New York Times, Saturday, November 13, 2004

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 25 Missing: {Q} Average word length: 6.45 This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. They go before many important rights : LEFTJABS
9. Saint-___, France : TROPEZ
15. Susceptible to being persuaded : EXORABLE
16. Honor : REVERE
17. Neaten : SPRUCEUP
18. Car models introduced in 1999 : ALEROS
19. Superlatively streamlined : SLEEKEST
20. Least : MEREST
21. "Dynasty" co-star of 1980's TV : FORSYTHE
22. Never-ratified cold war agreement : SALTII
23. In ___ (stagnant) : ARUT
24. They're shown on product packages: Abbr. : WTS
26. Keep under wraps : SITON
27. Tumbler's dream : TEN
28. Later, perhaps : THISEVENING
31. Quite a stretch : AEON
32. Natural coat : RIME
33. Offer faithful companionship : STANDBESIDE
37. That señora : ESA
40. Hatch in legislative proceedings : ORRIN
41. Where skates glide : SEA
42. Speak testily : SNAP
43. Blue coloring matter : LITMUS
45. Sutures, say : CLOSESUP
48. Pungent cheese : ASIAGO
49. Plenty : OPULENCE
50. Idle one : RESTER
51. Cry after "Oh, no!" : NOTAGAIN
52. Opening on Broadway : ACTONE
53. Future licensees may be in it : DRIVERED
54. Dawns : STARTS
55. Pilots : STEERERS
1. Healthful food-ad claim : LESSFAT
2. Plumb : EXPLORE
3. Precede : FORERUN
4. Least likely to betray : TRUEST
5. Country singer Ward : JACKY
6. Red as ___ : ABEET
7. Whites' close relatives : BLUSHWINES
8. Beethoven's Opus 20 and others : SEPTETS
9. Rock haulers : TRAMS
10. 1967 Engelbert Humperdinck hit : RELEASEME
11. Caption above a picture, e.g. : OVERLINE
12. Jewelry designer Elsa : PERETTI
13. Beach problem : EROSION
14. Adding piquancy to : ZESTING
25. Modem hookup point : SERIALPORT
28. Rock star called the "Motor City Madman" : TEDNUGENT
29. Round pin : HOB
30. Blockbuster offering, briefly : VID
31. DreamWorks employee : ANIMATOR
33. Some Toyota Camrys : SOLARAS
34. Cut into equal parts, in a way : TRISECT
35. One featured in una galería : ARTISTA
36. More : SECONDS
37. Catch : ENSNARE
38. Relatively fresh : SAUCIER
39. Subjoins : APPENDS
42. Composer of the song "Guantanamera" : SEEGER
44. They hurt to touch : SORES
46. Belly protrusion : OUTIE
47. Kind of wages : SLAVE

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