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New York Times, Saturday, August 25, 2012

29-Down : In la-la land

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times8/25/12 ( No. 22,936 )
Across
1
Modern drag : BUZZKILL
9
Founding need : METAL
14
It often has a crust on top : ONIONSOUP
16
Visibly surprised : AGAPE
17
Point of no return? : TENNISACE
18
Football Hall of Famer Bobby : LAYNE
19
Captain Hook's alma mater : ETON
20
"Tropic Thunder" director and co-star : STILLER
22
Street heaters : GATS
25
Growth theory subj. : ECON
26
Mex. and Uru. are in it : OAS
27
"I hate this" : UGH
28
Teen series whose title character is never seen : GOSSIPGIRL
32
Query prompted by crying : AREYOUOK
34
Turn-of-the-season mos. : SEPS
35
Collusion : CAHOOTS
36
Doesn't lie gracefully : SPRAWLS
39
It set sail from Iolcus : ARGO
40
Altar adjunct : PRIEDIEU
41
Sole : ONEOFAKIND
43
Sole component : FIN
44
End for end : ING
45
Met works : OILS
46
One way to go to a party : STAG
47
Small parts of floor plans : CLOSETS
49
Hawks' old haunt : OMNI
52
"Such mishegoss!" : OYVEY
53
Charged : ARRAIGNED
58
Kind of mentality : SIEGE
59
With 61-Across, "Nothing new to me!" : BEENTHERE
60
They get picked : AFROS
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See 59-Across : DONETHAT
Down
1
Web crawler : BOT
2
___ fois que (as soon as, in Arles) : UNE
3
Chard or cab alternative : ZIN
4
Defenders' assignments : ZONES
5
Make some loops : KNIT
6
Childish comeback : ISSO
7
Item of interest? : LOAN
8
Jacquet who directed "March of the Penguins" : LUC
9
Feigned incapacity : MALINGERED
10
Even, in Évreux : EGAL
11
2009 Grammy winner for "Fearless" : TAYLORSWIFT
12
Like some sleep disruptions : APNEAL
13
Goats' looks : LEERS
15
1990 Best Supporting Actor winner : PESCI
21
Cause of a curved flight path : TOPSPIN
22
Tex-Mex topping : GUAC
23
___ Fort (World Heritage Site in India) : AGRA
24
2009 comedy whose tagline is "Some guys just can't handle Vegas" : THEHANGOVER
25
Yupik lang. : ESK
28
Kitten's look : GOOGOOEYES
29
In la-la land : OUTOFIT
30
Letters from desperate people : SOS
31
Kind of app : IPAD
33
Old : YORE
36
What some gurus are called : SRI
37
She hailed from the planet Alderaan : LEIA
38
Like a chorus line : SUNG
40
Recreation areas: Abbr. : PKS
41
Not unless : ONLYIF
42
1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
44
Prefix with -hedron : ICOSA
46
It's seeing things : SIGHT
48
Mariposa's close relative : SEGO
49
Sandwich often given a twist : OREO
50
"Ali" director Michael : MANN
51
Time for Variety? : NITE
54
Old revolutionist : RED
55
O.T. book : NEH
56
Word after many presidents' names : ERA
57
One taking the lead?: Abbr. : DET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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