New York Times, Saturday, December 29, 2001

Author: Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Peoples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Center's position : PIVOT
6. "Peanuts" character : SCHROEDER
15. Obviously amazed : AGAPE
16. Heaven : CLOUDNINE
17. Game needs : RULES
18. Massage therapists, e.g. : RELIEVERS
19. Corrupt : TAINT
20. Actress Gray and others : ERINS
21. Hard to keep in stock, say : HOT
22. Obligation : ONUS
23. Candle holders? : CAKES
24. Bold competitor : ALL
25. Sing : NAMENAMES
27. Roosevelt brain truster Adolf : BERLE
29. Like some souls : SAVED
30. Dapper Dans : BLADES
31. Worn down : ABRADED
34. Orchestra section : BRASSES
35. Ready : PRIMED
36. Like tree leaves : VEINY
37. Delirious person, often : RAVER
38. Youth : SALADDAYS
42. Like Beethoven's Seventh Symphony : INE
43. Pilot's guidepost : PYLON
44. Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
45. Spock, e.g.: Abbr. : CDR
46. Kind of wrap : SARAN
47. Tooth trouble : DECAY
48. Alternative to a steak fry : ONIONRING
50. Practice : USAGE
51. Shot past? : TENNISACE
52. Banquets : DINES
53. Made more attractive : SWEETENED
54. Skittish move : START
1. "Steel Magnolias" co-star : PARTON
2. Gal√°pagos Islands shore dweller : IGUANA
3. Calmer : VALIUM
4. Access provider : OPENSESAME
5. Makeup, e.g. : TEST
6. Jumped off the page, maybe : SCREAMED
7. Followed in Cratchit's footsteps : CLERKED
8. Sacred sites : HOLIES
9. Archaeologist's destination : RUINS
10. ___ of Solomon (noncanonical book) : ODES
11. It may have a window: Abbr. : ENV
12. Irreconcilables : DIEHARDS
13. Program participant : ENROLLEE
14. Pacing, say : RESTLESS
23. Gave up, slangily : CAVED
26. 2000 candidate : NADER
27. Unlikely to excite : BLAND
28. "Down, boy!" : EASYDOESIT
30. ___ Boru, Irish king who defeated the Norse : BRIAN
31. They may be in a jam : APRICOTS
32. Just out : BRANDNEW
33. Located along a large stream : RIVERINE
34. Fit in : BELONGED
36. Canopy curtain : VALANCE
38. Mideast's ___ Desert : SYRIAN
39. Secrets : ARCANA
40. 1947 sound-barrier breaker : YEAGER
41. Least ingenuous : SLYEST
43. Break down, in a way : PARSE
46. Pet : SNIT
47. They don't go off : DUDS
49. Starting square : ONE

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