New York Times, Friday, August 18, 2006

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BQXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Predicament : SPOT
5. Tots' pops : DADAS
10. See 12-Down : PLAY
14. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference team : IONA
15. Rice/Lloyd Webber work : EVITA
16. It's part of P.R. : RICO
17. Backup troops : RELIEFARMY
19. Dying words : ETTU
20. Sweet German bread : STOLLEN
21. Its use might leave you out of gas : SIPHON
23. Old computer networking protocol : OPENTRANSPORT
26. One way to be repaid : INKIND
28. Torment : AGONY
29. Tiptop, in hip-hop : SOOPA
30. Steve ___, 1980 Olympic gold-medalist runner : OVETT
31. "Fat chance!" : HAH
34. Musical instruction : ADUE
35. Where "Aida" debuted : CAIRO
36. Captured, after "on" : TAPE
37. In addition : YET
38. Starch sources : TAROS
39. Provide food for : CATER
40. Overseas carrier : CAMEL
41. Wags : JOKERS
42. Lincoln's description of pre-Civil War America ? or a hint to the circled letters : AHOUSEDIVIDED
46. Brown v. Board of Education city : TOPEKA
47. Movable belonging : CHATTEL
50. "___ charmant!" : TRES
51. Turn up on the beach : WASHASHORE
54. Religious inscription : INRI
55. Bypass : AVOID
56. Enthralled : AGOG
57. Shade of blue : CYAN
58. Cries out : YELPS
59. Junk : TOSS
1. Paul McCartney and others : SIRS
2. Foot specialist? : POET
3. Watching : ONLOOKOUT
4. Engine attachment : TAILPIPE
5. Stand up for : DEFEND
6. Opposite of après : AVANT
7. Board member: Abbr. : DIR
8. Bill holder : ATM
9. Refuses : SAYSNOTO
10. Lacoste-wearing, maybe : PREPPY
11. Affordable artwork, perhaps : LITHO
12. One in a 10-Across : ACTOR
13. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Robin : YOUNT
18. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
22. Fails to be : ISNT
24. Literally, "little turnips" : RAVIOLI
25. New ___ (certain occultists) : AGERS
26. "Well, well," to Wellington : ISAY
27. Knot : NODE
30. Four-___ boat : OARED
31. Didn't like leaving : HATEDTOGO
32. Little, e.g. : APER
33. One of a matched set : HERS
35. Left : CAMEAWAY
36. Words of defiance : TAKETHAT
38. Mission : TASK
39. Notes at the end? : CODAS
40. Makes aware : CUESIN
41. Crusades : JIHADS
42. Where Christmas decorations go up in summer? : ATTIC
43. Ceratoid : HORNY
44. Word with light or horse : OPERA
45. Screening device : VCHIP
48. "Aeneid" figure : EROS
49. Endurance : LEGS
52. Greetings from Galba : AVE
53. Staff note : SOL

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