New York Times, Friday, February 20, 2009

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Aids in artful deception : WEASELWORDS
12. Knowledge base?: Abbr. : SCH
15. Correctly positioned : RIGHTSIDEUP
16. Org. in the 1982 film "Enigma" : CIA
17. Babble : INCOHERENCE
18. Where people wear gowns, for short : ORS
19. "The Daughter of Time" novelist : TEY
20. Big Daddy player on 1950s Broadway : IVES
21. Gabfest : KLATCH
23. Hit : ICED
24. Sink : SCUTTLE
25. How Viola is disguised in "Twelfth Night" : ASAMAN
28. Crude dwellings : SHANTIES
29. ___ of Galadriel (gift to Frodo Baggins) : PHIAL
30. Go for ___ : AWALK
31. "Livin' Thing" group, in brief : ELO
32. Like some details : GORY
33. Antigen attacker : TCELL
34. Year of the last known Roman gladiator competition : CDIV
35. Plot line : ARC
36. Street show : RAREE
37. 2003 memoir of a TV executive : ROONE
38. Back out? : REAREXIT
40. One may be backed up : SINGER
41. Wrote : SCRIBED
42. Something fit to be tied? : SHOE
43. Center of learning : CORTEX
44. Switch : BEAT
45. Followers of closings: Abbr. : PSS
48. Duct opening? : OVI
49. 1970s-'80s sitcom put-down/catchphrase : KISSMYGRITS
52. Loch ___, on the River Shannon : REE
53. Recyclable : ALUMINUMCAN
54. Not be on target : ERR
55. Components of some alarms : HEATSENSORS
1. Bailiff's concern : WRIT
2. Strauss's "___ Nacht in Venedig" : EINE
3. Part of 16-Across: Abbr. : AGCY
4. "The Tudors" airer, briefly : SHO
5. Like straight shooters : ETHICAL
6. Square, in 1950s slang, indicated visually by a two-hand gesture : LSEVEN
7. High on amphetamines : WIRED
8. Dedicated compositions : ODES
9. TV pooch : REN
10. Decoy accompanier : DUCKCALL
11. Cave : SPELUNK
12. Pet with short legs and a hard coat, informally : SCOTTIEDOG
13. Big Apple excursion operation : CIRCLELINE
14. Reviews repeatedly : HASHESOVER
22. Court figure: Abbr. : ATT
23. Words after "if" or before "as well" : IMAY
24. Slate, originally : SHALE
25. Measure of a newborn's health, named for its developer : APGARSCORE
26. Extension of the terms of a marine insurance policy : SHORECOVER
27. American, for one : AIRCARRIER
28. "Nice!" : SWEET
30. Bitter : ACRID
33. Wealthy Cayman Islands resident, maybe : TAXEXILE
34. Juniper product : CONE
36. One of Judaism's four matriarchs : REBEKAH
37. It can be a stunner : RIOTGUN
39. Slowing, in mus. : RIT
40. Private detective Mike of Brett Halliday novels : SHAYNE
42. Round of four : SEMIS
44. Real-estate ad abbr. : BSMT
45. ___ Rivera, Calif. : PICO
46. Lead : STAR
47. Hyphenated IDs : SSNS
50. ___ sponte (of its own accord, at law) : SUA
51. Real-estate ad abbr. : RMS

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