New York Times, Friday, December 9, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Visigoth king who sacked Rome : ALARIC
7. Play book? : SCOREPAD
15. Black, yellow and white, say : CALICO
16. One that's in your field? : HOMEGAME
17. Crabtree & ___, purveyor of skin care products : EVELYN
18. Bug out : RUNFORIT
19. Bring into the business : HIRE
20. "The worst is upon us" mentality : CRISISMODE
22. Income source on a 1040: Abbr. : INT
23. Pig of children's lit : OLIVIA
24. Sighed word : ALAS
25. "CSI" forensic scientist Grissom : GIL
26. Yiddish for "connoisseur" : MAVEN
27. Went down, in a way : KNELT
28. Summer ailment : HAYFEVER
30. Parent company of Reebok : ADIDAS
31. Hoppy beverages : ALES
32. Poet ___ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
33. Wedding reception groups : TABLES
36. Pop singer born Ellen Naomi Cohen : MAMACASS
40. Discharge : EGEST
41. Think of, to some surprise : HITON
42. 1.0 is not a good one : GPA
43. Musica, e.g. : ARTE
44. Window holder : CASING
45. "Awesome!" : RAD
46. Longest-serving French president : MITTERRAND
48. "Twin Peaks" actress Sherilyn : FENN
49. Join in one place : SPOTWELD
50. #1 Dolly Parton country hit with the lyric "I'm beggin' of you, please don't take my man" : JOLENE
52. Forced to leave home : UPROOTED
53. Supplies an address : ORATES
54. Versatile openers : PASSKEYS
55. "Oh me, oh my!" : YEGODS
1. First-rate : ACEHIGH
2. Second wife of Aeneas : LAVINIA
3. With eyes wide open : ALERTLY
4. Rub the wrong way : RILE
5. Dangerous to drive on, say : ICY
6. Private meetings : CONCLAVES
7. McGovern's 1972 running mate : SHRIVER
8. "The Country ___" (1936 Oscar-winning Disney short) : COUSIN
9. In ___ paratus : OMNIA
10. Hand signal users : REFS
11. Number one fan? : EGOMANIAC
12. Removed from the can? : PAROLED
13. Queen who becomes a senator in the "Star Wars" saga : AMIDALA
14. Has no love for at all : DETESTS
21. Tears apart : RIVES
23. Egg foo yung, essentially : OMELET
27. 1992 Grammy winner for "Constant Craving" : KDLANG
29. Female impersonators use them : FALSETTOS
30. Product once pitched with the line "Sometimes you feel like a nut" : ALMONDJOY
32. Have a home-cooked meal : EATIN
33. Joins (with) : TEAMSUP
34. Victorious fleet commander at Actium : AGRIPPA
35. Racetrack regulars : BETTORS
36. Screws up totally? : MISADDS
37. Go along with : AGREETO
38. Reached across : SPANNED
39. Depression : SADNESS
41. Heavy cycle : HARLEY
44. El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
47. Furry denizen of Endor : EWOK
48. Standard : FLAG
51. Sudbury Basin export : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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