New York Times, Friday, March 11, 2005

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 19 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.65 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 212 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rehashes again and again : BEATSADEADHORSE
16. Chauvinist's view : ETHNOCENTRICITY
17. Avenging a wrong : EVENINGTHESCORE
18. Ode's opening : TOA
19. Halloween superlative : EERIEST
20. Family mem. : REL
21. "___ Rose" (song from "The Music Man") : LIDA
23. Relatives of carps and minnows : DACES
24. Fruit salad fruit : KIWI
25. What Spanish athletes go for at the Olympics : ELORO
27. Assigned : DELEGATED
29. Went big-game hunting : SAFARIED
31. Keeps out : DEBARS
32. Take a bow? : BEND
33. Insensitive : NUMB
34. Fictional Gray : DORIAN
37. Rigging supports : TOPMASTS
41. Hardly conclusive : ANECDOTAL
43. A as in Archimedes : ALPHA
44. Start of something big? : MEGA
45. One of 300 in the length of Noah's ark : CUBIT
47. Violinist Leopold : AUER
48. Here, in Hidalgo : ACA
49. One chewing out : BERATER
51. New Deal inits. : NRA
52. Becomes angry : GETSONESIRISHUP
55. Diplomatic achievement : ENTENTECORDIALE
56. Bedazzlement : STARSINONESEYES
1. They got back on the road in 1998 : BEETLES
2. Unveiling cry : ETVOILA
3. Leading : AHEADOF
4. Former cable inits. : TNN
5. Fine French fabric : SOIE
6. Having bad marks : ACNED
7. Kicked downstairs : DEGRADED
8. Led on : ENTICED
9. Following closely : ATHEEL
10. Wore a tux, maybe : DRESSEDUP
11. Pulitzer Prize category: Abbr. : HIST
12. Line of work: Abbr. : OCC
13. 1942 Abbott and Costello movie : RIORITA
14. Scatterer : STREWER
15. They are raised for all to see : EYELIDS
22. ___ coffee : ARABICA
24. Certain Jewish theosophy: Var. : KABBALA
26. Mythical nymph : OREAD
28. Bud, to a botanist : GEMMA
30. Sainted pope of A.D. 401-17 : INNOCENTI
33. Unwillingness, in rare usage : NOLITION
34. Suit request : DAMAGES
35. Minimal amount : ONECENT
36. Occasion for flags : REGATTA
37. Sauce with a kick : TABASCO
38. Dried grass twisted into ropes : SPUNHAY
39. What an exception "proves" : THERULE
40. Mexican blankets, in México : SARAPES
42. Stew holder : TUREEN
46. ___-Neuve (province bordering Québec) : TERRE
49. ___ mots : BONS
50. Purges : RIDS
53. Sabbath talk: Abbr. : SER
54. German pronoun : SIE

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