New York Times, Friday, October 21, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: 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: Today's puzzle is available from The NYT only as a PDF but you can try this electronic version here. Several answers "cross over", wrapping around from right to left, or bottom to top.
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2. Bring joy to : ELATE
5. Like some store-bought nuts : SHELLED
6. Country singer Gibbs glided a short distance? : TERRIFLEWINCHES
9. Old West gun, crossing over? : WINCHESTERRIFLE
11. Doing time : INSIDE
12. Nautical leader? : ASTRO
13. Illegal copying : PIRACY
16. Corporate treadmill : RATRACE
19. Org. with a draft : NBA
20. Where somebody might be spotted : GYM
21. Nitwit : ASS
22. Lady's attendant : MAID
26. Radio switch : AMFM
28. Trip director, for short : GPS
31. Chemist's container : BEAKER
34. What Newton's first law of motion concerns : INERTIA
35. Cowboy Rogers as part of a posse after some younger namesakes joined up? : ELDESTROYINGANG
36. Poisonous gilled mushrooms, crossing over? : DESTROYINGANGEL
39. Like a roast : EMCEED
40. Presenters' bits : LEADINS
41. Offense : SIN
43. Every mirror image has one : AXIS
45. Prelapsarian home : EDEN
46. L.A. winter hrs. : PST
48. Common female middle name : ANN
50. Source of much plywood : FIR
52. Like a crown's gems, maybe : INLAID
55. Resolve : CLEARUP
56. Stressful tests : ORALS
58. Matter barely worth mentioning : TRIFLE
60. Leasable tropical locales aren't truthful? : CHARTERISLESLIE
64. Simon Templar's creator, crossing over? : LESLIECHARTERIS
65. Slip around : EVADE
66. Reach the top : SUCCEED
1. Sleep-preventing sound, perhaps : DRIP
3. Poetic contraction : TIS
4. Bookkeeping notation : ENTRY
7. First name in despotism : IDI
8. Plant with fiddleheads : FERN
10. Learn the hard way? : CRAM
14. "The ___ Daba Honeymoon" (1914 #1 song) : ABA
15. Language in which "yes" and "no" are "baat" and "te," respectively : CAMBODIAN
17. Knock : RAP
18. Give out : ASSIGN
20. Free Web-based correspondence service : GMAIL
22. "This Week in Baseball" host Allen : MEL
23. "As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
24. Particular : ITEM
25. Piece in the game Othello : DISC
27. Whimsically odd : FEY
28. Letter from school? : GRADE
29. What the "Surgeon's Photo" supposedly depicts : NESSIE
30. Distressed : ATEAT
32. Impact point for a spoons player : KNEE
33. "Dear me!" : EGAD
37. 1976 Broadway musical based on Henry VIII's life : REX
38. "Henry & June" author : NIN
42. Banker's recommendation, for short : IRA
44. TV show with the most Emmy nominations, informally : SNL
46. Pet sound : PURR
47. Torrent : SPATE
49. Part of NBC: Abbr. : NATL
50. Takes to the cleaners : FLEECES
51. Off-___ (sturdy bikes) : ROADERS
52. Natalie Portman's birthplace : ISRAEL
53. Heat generator? : IRE
54. Grad sch. composition : DISS
55. Overused plot device : CLICHE
57. Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
59. Winter protection? : FLUSHOT
60. TD Garden team : CELTICS
61. Curtis of hair care : HELENE
62. Chilling, say : IDLE
63. Set of channels? : SEAWAY

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