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New York Times, Friday, February 24, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,753
Across Down
1. Cuisine featuring nam prik : THAI
5. Identifies : PEGS
9. Counterpart : MATE
13. Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
15. 1968 Best Actor nominee for "The Fixer" : ALANBATES
17. A blimp may hover over one : ARENA
18. Induce squirming in, perhaps : EMBARRASS
19. Coat that's easy to take off : WATERBASEPAINT
21. French loanword that literally means "rung on a ladder" : ECHELON
22. Colors : TINCTS
24. Perfect : DEADON
25. It was MSNBC's highest-rated program when canceled in 2003 : DONAHUE
26. Antique shop purchase : CURIO
29. Wizard's garment : ROBE
30. Paper assets : STOCKSANDSHARES
36. Device with a hard disk : TIVO
37. It has a denomination of $1,000 : TNOTE
38. Homeric character who commits matricide : ORESTES
41. Weapons used to finish off the Greek army at Thermopylae : ARROWS
46. What a robot might resemble : PERSON
47. To the left : LIBERAL
48. Psychedelic 1968 song featuring a lengthy drum solo : INAGADDADAVIDA
51. What a whatnot has : BRICABRAC
52. Like molasses : GOOEY
53. Danger for a climber : ROCKSLIDE
54. President's daughter on "The West Wing" : ELLIE
55. Alternative to "your" : ONES
56. Company whose Nasdaq symbol is the company's name : EBAY
57. Keep alive, as a fire : TEND
1. Showed a bit more friendliness : THAWED
2. Poet who gave us "carpe diem" : HORACE
3. Singer at Barack's inauguration : ARETHA
4. Poor : INNEED
5. Hymn sung to Apollo : PAEAN
6. Trees in Gray's country churchyard : ELMS
7. Kaplan who co-hosted six seasons of "High Stakes Poker" : GABE
8. Acknowledge a commander's entrance, maybe : SNAPTO
9. Pizza sauce : MARINARA
10. Not going with the flow? : ATANCHOR
11. Round-bottomed container : TESTTUBE
12. Letter on Kal-El's costume : ESS
14. One hanging at a temple : EARLOCK
16. It's all in your head : BRAIN
20. Christmas green? : BONUS
23. Gets the gist : SEES
25. Dimwit : DODO
27. "I hate it when that happens!" : RATS
28. Business often located near an interstate : INN
30. Obstruct : STOP
31. Trunk item : TIREIRON
32. Too accommodating for one's own good : OVERNICE
33. Once-autonomous people of southern Russia : COSSACKS
34. Sober : STAID
35. Nonwoody plant parts : HERBAGE
39. Senate sheets : TOGAS
40. Make possible : ENABLE
42. Disobey the rule? : REVOLT
43. Baltimore's ___ Park : ORIOLE
44. Begin with enthusiasm : WADEIN
45. Got a lot of laughs out of : SLAYED
47. 1980s Tyne Daly role : LACEY
49. Small quantity : DRIB
50. Surrealism forerunner : DADA
51. Buddy : BRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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