New York Times, Friday, January 20, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 158 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,718
Across Down
1. Semimonthly tide : NEAP
5. Mooring post on a ship : BITT
9. Head nurse on "Scrubs" : CARLA
14. If you add up the pros and cons : ONBALANCE
16. Nautical direction : ABEAM
17. Pitcher of the only no-hitter in World Series history : DONLARSEN
18. Small truck manufacturer : TONKA
19. Highly rated 1997 film with the song "Tupelo Honey" : ULEESGOLD
20. Take in, possibly : ALTER
21. Flogs : HARDSELLS
22. Like yoga instructors : LITHE
23. Pink shade : ROSE
24. Secures every share from : BUYSOUT
26. Early man? : BOY
28. Had some inventory problems : RANSHORT
29. ___ lane : HOV
30. Berate profanely : SWEARAT
33. Court : WOO
34. What mansions rarely are : ONESTORY
36. "___ = Politics" (TV slogan) : CNN
37. Inventor given a gold medal by Titanic survivors : MARCONI
38. "Goodness me!" : GOSH
41. U.K. Triple Crown racecourse site : EPSOM
42. Dance trio? : CHACHACHA
47. Suddenly took interest : SATUP
48. Motivated : BESTIRRED
49. Go on : PRATE
50. Communion place : ALTARRAIL
51. Abject : UTTER
52. Colorful Amazon swimmer : NEONTETRA
53. They're indispensable : NEEDS
54. Mrs. Charles Lindbergh : ANNE
55. "The Lucy-___ Comedy Hour" : DESI
1. "Well, of course" : NODUH
2. Name on a famous B-29 : ENOLA
3. Mammy's son : ABNER
4. Adjective applied to ginger ale : PALEDRY
5. Things towed along towpaths : BARGES
6. Expanse beneath an arch? : INSOLE
7. Certain lymphocyte : TCELL
8. Works behind a counter : TENDSBAR
9. Prompter : CATALYST
10. Get rid of : ABOLISH
11. Like some store furniture : RENTTOOWN
12. North American home of 30,000 islands : LAKEHURON
13. Tiramisu ingredient, often : AMARETTO
15. Frequent photo prop for Will Rogers : LASSO
25. "___ furtiva lagrima" (Donizetti aria) : UNA
26. Bourbon enemy : BONAPARTE
27. Blow out of proportion : OVERSTATE
28. Flat fish : RAY
29. Pleasantly rustic : HOMESPUN
30. The Village ___ (musical group with the 1963 hit "Washington Square") : STOMPERS
31. Walked away with : WON
32. Star of Ang Lee's "Hulk" : ERICBANA
35. Looked for a phenomenon, maybe : SCOUTED
36. Blackened : CHARRED
38. Leroux who created the Phantom : GASTON
39. Premium number : OCTANE
40. What a dickey simulates : SHIRT
43. Lady of Paris : HELEN
44. Junk car : CRATE
45. Some funeral attendees : HEIRS
46. "We're Madly for ___" (old campaign song) : ADLAI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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