New York Times, Friday, April 3, 2009

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Something to be negotiated : OBSTACLE
9. "___ Be the Tie That Binds" (Christian hymn) : BLEST
14. Looking for trouble? : ONPATROL
15. Visit on an ocean cruise, say : SAILTO
16. Hairstyle popularized by David Beckham : FAUXHAWK
17. Affected to a greater degree : ARTIER
18. With 4-Down, smoker's fee : SIN
19. Walpurgis Night vis-à-vis May Day : EVE
20. Syllable repeated after "hot" : CHA
21. ___ Emblem (2002 Kentucky Derby winner) : WAR
22. Own responsibility : BEARTHEBLAME
25. Refine : SMELT
27. It has energy in reserve : OILBELT
28. It may be cracked open : DOOR
29. Emmy award-winning Ward : SELA
31. World view? : ATLAS
33. Little ones : RUNTS
35. Aching : YEN
36. Lances : STABS
37. Having a good vantage point : UPTOP
38. Vantage : EDGE
40. Peace Nobelist Ralph Bunche's alma mater : UCLA
41. "Falling Man" novelist Don : DELILLO
43. Métier : NICHE
45. "I won't ask again" : JUSTTHISONCE
47. Harvey Wallbanger mixers, briefly : OJS
48. "Win a Date With ___ Hamilton!" (2004 film) : TAD
49. Moriarty, to Holmes : FOE
50. Scuba tank meas. : PSI
53. When, colloquially : SOONAS
55. Subjects of some Toulouse-Lautrec paintings : CABARETS
57. Electrolux brand : EUREKA
58. Ringing response? : ILLGETIT
59. Pomme ___ : FRITE
60. Some yo-yo tricks : SLEEPERS
1. Comic book exclamations : OOFS
2. Sons of, in Hebrew : BNAI
3. Like yarn : SPUN
4. See 18-Across : TAX
5. Close behind : ATHEEL
6. Attire worn with frock coats : CRAVATS
7. Dim : LOWER
8. Black ___ (Lakota visionary) : ELK
9. 1961 Anthony Quinn title role : BARABBAS
10. Stewed : LIT
11. Hollywood star whose memoir was titled "The Good, the Bad, and Me" : ELIWALLACH
12. Caterer's setup for a hot buffet : STEAMTABLE
13. 1971 N.L. M.V.P. who was later twice A.L. Manager of the Year : TORRE
15. Savanna region stretching from Senegal to Chad : SAHEL
20. Leader with Roosevelt and Churchill at the Cairo Conference, 1943 : CHIANG
22. Dramatist Brecht : BERTOLT
23. Old Spanish swords : TOLEDOS
24. Head on a plate? : LETTUCE
25. Restaurant special : SOUPDUJOUR
26. Education pioneer Maria : MONTESSORI
28. "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" co-star, 1949 : DRU
30. Something most fish lack : EYELID
32. Org. that's got your number? : SSA
34. Surprise shower? : SPITTAKE
39. Honor : ENNOBLE
42. Setting for Martin Scorsese's "Kundun" : LHASA
44. Wintry stretch : ICEAGE
45. ___ K., Kafka's protagonist in "The Trial" : JOSEF
46. Without exception : OFALL
50. Jim's partner on "Adam 12" : PETE
51. Ferment : STIR
52. Cult followers? : ISTS
54. Have left when all is said and done : NET
55. Post-cold war inits. : CIS
56. Stock company, for short : REP

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