New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 2003

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Average word length: 6.35 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Dramatic situations : CRISES
7. Places side by side : APPOSES
14. Fresh : RECENT
15. Like discarded habits : UNLEARNT
16. Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
17. It can take the edge off : NAILFILE
18. Hod filler : MORTAR
19. One that heads up the staff : CLEF
20. Baby seat, say : LAP
21. White-collar profession? : PRIESTHOOD
23. Irving hero : GARP
24. "Missouri Waltz," e.g. : STATESONG
25. Smattering : TINGE
26. Cattle calls : MOOS
27. Rendered unconscious, maybe : CONKED
28. Burned rubber : TOREUPTHEROAD
32. Voiced : SONANT
33. Take in : REAP
34. Famous Chicago critic : EBERT
35. Lead to mislead, in bridge : FALSECARD
40. Hand (out) : METE
41. Blew up : BOILEDOVER
42. Meeting time suffix : ISH
43. In "Hamlet," it's "in russet mantle clad" : MORN
44. Unfrequented : LONELY
45. Harrier : NUISANCE
47. Memory trace : ENGRAM
48. Set : ARRANGED
49. Looks after : SEESTO
50. California's ___ National Park : REDWOOD
51. "Death Becomes Her" star, 1992 : STREEP
1. Makes waves : CRIMPS
2. Come back with : RETORT
3. Failed utopian community of 1840's Illinois : ICARIA
4. Bard's work : SESTET
5. Means of protecting breakables : ENCASEMENT
6. Begins : STARTSOUT
7. Having hands, as a clock : ANALOG
8. Furnished (with) : PLIED
9. Ill-gotten funds : PELF
10. Butterfingers : OAF
11. It means "resplendent land" in Sinhalese : SRILANKA
12. Blew up : ENLARGED
13. Like Mayan pyramids : STEPPED
15. At liberty : UNCONSTRAINED
22. Cager's target : HOOP
23. Italian painter Severini : GINO
25. Protection for a boat's hull : TORPEDONET
27. Nonstop : CEASELESS
28. Admittedly : TOBESURE
29. Four in every dozen : ONETHIRD
30. Choice : RARE
31. Something to catch or raise : HELL
32. Limited course : SEMINAR
35. Unnatural : FORCED
36. Certain eel : CONGER
37. Not sympathetic : AVERSE
38. Pertain : RELATE
39. Dust remover : DRYMOP
41. Drum played without sticks : BONGO
43. Rancho hand? : MANO
46. Bromide : SAW

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