New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 2009

Author: Tyler Hinman and Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Tyler Hinman
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Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Hinman. This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Intraclub competition rankings : LADDER
7. Site of many tests : DNALAB
13. Pseudopod formers : AMOEBAS
15. Alert : QUIVIVE
16. "Absolutely" : YOUCANCOUNTONIT
18. With 4-Down, "Roger & Me" subject : URBAN
19. Its leader's flag featured a black eagle: Abbr. : HRE
20. Hard work : SWEAT
21. Cal ___ : POLY
22. Flirt : TEASE
24. All-Star Cubs catcher Geovany : SOTO
25. Overreact to an accident, maybe : SUE
26. Hold in a ring : ARMLOCK
28. "___ sher!" : FER
29. More melodramatic : SOAPIER
31. McCarthy cohort : SNERD
33. Tigers' rival in the Southeastern Conference : CRIMSONTIDE
35. Oxygen atom's protons, e.g. : OCTAD
36. Make it : BEASTAR
38. Carefully monitored area, for short : ICU
39. Pleasant enough : NICEISH
41. "Don't you ___?" : SEE
43. Criticizes : RAPS
45. Too quickly : EARLY
46. Italian site of a 1796 Napoleon victory : LODI
47. Figure in Greek myth whose name means "desired" : ERATO
49. Small containers: Abbr. : PTS
50. They call themselves Suomalaiset : FINNS
51. Very end of a conflict : FINALRESOLUTION
54. Opaque : UNCLEAR
55. What flibbertigibbets make : NOSENSE
56. Stayed in, say : LAYLOW
57. Sandy who was national security adviser for Bill Clinton : BERGER
1. Standard buckets : LAYUPS
2. Loverly? : AMOROUS
3. Split between roommates : DOUBLEOCCUPANCY
4. See 18-Across : DECAY
5. Host of PBS's "Heritage: Civilization and the Jews" : EBAN
6. Made the newspaper : RAN
7. Grayish shade : DUN
8. Picked things : NITS
9. Swears : AVOWS
10. Thread used in briefs : LINEOFREASONING
11. Managed banks? : AVIATED
12. Certain ticket holder : BETTOR
14. Emulates Iago : SCHEMES
15. Chili con ___ (Tex-Mex dish) : QUESO
17. "The Call" autobiographer : ORALROBERTS
22. Casting device : TRIMDIE
23. Transcendent state : ECSTASY
26. Melliferous, perhaps : APIAN
27. Offering from many a New York City street vendor : KNISH
30. "Nature concentrated," per Balzac : ART
32. August setting in the Capitol bldg. : EDT
34. Roger who coached eight different N.H.L. teams : NEILSON
35. Light wind : OCARINA
37. Item sported to support Britain's Comic Relief : REDNOSE
38. Boiling over : IREFUL
40. "The Italian Job," e.g. : CAPER
42. "The Spirit" creator Will : EISNER
44. Foot-drag : STALL
46. About 33.8 fluid ounces : LITER
48. Muffin stuffin'? : OLEO
50. Current governor : FUSE
52. Unprepared : RAW
53. Easy interview question : LOB

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