New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 2005

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {KQZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. More inclined : READIER
8. Longfellow's Hiawatha, e.g. : OJIBWA
14. Uninterrupted space : EXPANSE
15. Anthony Trollope's "___ Finn" : PHINEAS
16. Saves every penny : SCRIMPS
17. Some lefties : LIBBERS
18. Lotus car model : ELISE
19. Word of greeting and parting : CIAO
21. Natural : AFRO
22. Language of Indochina : LAO
23. Build up : MOUNT
25. Red on a fire truck : ADAIR
26. Turkey tip? : LIRA
28. Signal box controls : LEVERS
30. House builder's purchase : LOT
31. Literary flubs : MIXEDMETAPHORS
34. Glow : LUMINESCE
35. As luck would have it : BYMERESTCHANCE
40. Friend of Tigger : ROO
41. Not at a distance : ONSITE
42. Focaccia topping : SALT
44. Isn't going anywhere : IDLES
46. Piano bar : IVORY
48. One of the "Magnificent Seven" : LEE
49. "___, danke" : NEIN
50. Director of "The Ladykillers," 2004 : COEN
51. Wine-tasting consideration : AROMA
53. Entertainer nicknamed "The Abdominal Showman" : GLEASON
55. Covers : INSURES
57. Phased-out Toyotas : TERCELS
58. French word for "kitchen" : CUISINE
59. "Livin' With the Blues" singer : ODETTA
60. Rough place to grow up, with "the" : STREETS
1. Scalp : RESELL
2. Cry out : EXCLAIM
3. Nonanalytic : APRIORI
4. It may be a step up : DAIS
5. Gravestone abbr. : INMEM
6. Medium power : ESP
7. Life-saving operations : RESCUEMISSIONS
8. One of the rivers near Three Rivers Stadium : OHIO
9. Headsail : JIB
10. Out of favor (with) : INBAD
11. Bovine hybrid : BEEFALO
12. Brave : WARRIOR
13. Groups : ASSORTS
15. Theory to explain seafloor spreading : PLATETECTONICS
20. Totally making stuff up : INVENTIVE
24. Buzzards : OLDMEN
25. Org. that battled P. T. Barnum : ASPCA
27. Roll bar? : AXLE
29. Oscar Mayer unit : RASHER
32. New money : EUROS
33. They're inclined to brood : HENS
35. Revive : BRINGTO
36. Sang à la Jimmie Rodgers : YODELED
37. "Les Femmes Savantes" playwright : MOLIERE
38. 4.19 joules : CALORIE
39. Normal habitat : ELEMENT
43. Plays with : TEASES
45. Pass : ENACT
47. First name in Mideast politics : YASIR
50. Cuba libre ingredient : COLA
52. Put-up job : RUSE
54. Content between intermissions : SET
56. Crank : NUT

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