New York Times, Friday, July 4, 2014

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 187 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Quickly gets good at : TAKESTO
8. Summer hat : BOATER
14. Restrained : ONALEASH
16. "This isn't a good time" : IMBUSY
17. First-century governor of Britain, whose name was Latin for "farmer" : AGRICOLA
18. Signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act : PIERCE
19. Trade fair presentation : DEMO
20. It means "council" in Russian : SOVIET
22. Apprehend : NAB
23. Roofing material : SLATE
25. Cut short : END
26. Membre de la famille : PERE
27. Compact Chevys of old : NOVAS
30. G-rated oath : FUDGE
31. Poll calculation : MARGINOFERROR
34. "While we're on the topic ..." : BEFOREIFORGET
35. Marked by hostilities? : BATTLESCARRED
36. One of the Kennedys : ETHEL
37. Manhattan Project scientist : FERMI
38. Emblem on Captain America's shield : STAR
39. All you can take with one hand : POT
40. "Frida" actress Hayek : SALMA
45. Williams nicknamed "The Kid" : TED
46. Field strip : FURROW
49. Automaker that introduced heated front seats : SAAB
50. 1950 short-story collection by Asimov : IROBOT
52. Cork bar : IRISHPUB
54. Dry up : RUNOUT
55. Cause for complaint : PETPEEVE
56. Phalanx weapons : SPEARS
57. "Through the Dark Continent" author, 1878 : STANLEY
1. Witches' brew ingredients : TOADS
2. Being in heaven : ANGEL
3. Cosmic payback : KARMA
4. "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" writer : ELIOT
5. Brief wait : SEC
6. Stop along the Santa Fe trail : TAOS
7. Four-time host of the Nordic World Ski Championships : OSLO
8. Upstanding one? : BIPED
9. Pass over : OMIT
10. Bart and Lisa's grandpa : ABE
11. Betrayed embarrassment : TURNEDRED
12. Not-so-fast food? : ESCARGOT
13. Amber-colored brew : RYEBEER
15. Send-off for the dear departed? : HAVEANICETRIP
21. To such an extent : INSOFAR
24. Register : ENROLL
26. Empty : PURGE
28. Creature outwitted by Hop-o'-My-Thumb : OGRE
29. Tries to win : VIESFOR
30. Columbian Exposition engineer : FERRIS
31. Addictive analgesic : METHADONE
32. Beauty magazine photo caption : AFTER
33. Bit of paperwork : FORM
34. Call from home : BATTERUP
35. Rouses to action : BESTIRS
39. Finishing strokes : PUTTS
41. Pasty : ASHEN
42. Name tag location : LAPEL
43. "Never trust a woman who wears ___" (line from "The Picture of Dorian Gray") : MAUVE
44. "The Name of the Rose" setting : ABBEY
46. Two by two? : FOUR
47. Veins' contents : ORES
48. Olympic skater Katarina : WITT
51. Burlesque accessory : BOA
53. Body treatment facility : SPA

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