New York Times, Friday, January 2, 2009

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FKQXZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Problem in closing? : SALESRESISTANCE
16. Just before it's too late : THEELEVENTHHOUR
17. 1984 JoBeth Williams comedy/adventure film : AMERICANDREAMER
18. Ouija option : YES
19. Bucket seat feature : CONTOUR
20. Seventeen people, briefly : EDS
21. One whose deposits are often collected : HEN
22. Hit-making group? : MOB
24. Gazelle, at times : LOPER
27. Beetle's need : GAS
30. Grounded : BASED
34. One way to kick a bad habit : AVERSIONTHERAPY
37. It's a shore thing : PIER
38. Alice who wrote the short-story collection "Open Secrets" : MUNRO
39. Utter collapse : RUIN
40. Preview crowd : INVITEDAUDIENCE
43. "... ye shall ___ more vanity": Ezekiel 13:23 : SEENO
44. Social group member : ANT
45. Social group : CLASS
46. Instinctive : GUT
48. 1980s N.B.A. guard Matthews : WES
49. They look better when they're ripped : ABS
52. Like some cookie sheets : GREASED
56. I have, in Le Havre : JAI
59. Pressure points? : WEATHERSTATIONS
62. Who said "A hungry man is not a free man" : ADLAIESTEVENSON
63. One who'd like to put you in your place : REALESTATEAGENT
1. Supporting piece : STAY
2. World-weary words : AHME
3. Refuse : LEES
4. Poet's ending with what or how : EER
5. They might be full of baloney : SLICERS
6. Brief scouting outing? : RECON
7. ___ and Jaron (identical-twins pop duo) : EVAN
8. Posted : SENT
9. Prefix with Germanic : INDO
10. Not be picky with an instrument? : STRUM
11. First film in CinemaScope, 1953 : THEROBE
12. Word associated with a light bulb : AHA
13. It's on Norton Sound : NOME
14. Given a line : CUED
15. Goes off : ERRS
21. Whitebait, e.g. : HERRING
23. Rodeo trio : BARRELS
24. Stone, to Caesar : LAPIS
25. Like a shepherd's charges : OVINE
26. Really get to : PEEVE
27. City NE of Rotterdam : GOUDA
28. Ban succeeded him in 2007 : ANNAN
29. Supporting piece : STRUT
31. Luxury hotel amenity : SAUNA
32. Big pictures : EPICS
33. ___ per centimeter (surface tension measure) : DYNES
35. George Harrison's "___ Mine" : IME
36. V-shaped carrier : HOD
41. Real poser : TOUGHIE
42. Brewer's product : ICEDTEA
47. They have certain rings to them : TREES
48. Zigzag : WEAVE
49. Start ___ (be extremely aggressive) : AWAR
50. Eliot hero : BEDE
51. A room with una vista? : SALA
53. Formerly archaic? : ERST
54. Fictional wirehair : ASTA
55. Decide to leave : STET
56. Cuban patriot Martí : JOSE
57. Like some sources: Abbr. : ANON
58. Abba's "Love ___ Easy" : ISNT
60. Jazz guitarist Farlow : TAL
61. Like Mahler's Symphony No. 4 : ING

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