New York Times, Friday, November 5, 2010

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: SECRET PHRASE CONTEST
When this puzzle has been completed, put nine holes over the grid and arrange the letters shown to form an appropriate two-word phrase (4,5). Where these holes are is for you to discover. When you have the answer, send it by e-mail to crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers chosen at random, whose entries are received by midnight E.S.T. Sunday, Nov. 7, will receive copies of "The New York Times Little Black and White Book of Holiday Crosswords." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Nov. 12, at www.nytimes.com/wordplay.
JimH notes: The previous day's puzzle, also by Mike Nothnagel, shows the locations of the holes. On today's grid, they spell out G O R L U F O N D which can be rearranged to form GOLF ROUND.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ hole : GAPING
7. Early film star who wore lipstick in the shape of a heart : CLARABOW
15. Severe sales restriction, informally : ONEPER
16. Plunge : NOSEDIVE
17. City that's home to Parliament Hill : OTTAWA
18. Has a service break? : TAKESTEA
19. Reqmt. for giving someone the third degree? : DISS
20. Some compact light sources : DIODES
22. Try to fit a square peg in a round hole, e.g. : ERR
23. With 8-Down, takes a lot of shots, say : GETS
24. Non-union? : UNWED
25. Suggest for the future : BODE
26. ___ B (first step) : ATO
27. Sweltered : BAKED
28. ___ Farm, setting for a George Orwell story : MANOR
29. Member of a campaign staff : MARKETER
31. National Wear Red Day mo. : FEB
32. Came out of a hole, say : EMERGED
33. Continues, as a band : PLAYSON
37. Its first two vols. covered 43-Across : OED
38. Top-level commands, collectively : MAINMENU
39. Hard to discern : FAINT
42. Pin in a hole : RIVET
43. See 37-Across : ABC
44. "Dinner's ___" : ONME
45. Measures of volume : SONES
46. House of prayer : SHUL
47. Spirited response? : RAP
48. Runs up : INCURS
49. Farm shelter : COTE
50. "Uh-huh" : OKEYDOKE
52. Iberian city that lends its name to a variety of wine : OPORTO
54. It's not useful in a long shot situation : NINEIRON
55. Food writer Nigella : LAWSON
56. Extremely touching? : ENDTOEND
57. Noted TV twins : OLSENS
1. "You played well" : GOODGAME
2. Maryland's historic ___ Creek : ANTIETAM
3. Litter pickup place? : PETSTORE
4. South's declaration, perhaps : IPASS
5. Mint : NEW
6. Like rulers : GRADUATED
7. Toronto landmark : CNTOWER
8. See 23-Across : LOADED
9. Solicited : ASKED
10. Actor Roger : REES
11. Things that pop up annoyingly : ADS
12. Crunch : BITEON
13. Go too far : OVERDO
14. One in an outfit : WEARER
21. Approved, as a contract : INKED
25. Subject of a 1980s surrogacy case : BABYM
27. Produce : BEGET
28. Not accidental : MEANT
30. Coin with a hole in it : KRONE
31. Goes it alone : FLIESSOLO
33. Worker with street smarts? : PAVER
34. Fish whose male carries the eggs : SEAHORSE
35. Starting point? : ONBUTTON
36. Bundles of bound quarks : NUCLEONS
38. Something from which something else is taken away : MINUEND
39. As an example : FORONE
40. "Star Wars" name : ANAKIN
41. Brew : IMPEND
42. "Way to be, man!" : ROCKON
45. [Bo-o-o-oring!] : SNORE
46. Junk vehicles : SCOWS
48. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
51. In addition : YET
53. Bud : PAL

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