New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This clever puzzle confused many people. Despite the answer at 33 Across, the key is to read the FIRST letter of each clue. Then it all makes sense.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Attendant : PAGE
5. No mild pepper : CHILI
10. Yearly loan figs. : APRS
14. Chooses badly : ERRS
15. Lead role in a classic Arthur Miller play : LOMAN
16. Upstate New York county : ERIE
17. Eventful stretches : ERAS
18. Friendly side in a debate : OPPOSITION
20. Officer's request, at times : LICENSE
22. Rival of Roach in early film comedy : SENNETT
23. Asymmetry, as in a relationship : EVENNESS
25. Wile E. Coyote, often : CHASER
26. Overhead supporter : RAFTER
27. Ruminate (over) : PORE
29. Determine the innocence or guilt of : TRY
30. Orléans pronoun : LUI
31. Feodor III's successor as czar : PETERI
33. Explanatory information about this puzzle is revealed by reading these in the clues : LASTLETTERS
37. Its streets are immortalized in a classic cowboy ballad : LAREDO
38. Govt. agency creation : REG
40. Head : TOP
43. "The Thinker," for one : NUDE
44. On-call accessory : BEEPER
47. Rakes' shedmates : SPADES
49. Make more important : RELEGATE
51. Opening of a toast : HERESTO
53. Reinforced : SECURED
54. Energize : INACTIVATE
56. Leucite source : LAVA
57. Edit menu command : REDO
58. Titled : NAMED
59. Two fives for ___ : ATEN
60. ESPN anchor Wingo : TREY
61. Result of polishing : GLOSS
62. Split : RENT
1. Implement in a kitchen : PEELER
2. Station information : ARRIVAL
3. Tripping over one's feet : GRACEFUL
4. Hardly necessary : ESSENTIAL
5. Expert dealmaker : CLOSER
6. Optimists keep them alive : HOPES
7. Parent's challenge : IMP
8. Part of French Indochina : LAOS
9. Overtly : INSECRET
10. State Farm competitor : AETNA
11. Incense burner, at times : PRIEST
12. Tears may be brought to one's eyes : RIOTER
13. Ever-vigilant sort : SENTRY
19. One possible answer to "Where are you?" : INHERE
21. Frankfurt-to-Copenhagen dir. : NNE
24. Ticket taker? : SPEEDER
28. "How to Make an American Quilt" author Whitney ___ : OTTO
31. Entreated : PLED
32. Well-proportioned : IRREGULAR
34. Of soundest mind : SANEST
35. Remaining leery of : TRUSTING
36. Draw together : SEPARATE
39. Take vengeance : GETEVEN
40. Option for dressing down : TSHIRT
41. Barkeep's gizmo : OPENER
42. Event for a marshal : PARADE
44. Extorts : BLEEDS
45. Nafta's overseas counterpart : EEC
46. Tiny biter : REDANT
48. Entrap : DECOY
50. Rob of "Melrose Place" : ESTES
52. Eyecup's shape : OVAL
55. Domitian's "I love" : AMO

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