New York Times, Friday, December 17, 2010

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Progress too slowly : LAG
4. Joe Btfsplk's creator : CAPP
8. Effective salesman : CLOSER
14. Tavern : ALEHOUSE
16. Micro wave? : RIPPLE
17. Popular name for tolnaftate : TINACTIN
18. Things holding up the works? : EASELS
19. Image that stays with you : TATTOO
20. Traffic reporter, you might say : CBER
22. TV show whose opening music is the Who's "Who Are You" : CSI
23. Where Alfred Krupp was born : ESSEN
24. Frequent flier : BIRD
25. What an only child lacks : SIBS
26. Lump in one's throat? : UVULA
28. "The Cryptogram" playwright, 1995 : MAMET
29. Noisy vehicles : MOTORSCOOTERS
32. Meeting in which one person is anxious to leave : PAROLEHEARING
33. Staples of old police work : WALKIETALKIES
34. PayPal transactions, e.g. : ETAIL
35. Lock : TRESS
36. Welsh word in a Pennsylvania college name : BRYN
37. Held back : KEPT
38. "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" singer : SIMBA
43. Subj. of Stansfield Turner's "Burn Before Reading" : CIA
44. Attain success : RISE
45. A term may end with one : RECALL
46. Full-blown : ALLOUT
48. Declutter : NEATENUP
50. Malicious sort : MEANIE
51. Aids in breaking shells : EGGTEETH
52. Arthur who wrote "The Symbolist Movement in Literature" : SYMONS
53. Part of the American Greetings logo : ROSE
54. 1950 film noir : DOA
1. Milky drink : LATTE
2. Cover : ALIAS
3. Bathroom door sign : GENTS
4. Natural skin moisturizer : COCONUTOIL
5. Caddy, e.g. : AUTO
6. Clairvoyance and such : PSI
7. Means of getting the lead out : PENCILSHARPENER
8. Ecclesiastical council's formulation : CREED
9. Embroidery expert : LIAR
10. Black ___ : OPS
11. Lab stock : SPECIMENS
12. Analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers : ELLSBERG
13. Puts up a fight : RESISTS
15. Word on Harry Powell's left fingers in "The Night of the Hunter" : HATE
21. Common glow-in-the-dark item : BRACELET
24. Liquid dispensers in laboratories : BURETTES
25. "Vexations" composer : SATIE
27. Mouse lookalike : VOLE
28. Canadian singer with a 1995 album that went 16x platinum : MORISSETTE
29. Language that reads the same backward and forward : MALAYALAM
30. ___ Man, commercial symbol since the 1950s : ORKIN
31. Dumbarton ___ Conference (1944 meeting that laid the groundwork for the U.N.) : OAKS
32. Three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : PATRILEY
33. Monitor toppers : WEBCAMS
37. High-strung items? : KITES
39. Slush Puppie alternative : ICEE
40. Like horses : MANED
41. Comic strip bully : BLUTO
42. Series opener : ALPHA
44. Leave destitute : RUIN
45. Unimpressive attire : RAGS
47. 1969 bed-in participant : ONO
49. Roman I : EGO

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