New York Times, Friday, February 27, 2015

Author: Julian Lim
Editor: Will Shortz
Julian Lim
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 45 Missing: {KQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Time of forgiveness : GRACEPERIOD
12. Jean-Paul Sartre or Winston Churchill, once : PRISONEROFWAR
14. Classic 1984 film in which most of the dialogue was ad-libbed : THISISSPINALTAP
16. Pink : ROSEATE
17. Certain shooter : CATSEYE
18. Hill worker : ANT
19. Google worker : BOT
20. Musical phrase in which a single syllable is sung over several notes : MELISMA
25. Part of some city streets : BUSLANE
29. "I know what you're thinking" thinker : PSYCHIC
30. Rabbit homes, maybe : BRIARS
31. Group of people : HOMO
32. Robin Williams title role : GARP
33. Radiologist, often : IMAGER
35. Disinter : UNEARTH
39. Hardcover or paperback : EDITION
40. Positive or negative : NONZERO
41. Racket : DIN
42. Dental problem : GAP
43. We : YOUANDI
48. "Ready to go?" : SHALLWE
52. Evolutionary biologist who wrote "The Panda's Thumb" : STEPHENJAYGOULD
54. Trunks, e.g. : STORAGESPACES
55. Be lenient : SPARETHEROD
1. Like some low-grade beef : GRISTLY
2. Stand : RISE
3. Where the "tiger cub economies" are : ASIA
4. Add up to : COST
5. First word in Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
6. Energy : PEP
7. "True Blood" vampire Northman : ERIC
8. First name in gossip : RONA
9. "___ first ..." : IFAT
10. Knot : toads :: parliament : ___ : OWLS
11. Relative of a Fig Newton : DATEBAR
12. Line items? : PHONES
13. Some old-fashioned hosiery : RAYONS
14. Galumph : TRAMP
15. Colleague of Don on "Mad Men" : PETE
21. Apple messaging software : ICHAT
22. So-called Japanese chess : SHOGI
23. Photocopy predecessor : MIMEO
24. Tough nut to crack : ACORN
25. Certain shooter : BBGUN
26. Prefix meaning "heavens" : URANO
27. Frequent demonstrator of the Doppler effect : SIREN
28. Setting for Steinbeck's "The Pearl" : LAPAZ
33. Nuts : IDIOTS
34. Dances in 3/4 time : MINUETS
36. Fixed, as a model airplane : REGLUED
37. Tries to catch shrimp, say : TRAWLS
38. Wished : HOPED
39. Nestlé brand : EDYS
44. Per : APOP
45. Dragsters' org. : NHRA
46. Honey or sugar : DEAR
47. William who wrote "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" : INGE
48. Military band : SASH
49. Something not to be believed? : HYPE
50. Culture medium : AGAR
51. Nuts : LOCO
53. Blacker than black : JET

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