New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: "CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times" (puzzle list.) Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
JimH notes: Rebus squares are BLACK in one direction and WHITE in the other. The top entry corresponds to the Across answer.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Steamy places : SPAS
5. "EastEnders" network : BBC
8. Toothpaste ingredient : WHITENER
12. Some soot : LAMPBLACK
14. Fellah or fedayee : ARAB
16. The Venerable ___ (old English historian) : BEDE
17. Then, to Thierry : ALORS
18. Insincere flattery, in slang : BANANAOIL
20. Request to an interviewee : BESEATED
22. "Harry and Tonto" star : CARNEY
23. "___, 'tis true I have gone here and there": Shak. : ALAS
24. Burlesque bit : SKIT
25. 1980s Rowan Atkinson sitcom series set in various historical periods : BLACKADDER
28. Material you might look through : VEIL
29. Every last bit : ALL
32. Items wrapped in friction tape : WIRES
33. Many arcade-goers : TEENS
34. Gift upon arrival, maybe : LEI
35. Winged god : AMOR
36. Like zebra crossings : BLACKANDWHITE
37. Livery delivery : FOAL
38. Follow a pattern, say : SEW
39. Jimmy of "The West Wing" : SMITS
40. Title role for Joe Pesci : VINNY
41. House sitter? : HEN
42. Mates : PALS
43. Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Five Easy Pieces" : KARENBLACK
44. Sticks out : JUTS
45. Eat in style : DINE
46. Biased : ASLANT
49. Pod-bearing plant : BEANTREE
53. Started one's shift : CLOCKEDIN
55. Hunger enhancer, sometimes : AROMA
56. Typical romance novel love interest : HUNK
57. "What rotten luck!" : RATS
58. Nest-building pests : BLACKANTS
59. It's whipped to make mousse : EGGWHITE
60. Bud drinker? : BEE
61. Former life : PAST
1. Sarcophagus lid : SLAB
2. Like Death's horse : PALE
3. One of the Minor Prophets : AMOS
4. Butter knife, e.g. : SPREADER
5. Nurslings : BABES
6. Fastener in a punched hole : BRAD
7. Pink-slip : CAN
8. Famously polite Old West stagecoach robber : BLACKBART
9. Unreactive element : NEON
10. Sedgwick in Warhol films : EDIE
11. Bank : RELY
13. January department store events : WHITESALES
15. Iconic AC/DC album with the song "You Shook Me All Night Long" : BACKINBLACK
19. Filed things : NAILS
21. Organic sealant : TAR
24. Bird feeder tidbits : SEEDS
25. Cover-up : WHITEWASH
26. Mann of rock : AIMEE
27. Go under : DROWN
28. Volcano features : VENTS
29. Unlucky in love, say : ALONE
30. Country singer Rimes : LEANN
31. Untainted by corruption : LILYWHITE
33. Call option? : TAILS
36. Some nerve tissue : WHITEMATTER
37. It's worthy of condemnation : FIRETRAP
39. Gumption : SPUNK
40. Woman of letters? : VANNAWHITE
43. Sorento manufacturer : KIA
44. Star of 2010's "Gulliver's Travels" : JACKBLACK
45. Packed with ideas, as an essay : DENSE
46. Soreness : ACHE
47. Shot of liquor : SLUG
48. Protracted : LONG
49. Snack : BITE
50. Novelist Jaffe : RONA
51. First-aid experts, briefly : EMTS
52. Defender in a bridge column : EAST
54. Lightly apply : DAB

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