New York Times, Friday, August 21, 2009

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Feature of Psalm 119 : ACROSTIC
9. People work for them : WAGES
14. "How rude!" : THENERVE
15. Call on the carpet : HAULUP
16. 1997 Jim Carrey film : LIARLIAR
17. Cuban-born jazz great Sandoval : ARTURO
18. Isolated : ALLALONE
19. Tracked vehicle : SNOCAT
20. City where French kings were crowned : REIMS
21. Spur-of-the-moment : RASH
23. Virus's need : HOST
24. Swimmer's sound : GASP
25. Onetime popular musician ... or a radio station where he might be heard? : WELK
26. "Ella and ___!" (1963 jazz album) : BASIE
27. Suffix with absorb : ENT
28. Sweet loaf : RAISINBREAD
30. Separate : SORT
31. Lowdown : POOP
32. First athlete to appear on the cover of Time magazine : JACKDEMPSEY
36. Amigo : BRO
39. Ungentle giants : OGRES
40. As bad luck would have it : ALAS
41. Blubber : WEEP
42. Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
43. Hitch : SNAG
44. It may get you out of a trap : WEDGE
45. Excise via an operation : RESECT
47. Switch hitter? : TRAINMAN
49. Coffee-mate producer : NESTLE
50. It's unbelievable : TALLTALE
51. Went on a dinner date, e.g. : ATEOUT
52. Shows the ropes : EDUCATES
53. TV producer Michaels : LORNE
54. Least accessible : REMOTEST
1. Loose : ATLARGE
2. Poet Pablo Neruda, for one : CHILEAN
3. Dreamer's opposite : REALIST
4. It's designed for quick entrances : ONRAMP
5. Plugs : SELLS
6. Chad Mitchell ___ (1960s folk band) : TRIO
7. Director of "Meatballs" and "Stripes" : IVANREITMAN
8. Post boxes' contents : CEREALS
9. Premonish : WARN
10. Zither with buttons : AUTOHARP
11. What insulin regulates the metabolism of : GLUCOSE
12. "1984" superstate dominated by Neo-Bolshevism : EURASIA
13. Like pinto beans : SPOTTED
15. Jumble : HASH
22. Goes from first to third, say : SKIPSAGRADE
25. Pottery : WARE
26. Rap devotee, in slang : BBOY
28. Some retinal cells : RODS
29. Disappointing R.S.V.P.'s : NOES
30. One hanging around med school? : SKELETON
32. Personal writings : JOURNAL
33. Accept, as conditions : AGREETO
34. More boorish : CRASSER
35. Part of a caterer's display : PLATTER
36. One who's on the other side? : BEDMATE
37. Entertains : REGALES
38. Most accessible : OPENEST
41. Attacked : WENTAT
43. Unmake changes : STET
44. "Consider it done" : WILCO
46. Mystery novel element : CLUE
48. Chemical used to cure animal skins : ALUM

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