New York Times, Friday, October 8, 2010

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 58, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.45 This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
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1. Use a joystick : STEER
6. Biblical figure who received the curse of Ham : CANAAN
12. Somewhat astringent, as wine : TANNIC
14. What a yo-yo might make : NOSENSE
15. City where A.A. was founded : AKRONOH
17. Like collision avoidance systems : AVIONIC
18. "Driving Miss Daisy" setting : GEORGIA
19. Conservative pundit with a daily morning radio show : BENNETT
20. Popular bar since 1946 : ALMONDJOY
22. "I never ___ moor": Emily Dickinson : SAWA
23. Delivery that may floor you : LEFTJAB
24. One doing laundry, often : PILER
25. Wrap in sheets : FOIL
26. They're on the books : WAGERS
27. The great Pretender? : CHRISSIEHYNDE
31. Things to come to grips with? : PLIERS
32. Sound made while working on a mop : SNIP
33. Basketball shooting game : HORSE
34. Maximally intense : ACUTEST
37. "Alice ___ It Again" (Noel Coward song) : ISAT
38. Pantry : STOREROOM
40. What a compact often lacks : LEGROOM
42. Green : ENVIOUS
44. Reply to a pushy person : ISAIDNO
45. Think worthy of doing : DEIGNTO
46. Change, at times : PENNIES
47. Turned down : DENIED
48. What big projects are usually done in : STAGES
49. Tough row to hoe? : WEEDS
1. One way to go to a party : STAG
2. Lead-in to bath or powder : TAKEA
3. Join : ENROLL
4. Massive, in Marne : ENORME
5. Country standard that begins "Love is a burning thing" : RINGOFFIRE
6. Quail flock : COVEY
7. Words of clarification : ASIN
8. Strip teaser? : NEONSIGN
9. Toughened : ANNEALED
10. Seemingly : ASITWERE
11. Workers may be drawn to them : NECTARS
13. What can give you a heads-up? : COINTOSS
14. Big shot : NABOB
16. Some pilgrims : HADJIS
21. Lake Chapala's state : JALISCO
24. Ordered programming : PAYPERVIEW
26. Bleached : WHITENED
27. Like an owl's eyes : CLOSESET
28. Set of cursive Japanese symbols : HIRAGANA
29. Fix, as a bow : RESTRING
30. Toughened : ENURED
31. Big name in home theaters : PHILIPS
34. ___ Energy (big natural gas utility) : ATMOS
35. Elegantly groomed : SOIGNE
36. It's worth a couple of bucks in Canada : TOONIE
38. Acoustics measures : SONES
39. Soft, now : MUTED
41. His vet is Liz Wilson : ODIE
43. Rolls out for sale at a nursery : SODS

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