New York Times, Friday, June 12, 2009

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Served well : ACED
5. Without ___ (religiously) : FAIL
9. It has a facility with animals: Abbr. : ASPCA
14. Nice figure : SALEPRICE
16. Truffula Tree defender, with "the" : LORAX
17. Red carpet events : PREMIERES
18. Playwright Pirandello : LUIGI
19. One of Darrow's clients : SCOPES
20. Enters via osmosis : SEEPSIN
22. Hunting companion, maybe : SETTER
23. Uninteresting voice : SINGSONG
24. Main ingredients in hasenpfeffer : HARES
25. "Don't give up!" : BESTRONG
26. Manufacturer of boxy cars : OTIS
27. Friend of Harry and Ron : HERMIONE
28. Isolated PC key : ESC
29. Unilateral decision-makers : DESPOTS
30. Excellent, slangily : RAD
33. Frequent subject on "Desperate Housewives" : ADULTERY
35. Empty bottles : TOPE
36. Like some jewel cases : SLIMLINE
37. Bygone players : HIFIS
38. Wasted : MISSPENT
39. "Char-r-rge!" : BANZAI
40. Head set? : ANTLERS
41. Lousy driver, say : DUFFER
42. Imaginary surface coinciding with the earth's sea level : GEOID
43. Alopecia sufferer's purchase : HAIRTONIC
46. "Donnie ___" (2001 cult film) : DARKO
47. Like gazebos, often : OPENSIDED
48. Pitching staff? : ADMEN
49. Communism battler, with "the" : WEST
50. Miss : LASS
1. Deadly desert denizen : ASP
2. They come with belts : CARSEATS
3. Potential blackout cause : ELECTRICALSTORM
4. Puts in a bad position? : DEMOTES
5. Less reserved : FREER
6. Show of superiority : AIRS
7. Winter coat : ICE
8. Central concept of minimalism : LESSISMORE
9. Quick movements : ALLEGROS
10. "Come and get it!" : SOUPSON
11. 1894 adventure novel, with "The" : PRISONEROFZENDA
12. Putting away : CAGING
13. Giving a pink slip : AXING
15. Singer's gift, colloquially : PIPES
21. Body : ENTITY
22. Mule, e.g. : SHOE
23. Midgard ___ (monster of Norse myth) : SERPENT
25. Top dog : BESTINSHOW
27. Author of "Something Happened," 1974 : HELLER
29. Bad-mouthed : DUMPEDON
31. Things getting a lot of buzz about them? : APIARIES
32. Portrayer of TV's Ricky : DESI
34. Find objectionable : DISLIKE
35. Early phonograph cylinder covering : TINFOIL
36. Musical O'Connor : SINEAD
37. Swordsmen's grips : HAFTS
38. One of the Gabor sisters : MAGDA
39. Very well done : BURNT
41. Conks out : DIES
44. Caricature : APE
45. Certain investments, for short : CDS

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