New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 24 Missing: {QVW} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Like Delftware : CERAMIC
8. Robert B. Parker's private eye : SPENSER
15. Court slam dunk : OPENANDSHUTCASE
17. Seriously deteriorate : GOTORACKANDRUIN
18. Projects : EXUDES
19. Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
20. Gathered dust : SAT
21. Rewards for good dives : NINES
22. It's in the cards : TREY
23. "The Right Stuff" subj. : NASA
24. Stucco ingredients? : CEES
25. Dotty : BATS
26. Precursor of Pascal : ALGOL
27. Things to rush for: Abbr. : YDS
28. It builds up in bars : SILT
29. Designing women : SIRENS
30. Use a metal detector, maybe : BEACHCOMB
32. Bolts : SCRAMS
35. Sound system parts? : EARS
36. Baseball positions: Abbr. : CFS
39. Wolf who wrote "The Beauty Myth" : NAOMI
40. Life-or-death : DIRE
41. Fashion : SORT
42. 2006 Grammy-winning blues singer ___ Thomas : IRMA
43. Fall shade : RUST
44. See 46-Across : ATSEA
45. Sch. figure : GPA
46. With 44-Across, 1940 Laurel and Hardy film : SAPS
47. Chemical relative : ISOMER
48. Writing that mixes reportage and fiction : GONZOJOURNALISM
51. It's not a total knockout : LOCALANESTHESIA
52. Writer of pieces in passing? : ELEGIST
53. Wagner opera title role : TRISTAN
1. Persuasiveness : COGENCY
2. Glued, in a way : EPOXIED
3. Makes grand adjustments? : RETUNES
4. Magnetron parts : ANODES
5. Some nags : MARES
6. Much may come after it : INAS
7. Quarantining org. : CDC
8. Corporation allocation : SHARES
9. Very slow-burning, as a fire : PUNKY
10. Waiting area announcements, briefly : ETDS
11. Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
12. It may be chain-linked : SAUSAGE
13. Star QB for the 1980s-'90s Bengals : ESIASON
14. Many tuxes : RENTALS
16. Equivocate : SKIRTTHEISSUE
22. Creator of a bathroom cloud : TALC
23. Collective bargaining watchdog org. : NLRB
25. Pollster's concern : BIAS
26. Points : AIMS
28. Important match : SEMI
29. Irritated : SORE
30. Southeastern Conference team, for short : BAMA
31. Online shopping icon : CART
32. Fish by thrusting a baited hook into holes : SNIGGLE
33. Auto-rotating system : CARPOOL
34. Bookstore section : ROMANCE
36. Philosophical studier of the universe : COSMIST
37. Cousin of a crocus : FREESIA
38. DC Comics superhero : STARMAN
40. Spandex source : DUPONT
41. Choir robe accessories : STOLES
43. Asian nobles : RAJAS
44. Brew from Tokyo : ASAHI
46. Star turns : SOLI
47. Preface: Abbr. : INTR
49. Turn back : ZAG
50. Letter run : RST

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