New York Times, Friday, February 17, 2012

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Stud, say : BABEMAGNET
11. Court defendant: Abbr. : RESP
15. He played Don Altobello in "The Godfather Part III" : ELIWALLACH
16. Fair : EXPO
17. Side effect? : AFTERTASTE
18. Hillbilly's plug : CHAW
19. More, to a 37-Down : MAS
20. Eric of "Funny People," 2009 : BANA
21. It's gradually shrinking in the Arctic : SEAICE
23. Lost traction : SLID
24. One punched in an office : STAPLER
25. Kitchen dusting aid : SIFTER
28. Admirable person : CLASSACT
29. They might be left hanging : CHADS
30. Not pussyfooting : BLUNT
31. 1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
32. "Youth With a Skull" painter : HALS
33. Didn't use a high enough 45-Across, maybe : FRIED
34. Carpenter's groove : DADO
35. Some E.M.T. cases : ODS
36. They stand for things : NOUNS
37. Kind of nut : BETEL
38. Evenly matched : ONETOONE
40. Employees at a ritzy hotel : VALETS
41. Is routed by : LOSESTO
42. Whiff : HINT
43. Hand holder? : MITTEN
44. Grain, e.g. : FEED
45. Ray blockage no. : SPF
48. Month whose zodiac sign is a fish : ADAR
49. "Lady Baltimore" novelist, 1906 : OWENWISTER
52. Prefix with 3-Down : TERA
53. "It'll be O.K." lead-in : THERETHERE
54. Tummy filler : EATS
55. "Whoa, not so fast!" : EASYDOESIT
1. Appear thrilled : BEAM
2. Two before Charlie : ALFA
3. Computing 0s and 1s : BITS
4. Milk source : EWE
5. Sense, slangily : MARBLES
6. Aquila's brightest star : ALTAIR
7. Secretive body part : GLAND
8. Mariner's grp. : NASA
9. Outer: Prefix : ECT
10. Postapocalyptic best seller of 1978 : THESTAND
11. Wraps up : RECAPS
12. Send : EXHILARATE
13. Flighty type : SPACECADET
14. Drills, e.g. : POWERTOOLS
22. League division : EAST
23. Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
24. Veers sharply : SLUES
25. Friend one grows up with, often : SCHOOLMATE
26. "News to me!" : IHADNOIDEA
27. Reason for a track delay : FALSESTART
28. "Faded Love" singer, 1963 : CLINE
30. Film with the tagline "Borat was so 2006" : BRUNO
33. Where following a star might lead you : FOOTNOTE
34. Shoulder press target, briefly : DELT
36. It's in front of the cockpit : NOSE
37. South-of-the-border bad guy : BANDITO
39. Colorful additions to tanks : TETRAS
40. Beheld : VIEWED
42. Name in seven Shakespeare titles : HENRY
44. Charges from counsel : FEES
45. They may be prayed to in Fr. : STES
46. Graceful fairy : PERI
47. Part of a long neck : FRET
50. "Huh?" : WHA
51. "___ being Brand" (Cummings poem) : SHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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