New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 2007

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJKQVWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Lobby, say : PRESSURE
9. Where one can retire young? : CRIB
13. Made further advances? : RELOANED
14. Singles player : PHONO
15. Lofty pursuit : IDEALISM
16. Really moving, musically : PRESTO
17. "The Treachery of Images" painter : MAGRITTE
18. Whipps candy bar maker : REESES
19. Some Tuscans : SIENESE
20. Caret indication : INSERT
21. Sporting news : TRADES
22. French teacher : MAITRE
23. Gizmo that measures gas properties : AEROMETER
25. Back to back: Fr. : DOSADOS
31. Online registration creations : USERIDS
32. Tony-nominated "Pippin" actress : IRENERYAN
34. Watergate judge : SIRICA
35. San Diego suburb : LAMESA
40. Deck figure : SEAMAN
41. Puts down : ABASHES
43. Kind of hero : UNSUNG
44. Big herbicide producer : MONSANTO
46. Mushroom producers : ATESTS
47. Natural wave catcher : OUTEREAR
48. Impetuses for some outrageous acts : DARES
49. Comparison basis : STANDARD
50. They, in São Paulo : ELAS
51. Eyeballs : ASSESSES
1. Perhaps a little too neat : PRIM
2. "His eyes are ___ fire with weeping": Shak. : REDAS
3. Creditor's writ : ELEGIT
4. One on the way up? : SOARER
5. Kansas city : SALINA
6. One : UNITED
7. Is relaxed : RESTSEASY
8. Dick Thornburgh's predecessor in the cabinet : EDMEESE
9. Worse in quality, slangily : CHEESIER
10. Artist who was a founder of the Pre-Raphaelites : ROSSETTI
11. Encrypted? : INTERRED
12. Stages of space exploration : BOOSTERS
14. Tom, Dick or Harry : PRENAME
16. Upper parts of piano duets : PRIMOS
24. Roadsters : RUNABOUTS
25. Opposite of encourage : DISSUADE
26. ___ shorthair (cat breed) : ORIENTAL
27. Que follower : SERASERA
28. Hostilities : ANIMUSES
29. Transfers to another vessel, maybe : DECANTS
30. Long-armed redheads : ORANGS
33. Colorado city on the Rio Grande : ALAMOSA
36. Targets of those catching some rays? : MANTAS
37. Early Palestinian : ESSENE
38. Museum of archaeology display : SHARDS
39. Son of Aphrodite : AENEAS
42. Indication of wonderment : STARE
45. Traffic regs., e.g. : ORDS

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