New York Times, Friday, August 31, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 167 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Actress Rachel of "The Notebook" : MCADAMS
8. Newsman who famously defined news as "something somebody doesn't want printed" : HEARST
14. ___ Avenue (Monopoly property landed on the most) : ILLINOIS
16. Ascribe : IMPUTE
17. Big mess : RATSNEST
18. Attractive feature : TURNON
19. Makes copies of, maybe : TRACES
20. Responsibility : ONUS
22. Building material for Great Plains settlers : SOD
23. Decorated one : HERO
24. Cut short : CROP
25. 1980s "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
26. Attends to as one might a captured soldier : UNARMS
29. Hit group? : MAFIA
30. Something you'd rather not discuss : PRIVATEMATTER
32. They're written for two-part harmony : PEACETREATIES
33. Amateur geologist's purchase : GEIGERCOUNTER
34. Lawn care item : EDGER
35. Course of sewers, for short : HOMEEC
36. Retro candy containers : TINS
37. Drinks bourbon neat, maybe : SIPS
38. Ecuador is a member of it : OPEC
42. Fifth word of the lyrics to "American Pie" : AGO
43. Mass event : RITE
44. Land of ___ (destination in "The Pilgrim's Progress") : BEULAH
46. Play maker? : WRITER
48. Heat in one's car : ROADRAGE
50. Oxygen-dependent organism : AEROBE
51. They get canned : SARDINES
52. He's inclined to agree : YESMAN
53. Pot holder? : TEACART
1. Amusement : MIRTH
2. Saint ___ of Assisi, co-founder of the Order of Poor Ladies : CLARE
3. Missal stand's place : ALTAR
4. Puts off : DISCOURAGES
5. Last monarch of the House of Stuart : ANNE
6. Hangout for Homer : MOES
7. Family nickname : SIS
8. Ask for a donation : HITUP
9. Winged runners : EMUS
10. Mo. when the Civil War began : APR
11. Tries to catch : RUNSAFTER
12. Crime reporters? : STOOLIES
13. Take orders, possibly : TENDBAR
15. "Star Wars" extras : STORMTROOPERS
21. Small biters : NOSEEUMS
24. Dickensian surname : CRATCHIT
25. Only person to guest-host "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" : KATIECOURIC
27. More upscale : NICER
28. State : AVER
29. Like some photo paper : MATTE
30. Gowns that are rarely worn out : PEIGNOIRS
31. A zebra has a short one : MANE
32. Livestock auction info : PEDIGREE
33. Vacation spot : GETAWAY
37. Fabulous singer : SIREN
39. Original scheme : PLANA
40. Breathless, say : EAGER
41. One beaten by an ape : CHEST
43. "___ #1's" (2005 country music album) : REBA
44. Exposed to the elements : BARE
45. 13th-century composition : EDDA
47. Certain cat : TOM
49. Small part of a meal : OAT

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