New York Times, Saturday, August 21, 2010

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.86 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Kind of mouse : OPTICAL
8. Indicator that you're back to your own words : UNQUOTE
15. Nearly shot : FARGONE
16. Sew up a hole? : PUTTOUT
17. Winter weather hazard : FREEZINGDRIZZLE
19. Dresses down ... or butters up? : BASTES
20. Scratch : RASP
21. Maccabiah Games setting: Abbr. : ISR
22. Defense secretary after Cheney : ASPIN
23. Backpack alternative : TOTE
24. Jacket material : JEAN
25. Game with trumps : SKAT
26. See 27-Down : TRUE
27. "Five Weeks in a Balloon" author : VERNE
28. Surface for the Olympische Winterspiele : EIS
29. Antisubversive grp. of old : HUAC
30. Jubilant cry : YES
31. Group that may be hounded? : SEARCHPARTY
35. Headache cause : DIN
36. Hub for Air Caraïbes Atlantique : ORLY
37. Do some course work : MOW
40. Primates vis-à-vis humans : ORDER
43. Barrie's "oddly genial man" : SMEE
44. Tot's plea : CANI
45. Stand-up comic's fear : JEER
46. Latitude : PLAY
47. Like some joints : CASED
48. Suffix with cartoon : ISH
49. "Rhapsodie Hongroise" composer : AUER
50. Cobwebs may be a sign of it : NONUSE
51. Part of many a daily supplement : BCOMPLEXVITAMIN
54. Like the midafternoon hours, typically : WARMEST
55. Foggy : INADAZE
56. Takes over : ANNEXES
57. Waved a knife at, maybe : MENACED
1. Wrong : OFFBASE
2. Go down a slope with a chute : PARASKI
3. Do wrong : TRESPASS
4. "Save the explanation" : IGETIT
5. Flimflam : COZEN
6. French cordial flavoring : ANIS
7. Perfect-game pitcher Barker : LEN
8. Many a software download : UPDATE
9. An operator may call on one : NURSE
10. Stick in a cabinet : QTIP
11. Snack food brand : UTZ
12. More like the Blob : OOZIER
13. Certain Tornado Alley resident : TULSAN
14. Ageless, ages ago : ETERNE
18. He said "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury" : GROUCHOMARX
23. Star ___ (big name in exercise machines) : TRAC
24. What ribs are delivered in : JEST
26. Go time in a game : TURN
27. With 26-Across, "Amen!" : VERY
29. Bit of evidence for a sleuth : HAIR
30. Ivy with deep roots : YALE
32. Fulda feeder : EDER
33. Food chain part : PREY
34. Princess Najla player in Broadway's "Flahooley" : YMASUMAC
38. Endlessly adjustable, as clothing : ONESIZE
39. Diversified : WIDENED
40. Native of the Lake Superior region : OJIBWA
41. Checkout correction : RESCAN
42. Render harmless, in a way : DEHORN
43. Falls like 17-Across : SLEETS
44. Where Family Day is observed : CANADA
46. Good thing for a medic to find : PULSE
47. Trig ratio : COTAN
49. Mountaineer's goal : APEX
50. Complement of Dante's circles of hell : NINE
52. Title of Dickens's Defarge: Abbr. : MME
53. Punch : VIM

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