New York Times, Saturday, December 11, 2004

Author: James E. Buell
Editor: Will Shortz
James E. Buell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sheet rock? : MICA
5. Take flight : GOONTHELAM
15. Thoth had the head of one : IBIS
16. Flashbulb effect, e.g. : AFTERIMAGE
17. In-groups : SETS
18. They withstand a lot of pressure : SUBMARINES
19. Craft : SLYNESS
21. Place for 18-Across : OPENSEA
22. Share first, e.g. : TIE
23. Remains : LEES
25. "The Mystery of Marie Roget" author : POE
26. Wouldn't commit : HEDGED
28. Tours de force : TRIUMPHS
33. Juan's politically active wife : EVITA
34. Gounod opera : FAUST
35. __ center : REC
36. Pit transactions : BETS
37. Author Fannie : HURST
38. Yarn spinner : LIAR
39. Grp. that sends pkgs. to soldiers : USO
40. x : TIMES
41. Meteorological probe : SONDE
42. Spelling expert? : SORCERER
44. "No way" : CANTBE
45. ___ streak : ONA
46. Lasting impression : SCAR
48. "Wow!" : MAN
49. Island attire : SARONGS
53. Sustenance : ALIMENT
55. Early warning device : SMOKEALARM
57. Barely better : EDGE
58. Service station? : TABERNACLE
59. Is positioned : LIES
60. Is somewhat remorseful : SHEDSATEAR
61. Like some apples : TART
1. Fall short, so to speak : MISSTHEBUS
2. Tentative "yes" : IBELIEVESO
3. Metro section honcho : CITYEDITOR
4. Union: Abbr. : ASSN
5. Blotto : GASSED
6. Practical : OFUSE
7. Jockey club offering: Abbr. : OTB
8. Lost fish of film : NEMO
9. Member of a silent religious order : TRAPPIST
10. Let : HIREOUT
11. He had the 2000 autobiographical lyric "I think I was put here to annoy the world : EMINEM
12. They serve many computer clients: Abbr. : LANS
13. 1940's film critic : AGEE
14. Badlands feature : MESA
20. Parmenides' home : ELEA
24. Peep show attendees : STARERS
27. Some hot rods : GTS
29. Sen. Feingold : RUSS
30. Papers : PRINTMEDIA
31. Heavy metal rock fan : HEADBANGER
32. Universal need? : SCREENTEST
34. Be plenty angry : FUME
37. Japanese syllable set : HIRAGANA
38. Contemporary of Bela : LON
40. Till stack, informally : TENNERS
41. It's a wrap : SARI
43. Manipulated dishonestly : COOKED
44. Not so ruffled : CALMER
47. Memorable 1961 hurricane : CARLA
49. Grounded fleet : SSTS
50. East Asian servant : AMAH
51. Cover-up : ROBE
52. Venetian element : SLAT
54. Lunch counter offering : MELT
56. Pro : ACE

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