
"In principio ___ Verbum" (biblical phrase) : ERAT
3
"Bleah!" : YECH
4
2006 Grammy winner for "Amarantine" : ENYA
5
Scrap : RASSLE
6
Quick : SHARP
7
Representative Cantor : ERIC
8
Bluffer's giveaway : TELL
9
"Take it!" : HERE
10
Bucolic setting : LEA
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Fraudulent, say : BAD
12
Third class?: Abbr. : JRS
14
Some salon jobs : TRIMS
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Baseball manager Ned : YOST
19
Snarler, of a sort : CUR
22
Whiskered beasts : OTTERS
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Fleming of "Spellbound" : RHONDA
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Ump's cry : YEROUT
25
Side effect of a withdrawal? : ATMFEE
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Catches wind of : LEARNS
27
Most festive : GAYEST
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Info on the reverse of a title page: Abbr. : ISBN
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"High Society" studio : MGM
30
The sculpture "Kryptos" sits outside its hdqrs. : CIA
31
Pen : STY
34
Idiot : ASS
35
Border : ABUT
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : EZR
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Female half : YIN
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
44
Five-time world figure skating champion Carol : HEISS
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Big corp. in the aerospace industry : ITT
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Org. whose members wear fire-resistant clothing : NASCAR
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Cast : HURL
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Part of la famille : FRERE
51
Call for : NEED
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"Me say" this word in a 1957 hit : DAYO
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Hot times in Haiti : ETES
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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"Yikes!" : YEOW
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___ of Warwick (War of the Roses figure) : EARL
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Mid first-century year : LVI
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Company with a "Running Man" symbol : AOL
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Diminutive suffix : ULE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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