New York Times, Monday, October 17, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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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: This is the 146th puzzle Mr. Berry has created for the NYT, and his first ever Monday. Tomorrow he will hit for the cycle with his first ever Tuesday puzzle.
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1. Fateful day for Caesar : IDES
5. All-night dance party : RAVE
9. Laboratory maze runners : RATS
13. Scrabble draw : TILE
14. Completely confused : ATSEA
16. The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
17. Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
18. Manicurists treat them : NAILS
19. Sluggish from sedatives : DOPY
20. Catch Groucho while fishing? : LANDMARX
22. Blues player's instrument? : SADSAX
24. 18-wheeler : SEMI
25. Chaotic battles : MELEES
26. French farewell : ADIEU
28. Falafel holders : PITAS
29. Cereal that doesn't really taste like anything? : BLANKCHEX
31. Period of duty : STINT
35. 1930s-'40s prez : FDR
36. Beyond repair : KAPUT
38. Expected to arrive : DUE
39. Islamic decree : FATWA
42. Wildcat that can't sit still? : HYPERLYNX
45. Dances to Hawaiian music : HULAS
47. Astronaut Armstrong and others : NEILS
48. Burning emergency signals : FLARES
50. New ___ (35-Across's program) : DEAL
51. Levy paid by white-collar workers? : TIETAX
52. Formal wear for one's belly? : TUMMYTUX
56. Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
57. What an electric meter indicates : USAGE
59. Corn bread : PONE
60. "99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
61. Fabric that's glossy on one side : SATIN
62. Feudin' with, say : AGIN
63. June 6, 1944 : DDAY
64. Left the scene : WENT
65. Numbers to be crunched : DATA
1. Type used for emphasis: Abbr. : ITAL
2. Hard-to-please celeb : DIVA
3. North Carolina university : ELON
4. Submits, as a manuscript : SENDSIN
5. Rampaged : RANAMUCK
6. Creator of the game Missile Command : ATARI
7. Engine type pioneered by the Buick Special : VSIX
8. Snakelike fish : EEL
9. Most sunburned : REDDEST
10. Got out of bed : AROSE
11. Spanish finger food : TAPAS
12. River of Hades : STYX
15. Plus column entry : ASSET
21. Easily cowed : MEEK
23. "Regrettably ..." : ALAS
25. Scramble : MIXUP
26. Alan who played Hawkeye : ALDA
27. Object thrown in a pub : DART
28. 17th-century diarist Samuel : PEPYS
29. Teen girl's close chum, for short : BFF
30. Laugh track sounds : HAHAS
32. Pastoral poem : IDYL
33. Convent residents : NUNS
34. Common cowboy nickname : TEX
37. Slumlord's building : TENEMENT
40. "How about it?" : WHATSAY
41. Otherworldly glow : AURA
43. 500 sheets of paper : REAM
44. Large leaf on which a frog may repose : LILYPAD
46. Upscale marque owned by Toyota : LEXUS
48. Dismissed from "The Apprentice" : FIRED
49. Helmsley known as the Queen of Mean : LEONA
50. Began eating : DUGIN
51. Look after, as a bar : TEND
52. London art gallery : TATE
53. "Animal House" party costume : TOGA
54. Peck, pint or pound : UNIT
55. Leather-wearing TV princess : XENA
58. Lumberjack's tool : SAW

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