New York Times, Saturday, May 8, 2010

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Where some diggers dig : CLAMBED
8. Chuck Yeager, e.g., in brief : WWIIACE
15. Kreplach cousin : RAVIOLI
16. Purina partner replaced by Nestlé : RALSTON
17. Before : AHEADOF
18. Home of the Great Geysir : ICELAND
19. Toadlike : WARTY
20. See 5-Down : FAT
22. "Socrate" composer : SATIE
23. Self-titled platinum album of 1988 : LITA
24. Red flannel hash ingredients : BEETS
26. Isinglass : MICA
27. Dir. from Asheville to Winston-Salem : ENE
28. Like Miró's "The Tilled Field" : SURREAL
30. Blemish : MAR
31. Counter measures? : RADIATIONLEVELS
34. Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, e.g.? : TRANSMUTE
35. They keep airliners aloft : HOLDINGPATTERNS
41. "So is that ___?" : ANO
42. Adds to the staff : NOTATES
43. Sleeping aid : COT
44. ___ tide : NEAP
46. Like some punches : LACED
47. Elvis Presley's "___ Liked the Roses" : MAMA
48. Takes several courses : DINES
50. Words from M.L.K. Jr. : SER
51. "I've ___!" : HADIT
52. Crime scene clue : DROPLET
54. "In my mind ..." : IFORONE
56. Common blog link : YOUTUBE
57. Unable to get much worse : ABYSMAL
58. Lays away for good : ENTOMBS
59. Supply : LITHELY
1. Night ___ : CRAWLER
2. Maui locale that was once the capital of the kingdom of Hawaii : LAHAINA
3. Fended off : AVERTED
4. Roadster that debuted in 1989 : MIATA
5. With 20-Across, natural energy source : BODY
6. Grp. with the 1977 album "Out of the Blue" : ELO
7. What food courts aim to satisfy : DIFFERINGTASTES
8. Books and such : WRITTENMATERIAL
9. Fem. force : WAC
10. France's ___ d'Hyères : ILES
11. "The straight path" : ISLAM
12. Together : ATATIME
13. Like a volcano : CONICAL
14. Charms : ENDEARS
21. One industry above the rest? : AEROSPACE
24. Fuel derivable from biomass : BUTANOL
25. Tipped one's hat to : SALUTED
28. Lethal compound : SARIN
29. Neighbors of Belarusians : LETTS
32. "___ better be good!" : ITD
33. Notch, e.g. : VEE
35. Produce batik : HANDDYE
36. Driving club : ONEIRON
37. Give for a while : LOANOUT
38. Colts' former home : RCADOME
39. Token : NOMINAL
40. Like Buckingham Palace : STATELY
45. Rumbly tummy soother : PEPTO
47. Dame of whodunits : MARSH
49. Trenchtown, for one : SLUM
51. Wilhelm of Cooperstown : HOYT
53. "Chicago" lyricist : EBB
55. Org. in "The Sting" : FBI

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