New York Times, Saturday, September 30, 2006

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Politically unstable area : HOTSPOT
8. 2005's "Walk the Line" and others : BIOPICS
15. Derived by logic : APRIORI
16. Fit for the stage : ACTABLE
17. Goes home for the night, say : HEADSIN
18. "Dig in, everyone!" : LETSEAT
19. Actress with the memoir "Call Me Crazy" : ANNEHECHE
21. Producer of the megaflop "E.T." : ATARI
22. Film about a blind man for which the lead won Best Actor : SCENTOFAWOMAN
24. After much delay : ATLAST
26. Like some calendars : LUNAR
27. Navigational aid : CHART
28. Repairs a leak, possibly : WELDS
29. Snap ___ : PEA
32. Classic pencil-and-paper game : DOTS
33. Kiosk item : DAILY
34. Mouthful : GULP
35. Signal : CUE
36. Lacking in resonance : TINNY
37. Coin with a two-headed eagle on the reverse : RUBLE
38. Savvy film/TV character whose name, paradoxically, is Spanish for "idiot" : TONTO
39. Bygone weapon : POLEAX
40. Some brass : MAJORGENERALS
44. Lose one's cool : ERUPT
45. Fiendish : DEMONICAL
48. Big farewell : SENDOFF
50. 1983 song that begins "Hate New York City" : ILOVELA
51. Violinmaker Stradivari : ANTONIO
52. Compared : LIKENED
53. Less natural : STAGIER
54. Brought to bear : EXERTED
1. "Funny ___" : HAHA
2. As yet undecided : OPEN
3. Exchange words? : TRANSLATE
4. Brandy cocktails : SIDECARS
5. Like a presidential suite, presumably : POSHEST
6. Help get settled : ORIENT
7. Color : TINCT
8. With undisguised menace : BALEFULLY
9. Party supply : ICE
10. Council of Three Fires members : OTTAWAS
11. Flock's overseer : PASTOR
12. Rolled steel joist : IBEAM
13. Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
14. Arrive, as darkness : SETIN
20. Exciting drive? : HOLEINONE
23. Auto racer Granatelli : ANDY
24. Kind of adapter : ACDC
25. Second person appearing in the Bible : THOU
28. Phrase in a police bulletin : WANTEDFOR
29. Starting to mature : PUBESCENT
30. 2004 title role for Anne Hathaway : ELLA
31. Mountaineering goal : APEX
33. Car owner's annoyance : DING
34. Swift traveler : GULLIVER
36. Dessert topped with crumbled macaroons : TORTONI
37. ___ Colony (first English settlement in the New World) : ROANOKE
38. Boss : TOPDOG
39. Wordy : PROLIX
40. They're capped with caprock : MESAS
41. "Aunts ___ Gentlemen" (P. G. Wodehouse's last complete novel) : ARENT
42. Unelected officials : JUNTA
43. Lebanese president Lahoud : EMILE
46. "Hard ___" (ship command) : ALEE
47. "The Blue Dahlia" star : LADD
49. Cry of disgust : FIE

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