New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 2010

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 58, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.55 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Early 1990s first lady's first name : RAISA
6. Cross : PETTISH
13. Group member from the time of Jesus : ESSENE
15. Chosen as a career : GONEINTO
16. Mushroom supporters : STIPES
17. Without any wood or plastic, say : ALLMETAL
18. Repetitive rebuke : TUTTUT
19. Untrustworthy : SLIPPERY
20. What goes on? : ATTIRE
21. A conductor may have it memorized : BUSLINE
22. Units in nuclear physics : FERMIS
23. Serves : ATTENDS
24. They may be full of hot air : FLUES
25. Sigmoid architectural feature : OGEE
26. Rubber stamp : YESMAN
28. One getting hit on? : REEFER
33. Skipping syllables : TRAS
35. Acoustic measures : SONES
37. Momentum : IMPETUS
41. Play the flute : TOOTLE
42. Kings Henry I and Stephen : NORMANS
43. Oxide used in television tubes : YTTRIA
44. Spasm-relieving alkaloid : ATROPINE
45. Feast : REPAST
46. Mexican and Indian, e.g. : CUISINES
47. Spinachlike potherb : ORACHE
48. People working with logs? : ENTERERS
49. Parents' hiree : SITTER
50. Folks going through leaves : READERS
51. Its openings are often studied : CHESS
1. Fill positions differently : RESTAFF
2. With sapience : ASTUTELY
3. "Really?" : ISITTRUE
4. Defensive fencing positions in which the top of the blade is pointed at the opponent's knee : SEPTIMES
5. Arterial problem: Var. : ANEURISM
6. They're not green : POLLUTERS
7. New face on base : ENLISTEE
8. Congregation location : TEMPLE
9. Dapper Dan's doodad : TIEPIN
10. Destine : INTEND
11. They're often drawn on the street : STARES
12. Like an 8-Down : HOLY
14. Eleanor who wrote "The Hundred Dresses" : ESTES
15. One full of hot air : GASBAG
25. How most sleds are mounted : ONRUNNERS
27. Goal getter : ATTAINER
29. Way out there : ESOTERIC
30. Way to walk : FOOTPATH
31. Dramatic break : ENTRACTE
32. Fancies : RELISHES
34. Value : ASSESS
36. Those who put you in your place? : SEATERS
37. Pleasant way to play : INTUNE
38. Swank's co-star in "The Next Karate Kid" : MORITA
39. Wrote an essay, say : PROSED
40. Persia, e.g., once : EMPIRE
41. Pros' opposites : TYROS
44. One not allowing a volley : ACER

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