New York Times, Friday, November 4, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Leave the pad, say : BLASTOFF
9. Rustle up some food : FORAGE
15. ___ Brewster, beleaguered nephew in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : MORTIMER
16. Grammy-winning 1996 Beck album : ODELAY
17. How some legal conversations are held : INCAMERA
18. Newly christen : RENAME
19. Touch up : NEATEN
20. African migrators : GNUS
22. "The Amazing Race" network : CBS
23. Born earlier : OLDER
24. Neeson of "Taken" : LIAM
25. Decision : CALL
26. Some distillery products : RYES
27. Lunchtime queueing spot : DELI
28. Metaphorical crowd : THREE
29. Dodges, as an obligation : WEASELSOUTOF
32. Gets bent out of shape : DEFORMS
35. Shirt or skirt : GARMENT
36. R&B "drinking song" covered by Ray Charles : ONEMINTJULEP
38. Shoots in the foot, say : LAMES
39. Yarn unit : HANK
40. Buddyroo : CHUM
44. "You've got a deal!" : IMIN
45. OS X runners : MACS
46. What a cookie cutter cuts : SHAPE
47. Large amount : TON
48. What stars might indicate : RANK
49. Foul ball's landing spot, often : STANDS
50. The DC-10 was one : TRIJET
52. While : ASLONGAS
54. "Gone With the Wind" actor Howard : LESLIE
55. 1994 sci-fi film about an alien artifact : STARGATE
56. Controversial one-act play by Mamet : EDMOND
57. Visited a vacation house, maybe : SUMMERED
1. Bach's "Mass in ___" : BMINOR
2. Unfrequented : LONELY
3. Establishment with children's quarters? : ARCADE
4. Leading ladies? : STATESWOMEN
5. Proctor's need : TIMER
6. Sign : OMEN
7. "___-de-Lance" (debut of Nero Wolfe) : FER
8. Warning on a box : FRAGILE
9. Discussion venue : FORUM
10. High-flown tributes : ODES
11. 1990s cartoon dog : REN
12. Without sides, you might say : ALACARTE
13. Take the risk of : GAMBLEON
14. Marching order : EYESLEFT
21. Shooters on the boards? : NAILGUNS
24. Symbol above the comma on a keyboard : LESSTHAN
25. Amount scarcely worth arguing over : CHUMPCHANGE
27. Confounded : DAMN
28. Ruptured : TORE
30. Ninth-largest body known to orbit the sun : ERIS
31. La Jolla's ___ Institute for Biological Studies : SALK
32. Doctor in Hugh Lofting tales : DOLITTLE
33. Lovestruck : ENAMORED
34. Doctrine associated with Betty Friedan : FEMINISM
37. Contemptible fool : JACKASS
41. Craft store? : HANGAR
42. Bit of new info : UPDATE
43. Blundered, with "up" : MESSED
45. Out of the game, in chess : MATED
46. One tracked by radar : STORM
48. Curb : REIN
49. Close with a bang : SLAM
51. 2001 album featuring "Love Don't Cost a Thing" : JLO
53. ___ Redman, hero of Stephen King's "The Stand" : STU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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