New York Times, Friday, February 15, 2008

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) Average word length: 6.38 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Didn't take advantage of : PASSEDUP
9. Muscleheaded : STUPID
15. He conducted the premiere performances of "Pagliacci" and "La Bohème" : ARTUROTOSCANINI
17. Bands of holy men : CLERICALCOLLARS
18. Become one : MERGE
19. Newspaper column separators : HAIRLINES
20. ___ Elliot, heroine of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" : ANNE
21. Star of "Gigi" and "Lili" : CARON
22. Put on an unhappy face : MOPE
23. Revival movement's leader? : NEO
24. Strand at the airport, maybe : FOGIN
25. Maker of Coolpix cameras : NIKON
26. Stray animals don't have them : NAMES
27. ___ Couple (yearbook voting category) : CUTEST
28. "Field of Dreams" actress Amy : MADIGAN
31. 1979 #1 hit for Robert John : SADEYES
32. More of the same : CLONES
33. Like St. Basil's : DOMED
34. Incite : EGGON
35. Center : LOCUS
36. Yielding ground : MUD
39. Young cowboy in "Lonesome Dove" : NEWT
40. Ships on the seafloor : HULKS
41. Roofing choice : TILE
42. Compliant : TRACTABLE
44. Gives up responsibility : PUNTS
45. Sometime soon : INTHENEARFUTURE
47. One with a guitar and shades, stereotypically : ROCKANDROLLSTAR
48. Bathe in a glow : ENHALO
49. Most mawkish : SOUPIEST
1. Game featuring Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde : PACMAN
2. Photographer/children's author Alda : ARLENE
3. Jelly seen on buffet tables : STERNO
4. Kind of protector : SURGE
5. Pennsylvania's Flagship City : ERIE
6. Vet, e.g. : DOC
7. Stage actress who wrote "Respect for Acting" : UTAHAGEN
8. Pilot light? : POLARIS
9. Treat badly : SCORN
10. Albee's "Three ___ Women" : TALL
11. Vast : UNLIMITED
12. One that gets depressed during recitals : PIANOKEY
13. Awaiting burial : INREPOSE
14. Files a minority opinion : DISSENTS
16. Boxy Toyota product : SCION
21. Some emergency cases may be found in them : COMAS
24. Steely Dan singer Donald : FAGEN
25. Some Degas paintings : NUDES
26. 1939 film taglined "Garbo laughs" : NINOTCHKA
27. First African-born Literature Nobelist : CAMUS
28. "Is There Life Out There" singer : MCENTIRE
29. Titular mouse in a classic Daniel Keyes novel : ALGERNON
30. 1600 to 1800, on a boat : DOGWATCH
31. Big hit : SOCKEROO
33. Number to the left of a decimal point, maybe : DOLLARS
35. Unlikely to rattle or squeak, say : LUBED
36. Trifling : MINUTE
37. Political extremists : ULTRAS
38. Roughly a third of the earth's land surface : DESERT
40. Carthaginian statesman who opposed war with Rome : HANNO
41. Rwandan people : TUTSI
43. Blue shade : TEAL
44. Great literature's opposite : PULP
46. Possible work force reducer : FLU

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