New York Times, Friday, March 26, 2010

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Nightclub in the Trump Taj : CASBAH
7. Like some party prizes : RAFFLED
14. Part of the iris bordering the pupil : AREOLA
15. Getting there : ENROUTE
16. Famous bodybuilder : SCHWARZENEGGER
18. "On Golden Pond" wife : ETHEL
19. "Closer Than Ever," e.g. : REVUE
20. Fed. management org. : GSA
21. Zoologist Fossey : DIAN
22. Permanent solutions : CURES
23. Resort town on I-70 : VAIL
24. TV lawyer Stone : ELI
25. Splotchy apparel, familiarly : CAMOS
26. Often-used word in Matthew 1 : BEGAT
27. Holds over? : RECLASPS
29. Apollonian : SERENE
30. In days of knights? : ARTHURIAN
32. Factors in handwriting analysis : SLANTS
35. Oldest of a literary quartet : MEGMARCH
39. Unwieldy ships : HULKS
40. Song from Sondheim's "Into the Woods" : AGONY
41. ___ Claire : EAU
42. 11-time N.C.A.A. basketball champs : UCLA
43. Racehorse whose 1955 Kentucky Derby win kept Nashua from taking the Triple Crown : SWAPS
44. Hide : PELT
45. "Laus ___" (words atop the Washington Monument) : DEO
46. New York City's first Jewish mayor : BEAME
47. "In Search of Identity" autobiographer : SADAT
48. Famous body builder? : DRFRANKENSTEIN
51. All at once : ENMASSE
52. When data's been ___ ... : ERASED
53. ... you may have to ___ it : REENTER
54. Lettuce : DINERO
1. Vegetable-oil soap : CASTILE
2. Old : ARCHAIC
3. To look, in Leipzig : SEHEN
4. Cricketer's action : BOWL
5. Mobile home: Abbr. : ALA
6. Disapproving comment : HARRUMPH
7. "Speed" star : REEVES
8. CD, e.g.? : ANNUS
9. Priceless? : FREE
10. Bewilderment : FOG
11. Carousel riders? : LUGGAGE
12. Summer wind in the Mediterranean : ETESIAN
13. Nickname of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer : DERALTE
17. Balancing act? : ZEROSUMGAME
18. Broadway star Linda who won $100,000 on "Star Search" : EDER
22. Flings : CASTS
23. Actress Felton of 1950s TV's "December Bride" : VERNA
25. Barrows : CARTS
26. Radiant : BEAMY
28. See 50-Down : LANKA
29. Makes binding : SIGNS
31. Back in business : REOPENED
32. Some people do it to think : SHUDDER
33. Swiss canton or its capital : LUCERNE
34. 1932 song or 1984 movie : ALLOFME
36. More frail : REEDIER
37. Gradually quieting, in music : CALANDO
38. Jabba the ___ of "Star Wars" : HUTT
40. Reveille, e.g. : AWAKER
43. Just know : SENSE
44. Michelangelo's country : PAESE
46. Cordage fiber : BAST
47. Coveleski of Cooperstown : STAN
49. Governed : RAN
50. With 28-Down, its flag has a lion holding a sword : SRI

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