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New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 2015

Spectator who got a standing O at Wimbledon in 1981

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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3410/2/20087/12/20209
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8257516
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1.63130
Samuel A. Donaldson
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592/19/20057/28/202132
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013301438
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1.60021
Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GJQZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Wilber.
Constructor notes:
BRAD: The ambition and versatility of Sam's work intrigued me from his very earliest appearances. He can deliver fresh, well-turned ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A fun solve from two of my favorite people in crosswordland. Typically themelesses contain slots for 12-16 long entries (eight letters ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times5/30/15 ( No. 23,944 )
Across
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It may facilitate playing with one's food : KIDSMEAL
9
Like TV's Dr. Richard Kimble, famously : FRAMED
15
Prestige : EMINENCE
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Spectator who got a standing O at Wimbledon in 1981 : LADYDI
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Mushroom layer of a beef Wellington : DUXELLES
18
Quintessential : ICONIC
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Point made by architects : SPIRE
20
"Whatever the case ..." : ATANYRATE
22
Throw a party for : FETE
23
What was due for some pioneers? : WEST
24
Like spent charcoal : ASHY
25
Danger in stories of Sinbad the sailor : ROC
26
Addresses with bared teeth : SNARLSAT
29
Has things reversed, maybe : ERRS
31
Where most occupants need masks, for short : ORS
32
Soft-serve ice cream requests : TWISTS
36
Pirates' place : DIAMOND
38
Trademark Isaac Asimov accessory : BOLOTIE
39
Mammals that congregate in groups called "rafts" : OTTERS
40
Was yellow, say : RAN
41
April, May or June : NAME
42
Heads for the garden? : LETTUCES
45
Annual Vancouver event, familiarly : TED
46
Recipient of 11-Down : IDOL
49
No. 2 : ASST
50
Gets the lead out, quaintly : HIES
52
Chalked warning left for custodial staff : DONTERASE
54
Relative position? : INLAW
56
Business reply card, e.g. : INSERT
57
Prone to tantrums : ERUPTIVE
59
Layette item : ONESIE
60
Showed interest, in a way : LISTENED
61
Count : MATTER
62
"Das Kapital" topic : LABORERS
Down
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Footwear donned on camera by Mr. Rogers : KEDS
2
Volunteer's assurance : IMUPFORIT
3
Onetime Strom Thurmond designation : DIXIECRAT
4
Comics pet in a horned helmet : SNERT
5
Rows : MELEES
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The bigger picture: Abbr. : ENL
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TV honor last presented in 1997 : ACEAWARD
8
Newsman Holt and others : LESTERS
9
Noted employee of Slate : FLINTSTONE
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Salacious : RACY
11
Something shown to 46-Acrosses : ADORATION
12
Winged mimics : MYNAS
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Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt : EDITH
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Full of risk : DICEY
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Class in which students raise their hands, briefly? : ASL
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Overhaul : REDO
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Really bad idea : NONSTARTER
28
Corset-making tool : AWL
30
Informal gauge of credibility : SMELLTEST
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Where you might lose an hour : STATELINE
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It might gain you an hour : TIMESAVER
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Germ : SEED
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It's targeted for extraction : ORE
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Cultured ones? : BACTERIA
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"The Principles of Mathematics" philosopher : RUSSELL
43
Org. conducting lots of X-rays : TSA
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U.P.S. label phrase : SHIPTO
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Burn the midnight oil, e.g. : IDIOM
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1959 #2 hit whose flip side was "La Bamba" : DONNA
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Earliest symptoms : ONSET
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Consign to a time capsule, say : INTER
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New York county on the Canadian border : ERIE
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Gains a 54-Across : WEDS
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Kind of port : USB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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