New York Times, Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hirohito's homeland : NIPPON
7. Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
10. Come to naught : FAIL
14. Magnetism : ALLURE
15. Patient waiting : ABIDANCE
17. Emergency supply : PLASMA
18. Fix : SETRIGHT
19. 1982 movie starring Al Pacino as a playwright : AUTHORAUTHOR
21. Dirty : SOILED
22. "___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
25. 1991 Holocaust film : EUROPAEUROPA
29. Lock : TRESS
32. No longer done : PASSE
33. Word before cry or baby : WAR
34. Propensity : BENT
35. Walk proudly : STRUT
36. Faction within a faith : SECT
37. The Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
38. Highlanders : GAELS
39. Life of ___ : RILEY
40. 1983 cinematic study of a Scottish poet : REUBENREUBEN
43. Exercise : WIELD
44. Boring things : AUGERS
47. 1968 Joanne Woodward film directed by Paul Newman : RACHELRACHEL
51. Building that may be about to go up? : FIRETRAP
54. With sadness : BLUELY
55. Launch : INITIATE
56. Discus champ Al : OERTER
57. Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
58. Comb maker : BEE
59. African pest : TSETSE
1. California wine valley : NAPA
2. Picture: Abbr. : ILLUS
3. Dialogue writer : PLATO
4. Most insistent : PUSHIEST
5. Goldlike alloys : ORMOLUS
6. More to the point? : NEARER
7. Pitts of old films : ZASU
8. Aid's partner : ABET
9. Most succinct : PITHIEST
10. Less overcast : FAIRER
11. "The Ice Storm" director Lee : ANG
12. German pronoun : ICH
13. Chartered : LET
16. Device to keep a ship from drifting : DROGUE
20. Parent-by-choice, of sorts : ADOPTER
23. Gym handout : TOWEL
24. Rapidly : APACE
26. "Je ___ français" : PARLE
27. Not surprisingly : ASUSUAL
28. Like some SoHo parties : ARTY
29. Lift for two : TBAR
30. Not let lapse : RENEW
31. World-weariness : ENNUI
35. Oceanside scuttler : SANDCRAB
36. Figurehead's office : SINECURE
38. Desserts at Luigi's : GELATI
39. Grandly entertains : REGALES
41. Beatnik toppers : BERETS
42. Freshwater cod : BURBOT
45. Butler from Charleston : RHETT
46. Yugoslavian-born tennis ace : SELES
48. Venom : HATE
49. Three-sided sword : EPEE
50. Epic poet's prop : LYRE
51. Tailoring job : FIT
52. Squid's squirt : INK
53. "Flying Down to ___" : RIO

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