New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JMQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
5. Play chauffeur : DRIVE
10. Money to help one through a tight spot : LOAN
14. Either of two directing brothers : COEN
15. All gone, as dinner : EATEN
16. Mayberry boy : OPIE
17. Daydreamer's state : HEADINTHECLOUDS
20. Directional suffix : ERN
21. A choir may stand on it : RISER
22. Good thing : ASSET
23. Sailor, colloquially : TAR
24. Digit in binary code : ONE
25. Joseph Conrad novella : HEARTOFDARKNESS
34. Edward who wrote the play "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia" : ALBEE
35. Pastor's flock : LAITY
36. Rebellious Turner : NAT
37. Vintage autos : REOS
38. Kind of club that's a hint to this puzzle's theme : FOURH
39. Prefix with lock or knock : ANTI
40. ___-cone : SNO
41. Colonial settlement : TOWNE
42. Bobby Orr, notably : BRUIN
43. Vocational school instruction : HANDSONTRAINING
46. Superannuated : OLD
47. Ring outcome, briefly : TKO
48. ___ pants (multipocketed wear) : CARGO
51. Room plus, in a hotel : SUITE
54. "Don't ___" : ASK
57. Common employment benefit : HEALTHINSURANCE
60. Cleveland's lake : ERIE
61. Enlarge a house : ADDON
62. Men-only : STAG
63. "The World of Suzie ___" : WONG
64. Sierra ___, Africa : LEONE
65. Certain vanity plate for husband-and-wife cars : HERS
1. Suffer from a charley horse : ACHE
2. Transvaal trekker : BOER
3. Vanilla ___ : BEAN
4. "What else?" : AND
5. "Meet the Fockers" co-star, 2004 : DENIRO
6. Hamelin's problem : RATS
7. "___ Jury" (Spillane novel) : ITHE
8. Zig or zag : VEER
9. S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
10. Relax, as rules : LOOSEN
11. Berkeley Breathed comic strip : OPUS
12. Lieutenant : AIDE
13. Fit snugly : NEST
18. Really hot under the collar : IRATE
19. Like Lincoln, in physique : LANKY
23. Uno + dos : TRES
24. Straight: Prefix : ORTH
25. Hard on the ears : HARSH
26. "Maria ___" (Dorsey tune) : ELENA
27. ___ to mankind : ABOON
28. Taken wing : FLOWN
29. Intimidate : DAUNT
30. Station with a show : AIRER
31. The blahs : ENNUI
32. Participated temporarily, as with a band : SATIN
33. Police con : STING
38. Victuals : FOOD
39. Florence's river : ARNO
41. Letter-shaped opening for a bolt : TSLOT
42. Harley rider : BIKER
44. Links bend : DOGLEG
45. Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
48. Stick of gum, e.g. : CHEW
49. Prefix with -postale : AERO
50. Common Seattle forecast : RAIN
51. Slaw or fries, e.g. : SIDE
52. Reverse, on a PC : UNDO
53. "The shoe ___ the other foot" : ISON
54. A couple of chips, maybe : ANTE
55. Injury reminder : SCAR
56. Purchases for a shindig : KEGS
58. ___ 9000, sci-fi computer : HAL
59. Bit of air pollution : ASH

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