New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 145 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Another name for hardtack : SHIPBISCUIT
12. Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
15. Often-retractable car part : AUTOANTENNA
16. Can of Prince Albert? : LOO
17. Selfish : SMALLMINDED
18. Acknowledge : OWN
19. Something seen on a pad : HELICOPTER
20. Italian bread : PANE
21. Two teaspoons, e.g. : DOSE
22. Recover from a nap : STRETCH
24. Lilac or rose : SCENT
26. Nickname popularized by a New York Morning Telegraph sportswriter in the 1920s, with "the" : BIGAPPLE
27. Adamantine : STONY
28. Name that means "princess" in Hebrew : SARAH
29. What "the lowing herd wind slowly o'er" in a Thomas Gray poem : LEA
30. Like cranberries : TART
31. Detective work : CASES
32. Determine the age of, in a way : CARD
33. Hieroglyphic symbol : EYE
34. Legally binding : VALID
35. They make up a chapter : MONKS
36. Medicated lozenge : PASTILLE
38. Rolling landscape features : VALES
39. Source of most of the names in "The Lion King" : SWAHILI
40. Italian seaport that's home to Saint Nicholas's relics : BARI
41. "I wasn't expecting that!" : OHMY
42. Chats at a high-school reunion, maybe : REMINISCES
47. Wee drink : NIP
48. Earlier : SOMETIMEAGO
49. Unkindly : ILL
50. Site of the War of 1812 Museum : PLATTSBURGH
51. Ball point? : TEE
52. Spot treatment? : FLEASHAMPOO
1. Part of a legionnaire's costume : SASH
2. Fox News political commentator : HUME
3. Proofreading abbr. : ITAL
4. Something to clean one's teeth with, maybe : POLIDENT
5. Common condo feature : BALCONY
6. Central : INMOST
7. Mushroom stem : STIPE
8. Flying Eagle, for one : CENT
9. Regrettable, as consequences : UNDESIRED
10. It's hard to get a reaction out of it : INERTGAS
11. Smidge : TAD
12. Aircraft that doesn't need a runway : FLOATPLANE
13. Officials who may issue licenses : TOWNCLERKS
14. TV family that popularized the term "parental unit" : CONEHEADS
20. Animation : PEP
23. Cry that's often tripled : RAH
24. "Sit yourself down" : STAYAWHILE
25. What a stratigraphist might take : CORESAMPLE
26. "Goin' to Chicago Blues" songwriter : BASIE
27. Picks up the pace : STEPSONIT
28. Lending "lady" : SALLIEMAE
31. See who's there, say : CALLROLL
32. Big sports venue : COLISEUM
34. The first manned Apollo mission : VII
35. Guatemala's national instrument : MARIMBA
37. Word used three times in the first four lines of the Lord's Prayer : THY
38. Beat it : VANISH
40. Towlines are tied around them : BITTS
43. Self-referential, informally : META
44. Find fault to a fault : CARP
45. Brand with Toaster Swirlz : EGGO
46. Loft-y place? : SOHO
48. No. on a bottle, maybe : SPF

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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