New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brig pair : MASTS
6. ___ Vaishnavism (Hindu sect) : SRI
9. Org. that trademarked "Pony Express" in 2006 : USPS
13. Like some leaves : UNPAID
15. Mad : MANIACAL
17. They appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 36 times : STILLERANDMEARA
19. Scathing review attributed to Ambrose Bierce, part 1 : THECOVERSOF
20. De, across the Rhine : VON
21. Sources of some leather : EELS
22. Grade school comeback : ISTOO
23. Holdup accessory? : BELT
24. Hosp. units : RMS
25. Reaction dreaded by a performer : BOO
26. Minstrel percussionist : MRBONES
28. Pursue, in a way : COURT
30. Wear that's worn : RAGS
31. Review, part 2 : THISBOOKARE
34. Some batteries : AAAS
35. Big productions : EPICS
36. They're often stuffed : TURKEYS
39. 16th letter of the Spanish alphabet : ENE
40. Old TV ministry inits. : PTL
43. Agcy. concerned with ergonomics : OSHA
44. Prayer start : OLORD
46. Last thing : SHOE
47. Onetime foe of the Navajo : UTE
48. Review, part 3 : TOOFARAPART
50. "Hot" political topic : GREENHOUSEGASES
52. Where sledders start : HILLTOPS
53. Strikingly original : DARING
54. Cause for a kid getting grounded : SASS
55. Sweet ending? : OSE
56. Half a leaf : RECTO
1. Summon : MUSTER
2. It's often played before the first play : ANTHEM
3. Hucksters' deliveries : SPIELS
4. Baby showers? : TALCS
5. Titan's home : SILO
6. Whiplike? : SMART
7. Free, but not for free : RANSOM
8. Like much plumbing : INDOOR
9. OPEC member: Abbr. : UAE
10. Be a garbage collector : SCAVENGE
11. Releases from a spring board? : PAROLES
12. They're not on the level : SLANTS
14. Not on the level : DEVIOUS
16. Global lending org. : IMF
18. Break down and assimilate : RESORB
23. Sources of some leather : BOARS
25. Snake feeder : BOISE
27. Pair : BRACE
28. Grammy winner Khan : CHAKA
29. 46-Across part : TOE
31. Cape Fear natives : TARHEELS
32. They're seen at Venice's La Fenice : OPERAS
33. Like-minded : KINDRED
34. Wienerwald's whereabouts : AUSTRIA
36. Ruffians : TOUGHS
37. "Hello-o-o!" : YOOHOO
38. Cousins of cutters : SLOOPS
40. Occurring in stages : PHASIC
41. Letter's sign : TORENT
42. Chooses to 46-Down : LETSGO
45. Valuable : OFUSE
46. Show clemency : SPARE
48. Cause of a major downfall? : TNT
49. Bacteriologist's base : AGAR
51. Lines up? : ELS

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