New York Times, Friday, May 31, 2002

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Scurrilous critic : BACKBITER
10. Dalmatian, e.g. : CROAT
15. Popular Ford van : ECONOLINE
16. Coop : HUTCH
17. Perfect : ERRORLESS
18. Provider of fall color : ASTER
19. English jurist who wrote "De laudibus legum Angliae" : FORTESCUE
20. It can be taken on a trip : PHOTO
21. Touches : ABUTS
22. Oscar winner Hunt : LINDA
24. "I can't believe it!" : MAN
25. Swimmer's routine : LAPS
26. Any in a group of puppies : LITTERMATE
28. Master Melvin of baseball : OTT
29. "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" writer : POPE
30. They're not pretty : CRONES
31. Good thing : PLUS
32. Sir's partner : MAAM
33. Orville or Wilbur Wright, e.g. : OHIOAN
36. Kind of phone : CELL
37. Low : SAD
40. Messages of love and kisses? : CANDYGRAMS
42. Scheherazade's lifesaver : TALE
43. Actress Gardner : AVA
44. Ninnies : GEESE
45. Enthusiasm gone too far : MANIA
46. Unfamiliar with : NEWTO
48. Wide-mouthed porcelain container : GINGERJAR
50. Previously : AFORE
51. Situate between : INTERPOSE
52. Engraver Albrecht : DURER
53. Lunar phenomena : MOONRISES
54. Company that makes a mint : ANDES
55. History final, maybe : ESSAYTEST
1. Low-fat meat : BEEFALO
2. Flipper : ACROBAT
3. Taint : CORRUPT
4. Fife player : KNOTTS
5. Snoozers : BORES
6. Unhappy happenings : ILLS
7. Some jewelry for men : TIECLIPS
8. Forming a series : ENSUITE
9. Bristle at : RESENT
10. Thicket : CHAPARRAL
11. Bungee jumper's feeling : RUSH
12. Part of a living room set : OTTOMAN
13. See-through sheet : ACETATE
14. King-sized furniture? : THRONES
23. Models may have them on : DECALS
26. Airport area : LOUNGE
27. Soccer ___ : MOM
29. Theater audience : PLAYGOERS
31. It's side-splitting : POD
32. Locks of hair and such : MEMENTOS
33. Song that ends "We stand on guard for thee" : OCANADA
34. "Enjoy yourself!" : HAVEFUN
35. Briefly : INAWORD
36. Houses with decks : CASINOS
37. First capital of California : SANJOSE
38. Things to hide behind : ALIASES
39. Sugar substitute? : DEAREST
41. Ruling body : REGIME
42. Fossil preserver : TARPIT
45. Blithe : MERRY
47. Family ___ : TREE
49. Actress Rowlands : GENA

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