New York Times, Friday, May 24, 2002

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Wise ones : SMARTALECKS
12. Scared stiff, maybe : WHITEASASHEET
14. Bases of beliefs : FIRSTPRINCIPLES
16. Snobby : ELITIST
17. Having the best of hands : DEFTEST
18. Bugs bugger : ELMER
19. De ___ : FACTO
20. Lower : DEPRESS
23. Member of a cabal : PLOTTER
25. Old march organizer: Abbr. : SDS
26. Hot : SAHARAN
28. Grad. school class, maybe : SEM
29. First name in the Mideast : YASIR
30. Former French money: Abbr. : FRS
33. Early Ping-Pong score : THREEUP
35. Suffix with Caesar : EAN
38. Speaks one's mind : LETSRIP
40. Drive crazy : DERANGE
42. Bond : UNITE
43. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
44. Thankless one : INGRATE
47. Halftime players : PEPBAND
49. Group that's left? : DEMOCRATICPARTY
51. Busboy's responsibility : TABLESETTINGS
52. Concur : SEEEYETOEYE
1. Little guys : SHRIMPS
2. Mac : MISTER
3. Clothes : ATTIRES
4. Sells (for) : REPS
5. Like sour grapes : TART
6. "___ recall ..." : ASI
7. Subject of many disputes : LAND
8. Suffix with fluor- : ESCE
9. Light and frothy : CHIFFON
10. Persisted in : KEPTAT
11. Goes for : SELECTS
12. Devised, in a sense : WILLED
13. Proctor's charge : TESTEE
14. Sustains : FEEDS
15. 11, on the Beaufort scale : STORM
21. Introduce oneself : SAYHI
22. Quick : SHARP
23. Was meddlesome : PRIED
24. Movie cowboy with a horse named Rush : LARUE
27. "Peer Gynt" character : ASE
30. Not settled : FLUID
31. Milk curdler : RENNET
32. Bad marks : STIGMAS
33. Goo : TREACLE
34. One who hasn't gone public? : PREPPIE
35. Blow up : ENLARGE
36. Canvassers : AGENTS
37. Geeklike : NERDY
39. It won't go on for long : STROBE
41. Erie Canal terminus : ALBANY
45. Part of a windbreak, maybe : TREE
46. Trouble-free : EASY
47. Whig prime minister of Britain : PITT
48. Outer: Prefix : ECTO
50. Course requirement? : TEE

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