New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 2010

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Massive : GINORMOUS
10. "Hairspray" mom and others : EDNAS
15. Versatile : ADAPTABLE
16. One to hang with : NOOSE
17. Faded : LOSTSTEAM
18. Blackmore heroine : DOONE
19. Cry after failing : ALAS
20. Ezio Pinza's "Mr. Imperium" co-star : LANATURNER
22. Medical research org. : NIH
23. Easy tots to baby-sit : NAPPERS
24. Perfect : SPOTON
28. Donatello sculpture subject : STMARK
29. Outcast : LEPER
30. Integrated with : BUILTINTO
33. More of the same, in research papers : IDEM
34. Capital on the Buriganga River, old-style : DACCA
35. Avant-garde saxophonist John : ZORN
36. Tiny irritations : PINPRICKS
38. The Pink Panther, e.g. : JEWEL
39. Old means of public humiliation : STOCKS
40. Subject of the 1997 biography "Woman in the Mists" : FOSSEY
41. They're made by origami artists : CREASES
43. Temporary downturn : SAG
44. Be the charming type? : CASTASPELL
46. Chicken : WIMP
50. "Pinky" Best Actress nominee Jeanne : CRAIN
51. Italy, once : AXISPOWER
53. With 31-Down, its products are often squeezed : LEMON
54. Hitchcock trademark : CAMEOROLE
55. "The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
56. Occasion to break glass? : EMERGENCY
1. Kind of ball : GALA
2. Massive star : IDOL
3. Launcher launched in 1958 : NASA
4. Takes, with "for" : OPTS
5. They're listed in a bill: Abbr. : RTS
6. Youngest Best Actress Oscar winner, 1986 : MATLIN
7. Magic practiced by native Guianans : OBEAH
8. ___ Hot (city in Inner Mongolia) : ULAN
9. Linguist's concern : SEMANTICS
10. Reach : ENDUPAT
11. Attendance incentives : DOORPRIZES
12. "It's anybody's guess" : NOONEKNOWS
13. Actor who won comedy and drama Emmys for the same role : ASNER
14. Some card readers : SEERS
21. Motown's original name : TAMLA
22. "___ the soles of her shoe?": Hamlet : NOR
24. Fall preceder : SLIP
25. Foot part? : PEDI
26. Getting in line? : OPENSESAME
27. "I can resist everything except ___": Oscar Wilde : TEMPTATION
28. Leeches : SUCKS
30. Move to your previous place : BACKSPACE
31. See 53-Across : TREE
32. Exclusive : ONLY
34. Shoots craps, e.g. : DICES
37. 1982 Grammy-winning song by Toto : ROSANNA
38. Nudge : JOG
40. Less natural : FALSER
41. Last full year of St. Julius I's papacy : CCCLI
42. Not so easy to get one's hands on : RARER
43. Odious type : SLIME
45. Hospital administration? : EXAM
46. Eroded : WORE
47. Gloating cry : IWON
48. Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls : MELC
49. Part of a food chain : PREY
52. Faddish disk of the 1990s : POG

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