New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 2011

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,397
Across Down
1. Drawing room gathering : ARTCLASS
9. Yankee star who batted left and threw right : MARIS
14. Went off on : RAILEDAT
15. Channel between mainland England and the Isle of Wight, with "the" : SOLENT
16. Place to stretch one's legs : KNEEHOLE
17. Leg supports : TIBIAE
18. It has two bridges in India : SITAR
19. Homeostatic : INBALANCE
21. Head-tail connection : NOR
22. Fathers, in the Bible : BEGETS
23. Jack-a-dandy : FOP
24. More often than not : ASARULE
26. Neil Diamond's "September ___" : MORN
27. It may be pulled on a field : HAMSTRING
30. Abided : BORNE
31. Missing links, so to speak : APEMEN
32. Euphemizes : MINCES
33. Figure in the high 60s : DPLUS
34. Things rolled over by cars : ODOMETERS
37. "___ of life, an imp of fame; / Of parents good ...": "Henry V" : ALAD
38. Like many an unsuccessful politician : ONETERM
39. It's perfect : TEN
40. Secret places : CRYPTS
41. Title in Topkapi : AGA
44. Capital served by Faleolo International Airport : APIASAMOA
46. "A transient madness," per Horace : WRATH
48. Audits, with "on" : SITSIN
49. Term of endearment : SWEETPEA
51. Getting ready, with "up" : TEEING
52. Subway line : EATFRESH
53. Piece of schoolwork : ESSAY
54. See 40-Down : DNATESTS
1. They're open on Saturdays : ARKS
2. Took to the clink : RANIN
3. Hook up with : TIETO
4. Poorly explained : CLEARASMUD
5. Specialty oven : LEHR
6. Upset : ADO
7. Real-life opera composer who's a title character in a Rimsky-Korsakov opera : SALIERI
8. Arm of the British military : STENGUN
9. Churns : MOILS
10. "Valentine's Day" co-star, 2010 : ALBA
11. Buttress : REINFORCE
12. Trapped : INACORNER
13. Slope : STEEPNESS
15. Only one bears the name of a U.S. president : STATE
20. E.U. member : BELG
22. Place for a dance : BARN
25. Images on windows of une cathédrale: Abbr. : STES
26. Area where Dalí, Monet, Picasso and van Gogh all painted : MONTMARTRE
27. Sipped : HADATASTE
28. McDonald's offerings : APPLEPIES
29. Black gemstones : MELANITES
30. Stand at a ceremony : BIER
32. Hugo's Thénardier and others: Abbr. : MMES
34. Word: Suffix : ONYM
35. Toppled : DEPOSED
36. Senator supporter : OTTAWAN
38. Rue Morgue murderer : ORANG
40. Hit TV series featuring 54-Across : CSINY
42. Goggles : GAPES
43. Mushroom grower, for short? : ATEST
45. Land shared by Iraq and Iran : ASIA
46. Tapestry thread : WEFT
47. Lots of laughs : HAHS
50. Touchdown stat : ETA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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