New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 2002

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Group under the sign of Leo : MGMSTUDIOS
11. Sharks' enemies : JETS
15. "Legends of the Old Plantation" narrator : UNCLEREMUS
16. Cream additive : ALOE
17. Playing a role : TAKINGPART
18. Ward of Mississippi : SELA
19. Police operation : TRAP
20. They may be converted into calories : ERGS
21. Chess column info : MOVES
22. On the ___ : SLY
23. Word with high or hole : KNEE
24. Bread for tamales : DINERO
25. Retiring groups? : PITCREWS
27. Palindromic girl's name : NAN
28. Buzz : WHIR
30. "Santa Maria!" : AYCARAMBA
32. Patronizes : SHOPSAT
34. Half past noon, at sea : ONEBELL
35. Confessed : CAMECLEAN
37. Bad marks : ACNE
38. A U.P.S. driver has one: Abbr. : RTE
39. Argues (with) : HASWORDS
41. Ties a running knot? : ELOPES
43. Colonial almanac compiler Nathaniel : AMES
44. Spray in the kitchen : PAM
47. Actor Cary : ELWES
48. Fall preceder : TRIP
49. Pierce's portrayer : ALDA
50. Chihuahua child : NINO
51. Privacy protector, of a sort : BEDCURTAIN
53. Starting point : EDEN
54. Singly : ONEATATIME
55. Paddled craft : DORY
56. Foolish : ADDLEPATED
1. Ones outside established lines? : MUTTS
2. Distort : GNARL
3. "Home to Harlem" author Claude : MCKAY
4. It's bad when it's pink : SLIP
5. Count on both hands : TEN
6. Like overnight mail : URGENT
7. Drops in value : DEPRECATES
8. Feature of good poetry : IMAGERY
9. It's for you and me : OURS
10. One making a quick trip : SST
11. Pupil of Chiron, in myth : JASON
12. Side in football : ELEVENMEN
13. So-so : TOLERABLE
14. Like some workers : SEASONAL
21. Doesn't correctly interpret : MISREADS
23. Cherry brandies : KIRSCHES
24. Allan ___, "Sands of Iwo Jima" director : DWAN
25. Kind of dream : PIPE
26. Eschewing waste : ECONOMICAL
28. 1924 Irving Berlin tune : WHATLLIDO
29. Target viewer of HGTV : HOMEOWNER
31. Kid stuff : ABCS
32. Culled : SCREENED
33. "Ohhh" : ALAS
36. Passed out : AWARDED
40. Standing : REPUTE
42. Spring bloom : PEONY
44. Fold : PLAIT
45. "Ain't Got ___ to My Name" (Bing Crosby song) : ADIME
46. Well-locked? : MANED
48. Lean : TEND
49. Slangy lead-in for "way" : ATTA
51. Squeezer : BOA
52. Relative of a thump : RAP

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