New York Times, Friday, April 8, 2011

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 56 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: In this cold-war themed puzzle, the black squares spell out 1961, the year the Berlin Wall was constructed.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Beaks : NEBS
5. "You shouldn't have!" : TSK
8. Gain ___ on : ALAP
9. With 44-Down, conflict between 7-Down and the 34-Down : COLD
13. It may take a few hops : ALE
14. Louisiana ___: Abbr. : TERR
15. One of its official languages is Eng. : THEUN
17. Thriller author Follett : KEN
18. Place for an iris : UVEA
19. Cry before someone snaps : SMILE
20. Poet's time of day : EEN
21. Raging : RABID
23. Solution amts. : CCS
24. St. Bernard in New Orleans, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
25. In a person's immediate vicinity : ATONESFEET
28. It's made every day : BED
29. Least attended : LONELIEST
30. Original "What's My Line?" host John : DALY
31. 1856 antislavery novel : DRED
32. Contents of some charges : TNT
33. It's just wrong : VICE
34. Ones sharing a branch of a tree : SIBS
35. Umpires' wear : FACEMASKS
37. Seven-time Rose Bowl winner, in brief : OSU
38. Pitcher's catcher? : WATERGLASS
39. Winery fixture : VAT
40. It's all burned up : ASH
41. All burned up : RILED
42. Column addition? : IST
43. Writer of 31-Across : STOWE
46. Banned fruit spray : ALAR
47. Onetime D.D.E. command : ETO
48. Atlas, e.g. : HEMAN
49. "Consider ..." : NOTE
50. What a king may be worth : TEN
51. Unlikely prom king : NERD
52. Shipping units: Abbr. : CWTS
53. Promgoers, typically: Abbr. : SRS
54. Those south of the border : ESOS
1. Earthquake, e.g. : NATURALDISASTER
2. They may be hard-pressed to work : ELEVATORBUTTONS
3. No extras : BAREBONES
4. Twisted in a bad way : SPRAINED
5. Have lower priority than : TAKEABACKSEATTO
6. Jumper, for one : SLEEVELESSDRESS
7. 1961 leader : KENNEDY
9. Price abbr. : CTS
10. Unit of resistance : OHM
11. English Midlands city that is home to the largest outdoor covered market in Europe : LEICESTER
12. Sweet to the ears : DULCET
16. Egg holder : NEST
22. One of the 13 orig. colonies : DEL
26. Not go out : SITATHOME
27. The Berlin Wall started as one in 1961 : FENCE
30. Bars : DISALLOWS
33. Bravery : VALIANCE
34. Adversaries of 7-Down : SOVIETS
35. Snap a snap on, say : FASTEN
36. Store person: Abbr. : MGR
38. Basketful of clothes : WASH
44. See 9-Across : WAR
45. This, for example, with "the" : END

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