New York Times, Saturday, May 18, 2002

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Reach feet-first, say : SLIDEINTO
10. Place for sweat glands and hair follicles : DERMA
15. Polar region dweller : EAREDSEAL
16. Music hall : ODEUM
17. Not predestined : AVOIDABLE
18. "A Passage to India" heroine : ADELA
19. Liking : FANCY
20. Moles might not use them : REALNAMES
22. Kind of arch : OGEE
23. Filter-feeder fish : MANTAS
24. Post markers, for short? : EDS
25. Struck : XED
26. Like most phone numbers : LISTED
27. Place to find dates : TREE
28. Range features : PEAKS
29. First person to break Mach 1 : YEAGER
31. Revered sage : MAHATMA
34. Catfight participants, e.g. : CLAWERS
35. 1972 Jack Lemmon comedy : AVANTI
36. Tries to get a rise out of : BAITS
37. Go soft, in a way : MELT
38. Pursues : STALKS
40. One star, maybe : PAN
43. Big inits. in bowling : AMF
44. Reporter's need : SOURCE
45. Bowwow : FIDO
46. Jane Fonda title role : CATBALLOU
48. Shoreline curve : BIGHT
49. As ___ (mostly) : ARULE
50. Alfresco : INTHEOPEN
52. Traffic stopper : SIREN
53. "New Piano in Town" musician : PETERNERO
54. Bygone Vegas hotel : SANDS
55. Go back to square one : STARTANEW
1. Thresher shark : SEAFOX
2. Washing : LAVAGE
3. Resolved, with "out" : IRONED
4. Prepare wings, perhaps : DEICE
5. Small revolver : EDDY
6. Old Testament book: Abbr. : ISA
7. Boys Town setting : NEBRASKA
8. Biblical money : TALENTS
9. Soapmaking compound : OLEATE
10. ___ Pills : DOANS
11. 13th-century collection : EDDA
12. Come out of quarantine : REEMERGE
13. Whitetail relative : MULEDEER
14. Pack rats : AMASSERS
21. Feminine : LADYLIKE
23. W.N.B.A. team : MIAMISOL
26. Neighbor of a Belarussian : LETT
27. Shooters : TAWS
28. Kind of leg : PANT
30. Takes a course? : EATS
31. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" singer : MAMACASS
32. Gounod song based on a Bach prelude : AVEMARIA
33. Reversal : HALFTURN
34. Where Thackeray was born : CALCUTTA
36. Certain sir : BARONET
39. Pennsylvania Dutch pottery design : TULIPS
40. Mud hole : PIGPEN
41. Hang on : ADHERE
42. Later : NOTNOW
44. Saint-___ : SAENS
45. "Criminal" singer Apple : FIONA
47. Felt sorrow : BLED
48. "Mary Poppins" fellow : BERT
51. Ship designation : HER

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