New York Times, Friday, April 28, 2006

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Berlin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {GQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Goons : APES
5. "Star Wars" villain, for short : JABBA
10. Not solid : IFFY
14. "Shoot!" : DRAT
15. Others, abroad : OTROS
16. Senate majority leader, 1985-87 : DOLE
17. Animated friend of the monkey Boots : DORATHEEXPLORER
20. It's not standard : OPTION
21. Some are natural : SCIENCES
22. 1940's-60's world leader : NEHRU
23. Mollify : PLACATE
24. Underhanded : SLY
25. Send over : REAIR
27. A toast : SKOAL
30. Find one's place : FITIN
31. Supergroup of the 1980's : MENUDO
32. Corrupted : DEBASED
35. Egyptian architect credited with building the Step Pyramid at Saqqara : IMHOTEP
36. Puts on a pedestal : EXALTS
37. Give money to : ENDOW
38. "Hits the spot" sloganeer, once : PEPSI
39. Up to : UNTIL
40. One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JED
43. Some farmers : TENANTS
45. Caterpillar competitor : DEERE
47. Battle of Britain fighter : SPITFIRE
49. Builder's need, often : PERMIT
50. Division of many a company : CUSTOMERSERVICE
52. Vision: Prefix : OPTO
53. Get ready to drive : TEEUP
54. Apple variety : IMAC
55. Weak one : WUSS
56. Blast from the past : OLDIE
57. Boss Tweed skewerer : NAST
1. They're not standard : ADDONS
2. Move forward : PROPEL
3. Unrefined : EARTHY
4. Part of a flight : STAIR
5. New Testament figure : JOHN
6. Took in : ATE
7. Best-selling author of "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" : BRESLIN
8. It's in for the long haul : BOXCAR
9. Food garnish : ASPIC
10. "Beats me" : IDONTKNOW
11. Evict : FORCEOUT
12. Skip : FLEE
13. Informal possessive : YERS
18. Sign inside a state line : TOURISTINFO
19. Renter : LEASEHOLDER
23. Stamp with a date : PAID
26. Are, in Arles : ETES
28. Drink with a straw, maybe : ADE
29. Cut : LOP
30. High parts : FALSETTOS
31. Mid-millennium year : MMDI
32. Passbook abbr. : DEP
33. Windows file extension : EXE
34. 5-Down and others : BAPTISTS
35. Dramatic football plays: Abbr. : INTS
37. Popped in : ENTERED
39. Take off a spindle : UNREEL
40. Aunt ___ : JEMIMA
41. Heathers : ERICAS
42. Sense : DETECT
44. "We ___ please" : AIMTO
46. Senator of Watergate fame : ERVIN
47. It's got a flat bottom : SCOW
48. Kind of platter : PUPU
49. Nickname for José : PEPE
51. ___ juris (in one's own right): Lat. : SUI

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