New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 2004

Author: James E. Buell
Editor: Will Shortz
James E. Buell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {KQWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Squeakers : NEARMISSES
11. Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS
15. Substantially : INGOODPART
16. Crack slightly : CHAP
17. Generally : BYANDLARGE
18. Peace Nobelist Cassin : RENE
19. Reddish-brown gem : SARD
20. Decade or so : ERA
21. Actor Guy of "Memento" and "The Time Machine" : PEARCE
23. Besides : ELSE
25. Played possum : SHAMMED
26. It may contain crates : CARLOT
29. Relaxes : GOESSOFT
30. They're called Vauxhalls in the U.K. : OPELS
31. Gym sound : GRUNT
32. Through : PER
33. Castel Gandolfo resident : POPE
34. Eyebrow makeup : HAIRS
35. Demanding star, maybe : DIVA
36. ___ crossroads : ATA
37. They may be counted in French class : TETES
38. Churchill Downs favorite : JULEP
39. Bun filler : CHILIDOG
41. Some beauty supplies : TONERS
42. Greenskeeper's gizmo : AERATOR
43. Simple game with a paddle : PONG
44. Paul Revere House locale : BOSTON
45. Taking after : ALA
46. Lhasa ___ : APSO
50. "Off the Court" autobiographer : ASHE
51. Extremely simple : IDIOTPROOF
54. It's noble : NEON
55. Coming from obscurity to success : CINDERELLA
56. Venom producers : ASPS
57. Regards : SETSEYESON
1. Points put on paper : NIBS
2. "Book of Days" songstress : ENYA
3. Ice cream ingredient : AGAR
4. Jeweler's spacer bead : RONDELLE
5. All the rage : MOD
6. "Or ___ froth amid the boundless main": Emily Brontë : IDLEST
7. Backup : SPARE
8. ___ Delano Roosevelt : SARA
9. Piece of work? : ERG
10. Women's college in Columbia, Mo. : STEPHENS
11. Bolts : SCRAMS
12. Radiant energy measurer : THERMOPILE
13. 1980's TV show in which contestants boogied : DANCEFEVER
14. Radar ranges? : SPEEDTRAPS
22. Down ___ : EAST
24. Alicante article : LOS
25. Becomes unpleasant : SOURS
26. Stork Club alternative : COPACABANA
27. Perfect examples : APOTHEOSES
28. Where one's body may be worked on : REPAIRSHOP
29. "Holberg Suite" composer : GRIEG
31. Swamp thing : GATOR
34. Psychology of pleasure : HEDONICS
35. Blue denim : DUNGAREE
37. Baseball's Fuentes : TITO
38. A Stewart : JON
40. Approaches midnight, say : LATENS
41. Nice way of fitting : TOATEE
43. Goes none too quickly : PLODS
45. It may get under a grammarian's skin : AINT
47. The in crowd? : POLS
48. Band member's big moment : SOLO
49. Germ ___ idea : OFAN
52. Go kaput : DIE
53. Jimmy : PRY

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