New York Times, Friday, February 27, 2009

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bygone flag : THESTARSANDBARS
16. Think a certain way about : HAVEANOPINIONON
17. Make a call : USETHETELEPHONE
18. New York's Bear ___: Abbr. : MTN
19. Ballyhooed new product of 1998 : IMAC
20. Name repeated in a nursery rhyme : PETER
21. Short dog, for short : POM
22. It's nothing : NIL
23. Before the races : PREMEET
25. Kind of depth finder : SONIC
27. Bit of noise pollution : BLARE
28. B and O figures: Abbr. : ATNOS
29. Brilliant moves : COUPS
30. Roll : WAD
33. Bubbly name : MOET
34. Loosens (up) : WARMS
35. Big copper exporter : PERU
36. Cover girl, e.g.? : SPY
37. Laid-back : TYPEB
38. Time being : NONCE
39. Mammonism : GREED
40. "Something to Talk About" singer, 1991 : RAITT
41. Words starting a simple request : ALLIASK
44. 1960s-'70s touchdown maker : LEM
45. Mission statement part : AIM
47. First name in conducting : SEIJI
48. Actress Mazar : DEBI
49. Lab subj. : SCI
50. Much of Central America, once : BANANAREPUBLICS
54. "This would be a first for me" : IVENEVERTRIEDIT
55. Trading posts? : GENERALMANAGERS
1. Beat but good : THUMP
2. Can't continue : HASTOSTOP
3. A tossup : EVENMONEY
4. Not hurting for cash : SET
5. Pastes in Mideastern cooking : TAHINIS
6. Hardly hearty : ANEMIC
7. Relating to wheels : ROTAL
8. You might not get paid while working on it : SPEC
9. Hurt : AIL
10. Dayton-to-Toledo dir. : NNE
11. Ladles : DIPPERS
12. "Scènes de la Vie de ___" (novel on which a Puccini opera is based) : BOHEME
13. Make ___ of it : ANOTE
14. Actress Blakley : RONEE
15. Comics dog : SNERT
23. Downright : PLUMB
24. Emulates Eve : RAPS
26. With 41-Down, shrunken : NOT
27. Yet to be engaged? : BORED
28. Early times, for short : AMS
29. "The Insect Play" playwright : CAPEK
30. Withdrew quietly : WENTASIDE
31. It's a little over 65 degrees: Abbr. : ARCTICCIR
32. Deserved : DUE
34. Things that open and close yearly? : WYES
35. Maui mouthful : POI
37. Coach : TRAINER
38. Home of Walvis Bay : NAMIBIA
39. 1997 Demi Moore flick : GIJANE
40. Co-firing technique used to reduce pollution from electrical power plants : REBURN
41. See 26-Down : ASBIG
42. Furlough : LEAVE
43. Chambermaid's charge : LINEN
44. Pennies : dollar :: ___ : drachma : LEPTA
46. Producers of sunbows : MISTS
48. Skin: Suffix : DERM
51. Palindromic girl's name : AVA
52. Bill of Rights subj. : REL
53. Kicker : LEG

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