New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 2010

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVWX} This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Product with a secret sauce : BIGMAC
7. Muff : MISSTEP
14. Pitcher's charge : ADRATE
15. Like many student jobs : PARTTIME
16. "___ in bloody thoughts, but not in blood": Richard III : NEARER
17. Like the drummer for rock's Def Leppard, amazingly : ONEARMED
18. First Japanese infielder to sign with a major-league team, familiarly : KAZMATSUI
20. Naja naja, familiarly : COBRA
21. Writer of the 1950 Tony-winning play "The Cocktail Party" : ELIOT
22. Letter after Juliet in a phonetic alphabet : KILO
24. ___ √Čireann (Irish legislative assembly) : DAIL
25. Ran-tan : RIOT
26. Energy converters of a sort : SOLARCELLS
28. Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
29. Certain suckling : FOAL
30. Note from one who's shy : IOU
31. Exposure warning? : YOURFLYISOPEN
36. Catchy thing? : NET
37. Some bushes, for short : FROS
38. I.M. not sent through AOL? : PEI
40. Alcohol or drugs, it's said : ROADTORUIN
44. See 1-Down : LIEN
45. Be-all and end-all : ACME
46. "___ doch!" (German reply) : NEIN
47. Emasculates : GELDS
48. ___ Zagora, Bulgaria : STARA
50. 2008 Olympics sensation : USAINBOLT
52. Heat : HANDGUNS
54. Model for Machiavelli's "The Prince" : BORGIA
55. Person making a check mark? : ENDORSEE
56. Come (to) : AMOUNT
57. Nereus and Proteus : SEAGODS
58. Bridge problem : RENEGE
1. With 44-Across, it may lead to a seizure : BANKERS
2. Perfection : IDEALITY
3. Elegantly, to Brahms : GRAZIOSO
4. Burrower with a bushy tail : MARMOT
5. Bugged : ATEAT
6. Superior court writ: Abbr. : CERT
7. The Pearl of the Orient : MANILA
8. Extreme soreness : IRE
9. Disconnected, in music: Abbr. : STAC
10. Approached purposefully : STRODEUP
11. Kettledrum : TIMBAL
12. "The Essence of ___," Food Network show : EMERIL
13. Goes by foot, in a way : PEDALS
15. Chardonnay from Burgundy : POUILLYFUISSE
19. Copenhagen alternative : SKOAL
23. Prayer : ORISON
26. Liking romantically : SOFTON
27. Talks romantically : COOS
29. Neck piece : FRET
32. Cartoon hero with a blue cape : UNDERDOG
33. ___ Spalko, Indiana Jones villainess : IRINA
34. Words after "The end" : EPILOGUE
35. Some provocation : NEEDLING
39. Tuition classification : INSTATE
40. Breakouts : RASHES
41. ___ rating : OCTANE
42. "Finding ___," 2008 comedy : AMANDA
43. Participates in a class action : REUNES
44. James of the court : LEBRON
47. Diminutive chthonic figure : GNOME
49. Prefix with biology : AGRO
51. Building piece : IBAR
53. Foreign exchange abbr. : USD

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