New York Times, Friday, December 4, 2009

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Antediluvian : ASOLDASTHEHILLS
16. It's served in parts : THREECOURSEMEAL
17. Completely unqualified for competition : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
18. Introduction to Impressionism? : NEO
19. It's light-sensitive : IRIS
20. Pains : CARE
21. "The young lambs ___ pretty race": Wordsworth : RANA
22. Sgt. follower : MAJ
25. Stop, with "up" : LET
26. Cashiers : CANS
27. "The Accumulation of Capital" author Luxemburg : ROSA
28. "Love Story" score composer : LAI
29. "Get cracking!" : DOIT
30. Singer of the 1940s blues hit "One Meat Ball" : JOSHWHITE
32. With 33-Across, remitted : SENT
33. See 32-Across : MONEY
34. Like Old Glory: Abbr. : AMER
35. They may be excited by dinner : TASTEBUDS
37. Partner of 40-Across : THIS
38. Case builder: Abbr. : ATT
39. ___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
40. Partner of 37-Across : THAT
41. 4 letters : GHI
42. Suffix with real : IST
43. They often come in packs : LIES
44. Moten who played Bess in Broadway's "Porgy and Bess" : ETTA
46. "___ Fate" (André Malraux novel) : MANS
47. Scholarship, e.g. : AID
50. Framing need : TRUMPEDUPCHARGE
55. Railway terminus with the Victory Arch : WATERLOOSTATION
56. Became emotionally receptive : OPENEDONESHEART
1. Rafts : ATON
2. "Molly" title role player, 1999 : SHUE
3. "... ___ go?" : ORTO
4. One may be conceived on Veterans Day : LEO
5. Challenging : DEFIANT
6. Certain winter stash : ACORNS
7. One of the Gandhis : SONIA
8. Part of Shrovetide: Abbr. : TUES
9. Abbr. on a timecard : HRS
10. What an au pair might take: Abbr. : ESL
11. Laugh syllable : HEE
12. Big name in desktops : IMAC
13. Ceiling one should stay under : LEGALLIMIT
14. Wordsworth and Tennyson : LAUREATES
15. More like a cold shower? : SLEETIER
21. Singer with the 5x platinum album "Nick of Time," 1989 : RAITT
22. Ancient law man : MOSES
23. Wan : ASHY
24. Jabber : JAW
26. Make up : CONSTITUTE
27. Concerto part : RONDO
29. Perilous place : DEATHTRAP
30. Competition among mail carriers? : JOUST
31. Music to a comic's ears : HAHAS
32. The second part : STAGETWO
33. Many corp. recruits : MBAS
36. Dermal opening? : EPI
37. Leader exiled in 1979 : THESHAH
40. Dyes : TINCTS
43. Judgment problem : LAPSE
45. Music to a minister's ears : AMEN
46. Unstable particle : MUON
47. Price number : ARIA
48. Real-estate tycoon Olenicoff : IGOR
49. Bit of headway : DENT
51. Grand ___ (Annapolis Valley community) : PRE
52. Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
53. End of a Fred Flintstone cry : DOO
54. Put the dishes away : ATE

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