New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 2009

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Final resting place built in the 17th century : TAJMAHAL
9. Jackson and others : JESSES
15. Hole that's not filled : OPENDATE
16. Demonstrate banking skill : AVIATE
17. Like exiles : UPROOTED
18. Distance light travels in 3.3 femtoseconds : MICRON
19. Sound sometimes followed by an attack : GRR
20. "A friend to call my own," per a Michael Jackson hit : BEN
21. Reaction to chicken feed : PECKING
22. "Far From Heaven" director Todd : HAYNES
24. Queens or soldiers : CASTE
25. Patron saint of hermits : GILES
26. Sentences may end with them : PARDONS
28. Car category : USED
29. Creator of a comic strip duo named after a theologian and a philosopher : WATTERSON
31. Fine-grained wood : YEW
32. Desert rodents : JERBOAS
33. Indication of a green light : NOD
35. One may be out of control : SITUATION
37. So, in Salerno : COSI
38. British Columbia's ___ Mountains : SELKIRK
39. "Class Reunion" novelist, 1979 : JAFFE
40. Boosted : HIKED
41. Tank type : PANZER
42. Pitches : CAREENS
45. Summer turn-on? : FAN
46. It might hold gold : ORE
47. Black marketeer in "Casablanca" : UGARTE
48. Bygone Buicks : RIVIERAS
50. Emissary : LEGATE
51. Like some menus : ALACARTE
52. Pitched : LEANED
53. Not at all tight : GENEROUS
1. Bruiser : TOUGHGUY
2. Rates : APPRAISES
3. Big name in slapstick : JERRYLEWIS
4. 6 letters : MNO
5. Building blocks : ADOBES
6. Is repulsed by : HATES
7. Rate ___ (be deemed flawless) : ATEN
8. Skippered : LED
9. "Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world" speaker : JAMESDEAN
10. They remove letters : EVICTORS
11. Repulses : SICKENS
12. Attire around the 1-Across : SARI
13. Royal educator : ETON
14. Hong Kong's Hang ___ Index : SENG
21. Had some : PARTOOK
23. Satirist Ward : NED
24. ___ seat : CATBIRD
26. Voting booth information : PARTIES
27. 1947 western serial film : SONOFZORRO
29. Cowardly : WEAKKNEED
30. Title vampire of film : NOSFERATU
32. Girl Scouts founder Low : JULIETTE
34. Diphthong dividers : DIERESES
36. Mehrabad Airport setting : TEHERAN
37. Film holder : CAN
39. One of the Sopranos : JANICE
41. Stately old court dance : PAVAN
42. Get the best of : CULL
43. Posthumous Pulitzer winner of 1958 : AGEE
44. Ravi Shankar played it at Woodstock : RAGA
45. Do a taxing task? : FILE
48. Low-grade paper : RAG
49. It may pop on a plane : EAR

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