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New York Times, Saturday, May 19, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {E} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first grid in my database that includes every letter except the most common one — E. Three other puzzles are E-less: this one by David Kahn which uses only 10 letters, this one, also by Patrick Berry, where the only vowel is A, and this one by Gayle Dean which has no E's in either the answers or in the clues.

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C
2
A
3
L
4
I
5
C
6
O
7
C
8
A
9
T
10
A
11
R
12
A
13
L
14
B
A
N
A
N
A
R
A
M
A
15
M
I
M
I
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A
S
T
R
O
N
O
M
I
C
17
O
P
A
L
18
S
H
O
R
N
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I
G
O
20
C
R
A
Z
Y
21
T
I
N
Y
22
G
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A
L
O
S
H
24
P
O
P
25
A
N
Y
26
J
A
I
L
S
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I
28
V
A
N
A
29
F
O
R
M
A
30
M
A
D
R
I
D
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M
32
A
33
D
L
I
B
S
34
P
I
N
A
T
A
S
35
A
Q
U
I
N
O
36
G
U
S
T
Y
37
L
U
M
P
S
38
C
O
N
T
I
39
M
40
A
41
W
42
C
A
B
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I
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B
O
O
K
S
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G
A
L
A
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O
R
D
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I
N
A
L
S
48
F
O
R
D
S
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L
I
O
N
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S
L
I
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P
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P
I
N
G
O
N
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M
U
R
K
54
H
A
N
G
I
N
G
O
U
T
55
X
M
A
S
56
O
R
G
A
N
I
S
T
S
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 22,838 )
Across
1
One with a coat of many colors : CALICOCAT
10
Asian sea name : ARAL
14
Girl group with a 1986 #1 hit : BANANARAMA
15
"Sì, mi chiamano ___" (Puccini aria) : MIMI
16
Like telescopes : ASTRONOMIC
17
The Olympic Australis, e.g. : OPAL
18
Unlocked? : SHORN
19
1977 Paul Davis hit that spent 25 weeks in the Top 40 : IGOCRAZY
21
Negligible : TINY
22
Rubber : GALOSH
24
Old man : POP
25
"___ Time," 1952 million-selling Eddie Fisher hit : ANY
26
Solitary places : JAILS
27
___ Humpalot, Austin Powers villain : IVANA
29
Pro ___ : FORMA
30
City NNE of Toledo : MADRID
31
Game in which players offer a few words : MADLIBS
34
Swingers hit on them at parties : PINATAS
35
Manila airport name : AQUINO
36
Like hurricane weather : GUSTY
37
Punishment, metaphorically : LUMPS
38
Bill who composed "Gonna Fly Now" : CONTI
39
Big trap : MAW
42
CBer's place : CAB
43
"Clamshell" computers of old : IBOOKS
45
Kennedy Center happening : GALA
46
First, second and third : ORDINALS
48
Historic D.C. theater : FORDS
49
Beast fought by Heracles : LION
50
Donning, as loafers : SLIPPINGON
53
Gloom : MURK
54
Chilling : HANGINGOUT
55
Short winter day? : XMAS
56
They may be heard in a temple : ORGANISTS
Down
1
Redeem : CASHIN
2
Second Triumvirate member : ANTONY
3
David with a role for himself on TV : LARRY
4
Muscle ___ : INON
5
Junk : CAN
6
California's Montaña de ___ State Park : ORO
7
Duchess of Cornwall : CAMILLA
8
Mates : AMIGOS
9
Dishes eaten with the hands : TACOS
10
Topic for Catullus : AMOR
11
Shred : RIPAPART
12
Rain forest region : AMAZONIA
13
Resting spots by the water : LILYPADS
14
"Stop!" overseas : BASTA
20
Pasta go-with : CHIANTI
22
Four-time Oscar nominee (never a winner) in the 1930s : GARBO
23
Motivators : AIMS
26
Doesn't merely observe : JOINSIN
28
Heady time for soldiers : VDAY
29
Rapid turnover : FLIP
30
They're hard to see through : MISTS
31
Organization of Afro-American Unity founder : MALCOLMX
32
School house? : AQUARIUM
33
Comic strip that Chic Young abandoned to create "Blondie" : DUMBDORA
34
No-goodnik : PUNK
36
Touching bottom? : GOOSING
38
Pet peeve? : COLLAR
39
Herbert Henry Asquith's socialite wife : MARGOT
40
___ Snow, Russell Brand's character in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek" : ALDOUS
41
"___ That a Time?" (Weavers album) : WASNT
44
Poet credited with popularizing haiku : BASHO
45
They may be heard in a temple : GONGS
47
Signs : INKS
48
Done, in Dunkirk : FINI
51
Wanamaker Trophy org. : PGA
52
Jewelry box item : PIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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