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New York Times, Monday, September 6, 2010

Popular date time ... or a phrase that can precede the starts of 20-, 33- and 40-Across

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 2010, The New York Times9/6/10 ( No. 22,217 )
Across
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Limerick or sonnet : POEM
5
"Shut yo' mouth!" : HUSH
9
Sales talk : SPIEL
14
Jai ___ : ALAI
15
Solo for Pavarotti : ARIA
16
Commie : PINKO
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Use of a corporate jet, say : PERK
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Pepper grinder : MILL
19
Heavenly harp player : ANGEL
20
Green Berets : SPECIALFORCES
23
Pest attracted to light : MOTH
24
Volcanic spew : ASH
25
Words before serious, ready or listening : AREYOU
28
Fill all the way : SATE
30
The Peacock Network : NBC
33
Frenzied state : FEVERPITCH
35
Mrs. Dithers in "Blondie" : CORA
36
Brings up : REARS
37
"Everybody Hurts" band : REM
38
Revolutionary War hero John Paul ___ : JONES
39
Las Vegas figures : ODDS
40
Out-of-studio TV broadcast : LIVEREMOTE
42
Opposite of NNW : SSE
43
First, second, third or home : BASE
44
Nuclear experiments, for short : ATESTS
45
___ Lanka : SRI
46
___ monster : GILA
47
Popular date time ... or a phrase that can precede the starts of 20-, 33- and 40-Across : SATURDAYNIGHT
53
Chinese province where Mao was born : HUNAN
54
Spain's longest river : EBRO
55
Hoity-toity manners : AIRS
57
Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
58
Jesus of the 1960s Giants : ALOU
59
It's just a thought : IDEA
60
"Project Runway" host Klum : HEIDI
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Take a breather : REST
62
Requirement : NEED
Down
1
Soft food for babies : PAP
2
Cheers at a fútbol match : OLES
3
Dodge City lawman Wyatt : EARP
4
Portrayer of Austin Powers, "international man of mystery" : MIKEMYERS
5
Chew the scenery : HAMITUP
6
Dickens's ___ Heep : URIAH
7
Spot for a pot : SILL
8
Two quarters : HALF
9
Few and far between : SPARSE
10
Tiny bit of salt : PINCH
11
William who wrote "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" : INGE
12
Manages, with "out" : EKES
13
Twitter titter : LOL
21
Operator of the largest brewery facility in the world : COORS
22
"Ye gods!," for one : OATH
25
Hairstyles of Sly and the Family Stone : AFROS
26
Swamp plants : REEDS
27
Escape, as arrest : EVADE
28
Jobs in Silicon Valley : STEVE
29
Pinnacle : ACME
30
Forbidden acts : NONOS
31
QB Favre : BRETT
32
Assignments for Sam Spade : CASES
34
Colored part of the eye : IRIS
35
"Say what?" : COMEAGAIN
38
Martial arts champion-turned-film star : JETLI
40
Lion's home : LAIR
41
Certain game cancellation : RAINOUT
43
Pacific sultanate : BRUNEI
45
Unflashy : STAID
46
Pita sandwiches : GYROS
47
"My pleasure!" : SURE
48
Prefix with knock : ANTI
49
"___ Abby" : DEAR
50
Up to the task : ABLE
51
Enroll in a witness protection program, say : HIDE
52
Apple or maple : TREE
53
"When pigs fly!" : HAH
56
Down in the dumps : SAD

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

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