New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 2005

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Talk big : BRAG
5. Five-digit extension : HAND
9. Hooverville home : SHACK
14. Show disrupter, possibly : LATECOMER
16. Pick-up line? : HELLO
17. Quality of Bartók's music : ATONALITY
18. Bar : ESTOP
19. Your first-grade teacher, now : MEMORY
20. Spheres : MILIEUS
22. 1950's marketing disaster : EDSEL
23. Tiger Woods's alma mater : STANFORD
25. The Pleiades, e.g. : SISTERS
27. Cardholder's problem : DEBT
29. Match, e.g. : FIRESTARTER
33. Long-jawed fish : GAR
34. Lubber : APE
35. Gazebo wall : LATTICE
36. Together : ONE
37. Naval inits. : USS
38. Spy satellite : EYEINTHESKY
40. Nautical day's beginning : NOON
42. French strawberries : FRAISES
43. Coal substitutes : FUELOILS
45. Vaulted areas : APSES
49. See 53-Down : HARBURG
50. Bit of fine print : CLAUSE
51. Suggest itself : OCCUR
52. Break one's word? : HYPHENATE
55. Tomb marker : STELE
56. Temporarily satisfied : TIDEDOVER
57. 1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
58. Caesar's empire, for short : SPQR
59. To a smaller degree : LESS
1. "I don't ___ you!" : BLAME
2. Placed on a scale : RATED
3. Links in certain chains : ATOMS
4. Like composer Niccolò Paganini : GENOESE
5. Heaven-born : HOLY
6. French ally : AMI
7. Take home : NET
8. Clear orders : DRYMARTINIS
9. Stand against a wall : SHELF
10. "Works and Days" poet : HESIOD
11. Very close friends : ALTEREGOS
12. Bad weather portent : CLOUDBANK
13. Slapstick group, briefly : KOPS
15. Bishop who supported Richard II, in Shakespeare : CARLISLE
21. Food for moles : INSECTS
23. Civil War issue : STATERIGHTS
24. Certain wing feather : TERTIAL
26. Stick around to see : STAYFOR
28. It rarely takes anything : TREY
29. Woodland spirit : FAUN
30. Automatically : IPSOFACTO
31. Means of production : RESOURCES
32. Like chronic injuries : REHEALED
39. Mexicans do business in it : ESPANOL
41. Sci-fi author's award : NEBULA
44. Drawn : LURED
46. Not at all bumpkinish : SUAVE
47. Adlai's 1956 running mate : ESTES
48. Future experts : SEERS
49. Ranch animal, informally : HOSS
50. "Suspect" star, 1987 : CHER
53. With 49-Across, "The Wizard of Oz" lyricist : YIP
54. Right away : PDQ

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