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New York Times, Saturday, September 15, 2007

Shakespearean character who introduced the phrase "salad days"

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2007, The New York Times9/15/07 ( No. 21,130 )
Across
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Interest of Miss Marple : CLEW
5
Blow-drying problem : HEATDAMAGE
15
Liner's locale : LASH
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Slipping frequencies : ERRORRATES
17
Spot : ESPY
18
Steering system components : FRONTAXLES
19
"___ the glad waters of the dark blue sea": Byron : OER
20
James Bond was kicked out of it : ETON
21
Eric of "Lucky You" : BANA
22
Contortionist's inspiration? : PRETZEL
24
Aquavit flavorer : CARAWAY
27
Risible : ABSURD
28
Paris fashion house since 1956 : CHLOE
29
Seed's exterior : TESTA
30
Off by a mile : DEADWRONG
34
1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
35
Where some addresses come from : PODIA
36
Massenet's "Le ___ de Lahore" : ROI
37
Setting of Camus's "The Fall" : AMSTERDAM
40
One yawning : CHASM
42
Sign at some booths : ONAIR
43
Marina accommodations : BOATEL
44
Notoriety : RECLAME
47
Hansom cab accessory : LAPROBE
48
Massive star : IDOL
49
Half of doce : SEIS
50
Something often smelled : RAT
51
Factor in a home's market value : CURBAPPEAL
55
Do groundbreaking work? : MINE
56
Carried by currents, in a way : OCEANBORNE
57
Winetaster's concern : BODY
58
Serenity : HEARTSEASE
59
Forum infinitive : ESSE
Down
1
Shakespearean character who introduced the phrase "salad days" : CLEOPATRA
2
Tattoo remover : LASERBEAM
3
Coffeehouse menu subheading : ESPRESSOS
4
1959 #1 Frankie Avalon hit : WHY
5
Tested, as a load : HEFTED
6
Documentarian Morris : ERROL
7
Elvis follower : ARON
8
Lot : TON
9
Richard Gere title role of 2000 : DRT
10
Basso Berberian : ARA
11
Sports champ depicted in "Cinderella Man," 2005 : MAXBAER
12
Counselor-___ : ATLAW
13
Davis of "Cutthroat Island" : GEENA
14
Theme : ESSAY
20
Fitch who co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch : EZRA
23
Indication of disapproval : TUT
24
Novelist Potok : CHAIM
25
Tony winner for "Guys and Dolls," 1951 : ALDA
26
Detail on some tickets : ROW
28
Material used in making saunas : CEDAR
30
"Pink Shoe Laces" singer Stevens : DODIE
31
"Elijah" and others : ORATORIOS
32
Bridle parts : NOSEBANDS
33
Piercing glance : GIMLETEYE
35
Coventry park sight : PRAM
38
It's raised after a payment is collected : TOLLBAR
39
Disney doe : ENA
40
Pinches : COPS
41
Part of a laugh : HAR
43
Temporary property holder : BAILEE
44
Konica Minolta competitor : RICOH
45
Elicit : EDUCE
46
Chick playing a piano : COREA
47
Isn't quite neutral : LEANS
49
Toxin fighters : SERA
52
Symbol of industry : ANT
53
"Be more ..." sloganeer : PBS
54
"Some Words With a Mummy" penner : POE
55
Honourary title: Abbr. : MBE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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