New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2007

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Musical genre that uses a flatted fifth : BEBOP
6. Violin attachments : CHINRESTS
15. It vibrates during snoring : UVULA
16. Novel that nobody reads : AUDIOBOOK
17. Three-time U.S. presidential candidate : NADER
18. Net sales? : ECOMMERCE
19. Multigallon container : GASTANK
21. Grave mound : BARROW
22. Hostage holder : CAPTOR
23. Endearing, as a smile : WINSOME
24. King's successor as S.C.L.C. president : ABERNATHY
27. Shrink : COWER
28. Member of the 500 Home Run Club : SOSA
29. Cannibal of Anglo-Saxon legend : GRENDEL
31. "Science made clear": Cocteau : ART
32. Stole, slangily : BOOSTED
33. Sweetums : LUV
36. Perseveres : HANGSON
37. You may need it going in : VISA
38. Union station? : ALTAR
41. Seven-foot star of 1960s TV : GENTLEBEN
43. They may raise some people's spirits : SEANCES
45. Films that require a lot of shooting? : OATERS
46. Sentence ender : PARDON
47. Their work stinks : TANNERS
49. What a lack of evidence of forced entry might indicate : INSIDEJOB
51. Send to the front? : DRAFT
53. Unchangeable situation : STALEMATE
54. Van ___ ("Jump" band) : HALEN
55. Orthodox Church council : HOLYSYNOD
56. Inception : ONSET
1. Roll : BUN
2. Actress who was the voice of Duchess in "The Aristocats" : EVAGABOR
3. The Pearl of the Danube : BUDAPEST
4. Sucrose polyester, more familiarly : OLESTRA
5. "Travelin' Thru" singer : PARTON
6. City largely destroyed by the Normandy campaign : CAEN
7. Literary pal of Tom : HUCK
8. Witness statement : IDO
9. Rain clouds : NIMBI
10. Worked one's wiles on : ROMANCED
11. Longtime NBC sports exec : EBERSOL
12. "Man of Constant ___" (old folk standard) : SORROW
13. On the way : TOCOME
14. Stick on the grill : SKEWER
20. One of Ferdinand II's kingdoms : ARAGON
22. House on a hacienda : CASA
23. One of the Marsalis brothers : WYNTON
25. "Wild Thing" band, with "the" : TROGGS
26. 1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
30. University of North Texas home : DENTON
32. Product lines? : BARCODES
33. Who's left? : LIBERALS
34. Assessment paid only by those who benefit : USERSFEE
35. Moving vehicles : VANS
36. Without apparent effort : HANDILY
37. Bonus Army member : VETERAN
38. Venomous : ASPISH
39. Cabin addition : LEANTO
40. Heel bone, e.g. : TARSAL
42. Bridge declaration : LANDHO
44. "Politics is the ___ of the imagination": Ian McEwan : ENEMY
47. Oz visitor : TOTO
48. Supine, possibly : ABED
50. Dutch painter Steen : JAN
52. "We Know Drama" sloganeer : TNT

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