New York Times, Friday, April 25, 2008

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Tournament organizer's concern : BRACKETS
9. Cheerleaders' doings : SPLITS
15. Hombre-to-be : MUCHACHO
16. Bring out : ELICIT
17. Accurate : ONTARGET
18. Simple inflorescence, as in a lily of the valley : RACEME
19. Outlook : VISTA
20. Zero-star movies : BOMBS
22. "___ Kommissar" (1983 pop hit) : DER
23. Much often follows it : INAS
24. Future star athlete who debuted with the Rangers in 1989 : SOSA
25. Food described in Exodus : MATZO
27. Start to salivate? : ESS
28. Dr. Seuss book, with "The" : LORAX
29. He was succeeded by his archdeacon Hilarius : LEOI
30. With 36-Across, shortsighted : PENNYWISEAND
33. Disappear, in a way : GOAWOL
35. Run out : ELAPSE
36. See 30-Across : POUNDFOOLISH
38. Editorial cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
39. Work out : SOLVE
40. She played Fantine in "Les Misérables," 1998 : UMA
43. Piece of cake in school : EASYA
45. Programming command : ELSE
46. "T. J. Hooker" actor Adrian : ZMED
47. Its logo is a goateed man in an apron : KFC
48. Two strikes? : CAROM
50. In on : HIPTO
51. Plug : STOPUP
53. Landmark on the Chicago shoreline : NAVYPIER
55. Fill up with gas : AERATE
56. Rushing home? : GRIDIRON
57. Some natural history museum attractions : TREXES
58. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo : STPETERS
1. No Oscar contender : BMOVIE
2. Encounters : RUNINS
3. Is temporarily : ACTSAS
4. Raps : CHATS
5. ___ Sea (arm of the Arctic Ocean) : KARA
6. Thing that keeps track of the beat?: Abbr. : ECG
7. Long-running Art and Chip Sansom comic strip : THEBORNLOSER
8. In a manner of speaking : SOTOSAY
9. Dinar earner : SERB
10. Tissue material : PLASM
11. Need to get hitched: Abbr. : LIC
12. Some are sweetened : ICEDTEAS
13. Mountain, e.g. : TIMEZONE
14. Inflammation reducer : STEROID
21. Fictional secret agent : MAXWELLSMART
24. Sequel title starter : SONOF
26. ___ number (set theory concept) : ALEPH
28. Dirty : LEWD
30. Iloilo's island : PANAY
31. Helen Keller's "The World ___ In" : ILIVE
32. Response facilitator: Abbr. : SASE
33. Urged persistently : GOTAFTER
34. Come home more often than? : OUTSCORE
36. Views through a keyhole : PEEKSAT
37. Gunpowder alternatives : OOLONGS
40. Masked official : UMPIRE
41. Streaker with a tail : METEOR
42. Trims : ADORNS
44. It's never right : ACUTE
46. "Shut your pie hole!" : ZIPIT
49. Goons : APES
50. 1995-2001 House Judiciary Committee chairman : HYDE
52. Irene's Roman counterpart : PAX
54. Kind of lounge : VIP

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