New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2005

Author: Raymond C. Young
Editor: Will Shortz
Raymond C. Young
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BJKQXYZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Young. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Doesn't this beat all? : CAPPER
7. Eastern royal : RANI
11. U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union during W.W. II : HARRIMAN
13. Take back : RECANT
15. Home of a literary ghost : ELSINORE
16. Currency replaced by the euro : ESCUDO
17. Enthrones : ELEVATES
18. Region of southern England on the English Channel : DORSET
19. A telephone technician might perform one : LINETEST
20. Smooth : FLUENT
21. Bland quality : NOTASTE
22. Work in a cabin, say : AVIATE
23. Cultural institution : ARTCENTER
25. Old-fashioned warning : ALARUM
30. Bet both ways : HEDGED
31. Halloween game of biting fruit dangling on a string : SNAPAPPLE
33. Not over the line : ONSIDE
34. Protective plastic sheet : ACETATE
40. Not forget : RETAIN
41. Civic club member : ROTARIAN
43. Muzzle packer : RAMROD
44. Make a member of little by little : DRAWINTO
45. Title heroine with a turtle named Skipperdee : ELOISE
46. Volunteered : ENLISTED
47. Like some big banks : LEVEED
48. Properly deals with after an exhumation : REINTERS
49. Holiday : REST
50. Severity : RIGORS
1. "Larry King Live," for one : CALLIN
2. Poisonous element: Prefix : ARSENO
3. Shrub often used to mark a boundary : PRIVET
4. The hit of a party? : PINATA
5. Engages in melodrama : EMOTES
6. One cannot take it at face value : RARESTAMP
7. Motion starter : RESOLVED
8. Growing : ACCRUING
9. Revolt : NAUSEATE
10. Not far out : INDENTED
11. Contemptible one : HEEL
12. Home maker : NESTER
13. Sign of anger : REDFACE
14. Go this way and that : TOTTER
24. "Love is just around" it in a Bing Crosby song : THECORNER
25. Glassworker, at times : ANNEALER
26. Checkmate : LASTMOVE
27. Places for combs : APIARIES
28. Ham's equipment : RADIOSET
29. No longer in first place : UPENDED
31. Light reddish-brown : SORREL
32. Storage spot : LARDER
35. And more : ETALII
36. Shooting marbles : TAWING
37. Upper cruster : ARISTO
38. Photographic worker : TINTER
39. Restaurant clientele : EATERS
42. Go-aheads : NODS

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