New York Times, Friday, August 28, 2015

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Samuel A. Donaldson notes: My first Friday! Friday is my favorite day for NYT crosswords as a solver, so I'm happy finally to publish a Friday puzzle. ... more
Jeff Chen notes: What a perfect start to the puzzle; a clever doubling up of the phrase 'court battle' in cluing two adjacent entries. LAWYER UP is a ... more
JimH notes: With this, his first Friday, Mr. Donaldson has now hit for the cycle.
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1. Prepare for a court battle : LAWYERUP
9. 1987 B'way smash : LESMIZ
15. Common court battle : ONEONONE
16. Wild : UNTAME
17. Tell the world : GOPUBLIC
18. On-deck approval : AYESIR
19. Locale of the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington : ESTREET
20. Shapes up quickly : SNAPSTO
21. Places for life-and-death decisions, for short : ERS
22. Season ticket holder, presumably : FAN
23. Fried rice bit : PEA
24. Obfuscate : BEFOG
27. Cousin of a pollock : COD
28. Barely communicates on a smartphone? : SEXTS
30. Prankster's activity : LARK
31. Prankster's claim : IDIDNTDOIT
33. Rush target : ORE
34. Chimichurri ingredient : PARSLEY
35. ___ good job : DOA
36. Group on a yearbook page : CLASSMATES
38. Many a bachelorette party hiree : HUNK
39. Star of the sitcom "Wanda at Large" : SYKES
40. ___ talk : TED
41. Having no currency : PASSE
42. Result of labor half the time? : SON
43. Leo's advisee on "The West Wing" : JED
44. Anatomical tube : VAS
45. Writing rooms : STUDIES
47. Single or double : GETAHIT
51. Breaking news : LATEST
52. It sets occupancy limits : FIRECODE
53. Classical squares : AGORAE
54. Academic references : ENDNOTES
55. Stretching muscle : TENSOR
56. "Hold on ... did I hear that correctly?" : WAITWHAT
1. Area between an upper and lower deck : LOGE
2. A long time in Barcelona : ANOS
3. Experienced lacrimation : WEPT
4. Reassuring words for a fallen tot : YOUREOK
5. Sportscaster Dick : ENBERG
6. They're filled for a production : ROLES
7. Fermi, for one : UNIT
8. Muscle mag subject : PEC
9. Comic strip character surnamed DeGroot : LUANN
10. "Trains and Winter Rains" singer, 2008 : ENYA
11. Like ziggurats and some mesas : STEPPED
12. Lots of outgoing people : MASSEXODUS
13. Results of knocking things off : IMITATIONS
14. Nonentity : ZERO
20. Imposed : SADDLED
22. Imposed (on) : FOISTED
24. Groups sharing views : BLOCS
25. Embryonic : EARLYSTAGE
26. Subject to a hissy fit : FREAKOUTON
27. Bank postings : CDRATES
28. Real mess : STY
29. Sum at risk : STAKE
31. Sum in English : IAM
32. Maniac Mansion console, for short : NES
34. Brief afterthoughts, in brief : PSS
37. Info on cover sheets : SENDERS
38. Wigs out : HASACOW
41. Item authorized by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution : PATENT
43. Captain Clutch of baseball : JETER
44. One who made many Shakespeare characters sing? : VERDI
45. Blind part : SLAT
46. Aoki of the Champions Tour : ISAO
47. Actress Carano of "Fast & Furious 6," 2013 : GINA
48. Ice planet in "The Empire Strikes Back" : HOTH
49. Bean sprout? : IDEA
50. Follower of alpha and beta : TEST
52. Couple or so : FEW

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