New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 2009

Author: Gary J. Whitehead
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary J. Whitehead
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQXYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Increase business : RAMPUPSALES
12. Green line : SAVETHEPLANET
14. Party lighting option : JAPANESELANTERN
16. Minister at a wedding, e.g. : UNITER
17. Took a chance : RISKEDIT
18. Brains' gains : IDEAS
19. Touched : BATS
20. Local theater, slangily : NABE
21. "The Emperor's Snuff-Box" novelist : CARR
22. Company dinner : MESS
23. Sphere's lack : EDGES
24. World Match Play Championship champ a record seven times : ELS
25. Kids' greetings : BAAS
26. Least done : RAREST
27. Face-off place : CENTERICE
29. Lineup at some entrances : STILES
32. Many a J.V. player : SOPH
33. Cabbage roll : WAD
36. Light-headed person? : MINER
37. They no longer boom : SSTS
38. "Philosophy in the Bedroom" author, 1795 : SADE
39. "Man of La Mancha" production org. : ANTA
40. Some touchdown makers, briefly : LEMS
41. Alabama university : SELMA
42. Roller near a derailleur : REARTIRE
44. Shirt attachment : TIEPIN
45. Store something for later thought : MAKEAMENTALNOTE
47. Breaks while lifting, say : RESTINTERVALS
48. One of many American houses : STATESENATE
1. Slender stickers : RAPIERS
2. Personification : AVATAR
3. Egyptian king credited with founding the First Dynasty : MENES
4. Feather: Prefix : PTER
5. Pause fillers : UHS
6. Some workshop critiques : PEERASSESSMENTS
7. Stock options : SPLITS
8. "... in thy possession lies ___ unparallel'd": Shak. : ALASS
9. Rangy : LANK
10. Hear, to Henri : ENTENDRE
11. Horticultural practice : SEEDAGE
12. Item of wear with a strap : SANDAL
13. Alabama and others : TRIBES
14. Press release? : JUICE
15. Desert trial, for short : NTEST
19. Ready to turn in : BEAT
22. Staffs : MANS
23. A head : EACH
25. It has a head : BEER
26. Tatters : RIPS
27. Like the best explanations : CLEAREST
28. Degenerates : ROTS
29. Oiliness : SMARM
30. Karaoke problem : TINEAR
31. Some air lines : INTAKES
33. Britain's first prime minister : WALPOLE
34. Doesn't turn away : ADMITS
35. Early American diplomat : DEANE
37. Conducive to meditation : SERENE
38. Spotted visiting : SEENAT
40. Something not to go over : LIMIT
41. Regional woodland : SILVA
43. "Abyssinia" : TATA
44. Mountain lake : TARN
46. Elevator in a country club : TEE

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