New York Times, Friday, February 29, 2008

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Product once advertised with the catchphrase "There's no step 3!" : IMAC
5. Barely mention, as something one doesn't want to discuss : SKATEOVER
14. Putting regular gas in a diesel engine, e.g. : NONO
15. One abandoned at the altar? : MAIDENNAME
16. Presently : ANON
17. In-house debugging : ALPHATESTS
18. Person at the wheel? : POTTER
20. Most useless : SORRIEST
21. "Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" speaker : OPHELIA
23. Snazzy : COOL
24. Region bordering Mount Olympus : THESSALY
26. Sound of a dropped scoop of ice cream : SPLAT
29. Certain chess piece, informally : HORSE
30. Edward who created the Gashlycrumb Tinies : GOREY
32. Coca-Cola creation : TAB
34. "Caribbean Blue" singer : ENYA
35. Candle holders : CAKES
36. Ford or Lincoln : MAKE
37. "Notorious" setting : RIO
38. Dispel a curse? : BLEEP
39. Man : VALET
40. Unit of radioactivity : CURIE
42. It protects car buyers : LEMONLAW
44. In the distance : AFAR
46. #1 Beatles hit with the only known vocal contribution by Linda McCartney : LETITBE
47. Soft spread : BEDCOVER
51. Hang it up : RETIRE
52. 1990 #1 rap hit that starts "Yo, V.I.P., let's kick it" : ICEICEBABY
54. Mystical indicator : OMEN
55. Bernard Malamud's debut novel : THENATURAL
56. Ball boy? : BEAU
57. One who refuses to shake hands, maybe : SORELOSER
58. Poses : ASKS
1. Agitated : INAPOTHER
2. Like most 1950s recordings : MONOPHONIC
3. Final Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy : ANOTHERYOU
4. Neapolitan noblewoman : CONTESSA
5. ___ volatile : SAL
6. Goes to bed, in Britspeak : KIPS
7. Having a single purpose : ADHOC
8. Flowers named for their scent : TEAROSES
9. Tendency toward chaos : ENTROPY
10. "The Great God Brown" playwright : ONEILL
11. Classical art medium : VASE
12. Lifesavers, for short : EMTS
13. Others : REST
15. "___ Full of Grace" (2004 film) : MARIA
19. Other : ELSE
22. Pool owner's nuisance : ALGAE
25. Clodhopper : YOKEL
27. Continuously : ATALLTIMES
28. Stop working : TAKEABREAK
31. Push off : REPEL
33. "Don't spread this around, but ..." : BETWEENUS
35. Tightly embrace : CLEAVETO
36. Home for the Ojibwa and Cree : MANITOBA
38. Split right before your eyes? : BIFOCAL
39. Go for a party, say : VOTE
41. Wisconsin city that's home to S. C. Johnson & Son : RACINE
43. Actress Streep : MERYL
45. Picture writing, of a sort : REBUS
47. Atoms : BITS
48. Comeback : ECHO
49. Pullers of the chariot of Artemis : DEER
50. Practically unheard-of : RARE
53. Rule out : BAR

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