New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 2009

Author: Mike Nothnagel and Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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569/4/20064/20/20125
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442272566
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1.66434
Byron Walden
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7511/23/20015/16/20159
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600192507
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1.58321

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 Grid has diagonal symmetry This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Nothnagel. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Item with clear face value? : RAZOR
6. One who may have connections : TRAVELER
14. Certain blues : AZURES
16. Cry of relief at an accident scene : HESALIVE
17. "Haw" : GOLEFT
18. Provoked : ELICITED
19. Roadside stand offering : ADE
20. NATO member since 2004 : LATVIA
22. Grp. with the debut single "10538 Overture" : ELO
23. Rectangular array that's identical when its rows and columns are transposed, as this puzzle's grid : SYMMETRICMATRIX
27. Stud alternative : EARCLIP
28. Fruity : INSANE
29. Fruit salad waste : STEMS
30. Where pizza originated : NAPLES
31. Some collectible Dutch prints : ESCHERS
34. Round-bottomed vessels : WOKS
35. Split and boned entree : SCROD
36. A choli is worn under it : SARI
37. Kind of paper : FAX
40. Pondering, informally : CHEWINGON
43. Many a goddaughter : NIECE
45. "Collage With Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance" artist : ARP
46. Revealed the end to? : MOONED
48. One involved in future deals? : SEER
49. Who wrote "I dwelt alone / In a world of moan, / And my soul was a stagnant tide" : POE
50. Some early "astronauts" : APES
51. Lecture, in a way : READTO
53. Magazine sales : ADPAGES
55. Courtside seats? : JURYBOX
56. Honey : DEAREST
57. Cockamamie : ASININE
58. Automaker Maserati : ERNESTO
59. Tots : WEEONES
1. Hindu musician's source material for improvisation : RAGAS
2. Methyl orange or Congo red : AZODYE
3. Woman's name meaning "peace" : ZULEMA
4. Elementary stuff : ORE
5. They may be seen on a lake's surface : REFLECTEDIMAGES
6. 1963 Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton drama : THEVIPS
7. Dinosaur, so to speak : RELIC
8. Turkey setting : ASIAMINOR
9. A little cleaner? : VAC
10. "Hostel" director Roth : ELI
11. Completely straightforward : LITERAL
12. Title woman of a story from James Joyce's "Dubliners" : EVELINE
13. Electron-transferring reactions, briefly : REDOXES
15. Country music's ___ Brothers : STATLER
21. Prunes : TRIMS
24. 1990s HBO sketch comedy series : MRSHOW
25. Obi-Wan's apprentice : ANAKIN
26. Some are heaping: Abbr. : TSPS
31. Dido : ESCAPADE
32. German chancellor, 1998-2005 : SCHRODER
33. Specialty cookware item : CREPEPAN
34. Drop off : WANE
36. End of many business names : SONS
37. Trough : FEEDBIN
38. Polish stripper : ACETONE
39. Some dupes : XEROXES
41. Brand of insecticide strips : NOPEST
42. Doesn't skip : GOESTO
44. Self-response to "Must we put up with this?" : ISAYNO
47. Believer in al-Hakim as the embodiment of God : DRUSE
52. Home of Presque Isle Downs racetrack : ERIE
54. Be a different way? : ARE
55. Wrench part : JAW

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