New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 2004

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.60 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Xerophyte : CACTUS
7. Demands : ASKSFOR
14. Surfing, say : ONLINE
15. Outside-the-box : CREATIVE
16. Nation with a red-crested crane on its flag : UGANDA
17. Strewn : LITTERED
18. Good things : PLUSES
19. So to speak : ASITWERE
20. Oktoberfest duds : LEDERHOSEN
22. Talented : ABLE
23. Song that ends "Bless my homeland forever" : EDELWEISS
24. Certain charity event : PROAM
25. Supporter : ALLY
26. ___ special : TODAYS
27. Like a junker's engine : RATTLY
30. Dumpster lifters : HOISTS
31. Free-for-alls : MELEES
32. Blood line : VEIN
33. Resin from ancient trees : AMBER
34. Dead giveaways : TELLTALES
39. Show of absolute power : FIAT
40. Corresponding : RESPECTIVE
41. Regrettable occurrence : INCIDENT
43. Hand-decorated : TOOLED
44. Auto part you shouldn't tamper with : ODOMETER
45. Preshow ritual : TUNING
46. "___ is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good": golfer Johnny Miller : SERENITY
47. Cover : ENCASE
48. Matricide of Greek myth : ORESTES
49. Record producers : STENOS
1. Dance team : COUPLE
2. Like hockey sticks : ANGLED
3. 18th-century French artist Gillot : CLAUDE
4. Decorative threads : TINSEL
5. Masks are worn here : UNDERWATER
6. Oldest known form of currency : SEASHELLS
7. Surfaces : ARISES
8. Became widespread : SETIN
9. William of TV's "The Greatest American Hero" : KATT
10. Some Amtrak employees : STEWARDS
11. Vessel that pumps the water it's floating in : FIREBOAT
12. Sheets used in four-color printing : OVERLAYS
13. Cashes in : REDEEMS
15. Upmarket : CLASSY
21. Lubricative : OILY
24. Bridge hand assessment : POINTCOUNT
26. Morning routines : TOILETTES
27. Note on the fridge, maybe : REMINDER
28. Relative of a bigeye : ALBACORE
29. Certain club reservations : TEETIMES
30. 1965 #1 hit with an exclamation point in its title : HELP
31. Family member : MAFIOSO
32. Church committee : VESTRY
34. What a creed is composed of : TENETS
35. Pronto : ATONCE
36. Mystery author ___ Jackson Braun : LILIAN
37. Despite what you say : EVENSO
38. Swamp grasses : SEDGES
40. Secure anew : RETIE
42. Ding : DENT

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