New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 2007

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Sherry O. Blackard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQXZ} Average word length: 6.70 This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
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1. Dessert preference : ALAMODE
8. Pontiac, for one : OTTAWA
14. They're clean : NONUSERS
16. Took its toll? : PEALED
17. Proof provider : ACIDTEST
18. Encroachment : INROAD
19. Spa employee, generally speaking : PAMPERER
20. So-so series : OCTAVE
21. Benjamin's love in "The Graduate" : ELAINE
22. Medication administration stipulation : ASNEEDED
24. Not wanting more : SATED
25. Changes color, maybe : RIPENS
26. ___ Cruces (Andean peak) : TRES
27. They'd like to take things back : REGRETTERS
31. Back of front? : IER
32. Some relieved people : SIGHERS
33. Very beginning? : VEE
34. Dresses down : CASTIGATES
36. Grammy winner Winans : CECE
37. Enfants attend them : ECOLES
38. Stripes : SORTS
39. Went at : ASSAILED
42. Toxic condition : SEPSIS
43. Slight noticeable effect : RIPPLE
44. Hitchhike : GETALIFT
46. Not gauche : ADROIT
47. Diva's problem : EGOMANIA
48. Best in : BEATAT
49. Need for a quiet report? : SILENCER
50. Declines : SAYSNO
51. Things are often returned to them : SENDERS
1. Like some poetic feet : ANAPESTIC
2. Neighborhood : LOCALAREA
3. Producers of some shorts: Var. : ANIMATERS
4. Kids' concoctions : MUDPIES
5. Belgian port : OSTEND
6. Inventive Vermont blacksmith of the 19th century : DEERE
7. It's spoken in Stornoway : ERSE
8. Classic novel with the heroine Alexandra Bergson : OPIONEERS
9. Novel price, way back when : TENCENTS
10. Maximally sharp : TARTEST
11. Tons : ALOAD
12. Move through traffic, say : WEAVE
13. Like bonuses : ADDED
15. Rulers : STRAIGHTEDGES
23. Tears : SPREES
25. Delight : REGALE
27. Gilda's father, in opera : RIGOLETTO
28. Beginning on : EVERSINCE
29. Device for converting alternating current into direct current : RECTIFIER
30. Experiences dizziness : SEESSTARS
32. Sinatra or Capra : SICILIAN
35. Places to put some bags : TEAPOTS
36. "Fanfare for the Common Man" composer : COPLAND
38. Petty officers' inferiors : SEAMEN
39. Nejd natives : ARABS
40. Single component : SIDEA
41. Stick alternative : SPRAY
42. Nipped : STOLE
45. Auspices: Var. : EGIS

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