New York Times, Monday, March 30, 2015

Author: Bruce Haight
Editor: Will Shortz
Bruce Haight
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 43 Missing: {VZ} Spans: 4 Grid has diagonal symmetry This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Bruce Haight notes: This was one of my early puzzles from 2012 and I was NOT very optimistic about it. I didn't like the asymmetry, I didn't like the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Grid art! Bruce is carving out a niche for himself with these diagonal symmetry art pieces. The bird visual came through strong and ... more
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1. Elation : JOY
4. "Tommy" band, with "the" : WHO
7. Network on the telly : BBC
10. Entice : LURE
11. Furious : IRED
12. "The Clan of the Cave Bear" heroine : AYLA
13. Ones that are alike : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
16. Queen ___ (nickname for Jay Z's wife) : BEY
17. Cleopatra biter : ASP
18. Flier in a V formation : GOOSE
19. Status ___ : QUO
20. Theater stage item : PROP
21. Peaceful state : REPOSE
22. The Red Baron, to Snoopy : FOE
24. Rink surface : ICE
26. Barbie's beau : KEN
27. Literary Jane who says "No net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will" : EYRE
28. Wildebeests : GNUS
29. Towel holders : RODS
30. Gather as a group : FLOCKTOGETHER
33. Sch. in Columbus : OSU
34. Genre for Jay Z and Schoolboy Q : RAP
35. French clerics : ABBES
38. Gen ___ (one born after the baby boom) : XER
39. Bread that might hold hummus : PITA
40. Not engage in seriously : PLAYAT
41. Easy as ___ : PIE
43. Buddy : PAL
45. Top-rated TV show of 2002-05 : CSI
46. Gospel singer Winans : CECE
47. Lead-in to port : HELI
48. ___ Rabbit : BRER
49. Give the go-ahead from the control tower : CLEARFORTAKEOFF
52. Letters sent by plane : AIRMAIL
53. Length of most TV dramas : ONEHOUR
54. ___ Stone (key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs) : ROSETTA
55. In plain contrast : STARKLY
1. Right guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment : JURYOFYOURPEERS
2. Chicago airport code : ORD
3. "Absolutely!" : YES
4. It might show wreaths and candy canes at Christmas : WRAPPINGPAPER
5. Playboy founder, informally : HEF
6. Work by Gray or Shelley : ODE
7. In any manner necessary : BYHOOKORBYCROOK
8. Like the meek, per Matthew 5:5 : BLESSED
9. Goes around a corner fast, say : CAREENS
10. In ___ of (replacing) : LIEU
11. Assuming that's true : IFSO
12. Crowning : ATOP
13. Outdoor meal with a grill, informally : BBQ
14. Rowing blade : OAR
15. The "17" in NC-17 : AGE
20. Sneak a look : PEEK
21. Lie down for a while : REST
23. Middle-earth creature : ORC
25. Actor's prompt : CUE
27. Alternatively : ELSE
28. Billy or nanny : GOAT
29. Singer McEntire : REBA
30. "The Simpsons" airer : FOX
31. Prefix with -ceps : TRI
32. "2001" computer : HAL
36. Relaxing : EASEFUL
37. Certain Chinese dish : STIRFRY
39. Eye closely : PEERAT
40. Malleable : PLIANT
42. "___ all the way here for this?" : ICAME
44. Some choristers : ALTOS
46. Muse of history : CLIO
47. Greeting south of the border : HOLA
48. Paint company whose name sounds like an animal : BEHR
49. Auto : CAR
50. In good health : FIT
51. Mauna ___ : KEA

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