New York Times, Friday, May 29, 2015

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 198 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Call in the evening : TAPS
5. Thunderous sound : CLAP
9. Island group near Fiji : TONGA
14. Heckelphone lookalike : OBOE
15. Good eats : HEALTHFOOD
17. For which two heads are better than one? : YOKE
18. Doing particularly well : INRAREFORM
19. Prefers charges against : SUES
20. Site of an annual British music festival : STONEHENGE
21. Take advantage of : TRADEON
23. Ben who played the Wizard in "Wicked" : VEREEN
24. Grocery quantity : BAGFUL
25. Soul producer : KIA
26. Lose intensity : ABATE
27. Judas never attained it : SAINTHOOD
33. Setting for Hawthorne's "The Marble Faun" : ROME
34. Really affected : GOTTO
35. Pasta option : ORZO
36. Four-hour tour features? : EYERHYMES
38. Roughly 1% of the earth's atmosphere : ARGON
39. Oaf : APE
40. Wild : INSANE
41. Offensive opportunities : ATBATS
45. Procter & Gamble product line : PANTENE
47. Without trying : BYACCIDENT
49. Bygone cracker brand : HIHO
51. Increases risk and reward : UPSTHEANTE
52. Maker of PerformX sportswear : IZOD
53. Gets very near : ZEROESINON
54. Eatery with scales : DELI
55. Steel brackets with two flanges : ZBARS
56. "You ___ Me" (1957 R&B hit) : SEND
57. Fall location : EDEN
1. ___ & Hobbies (eBay category) : TOYS
2. 1998 coming-of-age novel by Nick Hornby : ABOUTABOY
3. Oscar Madison's weekly event : POKERGAME
4. Attends to : SEESAFTER
5. Tool with a bezel : CHISEL
6. How a nocturne is often played : LENTO
7. First high priest of the Israelites : AARON
8. Leave nothing to chance : PLAN
9. 2013 Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy : THEHEAT
10. Bid : OFFER
11. Very sad turnout : NOONE
12. Big ravine : GORGE
13. Commercial manufacturers : ADMEN
16. British Open winner of 1971 and 1972 : TREVINO
22. Fitting : DUE
24. Unadorned : BARE
25. Baby foxes : KITS
27. Adjective-forming suffix : SOME
28. Took a course? : ATE
29. Old baseball coverage? : HORSEHIDE
30. In a union : ORGANIZED
31. Atmospheric problem : OZONEHOLE
32. All washed up : DONE
34. Broadway chorus dancers, informally : GYPSIES
37. Sub entries : HATCHES
38. Word with carpenter or weaver : ANT
40. Mean : INTEND
41. Full of excitement : ABUZZ
42. Easygoing : TYPEB
43. Arabian port that's home to Sinbad Island : BASRA
44. Part taker : ACTOR
45. Pasta option : PENNE
46. ___ Chigurh ("No Country for Old Men" villain) : ANTON
48. Lectern locale : DAIS
50. Figure in the Ynglinga saga : ODIN

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