New York Times, Friday, October 22, 2004

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Douglas who hosted TV's first nightly newscast : EDWARDS
8. Capital of Spain under Moorish rule : CORDOBA
15. Classic sitcom that jumped from CBS to ABC after its first season : LEAVEITTOBEAVER
17. English passage? : ACTOFPARLIAMENT
18. Large quantities : SLEWS
19. Call from Switzerland : YODEL
20. Scoring play: Abbr. : RBI
21. Crew members : TARS
22. First picks : FAVES
23. The Mekong flows through it : LAOS
24. Resentment : IRE
25. Polite person, maybe : BOWER
26. Chigger, for one : LARVA
27. Signs of softness : CEDILLAS
29. Ranting preacher, in old lingo : TUBMAN
30. Chop ___ : SUEY
31. Stockpot item : BONE
32. A Moore : DUDLEY
35. Trailing the field : DEADLAST
39. 1981 Literature Nobelist ___ Canetti : ELIAS
40. Organizer : CADDY
41. Builder of cells : BEE
42. One might read a few lines from it : PALM
43. Opposite of squat : LANKY
44. "How ___!" : RUDE
45. Ringside shout : OLE
46. Arrived : GOTIN
47. Fill the tank : GASUP
48. Religious treatise by St. Thomas Aquinas : SUMMATHEOLOGICA
51. 1994 film featuring Gary Oldman as Beethoven : IMMORTALBELOVED
52. Cup holder : TEATRAY
53. Gloom : SADNESS
1. Adjustable : ELASTIC
2. State : DECLARE
3. Not full-strength : WATERED
4. States : AVOWS
5. Makes calls : REFS
6. Downturn : DIP
7. Quarantine message : STAYAWAY
8. Harder to follow, as a trail : COLDER
9. Awards for Tony Kushner : OBIES
10. Unaffected : REAL
11. Gatehouse site : DAM
12. Like some swimming strokes : OVERARM
13. Sci-fi author of "Venus" and "Mars" : BENBOVA
14. Skilled laborer : ARTISAN
16. Treasure hunters' finds : TROVES
22. Murphy's role in "Beverly Hills Cop" : FOLEY
23. Categorize : LABEL
25. Ma Rainey's music : BLUES
26. Devonshire's ___ Island, once a haven for pirates : LUNDY
28. Turkish practice : ISLAM
29. Truckle : TOADY
31. "___ and Broomsticks" (musical) : BEDKNOBS
32. Sediment : DEPOSIT
33. Poe poem : ULALUME
34. Catch-22 : DILEMMA
35. Book after Ezekiel : DANIEL
36. Cruel : ABUSIVE
37. Sweet-talks : SEDUCES
38. Cement surfaces for drives : TEEPADS
40. Polo field? : CATHAY
43. Many, informally : LOTTA
44. Make fun of : RAGON
46. Actress Teri : GARR
47. Filling material : GOLD
49. Quotable quote : MOT
50. Sheep's place : LEA

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