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New York Times, Thursday, July 22, 2010

Author:
Jeremy Horwitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Horwitz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Horwitz. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: These two clues are for the center square:

Across: Shortest title of any #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 [Britney Spears, 2009]

Down: Length of the eight runners-up to the Across answer, all of which are answers to starred clues in this puzzle
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0722 ( 22,171 )
Across
1
Pups' complaints : YIPS
5
*Jackson 5, 1970 : ABC
8
Soupçon : CRUMB
13
Time it is when daylight saving time ends : ONEOCLOCK
16
Dirt accumulator? : YENTA
17
Salsa partner? : GUACAMOLE
18
Gave up : CEDED
19
Capital whose name is Urdu for "place of peace" : ISLAMABAD
20
Year of the Great Fire of Rome : LXIV
21
Unagi sources : EELS
22
*Usher feat. will.i.am, 2010 : OMG
23
Gutter site : EAVE
24
Informal denials : NOPES
26
"Harlequin's Carnival," for one : MIRO
28
Nostalgist's opening words : TIMEWAS
33
More substantial : SOLIDER
35
Bouquets : AROMAS
36
"I swear!" : HONEST
37
Book of Judges judge : DEBORAH
39
Greeted deferentially : BOWEDTO
40
Foul mood : SNIT
41
"Network" director : LUMET
43
Taft and Bush, collegiately : ELIS
45
*Michael Jackson, 1972 : BEN
46
Catch, as flies : SHAG
50
Gospel singer Winans : CECE
51
Earliest million-dollar movie role : CLEOPATRA
54
Wooden-soled shoe : SABOT
55
Gypsum variety used in carvings : ALABASTER
56
Worshiping figure : ORANT
57
What a talent scout looks for : POTENTIAL
58
Authority : SAYSO
59
*Frankie Avalon, 1959 : WHY
60
Numerical prefix : OCTO
Down
1
Hanna-Barbera bear : YOGI
2
Occupied : INUSE
3
"Positive thinking" exponent : PEALE
4
Setting for "The O.C.," for short : SOCAL
5
Longest book of the Book of Mormon : ALMA
6
Faux pas : BOOBOOS
7
Workshop device : CCLAMP
8
Bike : CYCLE
9
Check over : REEXAMINE
10
United : UNDIVIDED
11
Subject of the 1997 best seller "Into Thin Air" : MTEVEREST
12
*Michael Jackson, 1987 : BAD
14
Wheels inside a car : CAMS
15
Small anchors : KEDGES
24
Like the first of May or the end of June? : NASAL
25
"Smoking!" : SOHOT
27
"For here ___ go?" : ORTO
28
Kids : TADS
29
"Fame" actress : IRENECARA
30
1864 battle site that was the source of the quote "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" : MOBILEBAY
31
They often begin with colons : EMOTICONS
32
*Edwin Starr, 1970 : WAR
34
*Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, 2008 : LOW
38
Outer covering for some nuts : HUBCAP
39
Unworthy of : BENEATH
42
Tone down : MELLOW
44
Brawl : SETTO
46
Stretch over : SPAN
47
Can't not : HASTO
48
Lofty story : ATTIC
49
Word repeated before some relatives' names : GREAT
52
Succumb to mind control : OBEY
53
Janis's comic-strip husband : ARLO
54
*Rihanna, 2006 : SOS

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

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