New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 2010

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Matisse Tulips
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BFGWZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 5 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Click the thumbnail to see a larger version of the 1944 Matisse painting Annelies, White Tulips and Anemones mentioned at 33 Down.
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Across Down
1. To boot : NOLESS
7. Big impression : SPLASH
13. Worked up : INASTIR
15. Photons, e.g. : QUANTA
16. Made unbearable? : NEUTERED
18. Writing style of old Latin manuscripts : UNCIAL
19. Like 1-Down : JAPANESE
20. Rare battery varieties : ACELLS
21. Options for thinning : ACETONES
22. Harsh-sounding bird that immobilizes its prey by impalement : SHRIKE
23. Like part of a foot : STRESSED
24. 1995 Literature Nobelist : HEANEY
25. Lonely : DESERTED
27. Limerick neighbor : CLARE
31. Jerks : ASSES
32. Had a prior link with : TRACEDTO
34. Some imposing museum displays, briefly : TREXES
35. Place for many a shot : UPPERARM
42. Outfit for a new voyage, say : REMAST
43. Ogled : LEEREDAT
44. Explosive stuff : AMATOL
45. "Sure thing!" : IDLOVETO
46. Cathedral candle : VOTIVE
47. Events with marching bands? : PROTESTS
48. People taking les examens : ELEVES
49. Heroin and the like : OPIATES
50. Ties don't have them : LOSERS
51. Eye muscles attach to it : SCLERA
1. Stealthy fighters : NINJAS
2. Like Edward Albee's first five plays : ONEACT
3. 1984 Best New Artist Grammy winner : LAUPER
4. One taken care of by a caretaker : ESTATE
5. Attendees at some biz meetings : STENOS
6. Speeders' dreads : SIRENS
7. Ends abruptly : SQUASHES
8. Pugilists ... or stationery store items : PUNCHERS
9. Tear : LACERATE
10. Compounds that smell of rotting fish : ANILINES
11. Didn't just follow around : STALKED
12. Vice admiral on the U.S.S. Enterprise : HALSEY
14. Fixed some greens : RESEEDED
17. Since: Sp. : DESDE
26. Glorified gatekeeper, in Goiás : SAOPEDRO
27. Burns up : CREMATES
28. Feen-a-mint was one : LAXATIVE
29. Certain full house, in poker lingo : ACESOVER
30. Always moving : RESTLESS
32. Mandolin effect : TREMOLO
33. White item in a 1944 Matisse painting : TULIP
34. Job requirement, often : TRAVEL
36. He was served to the Olympians as food : PELOPS
37. More than suggestive : EROTIC
38. Leak : REVEAL
39. Noel opener : ADESTE
40. Certain cat or dog : RATTER
41. It's S. of the Vale of Tempe : MTOSSA

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