New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 2009

Author: Karen M. Tracey
Editor: Will Shortz
Karen M. Tracey
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Be against : ABUT
5. Equal measures?: Abbr. : TSPS
9. Undercroft : CRYPT
14. Her face began to circulate in 2000 : SACAJAWEA
16. Grizzled : HOARY
17. Feature of the 1925 opera "Wozzeck" : ATONALITY
18. Warmly welcome : ASKIN
19. "Lucrezia Borgia" composer : DONIZETTI
20. 1920s-'60s Tennessee congressman B. Carroll ___ : REECE
21. "Holiday in Havana" star, 1949 : ARNAZ
22. A Buddhist might be found in one : ZENSTATE
24. Spring : EMERGE
26. "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" author Howard : PYLE
28. Clip : SCISSOR
32. Enters gradually : SEEPSIN
34. Bear fruit : PANOUT
35. California city near Bakersfield : DELANO
36. Historical decorum disdainer : FLAPPER
38. Outdated communications : TELEXES
39. Dramatic exhalation : SIGH
40. Danish beer brand : TUBORG
42. Old bolt shooter : CROSSBOW
44. "Something to Talk About" Grammy winner, 1991 : RAITT
49. Bum : MOOCH
50. Go downhill fast : AVALANCHE
52. Gut flora : ECOLI
53. Gut reaction? : DIGESTION
54. Screen ___ : SAVER
55. Least comfortable : UNEASIEST
56. Big shock wave producer, briefly : ATEST
57. Gershwin title character : BESS
58. Musical score abbr. : CRES
1. Carne ___ (roasted beef dish) : ASADA
2. Mongolian for "hero" : BATOR
3. Big East b-ball powerhouse : UCONN
4. "Lost" actress Raymonde : TANIA
5. Related thing : TALE
6. Child actor Carl who played Alfalfa : SWITZER
7. Dog owner, often : PETTER
8. Saws : SAYINGS
9. Plot : CHART
10. Fragrant fruit used for jellies and confections : ROSEAPPLE
11. Musical accompaniment to many a comedic chase scene : YAKETYSAX
12. Alternative to Travelocity or Orbitz : PRICELINE
13. River near Hadrian's Wall : TYNE
15. Adds spice to : JAZZESUP
23. Farming machine : SEEDER
25. Some a cappella music : MOTETS
27. Biblical 905-year-old : ENOS
28. Nos. on some lotion bottles : SPFS
29. Litter member that's almost always female : CALICOCAT
30. On one's game : INAGROOVE
31. He wrote "Time eases all things" : SOPHOCLES
33. Plant with long ribbonlike leaves : EELGRASS
37. Drumbeat : RUBADUB
38. Tugboat fees : TOWAGES
41. Jersey, e.g. : BOVINE
43. Jersey, e.g. : SHIRT
45. Bit of harlequinade : ANTIC
46. Relatively remote : ICIER
47. Word that might accompany finger-pointing : THOSE
48. Nonpermanent residences : TENTS
49. Pueblo site : MESA
51. Bucolic backdrops : LEAS

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