New York Times, Friday, November 1, 1996

Author: M. Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "I see," facetiously : AHSO
5. Descendant of Fatima, to Shiites : IMAM
9. Dash locale : CAR
12. Alfred the butler cares for it : BATMOBILE
14. Send elsewhere : REFER
16. Jazzed up : ENLIVENED
17. Place for an exchange : ALTAR
18. Crossword topics, often : ESOTERICA
19. Word of grace : BLESS
20. Clean-cut : TRIM
21. Plugs away (at) : LABORS
23. Stuff in envelopes : MANILA
26. Legation resident : MINISTER
28. Kind of column : AGONY
29. Workplaces : DESKS
30. Wordsworth's "We ___ Seven" : ARE
31. Lambaste, slangily : ZING
32. Crud : FILTH
33. Vino region : ASTI
34. Sci-fi figures : ETS
35. People in compromising positions? : DOVES
36. Kid : PUTON
37. War of 1812 locale : LAKEERIE
39. Humors, with "to" : CATERS
40. Oblique : TILTED
41. Oz visitor : TOTO
42. Part of Espana : TILDE
43. Malthus, for one : ECONOMIST
48. Powerful political duo : DOLES
49. Destined to fail : NONVIABLE
50. Hagar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
51. Peptic activity : DIGESTION
52. New Left grp. : SDS
53. Wow : SLAY
54. He became Earl of Avon : EDEN
1. End of a Muhammad Ali catch phrase : ABEE
2. Renaissance artist Memling : HANS
3. Town liberated in July 1944 : STLO
4. Minus : OMITTING
5. Region between Cape Roca and Cape Creus : IBERIA
6. 1/60 fluid dram : MINIM
7. "Black Stallion" boy : ALEC
8. Top three finishers : MEDALISTS
9. Piatigorsky's instruments : CELLOS
10. Remembrance of things past : AFTERTASTE
11. Second-time claimant : REASSERTOR
13. Too : OVERLY
14. Mishnah authorities : RABBIS
15. Reading and others: Abbr. : RRS
22. Symbol of life : ANKH
23. "___ tov!" : MAZEL
24. Incitements : AGITATIONS
25. Like some minimum-wage workers : NONSKILLED
26. Scrap : MELEE
27. They hold their horses : REINS
29. Bonuses : DIVIDENDS
32. Swinger's shout : FORE
33. One way to decrease the work force : AUTOMATE
35. Dislike : DETEST
36. Academese, for example : PATOIS
38. Experienced ones : ELDERS
39. Pass on : CONVEY
41. South Pacific nation : TONGA
42. They're made by FB's and HB's : TDS
44. Radiator part : COIL
45. Footnote note : IBID
46. Dark purple fruit : SLOE
47. Neighbor of Ark. : TENN

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