New York Times, Friday, June 29, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJKQVW} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 165 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
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1. Inelegance : BADTASTE
9. One form of the Egyptian god Set : HIPPO
14. Yanks : AMERICANS
16. Light bulb, maybe : ONION
17. 1970s-'80s band whose debut album was the soundtrack to a Richard Pryor film : ROSEROYCE
18. Die down : ABATE
19. Group of stars : DREAMTEAM
20. Doesn't just glance : GAZES
21. The friends on "Friends," e.g. : SEXTET
22. Like "sissies" : SIBILANT
24. Pill bottle recommendation : DOSE
26. Inspire : LEADTO
27. Something to chew on : COCA
30. Factory-inspecting org. : OSHA
32. Genre spoofed by "The Cheap Detective" : NOIR
33. ___ Chicken Shack (Chicago-based restaurant chain) : HAROLDS
35. "Make yourself scarce!" : AMSCRAY
37. "The Good Earth" wife : OLAN
38. Obama's birthplace : OAHU
40. Newman's "Hud" co-star : NEAL
41. Daft : MENTAL
43. Brand once pitched by Lorne Greene : ALPO
45. Tendency to push the envelope : EDGINESS
47. Going up : ABLAZE
52. Harass nonstop : HOUND
53. Stranded motorists' aids : CALLBOXES
55. Type in : ENTER
56. Some Monopoly holdings : UTILITIES
57. Former NPR host Hansen : LIANE
58. Event worth celebrating : MILESTONE
59. They have two legs : PANTS
60. As much as possible : TOTHEMAX
1. Medieval entertainers : BARDS
2. Casanova's love : AMORE
3. Fix : DESEX
4. Get the tab : TREAT
5. Military decoration that depicts a flying eagle : AIRMEDAL
6. Callas contemporary : SCOTTO
7. "Private Practice" actor Diggs : TAYE
8. Packs protectively : ENCASES
9. Long lunch? : HOAGIE
10. Not tipping to either side : INBALANCE
11. 1982 Razzie winner for "Butterfly" : PIAZADORA
12. Latent greatness : POTENTIAL
13. Like ranch houses : ONESTORY
15. Opening half? : SEMI
23. Gunfight sound effect : BLAM
25. Six-time Silver Slugger winner : SOSA
27. Scotland, to poets : CALEDONIA
28. Literally, "man of the forest" : ORANGUTAN
29. Big piece of crust? : CONTINENT
31. Transport : HAUL
33. Shut-in's caregiver, in Britain : HOMEHELP
34. Company whose mascot is Bobby Banana : DOLE
36. High-hat : SNOBBISH
39. Attacks a project vigorously : HASATIT
42. Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
44. Shipping base : PALLET
46. Disgusting film : SCUM
48. Werther's love in a Goethe novel : LOTTE
49. Self-evident proposition : AXIOM
50. Ethan Frome's sickly wife : ZEENA
51. Robert Devereux's earldom : ESSEX
54. Title character of a 2002 Disney film : LILO

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