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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 2015

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BJQX} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Livengood. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ian Livengood notes:
A few random thoughts: 1A was the seed answer and got scooped in other puzzles before publication. Eh, that'll happen. With the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another clinic from Ian today. At 72 words (the max for a themeless), the grid is nothing fancy or envelope-pushing, but Ian makes ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle by Ian Livengood was published on his 32nd birthday.

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Across
1
Instagram alternative : SNAPCHAT
9
Smart : CLASSY
15
"Gentlemen, this is vodka" sloganeer : KETELONE
16
Melter on winter sidewalks : HALITE
17
Checking locales : ICERINKS
18
See 48-Across : ANIMAL
19
Masago, at a sushi bar : SMELTROE
21
Something well-kept? : OIL
22
Camp vehicle : CANOE
25
Winged figure of myth : EROS
26
Bounds : ENDS
27
Any day now : ANON
28
Thinking one is pretty hot stuff, say : SMUG
29
Guy : MAC
30
Tech field, briefly : CGI
31
Blockheads? : STONEMASONS
35
Participant in the Battle of Saratoga, 1777 : HESSIAN
37
Subscription prescription : RENEWAL
38
Hummer in the summer : ELECTRICFAN
40
All Saints' Day vis-à-vis All Souls' Day : EVE
41
1960 Pirates World Series hero, familiarly : MAZ
42
"That was ___ ..." : THEN
43
Hammer part : CLAW
44
Pressure, informally : HEAT
46
Whole lot of nothing : VOID
47
Takes turns in a casino : ROLLS
48
Official 18-Across of Utah : ELK
49
Shakespearean sister : CORDELIA
51
Keep off the grid, say : LIELOW
53
Japanese import set in a kitchen : IRONCHEF
57
Charles Schwab alternative : ETRADE
58
Space in a paper available for journalism instead of ads : NEWSHOLE
59
Stored (within) : NESTED
60
25-Across, for one : GREEKGOD
Down
1
"___ Utah!" (state license plate slogan) : SKI
2
Big inits. in computing : NEC
3
Had dinner : ATE
4
Individual : PERSON
5
Iceland has a cold one : CLIME
6
Get an edge on : HONE
7
Flight preventer : ANKLEMONITOR
8
Tryout : TESTRUN
9
Total zoo : CHAOS
10
Driving range? : LANE
11
"The Greatest: My Own Story" author : ALI
12
Fox hunt leader of old : SIMONCOWELL
13
Conservative : STAID
14
RESPONDS LIKE THIS! : YELLS
20
Five-in-a-row U.S. Open winner : ROGERFEDERER
22
Private stock : CACHE
23
Sweetie : ANGEL
24
Detritus on New Year's morning : NOISEMAKERS
26
Maneuver carefully : EASE
28
Headline : STAR
29
"Buddenbrooks" novelist : MANN
31
___ bath : SITZ
32
Statistics class figure : MEAN
33
Like the historic Battle of Lepanto, 1571 : NAVAL
34
Mountains : SLEWS
36
"Beat it!" : SCAT
39
Dressing down : CHIDING
43
Leader of five N.C.A.A. basketball championships for Duke, informally : COACHK
44
Hunt for a film? : HELEN
45
1%, say : ELITE
46
Gave one's parole : VOWED
47
Final step in cleaning : RINSE
49
Up to ___ : CODE
50
Lucius S. ___, hardware chain store eponym : LOWE
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Muscle used in pull-ups, briefly : LAT
54
Chopper : HOG
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"A New World Record" grp., 1976 : ELO
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Had dinner : FED

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

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