New York Times, Friday, February 18, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 139 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Crossbar supporter : GOALPOST
9. 2009 "Survivor" setting : SAMOA
14. Attempt : HAVEAGOAT
16. Like wearing socks on your hands : INANE
17. "Be that as it may ..." : ATANYRATE
18. Four-time presidential candidate : NADER
19. "Isn't that so?," to Rousseau : NESTCEPAS
20. Roman leader? : GRECO
21. Sci-fi beeper : ARTOO
22. Old doctor's supply : LEECHES
24. Milquetoast of old comics : CASPAR
28. Stop order? : HALT
29. Return a letter, say : BACKSPACE
32. Venezuela's ___ Margarita : ISLA
33. 2008 greatest hits album that includes the song "Proud Mary" : TINA
34. Palindromic name high on the Forbes billionaires list : SOROS
35. Indicator of second thoughts : STET
36. Statement of resignation : ALAS
37. Peevish : IRRITATED
39. Knife injury : GASH
40. Touch screen toucher : STYLUS
41. Certifies : ATTESTS
43. They support TV viewers : SOFAS
48. Take temporarily : LEASE
49. Creator of strange worlds : FANTASIST
53. Unseen "Mork & Mindy" character : ORSON
54. Totals : AMOUNTSTO
55. Common praenomen among Roman emperors : GAIUS
56. Bright school member : NEONTETRA
57. Blank ___ : SLATE
58. Considers beneath one's notice : SNEERSAT
1. African soccer powerhouse popularly known as the Black Stars : GHANA
2. Gun show? : OATER
3. Stop order? : AVAST
4. Slower than adagio : LENTO
5. Bird in a Sean O'Casey title : PAYCOCK
6. Baddie in Perrault's tales : OGRE
7. It may be found in a dish : SOAP
8. "Toodles" : TATA
9. Expose to flame : SINGE
10. Disorderly sort? : ANARCHIST
11. Got a move on : MADEHASTE
12. Like early life : ONECELLED
13. Balloon, e.g. : AEROSTAT
15. Early radio transmitter : TESLACOIL
23. 1974 Billboard hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
25. Run interference for, e.g. : ASSIST
26. Game animal? : SPORTSFAN
27. Evasive answer : PARRY
29. Involving both sides : BILATERAL
30. 1997 animated film set in Russia : ANASTASIA
31. Quits gambling : CASHESOUT
33. More than a quarter of native Filipinos, ethnically : TAGALOGS
38. "The Mambo Kings" co-star : ASSANTE
42. Somehow know : SENSE
44. Mixer maker : OSTER
45. Handmade things? : FISTS
46. Word in Kansas' motto : ASTRA
47. Fur source : STOAT
50. ___ Research Center (NASA lab in Silicon Valley) : AMES
51. It comes before one : NOON
52. Make less sharp, maybe : TUNE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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