New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 2005

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVWYZ} Minimum word length: 5 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Disparaging comments : SLURS
6. Viperine : ASPISH
12. They require you to pull your own weight : CHINUPS
14. Literally, the way of the gods : SHINTO
15. Believes : HASFAITH
17. Recalled things from the 1970's? : PINTOS
18. Features of a Martian costume : ANTENNAE
19. Not showing much creativity : INARUT
20. Fly catchers : FIELDERS
21. Prove wrong : REFUTE
22. Visionaries : FANTASTS
23. Flats, e.g. : ABODES
24. Antique shop employees : RESTORERS
26. "___ is more beautiful than beauty": Emerson : GRACE
30. Casting choices? : HEXES
31. Last person, professionally? : SHOEMAKER
34. Express disapproval of : HISSAT
35. Falcons and Patriots, e.g. : MISSILES
42. Cleave : ADHERE
43. Strait-laced sort : BLUENOSE
44. Original "S.N.L." cast member : RADNER
45. Its logo is a pair of crossed hands : ALLSTATE
46. River followed by the Oregon Trail : PLATTE
47. Kept on : RETAINED
48. Birds with valuable plumes : EGRETS
49. Compaction tools : RAMMERS
50. Sonata closers, often : RONDOS
51. Food and water : NEEDS
1. First name in country music : SHANIA
2. "You're not paying attention!" : LISTEN
3. Like quakes of magnitude 2.0 or less : UNFELT
4. ___-Urundi, former U.N. trust territory in Africa : RUANDA
5. Library patrons read them : SPINES
6. What a Cockney may not do : ASPIRATE
7. Bootblack's need : SHINEBOX
8. Child's flouncy apron : PINAFORE
9. Meddles : INTRUDES
10. More valiant : STOUTER
11. First lady, often : HOSTESS
12. Tease good-naturedly : CHAFF
13. TV show with the most spinoffs, according to the Guinness Book : STARTREK
16. "Siddhartha" author : HESSE
25. Less pleasing to the ear : SHRILLER
26. Confounded : GOSHDARN
27. Took exception to : RESENTED
28. Rich ice cream topping : AMARETTO
29. Job title for Blondie, in the comics : CATERESS
31. Expert gambler : SHARPER
32. Spanish nobleman : HIDALGO
33. Hinder : EMBAR
36. Mideast V.I.P. : SULTAN
37. With 41-Down, cooking oil source : SESAME
38. Sooner or later : INTIME
39. Advanced : LOANED
40. Aromatic compounds : ESTERS
41. See 37-Down : SEEDS

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