New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 2006

Author: Jim Hyres
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hyres
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some pizza slices, e.g. : OCTANTS
8. They employ speakers : STEREOS
15. Army E-7 : PLATOONSERGEANT
17. One good at making faces : PORTRAITPAINTER
18. Moved like molasses : OOZED
19. Plant holder? : VAT
20. Needles : STYLI
21. 1971 U.S. Open winner ___ Smith : STAN
22. Launch : BEGIN
24. It's sold in bars : SOAP
25. A abroad : EIN
26. Modern company category : TELECOM
28. A abroad : UNE
29. Modified : RETOOLED
31. Like British bishops : MITRED
33. Time to attack : HHOUR
34. 2004 P.G.A. Player of the Year : SINGH
35. Dreamliner developer : BOEING
37. Miss Gulch miffed her : AUNTIEEM
40. Ovidian openings : ORA
41. Contact lens solutions : SALINES
43. N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
44. Home on the range: Var. : TIPI
46. Moselle feeder, to Moselle natives : SARRE
47. South-of-the-border spouses: Abbr. : SRAS
48. End of ___ : ANERA
50. 36-Down, por ejemplo : RIO
51. Island in the East China Sea : MATSU
52. 1995 Annie Lennox hit : NOMOREILOVEYOUS
55. "Maybe yes, maybe no" : ICANTSAYFORSURE
56. Be made up : CONSIST
57. Worried about, slangily : SWEATED
1. Anti : OPPOSER
2. Satan, to Scots : CLOOTIE
3. Fictional swinger : TARZANTHEAPEMAN
4. When some people retire : ATTEN
5. Sud's opposite : NORD
6. ___ T : TOA
7. Whiny one : SNIVELER
8. Infected : SEPTIC
9. Chorus bit : TRA
10. Sponsorship : EGIS
11. Lessor's list : RENTS
12. Gloater's remark : EATYOURHEARTOUT
13. Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
14. Lineate : STRIPED
16. Not impromptu : STAGED
22. Caviar fish : BELUGAS
23. Potential vote-getter : NOMINEE
26. Pluto and others : TOONS
27. Change places? : MINTS
30. "___ get it!" : OHI
32. ___ Friday's : TGI
34. Auto options : SUNROOFS
35. Like some gardens : BOTANIC
36. Ciudad Bolívar is on it : ORINOCO
37. With lightness : AIRILY
38. Wipeout? : ERASURE
39. Bullyragged : MISUSED
42. Driving aid, of sorts : LARIAT
45. Hotel room amenities : IRONS
47. ___ lot (is telling) : SAYSA
49. First drawing class, perhaps : ARTI
51. Only : MERE
53. Mountain road section : ESS
54. Binding declaration : VOW

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