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New York Times, Friday, May 28, 2010

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {BJQVWZ} Spans: 4 Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This intentionally asymmetric grid is intended to be an homage to this 1994 puzzle by Rand H. Burns. See Wordplay for details.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0528 ( 22,116 )
Across
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Was jerky : SPASMED
8
Stay in shape : KEEPFIT
15
Left over : TOSPARE
16
Support: Var. : INDORSE
17
Thing that may appear to be symmetrical but isn't ... like this puzzle's grid : OPTICALILLUSION
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___-être (perhaps, to Pierre) : PEUT
20
Melodic subject, in music : TEMA
21
Lobster claw : CHELA
22
Immemorial : OLDEN
24
Hose shade : TAUPE
26
Blocker of 1960s TV : DAN
27
"30 Rock" creator : FEY
28
Tolstoy's Vronsky : ALEXEI
30
19th-century women's rights advocate : MOTT
31
Introduced surreptitiously : FOISTED
33
TV's Francis and others : ARLENES
35
First name among linguists : NOAM
36
Gas: Prefix : AERI
37
Symbol of electromotive force : EPSILON
40
Buffaloed : ATALOSS
43
Egg holder : SAC
44
Buried : INURNED
46
Little beef : NIT
47
Draw very uncreatively : TRACE
49
Topper : LID
50
More likely to blow up : SORER
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Blade handle? : ATRA
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Potential pond poisoner : ALGAE
55
See 53-Down : PISA
56
Considered financially : DOLLARSANDCENTS
59
Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
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Demonstrating control? : TEARGAS
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Alternative to a jumper : SETSHOT
62
How hordes move : ENMASSE
Down
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Tarry for a bit : STOPOFF
2
One of 13 religious leaders : POPELEO
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Seminal mystery of 1887 : ASTUDYINSCARLET
4
Venom : SPITE
5
Bub : MAC
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"Hoc ___ in votis": Horace : ERAT
7
Dropped : DELETED
8
World's most active volcano : KILAUEA
9
Development order: Abbr. : ENL
10
Develop : EDUCE
11
Far from shabby : POSH
12
Burger accompaniment : FRIEDONIONRINGS
13
Maroon : ISOLATE
14
Flat population : TENANTS
18
Means of seeing the big picture? : IMAX
23
Merchant selling records : NATALIE
25
Take the wrong way? : PIRATE
29
One might show up in a casino : LEMON
30
European black thrush : MERL
32
"___ see!" : SOI
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Results of "Unsolved Mysteries" airings : LEADS
37
Chihuahua and others : ESTADOS
38
Succession starter : PARTONE
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It has zero measure, in math : NULLSET
40
Slowly scored? : ANDANTE
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Occasions to close up shop : SIESTAS
42
Berlin boulevard : STRASSE
45
European capital : RIGA
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Decisions on the field : CALLS
51
Work on a grand scale : OPERA
53
It flows through 55-Across : ARNO
54
Starting point? : EDEN
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"Feels so good!" : AAH
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Nanny ___ : CAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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