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New York Times, Thursday, August 29, 2013

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: A certain three-letter word, appropriate to this puzzle's theme, goes in the unnumbered center square.
Timothy Polin notes:
The original (rejected) version had THE PERFECT STORM at 55a, crossing OF NEWT. Having found a way to thread two EYE extensions (of ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
A longtime solver told me recently that his all-time most-hated New York Times crossword was the one by Elizabeth Long on April 1, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A construction feat! These days many (most?) constructors use software, either Crossword Compiler or Crossfire, which helps automate ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0829 ( 23,305 )
Across
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Fig. mentioned in Miranda warnings : ATT
4
Feudal V.I.P. : LORD
8
Made ends meet? : RHYMED
14
Your substitute? : THY
15
Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
16
Lead dancer in a ballet company : ETOILE
17
Exonerated boxer who is the subject of a Bob Dylan song : HURRICANECARTER
20
Exceedingly : OHSO
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Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
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Capt. : Navy :: ___ : Army : COL
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Grazeland? : LEA
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Young 'uns : TOTS
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Drops : OMITS
27
Transition : SEGUE
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___ and the Waves ("Walking on Sunshine" band) : KATRINA
31
Superman's dog : KRYPTO
33
2008 recipient of govt. largesse : AIG
34
Piercing gaze : GIMLETEYE
35
Ingredient in a witch's potion : EYEOFNEWT
39
Address for a G.I. : APO
40
Weighted fishing nets : SEINES
41
Walt Disney World's ___ Lagoon : TYPHOON
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Name dropper, often? : BRIDE
46
Get extra value from : REUSE
48
"___ a Spell on You" (1956 hit) : IPUT
50
Nevada birthplace of Pat Nixon : ELY
51
Resident of an elaborate underground "city" : ANT
52
Hidden valleys : GLENS
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Farm females : EWES
55
Minor-leaguer whose team is named after a Coney Island roller coaster : BROOKLYNCYCLONE
59
Orangutan locale : BORNEO
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Land with a harp on its coat of arms : EIRE
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___ lane : HOV
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Measure of a man? : INSEAM
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Falls into decay : ROTS
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Revolutionary icon : CHE
Down
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Tenderfoot : TYRO
2
Hustling is the same as cheating, according to these authorities : THESAURI
3
Where to work out : ATTHEGYM
4
Its code uses just G, T, A and C : DNA
5
Four of a decathlon's 10 events : RACES
6
Enforced silence : OMERTA
7
Giant Ferris wheel on the Thames : LONDONEYE
8
Easily passed : ACED
9
Terre in the eau zone? : ILE
10
Border : RIM
11
Name in old graffiti : KILROY
12
Be sassy, with "off' : MOUTH
13
Autumnal hue : OCHER
18
Uses sock puppets to talk to a therapist, say : ROLEPLAYS
19
Voting against : ANTI
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Is suitable for : BEFITS
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Ogling wolfishly : LEERINGAT
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Med. readout : EKG
28
Vast treeless area : STEPPE
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Go up, up, up : SOAR
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"That being said," in textspeak : OTOH
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Mess hall queue : CHOWLINE
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Green, juicy fruit : HONEYDEW
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Ending for a record-breaker : EST
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Certain teachers : TUTORS
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Unctuous : OILY
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Enlightening experience : EYEOPENER
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Ambassador from the Holy See : NUNCIO
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Certain teacher : RABBI
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Onetime sponsor of what is now Minute Maid Park : ENRON
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Part of an affair to remember? : TRYST
52
Latch (onto) : GLOM
54
Portentous nights : EVES
56
Air Force ___ : ONE
57
It means "white" in Hawaiian : KEA
58
Instant : SEC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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