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New York Times, Thursday, June 11, 2015

Author:
Lewis E. Rothlein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lewis Rothlein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rothlein. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lewis Rothlein notes:
Will asked me to revise this puzzle twice. The first time was to clean up some ugly fill, but the only way I could rework the words ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Neat arrangement of six themers, five of which contain a HIDDEN GEM, i.e. the word GEM is split across two words. Cool to see a ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0611 ( 23,956 )
Across
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"___ pass" : ITLL
5
Turn over : CEDE
9
Wound application : ALOE
13
Spring's counterpart : NEAP
14
Harsh : ACERB
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One with special quarters: Abbr. : CAPT
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Standard work shifts : DAYS
18
*Kind of bass : LARGEMOUTH
20
Last: Abbr. : ULT
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Man-eater : OGRE
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"Bewitched" husband : DARRIN
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One of 13 popes : LEO
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*Model of the Blues Brothers' Bluesmobile : DODGEMONACO
26
___ City, Long Island : GARDEN
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Ones catching some waves : EARS
29
Ties : EVENS
30
Series starter : PARTI
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"Harrumph!" : BAH
35
Southwest hikers' destination : MESA
36
Cartoonist Bushmiller who created "Nancy" : ERNIE
37
"The Burning Giraffe," e.g. : DALI
38
Maximum ending? : EST
39
Comment starting "By the way ..." : ASIDE
40
Sphere : WORLD
41
Myrmecophobe's fear : ANTS
42
Sullied : MARRED
43
*Opportunity for revenge : GRUDGEMATCH
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"___ been had!" : IVE
49
Consignment shop deal : RESALE
50
Dips : SAGS
51
Ungodliness : SIN
52
*Publicist, e.g. : IMAGEMAKER
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Out of date? : STAG
55
One getting the message? : PAGE
56
Old Testament kingdom : SHEBA
57
Celebrate : FETE
58
Union busters? : EXES
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Without interruption, after "in" : AROW
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U.S. city that's an anagram of a world capital : OREM
Down
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*"If I may ..." : INDULGEME
2
Reading material for the future? : TEALEAVES
3
Bury : LAYTOREST
4
Audiophile's collection : LPS
5
Brand of bath beads : CALGON
6
Gift with a GIF, maybe : ECARD
7
Libertarian's aim, for short : DEREG
8
Physics unit : ERG
9
Squirrel's cache : ACORNS
10
Classic 1944 Otto Preminger film noir : LAURA
11
Vision-related : OPTIC
12
Prefix with biology : ETHNO
15
Spouse or lover : BEDMATE
19
Official New Zealand language besides English : MAORI
21
They may have kings as subjects : ODES
25
Unsettling, say : EERIE
27
Cold case solver, maybe : DNA
30
Light splitter : PRISM
31
Plus : AND
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Wig wearer : BARRISTER
33
Ease : ALLEVIATE
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Well-kept secret ... or a hint to the answer to each starred clue : HIDDENGEM
36
Treasures : ESTEEMS
37
Palme ___ (top prize at Cannes) : DOR
39
Take : ANGLE
40
Muted trumpet sounds : WAHS
41
Bits of wisdom : ADAGES
42
Hill's partner in publishing : MCGRAW
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Beef : GRIPE
44
Big name in real estate : REMAX
45
Consumption : USAGE
46
Poser : ASKER
47
Exercise with a portmanteau name : TAEBO
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Sudden understanding : AHA
54
Calif. air hub : SFO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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