New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 2001

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Country singer Ketchum : HAL
4. Home of the Tate Gallery : WESTMINSTER
15. What gives a pose poise? : ANI
16. Musical work with a duel : ILTROVATORE
17. Darling of the baseball world : RON
18. Frank : PLAINSPOKEN
19. Trekkers : PIONEERS
21. Geom. shape : RECT
22. Appealing, perhaps : INCOURT
23. Variety show showing : TALENTS
26. Like a clear-cut area : STUMPY
27. The Sneetches' creator : DRSEUSS
28. Leader of France : TETE
29. Bit of fancy footwork : TOETAP
30. 60's grp. : SDS
31. Stewart's replacement on the bench : OCONNOR
33. Year Dacia was captured by Trajan : CVI
36. Put on : STAGED
37. "The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
38. Kip spender : LAOTIAN
40. Comes to the point? : TAPERS
42. Waltzlike dances : BOSTONS
43. Term of endearment : CARAMIA
44. Blast, for instance : OATH
45. Like Jupiter's four largest moons : GALILEAN
46. Maximizes efficiency : STREAMLINES
50. Point toward the top : NNE
51. PBS personality : CHARLIEROSE
52. O.R. amounts : CCS
53. Steely Dan hit, 1980 : HEYNINETEEN
54. "But then again ..." : YET
1. Angels, in many images : HARPISTS
2. Chosen : ANOINTED
3. Some Matisse creations : LINOCUTS
4. Sponge : WIPEUP
5. Queen's name : ELLERY
6. Move forward, or jump back : START
7. Speaker from Cleveland : TRIS
8. When "The Lucy Show" aired: Abbr. : MON
9. Some drippers, for short : IVS
10. Day break : NAP
11. Lay away : STOREUP
12. Underground purchases : TOKENS
13. Puts up : ERECTS
14. Lets out : RENTS
20. Seward Peninsula city : NOME
23. Everybody's doing it : TREND
24. In the matter of : ASTO
25. "Laughable Lyrics" writer : LEAR
27. "Funny Face" director Stanley : DONEN
29. Worn sheets : TOGAS
31. Chemistry Nobelist Hahn : OTTO
32. Noted exile : CAIN
33. Mercy : CLEMENCY
34. Case for a planning board : VARIANCE
35. Most touched : INSANEST
36. Voice of the car in "My Mother, the Car" : SOTHERN
37. Virgin Valley valuable : OPAL
38. Execrate : LOATHE
39. Lead ___ : ASTRAY
40. "Unto the Sons" author : TALESE
41. Up and about : ARISEN
42. "Mocking of Christ" painter : BOSCH
43. Woodskin : CANOE
45. Hemmed in : GIRT
47. 1996 Olympic torch lighter : ALI
48. 60 ticks: Abbr. : MIN
49. Bruce or Brenda : LEE

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