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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 2005

___ al-Khaimah (one of the United Arab Emirates)

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Berlin.
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© 2005, The New York Times2/25/05 ( No. 20,198 )

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Across
1
Tom, to Samuel F. B. Morse : DASHES
7
Not let the lees settle : RESTIR
13
Throughway : ARTERY
14
Exploitative employer : PADRONE
15
Some urban legends : HOAXES
16
Front : FORESIDE
17
Kind of moth : LUNA
18
New York-based TV host : OBRIEN
20
Numbers preceder: Abbr. : LEV
21
Creep : INCH
22
Folk singer John : PRINE
23
French chef's mushroom : CEPE
24
Take ___ breath : ADEEP
26
11-time 1930's-40's All-Star : OTT
27
There are 745.7 of them in one horsepower : WATTS
28
Levelheaded : DOWNTOEARTH
31
Film technique : FREEZEFRAME
32
Hotel amenity : ROOMSERVICE
33
Case for a podiatrist : CORNS
34
Part of le printemps : MAI
35
Line of cliffs : SCARP
39
Spanish pronoun : ESAS
40
English philosopher George Henry ___ : LEWES
42
Scoundrel : HEEL
43
___ al-Khaimah (one of the United Arab Emirates) : RAS
44
Early in the morning : ATDAWN
45
48-Across feature : ARIA
46
Carrier of devastating cargo : ENOLAGAY
48
Verdi work whose title character is a bandit : ERNANI
50
Lee of literature : ANNABEL
51
In final form, as a film : EDITED
52
Reporter who uses shoe leather : LEGMAN
53
Meet people : RACERS
Down
1
Pale violet : DAHLIA
2
Here and there : AROUND
3
Golf lesson topic : STANCE
4
Most dice : HEXAHEDRONS
5
Up until : ERE
6
Techie administrator : SYSOP
7
Peep show : RAREE
8
Isn't that just perfect? : EDEN
9
High class?: Abbr. : SRS
10
Act of dressing and grooming oneself : TOILETTE
11
Rigorous : INDEPTH
12
"Superman and the Mole Men" star, 1951 : REEVES
14
Angle : POINTOFVIEW
16
Waste : FRITTERAWAY
19
Award for showing : BRONZEMEDAL
23
One who may adjust a belt : CARMECHANIC
25
Lays : POEMS
27
Some noncombatants, for short : WAACS
29
First name in horror : WES
30
Joseph C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___" : ERI
31
Dirt-cheap : FORASONG
32
Singer Cash : ROSANNE
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Total, e.g. : CEREAL
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Make sparkling : AERATE
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"Fatal Instinct" director : REINER
38
They're checked : PLAIDS
40
Wearer of three stars: Abbr. : LTGEN
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Unkind look : SNEER
44
Rubáiyát stanza scheme : AABA
47
Skedaddle : LAM
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Package info: Abbr. : RDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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