New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 2010

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Fishing gear : BAITBUCKETS
12. Hollywood acronym : SAG
15. Company mascot introduced in the 1930s that has never been put out to pasture : ELSIETHECOW
16. Group with the '79 double-platinum album "Discovery" : ELO
17. Stance in a fashion magazine : GLAMOURPOSE
18. Up to, informally : TIL
19. ___ milk : SOY
20. Bench warrant, e.g. : WRIT
21. Walk to the gate, perhaps : SEEOFF
23. Baseball stat : RUNS
24. Lamented : WEPTFOR
25. Zeros, in sports slang : BAGELS
28. One who's smart? : WISEACRE
29. Switch positions : ONOFF
30. "Lost" actress Raymonde : TANIA
31. Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
32. Hardly traditionalists : NEOS
33. ___ Sisters (daughters of Atlas) : SEVEN
34. Popular spectator sport that's not in the Olympics : SUMO
35. Money market currency abbr. : USD
36. The Abominable Snowman, for one : BIPED
37. Block : DEBAR
38. Babe-in-arms alternative? : STROLLER
40. "___ Really Matter" (Janet Jackson song) : DOESNT
41. John Wayne : THEDUKE
42. It's hardly a smash hit : DINK
43. Kindle, say : READER
44. Impotent : WEAK
45. E-2 Marine : PFC
48. Utter doofus : ASS
49. Apathetic person's words : FORALLICARE
52. John L. Lewis was its first pres. : CIO
53. Laptop tested aboard the Endeavour : IBMTHINKPAD
54. Home of Smallville: Abbr. : KAN
55. Swift retreat? : NESTINGSITE
1. Adjures : BEGS
2. Gallic greeting : ALLO
3. "Well!" : ISAY
4. Title guy in an animated HBO sitcom : TIM
5. Aid to King Hrothgar, in literature : BEOWULF
6. Some driving school practice : UTURNS
7. Rock on a stage : CHRIS
8. Didn't go stale : KEPT
9. Friendly intro? : ECO
10. Adds : TOSSESIN
11. Comic strip adoptee : SWEEPEA
12. Course load? : SETOFCLUBS
13. Like the 1974 rope-a-dope fight : ALIFOREMAN
14. Kiawah Island, for one : GOLFRESORT
22. Hellenic character : ETA
23. Calls : REFS
24. Got into port : WINED
25. Incentive to buy a CD, maybe : BONUSTRACK
26. Number of folks? : ANESTHESIA
27. Excuse : GOODREASON
28. Sing vibrato, say : WAVER
30. Hides on a frame : TEPEE
33. Luxurious wrap : SILKROBE
34. Grope for : SEEK
36. Tekka-maki sushi source : BLUEFIN
37. Promoter of the 13-Down fight : DONKING
39. "How ___ ..." : ODD
40. Phone headquarters : DIALIN
42. City of 15+ million whose busiest street is Chandni Chowk : DELHI
44. Steam engine pioneer : WATT
45. Parental term of endearment, in Spain : PAPI
46. Frequent party planner, for short : FRAT
47. Opt to drop : CEDE
50. Hosp. units : RMS
51. Contents of some books: Abbr. : CKS

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