New York Times, Friday, February 26, 2010

Author: Josh Knapp
Editor: Will Shortz
Josh Knapp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Releaser of "1921" in 1969 : THEWHO
7. Author of the best-selling investment book "You're Fifty — Now What?" : SCHWAB
13. Participate in drag? : PEELOUT
14. Thing turned while speaking : PHRASE
15. Source of the word "avatar" : SANSKRIT
16. Words of intimidation : ORELSE
17. They get many saves : CLOSERS
18. Shout about Paris? : CRI
19. Something below the bar : KEG
20. Diet of Worms concern : HERESY
21. Lewis Carroll's birthplace : CHESHIRE
23. "___ Growing" (Temptations hit) : ITS
24. One against another : FOE
25. Soeur de la mère : TANTE
26. One concerned with entrances and exits : STAGEMANAGER
31. Stalemate : MEXICANSTANDOFF
35. Start of a traditional love story : BOYMEETSGIRL
36. They rock, sometimes : CRIBS
39. Far-away connection? : AND
40. "The Art of Hitting .300" writer Charley : LAU
41. A diva may throw one : HISSYFIT
43. Not splurge on a 48-Across, say : HOOFIT
46. Inits. by a dateline : UPI
47. Tony's consigliere on "The Sopranos" : SIL
48. It's often taken down Broadway : CABRIDE
49. Make the rounds? : ROTATE
51. Completely in the dark : CLUELESS
52. Cell assignment : NUMBER
53. Sci-fi smuggler : HANSOLO
54. R-rated, say : STEAMY
55. Mean : INTEND
1. Band member with a bent neck : TENORSAX
2. 1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
3. Tennis's Clijsters and others : ELKES
4. Cause of fitful sleep : WORRY
5. Sartre's "___ clos" : HUIS
6. Target of Durocher's "Nice guys finish last" sentiment : OTT
7. Body in a case : SPORE
8. Breaks a bottle on, maybe : CHRISTENS
9. It ended in 1806: Abbr. : HRE
10. Capacious closet : WALKIN
11. Hold : ASSERT
12. Member of the 27-Down group : BEEGEE
13. Item used for studio mixing : PALETTE
15. Big break : SCHISM
18. How a gull might feel : CHEATED
21. O.K. : CONSENT
22. What Greece has that Germany doesn't : HARDG
24. Means of reaching the stars : FANMAIL
27. Brothers who sang "Stayin' Alive" : GIBBS
28. Biodiversity setting : ECOSYSTEM
29. Period named for an earth goddess : MAY
30. Option for a hit : GAT
32. Setting for big rigs : OILFIELD
33. "Yep, unfortunately" : FRAIDSO
34. Orchestra section : FLUTES
36. Dairy equipment : CHURNS
37. Remove, as carpet : RIPOUT
38. A question of introspection : ISITME
42. Very hot : FIERY
43. Go to a lot : HAUNT
44. Very upscale? : OBESE
45. DuPont discontinued it in 1990 : ORLON
48. Group sharing a coat of arms : CLAN
50. Utah Stars' org. : ABA
51. City with both A.L. and N.L. teams, informally : CHI

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