New York Times, Friday, August 7, 2009

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 253 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The loneliest guy in town" : MAYTAGREPAIRMAN
16. "Hold on" : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
17. Handles things evenhandedly : STRIKESABALANCE
18. Important part for a jig : TOE
19. Cracker shapes : ANIMALS
20. Substitute acquired by about half a million people a year: Abbr. : GED
21. Representative : ENVOY
23. Scale start : DORE
24. ___ Fein : SINN
25. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" setting : SIAM
26. City where Einstein developed his special theory of relativity : BERN
27. Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
28. More fashionable : TONIER
30. Sudden light seen through the clouds : SUNBURST
32. Catch-22 : TRAP
34. 1970s-'80s sitcom setting : MELS
35. Using high-flown language : POETICAL
39. "Mother of the believers" : AYESHA
43. "Bonne ___!" (French cry on January 1) : ANNEE
44. Undershirt, in Britain : VEST
46. "You're putting ___!" : MEON
47. Office stamp : RECD
48. "Say ___" (1940 Glenn Miller hit) : SISI
49. Ones in control of their faculties? : DEANS
50. "___ Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me" : IFA
51. Mount from which people can see far away : PALOMAR
53. Company that makes Styrofoam : DOW
54. Viking stories, e.g. : NORSELITERATURE
57. Took flak for something one said, say : GOTINTOHOTWATER
58. Bedazzlement : STARSINONESEYES
1. Maximum, slangily : MOSTEST
2. For whose benefit "the quality of mercy is not strain'd" in Shakespeare : ANTONIO
3. Capital of Armenia : YEREVAN
4. 1979 nuclear accident site: Abbr. : TMI
5. Hunky-dory : AOKAY
6. Some raiders, informally : GMEN
7. Lodge : RESIDE
8. Charms : ENAMORS
9. Businessman/entertainer who was once mayor of Bridgeport, Conn. : PTBARNUM
10. "Behold ___ Horse" (William Cooper book) : APALE
11. Targets of remedies : ILLS
12. Stephen of "Stuck," 2007 : REA
13. More itchy, maybe : MANGIER
14. Balloonists' doings : ASCENTS
15. Is unobliged to : NEEDNOT
22. Missing : OMITTED
24. "Beg pardon," in casual talk : SCUSEME
26. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
27. Well : ABLY
29. Iroquoian language : ERIE
31. All lined up : NEAT
33. Fair place : PAVILION
35. Cut rinds, e.g. : PARINGS
36. 30.48 centimeters : ONEFOOT
37. Something once bundled with Microsoft products : ENCARTA
38. Basutoland, today : LESOTHO
40. Navy service : SEADUTY
41. Center of a roast : HONOREE
42. "Jeopardy!" fodder : ANSWERS
45. Dinah's avenger in the Bible : SIMEON
48. 1972 U.S./U.S.S.R. pact : SALTI
49. Ties : DRAWS
51. Bank chains hold them : PENS
52. Museo contents : ARTE
55. Quaint letter start : SIR
56. ___ kwon do : TAE

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