New York Times, Friday, February 15, 2013

Author: Tom Heilman
Editor: Will Shortz
Thomas Heilman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVXZ} Average word length: 6.29 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Heilman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Smelting ended it : STONEAGE
9. Latin pop Grammy winner Jon : SECADA
15. Intellectually stimulating : CEREBRAL
16. Drive : PROPEL
17. Traditional : OLDWORLD
18. Scam : RIPOFF
19. Pringles Light ingredient : OLEAN
20. Roster shortener : ETALII
21. Bach wrote three for violin : PARTITAS
25. Impenetrable : ARCANE
26. Thornton Wilder, while earning his B.A. : ELI
27. Debt memo : CHIT
28. Mower handle? : DEERE
29. Close match point? : RINGSIDESEAT
32. Knuckles the Echidna's company : SEGA
33. Crayola color introduced in 1958 : SEPIA
34. Wishy-washy reply : IMAY
38. Variable pay schedule : SLIDINGSCALE
41. Put away one's own groceries? : ATEIN
43. Nagg's wife in Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" : NELL
44. Ziploc bag introducer : DOW
45. They have their own kingdom : PLANTS
46. Whisk clean : SWEEPOUT
48. Procured unlawfully, old-style : ILLGOT
49. What Montana was in the '80s : NINER
50. CW series based on a French film : NIKITA
51. "Piranha" director, 1978 : JOEDANTE
54. One of the Wayans brothers : KEENEN
55. Wicker seat place? : USSENATE
56. As far out as possible : ODDEST
57. Blooms named for their scent : TEAROSES
1. Ice cream store employees : SCOOPERS
2. Invent something : TELLALIE
3. Activity for diners and list makers : ORDERING
4. Just starting to learn : NEWAT
5. Controversial school language subject : EBONICS
6. Weather might delay it: Abbr. : ARR
7. Square dance partner : GAL
8. Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
9. Like a snow angel maker, at times : SPREADEAGLE
10. 1890-1941 Italian colony : ERITREA
11. Ducky : COPACETIC
12. Like hydra neurons : APOLAR
13. Characterize : DEFINE
14. Caine character who's left wondering : ALFIE
22. Now : THISINSTANT
23. Served : AIDED
24. Quaint undies : STEPINS
30. It works via a series of explosions : GASENGINE
31. Resilient strength : SINEW
35. Paintings often including an infant : MADONNAS
36. Kindergarten song : ALOUETTE
37. Some graveyard flora : YEWTREES
39. Figure of speech like "not unlike" : LITOTES
40. Not unlike a ballet dancer : SLENDER
41. Acting as one : ALLIED
42. Named names, say : TALKED
45. McCarthy-era epithet : PINKO
47. Source of grand sounds? : PIANO
51. Extrude : JUT
52. Relative of -ish : OSE
53. Spanish demonstrative : ESA

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