New York Times, Friday, October 17, 2008

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 54, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQUVXZ} Average word length: 6.93 This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. What boosters boost : MORALE
7. Coffin nail : GASPER
13. Oil-rich peninsula : ARABIA
14. Ready to go, you might say : TESTATE
15. Ancient Romans : LATINS
16. Sherlock Holmes story not by Conan Doyle, e.g. : PASTICHE
17. About whom Churchill purportedly said "A modest man who has much to be modest about" : ATTLEE
18. Took the offensive : ATTACKED
19. Of the north wind : BOREAL
20. In the buff : STARKERS
21. Curaçao flavoring : ORANGE
22. Joust participants : TILTERS
23. They offer rates for automobiles : SPEEDOMETERS
25. Things that talk in sch.? : PAS
26. Isn't strict enough, say : SPARESTHEROD
35. Bitingly sarcastic : MORDANT
36. Splits with one's beloved : ELOPES
38. Skin soother : CALAMINE
39. Attend to, as a loose shoe : RELACE
40. Veteran : OLDTIMER
41. Plant family that includes the hibiscus : MALLOW
42. Special announcer : WAITRESS
43. Not behind the defenders : ONSIDE
44. Topmost optic in a microscope : EYELENS
45. Nickname for a cheater in the Oklahoma land rush of 1889 : SOONER
46. Most valuable, possibly : RAREST
47. James in many westerns : ARNESS
1. Equatorial Guinea's capital : MALABO
2. Delivery professionals? : ORATORS
3. It deserves to be condemned : RATTRAP
4. Town that Wild Bill Hickok was marshal of : ABILENE
5. Pedigree : LINEAGE
6. Like paintings in progress : EASELED
7. Integration that exceeds the sum of its parts : GESTALT
8. Semitic fertility goddess : ASTARTE
9. Price holder : STICKER
10. Winner over the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI : PACKERS
11. Organic compounds used as solvents : ETHERS
12. Swamp flora : REEDS
14. Showing the most wear and tear : TATTIEST
16. People of much experience : PASTMASTERS
24. Candor : OPENNESS
26. Servant in a cause : SOLDIER
27. Meaningless talk : PRATTLE
28. Thinks the world of : ADMIRES
29. Closet hangings : RAIMENT
30. Los Angeles County's ___ Beach : HERMOSA
31. ___ of Aquitaine, Henry II's wife : ELEANOR
32. Passes, as time : ROLLSON
33. Milky and iridescent : OPALINE
34. Uses a key, perhaps : DECODES
35. Singapore lies just off its tip : MALAYA
37. Offbeat Parisian tourist sites : SEWERS
38. Behave cravenly : COWER

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