New York Times, Friday, February 12, 2010

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QX} Spans: 9, (2 quad stacks) Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This is the first NYT puzzle, in fact the first published crossword anywhere as far as I know, with two stacks of four 15-letter answers. There's another full-width answer dead center.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 9 + 3 + 1 + 1/3 + 1/9 + ..., e.g. : GEOMETRICSERIES
16. Dating service questionnaire heading : ACTIVEINTERESTS
17. Seminal naturalistic work : THEDESCENTOFMAN
18. They're dishwasher-safe : STAINLESSSTEELS
19. Main character? : TAR
20. Tree-line tree : FIR
21. Some 21-Downs : RAJAHS
25. Tir à ___ (bow-and-arrow sport: Fr.) : LARC
27. Punch lines? : OWS
30. Thunderstorm product : OZONE
31. Fit by careful shifting : EASE
32. Help in hunting : TRAP
33. Routine statement? : YOUKNOWTHEDRILL
36. ___ francese : ALLA
37. Puttering : POKY
38. Fish garnish : AIOLI
39. Novelist who was a lifelong friend of Capote : LEE
40. Ducky : JAKE
41. What the ugly duckling really was : CYGNET
42. Tipping point? : JAR
43. Where one might keep time? : FOB
44. Heart and brain : ESSENTIALORGANS
53. Doesn't hedge : TELLSITLIKEITIS
54. A lot may be on one's mind : REALESTATEAGENT
55. 13-time Grey Cup winners : EDMONTONESKIMOS
1. Hoods may conceal them : GATS
2. German "genuine" : ECHT
3. "Cup ___" (1970s Don Williams song) : OTEA
4. Trend in 1970s fashion : MIDI
5. "Sure, but ..." : EVENTHEN
6. 10-kilogauss units : TESLAS
7. Potato preparation aid : RICER
8. California's Mission Santa ___ : INES
9. Milk holders: Abbr. : CTNS
10. Spares : SETSFREE
11. Sizzling, so to speak : EROTIC
12. Point (to) : REFER
13. "This ___ ... Then" (Jennifer Lopez album) : ISME
14. Citation abbreviation : ETAL
15. Govt. database entries : SSNS
21. One with subjects : ROYAL
22. Nitrogen compound : AZOLE
23. Physicist James who contributed to the laws of thermodynamics : JOULE
24. He had a #4 hit with "It's Time to Cry" : ANKA
25. Hanukkah nosh : LATKE
26. Visibly horrified : ASHY
27. Odysseus saw him as a shade in the underworld : ORION
28. Animated character who likes "Hello, Dolly!" songs : WALLE
29. Lane pain? : SPLIT
31. Sci-fi's Chief Chirpa, e.g. : EWOK
32. One of the Palins : TRIG
34. Creator of some illusions : OPARTIST
35. Time of awakening : DAYBREAK
40. Dan ___, 1994 Olympics speed-skating gold medalist : JANSEN
41. "Alistair ___ America" (1973 book) : COOKES
42. Need for some shots : JELLO
43. Top-___ (sports brand) : FLITE
44. To be in a faraway land : ETRE
45. Basis of development : SEED
46. Compliment's opposite : SLAM
47. Hand ___ : ITTO
48. Lightman who wrote "Einstein's Dreams" : ALAN
49. 1958 Best Song Oscar winner : GIGI
50. "Lemme ___!" : ATEM
51. Chile child : NINO
52. Fleet fleet, once : SSTS

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