New York Times, Friday, March 20, 2009

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 10, (2 triple stacks) Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Bit of back-and-forth : CHAT
5. "___ Warning" ("Das Rheingold" aria) : ERDAS
10. "Yeah ... whatever!" : ASIF
14. Cherry ___ : COLA
15. It goes a long way before the Olympics : TORCH
16. ___ Independent Press Awards : UTNE
17. Their parts are usually unusual : CHARACTERACTORS
20. Hero, to some : POBOY
21. Name on a Chinese menu : TSO
22. You don't want them to be dashed : HOPES
23. Took a course? : ATE
24. Surreal beginning? : ESS
25. Surreal ending? : ISM
26. A person who's short might run to it : ATM
28. Some Windows systems : NTS
29. Comparison component : ASA
32. Not merely having wet clothes : SOAKEDTOTHESKIN
39. Later : ATSOMEOTHERTIME
40. Provide what's missing : FILLINTHEBLANKS
41. Faline's mother in "Bambi" : ENA
42. Fathers and sons : HES
43. Heat on the street : GAT
44. Series standout, briefly : MVP
47. Apnea specialist: Abbr. : ENT
48. One of a pair of mice in "Cinderella" : GUS
50. Oscar nominee for "Stand and Deliver," 1988 : OLMOS
52. Abbr. on a residential street sign : CIR
53. Very big : OBESE
56. Just know : FEELINONESBONES
59. Can : FIRE
60. Less formal : FREER
61. Dreaded letters for a procrastinator? : ASAP
62. Reason for parental scolding : SASS
63. Basket on a court : CESTA
64. Coastal bird : TERN
1. Letters on old Russian maps : CCCP
2. Chocolaty treat : HOHO
3. They include amaretto and sloe gin : ALABAMASLAMMERS
4. The Emperor, The Empress or The High Priest : TAROT
5. Condensation indication : ETC
6. As bad as can be : ROTTENTOTHECORE
7. Get all dapper : DRESSTOTHENINES
8. Very close, in a way : ACROSSTHESTREET
9. Al Green's "___-La-La (Make Me Happy)" : SHA
10. Jam ingredients : AUTOS
11. 1984 Talking Heads concert film and hit album : STOPMAKINGSENSE
12. Dictator's opening : INRE
13. Utter guilt, with "up" : FESS
18. Assembly call : AYE
19. 46-Down preceder : CHI
26. "___ Place," 1971 Orson Welles movie : ASAFE
27. Gun-___ (like Yosemite Sam) : TOTIN
30. Carol Kane's role on "Taxi" : SIMKA
31. "___ of traitors!": Shak. : ANEST
33. ___ Nidre (Yom Kippur prayer) : KOL
34. Virgin's parent : EMI
35. Relaxation location : DEN
36. Likud lang. : HEB
37. Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
38. Stopping point: Abbr. : STA
45. Crop-damaging animals : VOLES
46. 19-Down follower : PSI
48. Lot : GOB
49. German diver : UBOAT
50. Wastes : OFFS
51. Royal from the planet Alderaan : LEIA
54. Cauterize : SEAR
55. It shows many matches : ESPN
57. Grp. with East and West divisions : NFC
58. Tabasco title: Abbr. : SRA

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