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New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 2015

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kameron Austin Collins notes:

Special thanks to Will (and Joel!) for the extra time spent discussing this puzzle, which I revised more than once.

Jeff Chen notes:
Juicy middle section, featuring a huge swath of intersecting 7+ letter answers. This is a tough feat to pull off, and Kameron does ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0801 ( 24,007 )
Across
1
Rock : GEMSTONE
9
Big releases of the '50s : HBOMBS
15
Cobbler waste : PEACHPIT
16
Yale, to the "ten thousand men of Harvard" : OLDELI
17
Skating, as a hockey team : ONTHEICE
18
Maxim, e.g. : LADMAG
19
"Star Wars" army member : CLONE
20
Nixon adviser Nofziger : LYN
21
"Now I get it!" : OHH
22
World : SPHERE
24
Parlous : RISKY
26
"Are you satisfied now?" : HAPPY
27
Sweetie : BABYCAKES
31
Possessive on a Chinese menu : TSOS
32
Relationship with unrequited love, in modern slang : FRIENDZONE
33
Classic record label : EMI
34
Some kitchen pads : BRILLOS
35
Jazz's Beiderbecke : BIX
36
Stammering : TONGUETIED
38
Cornel who wrote "Race Matters" : WEST
39
Tot : LITTLEONE
40
Shade of black : SABLE
41
Thrown (over) : SLUNG
42
Put in bundles for the bookbinder : QUIRED
43
Specialty, informally : BAG
46
Characters of average width : ENS
47
Musclebound : BURLY
48
Defensive comeback : ARENTI
50
Works of childlike simplicity : NAIVEART
53
Musician Mendes known for the bossa nova : SERGIO
54
Camp dweller : INTERNEE
55
Irish runner Coghlan : EAMONN
56
Principal means of address? : PASYSTEM
Down
1
Mail ctr. : GPO
2
"Good-___, good fellow" (greeting from Romeo) : EEN
3
Situation in which one person might have the advantage : MATCHPOINT
4
Lugs : SCHLEPS
5
Practice's counterpart : THEORY
6
Speak out : OPINE
7
See 8-Down : NICE
8
When 7-Down gets hot : ETE
9
Highest authority in some Eastern churches : HOLYSYNOD
10
They may get burned : BLANKCDS
11
Miscellaneous : ODD
12
Office paper : MEMO
13
Unexciting : BLAH
14
[Not that again] : SIGH
20
One who's disparaged : LIBELEE
22
"Fiddler on the Roof" setting : SHTETL
23
"Not me": Fr. : PASMOI
24
What's up for grabs? : RAILING
25
1960s-'80s Bosox legend : YAZ
27
Ones symbolized by John Bull : BRITONS
28
Basketball's Black Mamba : KOBEBRYANT
29
Maroon : ENISLE
30
Sent pixxx? : SEXTED
32
Cohabitation without marriage : FREEUNION
34
Television interruption : BULLETIN
37
Some high-speed cars : GTS
38
Original band that sang "I Shot the Sheriff," with "the" : WAILERS
40
"___ says ..." : SURVEY
42
What you might call it : QUITS
43
Plinth, for a pillar : BASE
44
Precinct : AREA
45
It can make you sick : GERM
47
Eric of "Munich" : BANA
49
CARE, e.g., for short : NGO
50
Beat by a hair : NIP
51
Food writer Drummond : REE
52
Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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