New York Times, Monday, March 22, 2010

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

Andrea Carla Michaels notes: Again, I tried to branch out, this time with anagrams: LEAD, DALE, DEAL as anagrams of LADE. But I wish I had included something about LEDA "transforming" into something else, since according to myth went from human to swan. That would have made it a stronger reveal.
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Across Down
1. J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
4. Thesaurus creator : ROGET
9. Roil, as the waters : MUDDY
14. Film critic Reed : REX
15. Embarrass : ABASH
16. Licorice flavoring : ANISE
17. All around, as on a trip : OVERHILLANDDALE
20. Common cold cause : VIRUS
21. Spanish bulls : TOROS
22. Suffix with disk : ETTE
23. Young and feminine : GIRLIE
26. Money on a poker table : POT
29. "Hel-l-lp!" : SOS
30. Dashing actor Flynn : ERROL
31. Ho-hum sort : BORE
32. "Remember the ___!" : ALAMO
33. Horse color : SORREL
35. TV show with many doors : LETSMAKEADEAL
38. Last words of "Green Eggs and Ham" : SAMIAM
39. Get by logic : INFER
40. "___ a fool to ..." : IDBE
41. Passover meal : SEDER
42. Caboodle's partner : KIT
45. Sleepless princess' bane : PEA
46. Heat detector, e.g. : SENSOR
48. Walk a hole in the carpet, maybe : PACE
49. River of Arles : RHONE
51. Richard's partner in the Carpenters : KAREN
52. Move into first place in a race : TAKEOVERTHELEAD
57. Pillowcase accompanier : SHEET
58. Celebrate boisterously : REVEL
59. Sense of self-importance : EGO
60. Rice field : PADDY
61. Rascal : SCAMP
62. Fellows : MEN
1. Herds : DROVES
2. Danny of "Throw Momma From the Train" : DEVITO
3. Applies, as pressure : EXERTS
4. Stadium cheers : RAHS
5. Kabuki sash : OBI
6. Guy's date : GAL
7. Night school subj. : ESL
8. Buddy Holly's "___ Be the Day" : THATLL
9. "The Treasure of the Sierra ___" : MADRE
10. Reverse, as an action : UNDO
11. Scattering of an ethnic group : DIASPORA
12. Internet connection faster than dial-up : DSL
13. "___-haw!" (cry of delight) : YEE
18. Street, in Paris : RUE
19. "There is ___ in 'team'" : NOI
23. Former Texas senator Phil : GRAMM
24. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
25. First-year players : ROOKIES
27. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
28. ___ Aviv : TEL
30. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
31. Title before Rabbit or Fox : BRER
32. End in ___ (come out even) : ATIE
33. More secure : SAFER
34. German/Polish border river : ODER
35. Stow, as cargo ... or an anagram of the last word of 17-, 35- or 52-Across : LADE
36. Started out (on), as a journey : EMBARKED
37. Prefix with skeleton : ENDO
38. Tiniest drink : SIP
41. Contemptuous looks : SNEERS
42. N.B.A.'s ___ Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
43. Period of advancing glaciers : ICEAGE
44. Sinew : TENDON
46. Like Santa's suit after going through the chimney : SOOTY
47. Letter holder: Abbr. : ENV
48. Chum : PAL
50. Follow, as advice : HEED
51. Seaweed used as food : KELP
52. Recipe amt. : TSP
53. "That's brilliant!" : AHA
54. ___ center (community facility) : REC
55. Energy inits. in the South : TVA
56. Bottom line? : HEM

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