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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2010

Author:
Kevin Wald
Editor:
Will Shortz
Octet of black squares in the middle of this grid, typographically
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wald.
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P
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S
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© 2010, The New York Times9/9/10 ( No. 22,220 )
Across
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Surrounded by : AMID
5
Work with singing Egyptians : AIDA
9
Lower septet of black squares in this grid, typographically : SEVEN
14
"Late Show" host, colloquially : DAVE
15
Crossed, say : BRED
16
Clear, as a windshield : DEICE
17
Three scruples : DRAM
18
Higher septet of black squares in this grid, typographically : CAPITALELL
20
Bone on the pinkie side : ULNA
21
Be mousy? : SQUEAK
22
Actor Wheaton : WIL
23
McCarthy associate Roy : COHN
24
Fancy duds : TUX
25
Hat worn in "Casablanca" : KEPI
26
Octet of black squares in the middle of this grid, typographically : TWODASHES
30
Intrinsically : PERSE
31
React to something striking? : SEESTARS
32
Salon solutions : RINSES
33
Green lights : OKS
34
Groan trigger : PUN
35
Much-read book of 150 poems : PSALMS
39
Containers on desks : PENCASES
44
Units of chains x furlongs : ACRES
45
Nonet of black squares in this grid, typographically : SLASHMARK
46
Miss, south of the border: Abbr. : SRTA
47
Bearded beast : GNU
48
Hothouse plant : ALOE
49
Word before and after "yes" : SIR
50
Bouquets : AROMAS
53
Stun, in a way : TASE
54
Higher pair of black squares in this grid, typographically : APOSTROPHE
56
Skip : OMIT
57
"Work ___" (Beyoncé song) : ITOUT
58
Enthusiasm : ZEST
59
Rend : RIVE
60
Lower pair of black squares in this grid, typographically : COMMA
61
Greek god who figures in an annual holiday : EROS
62
River to the North Sea : YSER
Down
1
Brings together, as two parts of the body : ADDUCTS
2
"Shakespeare in Love" role : MARLOWE
3
Arthur Sullivan opera : IVANHOE
4
Calls for : DEMANDS
5
Fundamentals : ABCS
6
Modern locale of ancient Ur : IRAQ
7
Delegates : DEPUTES
8
Versailles valedictions : ADIEUS
9
Wounded Knee's locale: Abbr. : SDAK
10
Lithe swimmer : EEL
11
Watching people : VIEWERS
12
Sun block? : ECLIPSE
13
Nervous ___ : NELLIES
19
Duty : TAX
25
"Toy Story 3" character : KEN
27
Electron-swathed nuclei : ATOMS
28
Competitor of Bloomie's : SAKS
29
First periods in H.S., often : HRS
30
Pilfer : PINCH
32
Musical scales, e.g. : RUNS
34
It may be split at a restaurant : PEA
35
New Jersey city, river or county : PASSAIC
36
Classic pencil brand : SCRIPTO
37
It has drawers at school : ARTROOM
38
Michele of "Glee" : LEA
39
More well-fed, say : PLUMPER
40
Expressive of 61-Across, e.g. : AMATORY
41
They often hang around delis : SALAMIS
42
Wearing : EROSIVE
43
Outdoor summer pest, slangily : SKEETER
45
Siesta, say : SNOOZE
47
[This is frustrating!] : GRR
50
"___ girl!" : ATTA
51
"Got it," jocularly : AHSO
52
Math items represented using { and } : SETS
55
Math item represented using a plus or a sigma : SUM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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