New York Times, Friday, April 14, 2006

Author: James E. Buell
Editor: Will Shortz
James E. Buell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Eclipse : BEST
5. Not reliable : HITANDMISS
15. Ophthalmologic study : UVEA
16. "Really!" : IKIDYOUNOT
17. Get back : REAP
18. Shrub with richly fragrant purple flowers : REDJASMINE
19. Lowlife : INSECT
21. Festive time : YULE
22. Make use of : TAP
23. Guy's feminine side : ANIMA
24. 100 kurus : LIRA
25. Hoppers, e.g. : BINS
26. It's quite attractive : LODESTONE
28. Dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way : DRACO
29. Member of a TV high-school clique : SWEATHOG
30. Fleeced : WOOLEN
31. Pre-1939 atlas name : SIAM
32. Some Congressional spending : PORK
33. Emotional upheaval : TUMULT
36. Ready to play : WARMEDUP
40. Harden : ENURE
41. Stroke of luck? : HOLEINONE
42. Olympic gold-medal swimmer ___ Borg : ARNE
43. Stew : FUME
44. Wag a finger at : CHIDE
45. Stern word to Spot : BAD
46. Movement part : CODA
47. Trial balloon : FEELER
48. Fred MacMurray's "Singapore" co-star : AVAGARDNER
51. Del ___ (Los Angeles suburb) : AIRE
52. Figure in the Capitol's Statuary Hall : GENERALLEE
53. Rules, quickly : REGS
54. Having trouble staying up : SLEEPYEYED
55. Chinese menu possessive : TSOS
1. Time capsule ceremonies : BURIALS
2. As we speak : EVENNOW
3. Where some vacations are spent : SEASIDE
4. Rule that can be bent : TAPEMEASURE
5. "Our Man in New Orleans" jazzman : HIRT
6. Behar of men's fashion : IKE
7. Putting in order : TIDYING
8. Beseech : ADJURE
9. White-striped antelope : NYALA
10. Doctor's order : DOSE
11. Buttoned up : MUM
12. Sign off on : INITIAL
13. Voice : SONANCE
14. Stamps : STEPSON
20. Isabella's realm : CASTILE
24. Hang over one's head : LOOM
25. Result of a split, maybe : BROKENHEART
27. "What's ___?" : THAT
28. Small squirrellike animals : DORMICE
30. Modeled : WORE
32. Washed out : PALE
33. They often have strings attached : TEABAGS
34. Decipher : UNRAVEL
35. Everyday : MUNDANE
36. Feminine : WOMANLY
37. Some are under plates : DOILIES
38. Live through : UNDERGO
39. She ranks : PEERESS
41. Football conference : HUDDLE
43. Sudden strike : FORAY
46. Cousin of a shiner : CARP
47. Ward of Hollywood : FRED
49. "Really?!" : GEE
50. Wide spec. : EEE

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