New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2005

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 52, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJKQWXYZ} Average word length: 7.19 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This puzzle held the record for lowest word count in my database, 52, until Joe Krozel tied that record in 2012 and then broke it in 2013.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heavy overcoat : ULSTER
7. Pet that's likely to purr : LAPCAT
13. Wandering rogues, as in Cervantes stories : PICAROS
15. Tax max : TOPRATE
16. It hangs over the ocean : SEAMIST
17. Prince ___ Land (historical Canadian region that drains into Hudson Bay) : RUPERTS
18. Movie preview, e.g. : ENTICER
19. Having a knack for : ADEPTAT
20. One way of seasoning : TOTASTE
21. Some card players : DEALERS
22. Earth-scanning satellites, e.g. : REMOTESENSORS
24. Certain furniture ensembles : DINETTESETS
25. Indian author ___ Mehta, a staff writer for The New Yorker for more than 30 years : VED
26. Occult sciences, collectively : HERMETICISM
34. Little-seen examples : RAREINSTANCES
36. Cubist Léger : FERNAND
37. Ate quickly, slangily : INHALED
39. Big name in auto parts : ACDELCO
40. Not suitable for passing : ONELANE
41. Revel without restraint : ROISTER
42. Rouyn-___, city and county of Quebec : NORANDA
43. ___ Last Stand : CUSTERS
44. Small laugh : SNIGGER
45. Ancient Spartan magistrates : EPHORS
46. Has the wheel : STEERS
1. Surprise at the polls : UPSET
2. Certain claimant : LIENOR
3. Beat it : SCATTED
4. ___ Trail (Everglades highway) : TAMIAMI
5. Explorer from ca. A.D. 1000 : ERICSON
6. Floral ornament : ROSETTE
7. Crescendos : LOUDENS
8. Play the peacemaker : APPEASE
9. Plan in advance : PREPLOT
10. Former first family : CARTERS
11. Perfume ingredients : ATTARS
12. Lab work : TESTS
14. They're often found near busy intersections : STREETVENDORS
15. Bookstore books : TRADEEDITIONS
23. Keeps in print, in a way : STETS
26. Not very cushiony : HARDISH
27. Automaker Maserati : ERNESTO
28. Make further modifications to : REALTER
29. Kitchen gizmos : MINCERS
30. Producers of major reports : CANNONS
31. Be willed : INHERIT
32. Amount deducted from the price of goods to compensate for loss : SCALAGE
33. Gallimaufry : MELANGE
34. Get back : RECOUP
35. One going to the post office : SENDER
36. Ridiculous sham : FARCE
38. Kind souls : DEARS

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