New York Times, Saturday, March 28, 2009

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {FJKQWXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big catch of 2003 : HUSSEIN
8. Applauded with shouts : BRAVOED
15. Estate taxes, e.g. : INTERNALREVENUE
17. Grosbeak relatives : SCARLETTANAGERS
18. Common sight in Venezia : PONTE
19. Temp. reducers : ACS
20. It's north of the Dodecanese Islands : SAMOS
21. Line pair : ENDS
22. Joseph ___ Ratzinger, birth name of Pope Benedict XVI : ALOIS
24. Casual rejection : NOPE
25. Nigerian native or language : EDO
26. "Fess up!" : SPILLIT
28. La ___ Caspienne : MER
29. Parts of some studios : DINETTES
31. 11-Down's request : NOMEAT
33. Reactionaries : TORIES
34. "Valley of the Dolls" novelist : SUSANN
35. ___ Building, company headquarters erected in 1908 in New York City, at the time the tallest building in the world : SINGER
36. Crunchy cafe treats : BISCOTTI
38. Want ad abbr. : EOE
39. Herbal brew : SAGETEA
41. Sentence part: Abbr. : PHR
42. Looped vase handle : ANSA
44. Disables : LAMES
45. Title apiarist of a 1997 film : ULEE
46. Like shoes and socks : MATED
48. French shooting match : TIR
49. Cager who starred in "Kazaam" : ONEAL
50. Tons of work to do : ALOTONONESPLATE
53. Carnival offerings : PLEASURECRUISES
54. Digestion and circulation : SYSTEMS
55. Intrepid palace employees : TASTERS
1. Like many Net connections : HISPEED
2. Without reservations : UNCONDITIONALLY
3. Try to get a better view, say : STANDONONESTOES
4. Some Spanish murals : SERTS
5. "Phineas Finn" character Barrington ___ : ERLE
6. Serpent's tail? : INE
7. Wood and others : NATALIES
8. Five-time winner of the Copa do Mundo : BRASIL
9. TV canine : REN
10. Prizes for video production : AVAS
11. One on a strict diet : VEGAN
12. Operator's line : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
13. It included the Eastern and Western fronts : EUROPEANTHEATER
14. There's sometimes no room for it : DESSERT
16. Maj. superiors : LTCOLS
22. Having no aisles, in architecture : APTERAL
23. Allergies often affect them : SINUSES
26. Major messes : STIES
27. Object of Cavaradossi's affection : TOSCA
30. Dyne-centimeter : ERG
32. Red giant? : MAO
34. Be no slouch in class? : SITERECT
35. Oceanographers' references : SEAMAPS
36. Words from the heart? : BEMINE
37. Having no spleen : IRELESS
40. Southern snappers, briefly : GATORS
43. Old tombstone abbr. meaning "at the age of" : AETAT
45. Dark : UNLIT
47. Recommended intake : DOSE
49. Work ID : OPUS
51. O.T. book : NUM
52. Title of respect in 8-Down: Abbr. : SRA

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