New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 2003

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJKQX} Average word length: 6.26 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Highest-ranking, in some hierarchies : ALPHA
6. Kind of cholera : ASIATIC
13. Side in eightball : SOLIDS
15. Best Original Screenplay winner for "American Beauty" : ALANBALL
16. What Putin is often put in : PRAVDA
17. Like peppercorns : MILLABLE
18. Regional : INTERCOUNTY
20. Game winner : OOO
21. Potluck array : CASSEROLES
22. Good thing to get over : HUMP
23. 9W and others : SIZES
24. Gray ___ : AREA
25. Place for knights : CHESSSET
29. Silvery white : ARGENT
31. Small flap on a garment : LAPPET
32. Like worker bees : NEUTER
33. One may have stilts : AVIARY
34. Naval Medical Center locale : BETHESDA
36. Divergent doctrine developer : SECT
37. Place for the high life? : AERIE
38. Commercial catchword : SAVE
39. Like hors d'ouevres : MISSPELLED
44. It may be crushed : ICE
45. There until the bitter end : LASTTOLEAVE
46. Pennsylvania city where Franklin signed a treaty with Indians, 1753 : CARLISLE
48. Miners : PITMEN
49. Taxed : ASSESSED
50. Surrounded : ENGIRT
51. Margins of safety : LEEWAYS
52. Victims : GOATS
1. Glistening garnish : ASPIC
2. First name of a Blackmore heroine : LORNA
3. Pieces of land : PLATS
4. Queens' homes : HIVES
5. One on a podium, perhaps : ADDRESSER
6. Some garment cuts : ALINES
7. Puts (away) : SALTS
8. Toward the center : INLY
9. Old hoops grp. : ABA
10. Low stools : TABOURETS
11. Unlucky : ILLOMENED
12. Visitor to Rome in 46 B.C. : CLEOPATRA
14. Cleric's vesting place : SACRISTY
15. Necklace option : AMULET
19. Get through slowly : OOZE
22. ___ Tribunal (international arbitration court) : HAGUE
25. Music genre : CLASSICAL
26. Be able to gather enough evidence : HAVEACASE
27. "Iliad," e.g. : EPICVERSE
28. Avalanche : SPATE
29. Alexander V, e.g. : ANTIPOPE
30. Cobbler's job : REHEELING
34. Beat : BESTED
35. While lead-in : ERST
37. Some seats are next to them : AISLES
39. Large and heavy-looking : MASSY
40. Axed : LETGO
41. 1819 Keats poem : LAMIA
42. Turn outward : EVERT
43. They may be pounded out : DENTS
45. Heroine of Tchaikovsky's "Pique Dame" : LISA
47. Two-time Wimbledon winner ___ Hoad : LEW

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