New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 2010

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 135 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Licks : BEATSUP
8. Plant production : NECTAR
14. In a position of prominence : ONTHEMAP
16. Hydrocarbon with two carbons : ETHANE
17. City founded by Shiva, according to legend : VARANASI
18. Reasons to presoak : STAINS
19. Reform : AMEND
20. One in a crowded delivery room : SEPTUPLET
22. Soup thickener : ROUX
23. It may be written in code : VIRUS
24. Overdo the tanning : FRY
25. Information on wine bottles: Abbr. : YRS
26. Insufferable guests : BOORS
27. Mobile home dweller : SNAIL
29. Fish catchers : SEINES
30. Puerto Rican seaport : PONCE
31. Expressions of affection made with the eyes : BUTTERFLYKISSES
35. First name of a 1978 Peace Nobelist : ANWAR
36. Renew old connections? : REWIRE
37. Shows anger publicly, say : RIOTS
38. Throw in together : UNITE
39. Kahn of Broadway : GUS
42. 1940s musical innovation : BOP
43. Drill item : RIFLE
44. Unhappy influence : BANE
45. Not fully reliable, as evidence : ANECDOTAL
48. Viola da ___ (old stringed instrument) : GAMBA
49. Mideast dough : DINARS
50. William Cullen Bryant poem that begins "Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!" : NOVEMBER
52. Like many songbirds : OSCINE
53. It's more than just a game : TWINBILL
54. Monologue writers? : STENOS
55. Fill up : SATIATE
1. Literary adulteress's surname : BOVARY
2. Bewitch : ENAMOR
3. Father of Agamemnon : ATREUS
4. "I appreciate it," in text messages : THANX
5. Transport : SEND
6. Meryl's "Prime" co-star : UMA
7. It's also known as a maypop : PASSIONFRUIT
8. Forest homes : NESTS
9. Shakespeare rebuke : ETTU
10. Get rough : CHAP
11. Crayfish features : TAILFANS
12. Creator of the Mayfair Witches : ANNERICE
13. Makes over : RESTYLES
15. Architect interred in Arlington National Cemetery : PIERRELENFANT
21. Russian Orthodox substitutes for palm branches on Palm Sunday : PUSSYWILLOWS
23. ___ dire : VOIR
26. Case load? : BEERS
27. Staple of gothic architecture : SPIRE
28. Slim win margin : NOSE
29. "At once!" : STAT
31. Island nation with a trident on its flag : BARBADOS
32. Supporter of the North : UNIONIST
33. British coin introduced in 1971 : TWOPENCE
34. One of many lost by Charlie Brown : KITE
39. Smallest republic on the African mainland : GAMBIA
40. Begin disrobing, possibly : UNBELT
41. English illustrator who created the "St. Trinian's" cartoon series : SEARLE
43. Anniversary order : ROSES
44. "___ Meets Godzilla" (classic 1969 cartoon) : BAMBI
46. First son : CAIN
47. 1962 title film character played by Joseph Wiseman : DRNO
48. Mannerly man : GENT
51. Through : VIA

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