New York Times, Friday, January 18, 2008

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Drawing power : MAGNETISM
10. Soigné : CHIC
14. Suddenly : ALLATONCE
15. Stereo receiver button : PHONO
16. Steely Dan hit of 1972 : DOITAGAIN
17. Villain in the Book of Esther : HAMAN
18. T formation participant : END
19. Cunning : SNEAKINESS
21. ___ clue : GETA
24. Georgia ___ of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ENGEL
25. Perishable fashion accessory : LEI
26. Certain sale item: Abbr. : IRR
28. Six-time All-Star third baseman of the 1970s Dodgers : CEY
29. Ancient fragrance : NARD
30. Molière comedy : THEMISER
33. Canadian equivalent of the Oscar : GENIE
34. Filled treat : PIEROGI
35. Properly filed : INORDER
37. "Cooking With Astrology" author : OMARR
38. "Moon Over Parador" star, 1988 : DREYFUSS
40. "Buona ___" : SERA
41. You wouldn't sit for a spell in this : BEE
42. No-goodnik : CAD
43. Suffix with Darwin : IST
44. "Divine" showbiz nickname : MISSM
46. Motivational cries : RAHS
49. Classic mystical book by Khalil Gibran : THEPROPHET
52. Brood : chicken :: parliament : ___ : OWL
54. Asian title : RANEE
55. Gulf of Taranto's locale : IONIANSEA
58. Echo, e.g., in Greek myth : OREAD
59. Guided missile sections : NOSECONES
60. ___ Atomic Dustbin (English rock band) : NEDS
61. Have as an appetizer : STARTWITH
1. Not natural : MADE
2. Lengthwise : ALONG
3. Skate : GLIDE
4. R.F.K. Stadium player, for short : NAT
5. ___ Carinae (hypergiant star) : ETA
6. Attire : TOGS
7. Witless : INANE
8. Journal with an annual "Breakthrough of the Year" award : SCIENCE
9. Where the wild things are? : MENAGERIE
10. Detective in "The Shanghai Cobra" : CHAN
11. Pilgrims leave them : HOMELANDS
12. Not randomly arranged : INASERIES
13. Weigh : CONSIDER
15. "The Amazing Race" host Keoghan : PHIL
20. Thing on a ring : KEY
22. Earth, en español : TIERRA
23. Hard-to-break plates : ARMOR
27. 18-wheeler : RIG
29. "Ode to Broken Things" poet : NERUDA
30. Beach house arrangement, perhaps : TIMESHARE
31. No longer gloomy : HEARTENED
32. Rotary motions : SIDESPINS
33. Be a big success : GOFAR
34. Beta decay emission, sometimes : POSITRON
36. Subway Series locale, for short : NYC
39. Directorial demand : RESHOOT
41. Thing with a life of its own? : BIO
44. TV star who said "Stop gabbin' and get me some oats!" : MRED
45. Prometheus Society alternative : MENSA
47. Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
48. Honeybun : SWEET
50. Potpie ingredients : PEAS
51. Top-___ (leading) : TIER
53. Secure, in a way : LASH
56. With 57-Down, commercial entreaty : ACT
57. See 56-Down : NOW

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