New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 2012

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {GJKQZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Like many a fairy tale princess : RESCUED
8. Craft with one mast and one sail : CATBOAT
15. Offering for continuing education : EXTENSIONCOURSE
17. Totally gone : DEADASADOORNAIL
18. "___ I might ..." : TRYAS
19. Pretend : LETON
20. Papua New Guinea port : LAE
21. One with a glazed-over expression? : ICER
22. Plant related to pepper : BETEL
23. Places for shooting stars : SETS
24. Finished : DID
25. They've been splintered : SECTS
26. Boiling point at Roman baths? : CCXII
27. Number tossed out : ESTIMATE
29. Glacial pinnacles : SERACS
30. Longtime "Guiding Light" actress Beth : EHLERS
31. Hellenistic-era galley : BIREME
32. Is offensive, in a way : SMELLS
33. Lost it : WENTWILD
35. Left unsaid : TACIT
36. Waterwheel parts : VANES
37. Learning the ropes : NEW
38. Depression specialist's subj. : ECON
39. Fix : DESEX
40. Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
41. Vietnam's Dien Bien ___ : PHU
42. Lacking : OUTOF
43. Like some uncared-for closets : MOTHY
44. Mudslinger, say : DIRTYPOLITICIAN
47. Lacked any supervision : ANSWEREDTONOONE
48. Strawberry, for example : DEEPRED
49. Voiced letters : SONANTS
1. Potential beach closer : REDTIDE
2. Aid in scaling down? : EXERCISEMACHINE
3. Hung in there : STAYEDTHECOURSE
4. It prevents things from becoming 43-Across : CEDAR
5. Some, in Seville : UNAS
6. Southern leader? : ESS
7. Southern and such : DIALECTS
8. Hundreds : CNOTES
9. "___ Million" (Nathanael West novel) : ACOOL
10. Like some muscles and tendons : TORN
11. Frank's place : BUN
12. Taxing educational hurdle : ORALEXAMINATION
13. One traveling around India with a trunk : ASIATICELEPHANT
14. Progress by intelligent design : TELESIS
16. Proust's Parisian courtesan : ODETTE
22. Campout dangers : BEARS
23. One whose head is turned : SCREW
25. Take the lead from? : SMELT
26. Roll of candy : CERTS
28. Wack, in hip-hop : ILLIN
29. Blockage-busting brand : SINEX
31. Job-hunting consideration : BENEFITS
32. Pop from a different line : STEPDAD
33. Lacked in freshness : WASOLD
34. Hockey player Roloson and wrestler Johnson : DWAYNES
36. Like pocketed bills : VETOED
39. Barbizon School painter Jules : DUPRE
40. Brown shade : COCOA
42. Court hearing : OYER
43. Brooklyn Park setting: Abbr. : MINN
45. Municipal div. : TWP
46. Before-long link : TOO

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