New York Times, Saturday, October 31, 2009

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 58, Blocks: 35 Missing: {BJQXYZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.55 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. It's usually good to stick to them : FACTS
6. Makes less offensive : DISARMS
13. Escapee who fell to his death in the sea : ICARUS
15. Spanning frameworks : GANTRIES
16. Fix : SCRAPE
17. Upstate New York town where I.B.M. was founded : ENDICOTT
18. Good resting place? : HEAVEN
19. Cuts off : ISOLATES
20. Harbored : INPORT
21. Less agitated : SERENER
22. Plus other things : ETALIA
23. Brilliantly dressed cavalrymen : HUSSARS
24. One side of a leaf : RECTO
25. Aid in answering: Abbr. : SASE
26. Opposite of a surplus : DEARTH
28. Johnny Depp title role : EDWOOD
33. Things that turn up in gardens? : HOES
35. French following? : APRES
37. They rise and fall periodically : EMPIRES
41. Axial skeleton parts : STERNA
42. Like the lion's share : LARGEST
43. Kind of view : AERIAL
44. Imbue with flavor, in a way : MARINATE
45. 1974 pop hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
46. Pneumatic power producer : AIRMOTOR
47. Yet to hit the shelves : NOTOUT
48. Disdainful bunch : SNEERERS
49. Biting writing : SATIRE
50. Earthly : TERRENE
51. Mustard family members : KALES
1. Comparatively shady : FISHIER
2. Spotlit, say : ACCENTED
3. Shell : CARAPACE
4. He played a governor in "Primary Colors" : TRAVOLTA
5. Like the 2 in "x squared" : SUPERIOR
6. Frequent Degas subjects : DANSEUSES
7. Supported: Var. : INDORSED
8. Subway station sights : STILES
9. Secrets : ARCANA
10. Tears may be brought to one's eyes : RIOTER
11. Curbside lineup : METERS
12. They had adjustable noses : SSTS
14. Wagnerian heroine : SENTA
15. Companion abroad : GEISHA
25. Establishment with many horns : SHOESTORE
27. Be imminent : THREATEN
29. Tree of Southeastern swamplands : WATEROAK
30. Johann Strauss work : OPERETTA
31. Perfume ingredient : ORRISOIL
32. Change the essence of : DENATURE
34. Ingredients in essences : ESTERS
36. Pays tribute to : SALUTES
37. Unrequited lover of legend : ELAINE
38. Graffitist, e.g. : MARRER
39. It may be under enamel : PRIMER
40. Slight : IGNORE
41. Saint-___ (Fauré contemporary) : SAENS
44. Yard supporter : MAST

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