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New York Times, Saturday, August 21, 2010

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.86 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 22,201 )
Across
1
Kind of mouse : OPTICAL
8
Indicator that you're back to your own words : UNQUOTE
15
Nearly shot : FARGONE
16
Sew up a hole? : PUTTOUT
17
Winter weather hazard : FREEZINGDRIZZLE
19
Dresses down ... or butters up? : BASTES
20
Scratch : RASP
21
Maccabiah Games setting: Abbr. : ISR
22
Defense secretary after Cheney : ASPIN
23
Backpack alternative : TOTE
24
Jacket material : JEAN
25
Game with trumps : SKAT
26
See 27-Down : TRUE
27
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" author : VERNE
28
Surface for the Olympische Winterspiele : EIS
29
Antisubversive grp. of old : HUAC
30
Jubilant cry : YES
31
Group that may be hounded? : SEARCHPARTY
35
Headache cause : DIN
36
Hub for Air Caraïbes Atlantique : ORLY
37
Do some course work : MOW
40
Primates vis-à-vis humans : ORDER
43
Barrie's "oddly genial man" : SMEE
44
Tot's plea : CANI
45
Stand-up comic's fear : JEER
46
Latitude : PLAY
47
Like some joints : CASED
48
Suffix with cartoon : ISH
49
"Rhapsodie Hongroise" composer : AUER
50
Cobwebs may be a sign of it : NONUSE
51
Part of many a daily supplement : BCOMPLEXVITAMIN
54
Like the midafternoon hours, typically : WARMEST
55
Foggy : INADAZE
56
Takes over : ANNEXES
57
Waved a knife at, maybe : MENACED
Down
1
Wrong : OFFBASE
2
Go down a slope with a chute : PARASKI
3
Do wrong : TRESPASS
4
"Save the explanation" : IGETIT
5
Flimflam : COZEN
6
French cordial flavoring : ANIS
7
Perfect-game pitcher Barker : LEN
8
Many a software download : UPDATE
9
An operator may call on one : NURSE
10
Stick in a cabinet : QTIP
11
Snack food brand : UTZ
12
More like the Blob : OOZIER
13
Certain Tornado Alley resident : TULSAN
14
Ageless, ages ago : ETERNE
18
He said "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury" : GROUCHOMARX
23
Star ___ (big name in exercise machines) : TRAC
24
What ribs are delivered in : JEST
26
Go time in a game : TURN
27
With 26-Across, "Amen!" : VERY
29
Bit of evidence for a sleuth : HAIR
30
Ivy with deep roots : YALE
32
Fulda feeder : EDER
33
Food chain part : PREY
34
Princess Najla player in Broadway's "Flahooley" : YMASUMAC
38
Endlessly adjustable, as clothing : ONESIZE
39
Diversified : WIDENED
40
Native of the Lake Superior region : OJIBWA
41
Checkout correction : RESCAN
42
Render harmless, in a way : DEHORN
43
Falls like 17-Across : SLEETS
44
Where Family Day is observed : CANADA
46
Good thing for a medic to find : PULSE
47
Trig ratio : COTAN
49
Mountaineer's goal : APEX
50
Complement of Dante's circles of hell : NINE
52
Title of Dickens's Defarge: Abbr. : MME
53
Punch : VIM

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

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