New York Times, Friday, April 27, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {BGQ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 162 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. One called upon to decide : COIN
5. Back cover? : SHIRT
10. Keep the complaints coming : CARP
14. Pavlova of the ballet : ANNA
15. Head stone? : CAMEO
16. Nondairy alternative : OLEO
17. O.K. : STAMPOFAPPROVAL
20. First #1 hit for the Commodores : THREETIMESALADY
21. Counterfeit : ERSATZ
22. Horse shows? : OATERS
23. Hard to see through, say : SMEARY
24. Laid eyes on : SPIED
25. Hardly seaworthy : LEAKY
26. Takes shape : JELLS
27. Apple seed : PIP
30. About : INRE
31. One of Franklin's certainties : TAXES
32. Little Tramp prop : CANE
33. Diagnosis deliverers: Abbr. : MDS
34. Expended some nervous energy : PACED
35. Commuting option in Georgia's capital : MARTA
36. Jockey's uniform : SILKS
37. First female chancellor of Germany : MERKEL
38. Attributes (to), with "up" : CHALKS
40. Former "CBS Morning News" co-anchor Bill : KURTIS
41. Spotlight : DRAWATTENTIONTO
44. "Yeah, right!" : EASYFORYOUTOSAY
45. Play money? : ANTE
46. The Donald's second ex : MARLA
47. Small letter : NOTE
48. Some ruminants : DEER
49. Bob ___, "To Kill a Mockingbird" villain : EWELL
50. Santa ___ Valley (winegrowing region) : YNEZ
1. Play group : CAST
2. Getting better : ONTHEMEND
3. Not caught up : INARREARS
4. First son, sometimes : NAMESAKE
5. Warp drive repairman on the original "Star Trek" : SCOTTY
6. Koran memorizer : HAFIZ
7. Koran reciter : IMAM
8. Like a town that used to be a ghost town : REPEOPLED
9. Schooner features : TOPSAILS
10. Sat on a sill, maybe : COOLED
11. Finnish architect Aalto : ALVAR
12. Tries out for a part : READS
13. Part of many a tech school's name : POLY
18. "The North Pole" author, 1910 : PEARY
19. Phone company offers : RATES
23. Hardly stocky : SLIM
24. "The Battle of the ___" (D. W. Griffith film) : SEXES
26. Pick-up sticks piece : JACKSTRAW
27. English physician James who gave his name to a disease : PARKINSON
28. Not ready to go, you might say : INTESTATE
29. Ring : PEAL
31. "I want the lowdown!" : TALKTOME
32. Not drawn true to life : CARTOONY
34. Starchy dish : PILAF
35. Good reason for promotion : MERIT
36. "Tom ___, Detective" (1896 novel) : SAWYER
37. Held in common : MUTUAL
38. Part of a boomtown's skyline : CRANE
39. Cause of careless mistakes : HASTE
40. Rise : KNOLL
41. Utterly exhausted : DEAD
42. Literary governess's surname : EYRE
43. Courtroom cry : OYEZ

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