New York Times, Friday, April 11, 2008

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 250 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Is blessed with many assets, before "him" or "her" : HASALOTGOINGFOR
16. Have cosmetic surgery, for example : IMPROVEONNATURE
17. Sources of government waste : PORKBARRELBILLS
18. Old Turkish title : BEY
19. Significant advancement : STRIDES
20. Excess : FAT
21. Awards for J. K. Rowling and P. L. Travers: Abbr. : OBES
23. Gulf of Aqaba city : EILAT
24. Traps : GINS
25. Like an "eh," maybe : NASAL
27. Something that shouldn't be left open : FLY
28. Three-time Masters winner Nick : FALDO
29. Sensitivity : ESTHESIA
31. One of the Jackson 5 : MARLON
32. "___ votre permission" : AVEC
33. Fix : MEND
34. Sounded smooth : PURRED
37. 1954 title role for Ava Gardner : CONTESSA
41. Singer Jamie with the 2001 #1 country song "When I Think About Angels" : ONEAL
42. John : LAV
43. It's negative : ANION
44. D-Day sights: Abbr. : LSTS
45. Heads of a tribe? : TOTEM
47. Turkish title : AGHA
48. Onetime Bowie collaborator : ENO
49. Fired pitcher? : CERAMIC
51. Void, in Vichy : NUL
52. Gross domestic product producer : NATIONALECONOMY
55. Some bank offerings : TRADITIONALIRAS
56. At every point : ALLALONGTHELINE
1. Connector in a song : HIPBONE
2. Studies under a microscope : AMOEBAS
3. Most agile : SPRYEST
4. Ham's place : ARK
5. Hardly hard questions : LOBS
6. Roundish : OVATE
7. Tops : TERRIFIC
8. Thug : GORILLA
9. Sometime ahead : ONEDAY
10. Buzzards Bay, e.g. : INLET
11. Bags : NABS
12. Popular Volkswagen model : GTI
13. Carry out : FULFILL
14. "As You Like It" romantic : ORLANDO
15. Leans against : RESTSON
22. Vast arid wastes : SAHARAS
24. California city with a horticultural name : GARDENA
26. Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
28. Coca-Cola brand : FANTA
30. But, to Brutus : SED
31. See 38-Down : MEN
33. Progress in negotiations : MOVEMENT
34. Alternative to pasta : POLENTA
35. Straighten out : UNSNARL
36. Double-check, as figures : RETOTAL
37. Put in a bibliography, e.g. : CATALOG
38. Titles for Italian 31-Down : SIGNORI
39. Words before "a Brain" and "an Animal" in book titles : SOHUMAN
40. Examine, in Exeter : ANALYSE
42. Ohio city on Lake Erie : LORAIN
45. Nearing the hour : TENTO
46. Book containing a prediction of the coming of the Messiah : MICAH
49. Spring : COIL
50. Thomas ___, artist of the Hudson River School : COLE
53. Home of the Salmon River Mtns. : IDA
54. No score : NIL

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