New York Times, Friday, March 17, 2006

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Modern investor's option : ETRADE
7. Potluck supper offering : LASAGNA
14. Where some bank deposits are made : SHORES
15. Talkative one : PARAKEET
16. Part of a frame : TRUMPEDUPCHARGE
18. Deride : HITAT
19. Ranger that cost about $2,500 : EDSEL
20. ___-Saint-Laurent (Quebec region) : BAS
21. Fair : EVENHANDED
23. Gold medalist in Sarajevo and Calgary : WITT
24. Actress Polo of "Meet the Fockers" : TERI
25. Not sharp : MILD
26. A pair apart? : POLES
27. Co. founded by H. Ross Perot in 1962 : EDS
28. Ask : POSE
29. Something ventured : GUESS
30. Calvins, e.g. : BLUEJEANS
32. Nosy Parker : PRIER
34. Hall-of-famers Bill Klem and Nestor Chylak, e.g. : UMPS
35. "___-Ami" (Guy de Maupassant novel) : BEL
38. Milan-based fashion house : PRADA
39. She's a plus : EMME
40. French writer François ___ de Chateaubriand : RENE
41. Ring side : ROPE
42. Capricious conceits : PIPEDREAMS
44. Gray shade : ASH
45. Privy fixture : BIDET
46. "Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
47. Sparing no expense : WHATEVERTHECOST
50. Flawless diamond display? : NOERRORS
51. "Hooray for the red, white, and blue!" : USAUSA
52. They may give players a stiff arm : SPLINTS
53. Thrifty customer? : RENTER
1. Museumgoer, e.g. : ESTHETE
2. Shined : THRIVED
3. Network devices : ROUTERS
4. Emporio ___ : ARMANI
5. Bathysphere reading : DEPTH
6. San Jose-to-Fresno dir. : ESE
7. No longer practicing : LAPSED
8. Bowed : ARCED
9. Montreal-born comic who wrote jokes for J.F.K. : SAHL
10. Booking letters : AKA
11. Desert rats : GERBILS
12. Disestablishes : NEGATES
13. Big news in the 40's and 50's : ATESTS
15. Short-hop specialists : PUDDLEJUMPERS
17. "Room 222" actress Nicholas : DENISE
22. Cause for an assignation : AMOUR
23. Griper's litany : WOES
26. Groaners : PUNS
28. Many a prayer : PLEA
29. Couldn't hide one's astonishment : GAPED
30. Wait : BIDE
31. Daniel Decatur ___, composer of "Dixie" : EMMETT
32. It supplies drivers : PROSHOP
33. Renaissance man : RAPHAEL
35. Edge : BEATOUT
36. As one : ENMASSE
37. Pitch from Carlton or Merit : LESSTAR
38. Cioppino ingredients : PRAWNS
39. You can get down from them : EIDERS
40. Do a price check on : RESCAN
42. Basketball maneuver : PIVOT
43. Baseball's Little Colonel : REESE
45. Capital founded in 1191 : BERN
48. Prefix with state : TRI
49. Judah's house in a Lew Wallace novel : HUR

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