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New York Times, Friday, July 27, 2012

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 17 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.93 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Krozel notes:

This precursor grid containing about 60% of the same fill is instructive because I myself rejected it as having inadequate fill. The movement of a couple black squares to produce the final grid is somewhat surprising feature, IMO.

Jim Horne notes:

This grid, with only 17 blocks, holds the most famous record in crosswords.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 22,907 )
Across
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Line of acid reflux medications : PEPCID
7
Gash : LACERATE
15
1984 film based on the 1924 novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
17
Causes for some wars : DISPUTEDBORDERS
18
Court org. : USTA
19
French-built rocket : ARIANE
20
Downwind : LEE
21
Some religious experiences : ATONEMENTS
23
Laplanders : SAMI
24
___ Tamid (synagogue lamp) : NER
25
Items often found near the cash register : MINTS
26
Suffix with diet : ICIAN
27
Mark atop, as graph points : MAPONTO
29
Money for nothing? : CREDIT
30
Undergoes liquefaction, as a gel : SOLATES
31
It may have an ext. : PHONENO
32
Actresses Graff and Kristen : ILENES
33
Next : SOONEST
34
Like some rule-breaking Olympians : DOPED
35
Not getting it : DENSE
36
Leave : LET
38
Guidance : EGIS
39
What's between fast and slow? : CENTERLANE
41
Great Lakes state: Abbr. : WIS
42
Segue : LEADIN
43
Country whose name sounds like a Jamaican exclamation : OMAN
44
Pretends not to care : ACTSINDIFFERENT
47
1945 event : YALTACONFERENCE
48
Shooting pellets? : SLEETING
49
Completely gone : WASTED
Down
1
Katherina or Bianca, in "The Taming of the Shrew" : PADUAN
2
Like questions of what is knowable : EPISTEMOLOGICAL
3
1 or 2 Timothy : PASTORALEPISTLE
4
Where to hear hearings : CSPAN
5
Sch. in Ames : ISU
6
Finds customers from social media, perhaps : DATAMINES
7
Preceded : LEDINTO
8
Baseball stat : ATBATS
9
Woodsy scavengers : COONS
10
Its national anthem is "Amhrán na bhFiann" : EIRE
11
Boxing seg. : RND
12
"Guys and Dolls" song : ADELAIDESLAMENT
13
Some basic car care : TIREMAINTENANCE
14
Take on gradually : EASEINTO
16
Rulers or managers : GERENTS
22
Didn't hide one's feelings, to say the least : EMOTED
23
Bad thing to make at a restaurant : SCENE
26
One working on a board : IRONER
28
Tiffany features : PANES
29
Elite : CHOSENFEW
30
Askance : SIDEWAYS
31
Wearer of the triregnum crown : PONTIFF
33
Spoofing, with "up" : SENDING
35
Absolutely perfect : DEADON
37
Like campers at night, typically : TENTED
39
"The ___: A Tragedy in Five Acts" (Shelley work) : CENCI
40
Unlike HDTV screens : LORES
42
"South Pacific" girl : LIAT
45
Relig. title : STE
46
Christian ___ : ERA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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