New York Times, Saturday, September 25, 2004

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Desert : LIBYAN
7. Paws : SWIPESAT
15. Cactus ring : AREOLE
16. Former carrier to Lima : AEROPERU
17. Brightened, with "up" : PERKED
18. Countertop materials : GRANITES
19. Ski boot accessories : INNERS
20. Inadvisable thing to do, usually, in the mail : SENDCASH
21. Put one's cards on the table : DEALT
22. AOL, e.g. : ISP
23. Throws in : ADDS
24. Zip : NADA
28. Appropriate : COOPT
32. Morgue, for one : RUE
33. It's not all fluff : MERINGUEPIE
35. Neither soon nor far off : INTHEMEDIUMTERM
37. Punch and Judy, for example : ANTAGONISTS
38. Criticize : RAP
39. "___ break?" : NEEDA
40. Kind of column : ONES
41. Luisa's lover in "The Fantasticks" : MATT
42. "That proves it!" : AHA
44. Where oil may often be found : PORES
45. Cut : LESSENED
50. Attempted, in a phrase : BITOFF
51. Put out, in the old days : ETHERIZE
52. Armpit : AXILLA
53. Heroes : GREATMEN
54. Caution : CAVEAT
55. Mixers : SELTZERS
56. Woolworth contemporary : KRESGE
1. Like the cutting of gemstones : LAPIDARIAN
2. "Cimarron" co-star, 1931 : IRENEDUNNE
3. Peasant girl who became the saint of Lourdes : BERNADETTE
4. Sophisticates they're not : YOKELS
5. Listening : ALERT
6. Oldtime radio kids' show "Uncle ___ Squadron" : NEDS
7. Drops off : SAGS
8. With 50-Down, cry upon returning : WERE
9. Kerman rug maker : IRANI
10. Nature films? : PONDSCUMS
11. Homer, e.g. : EPICPOET
12. Lead-in to fire, trap or price : SETA
13. Father of Deimos : ARES
14. Backside : TUSH
24. Title character in a 2003 film from 44-Down : NEMO
25. "There ___ words ..." : ARENO
26. Dispatched : DIDIN
27. Arrack flavorer : ANISE
29. Faust and Méphistophélès, e.g. : OPERAROLES
30. Hostile takeover symbol : PIRATEFLAG
31. Skates on thin ice, say : TEMPTSFATE
33. Number on a dial : MEGAHERTZ
34. Fortitude : GUTS
36. Took a load off : HADASEAT
41. Whodunit necessity : MOTIVE
43. Imported film genre : ANIME
44. See 24-Down : PIXAR
45. Endurance : LEGS
46. Sartre's being : ETRE
47. Author Silverstein : SHEL
48. Israel's Weizman : EZER
49. Burrows : DENS
50. See 8-Down : BACK

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