New York Times, Thursday, January 24, 2008

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Locks horns (with) : SPARS
6. Not Rx : OTC
9. Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag" : OCHS
13. *Party game : PINATA
15. *1961 chart-topper for Ray Charles : ROADJACK
17. Stems (from) : ARISES
18. How trapeze artists perform : AERIALLY
19. *Vie for votes : CAMPAIGNTRAIL
21. Announcement to passengers, for short : ETA
22. Taint : MAR
23. Rand who asked "Who is John Galt?" : AYN
24. Dolly, for one : EWE
27. You, to you, or me, to me : SELF
29. Baseball stat. : AVG
31. Where Wounded Knee is: Abbr. : SDAK
32. Mrs. Dick Cheney : LYNNE
35. "Mother of all rivers" : MEKONG
37. *Get off to a quick start : GROUNDRUNNING
40. Corrida chant : OLEOLE
41. Hair net : SNOOD
42. Hockey great Jaromir : JAGR
43. Swell place? : SEA
44. Exclusive : SOLE
48. Star Wars, briefly : SDI
49. Fictional C.I.A. unit on "Alias" : APO
51. Calif. setting : PST
54. Escape ___ : POD
55. *Get it exactly : NAILONTHEHEAD
59. Vein locale : COALMINE
61. Classic Studebaker whose name means "forward" in Italian : AVANTI
62. *Shoot perfectly : BULLSEYE
63. Words missing from the answers to the eight starred clues : HITTHE
64. The usual amts. : STDS
65. Served, as time : DID
66. Gym bag items : SHOES
1. Gets all ditzy : SPACES
2. Capt. Sparrow, e.g. : PIRATE
3. Zooid : ANIMAL
4. Laryngitis symptom : RASP
5. Tick off : STEAM
6. Algerian port in "The Plague" : ORAN
7. Morgue ID : TOETAG
8. Have as a channel : CARRY
9. California hometown of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman : OJAI
10. Selected : CALLEDON
11. Stomach acid, to a chemist : HCL
12. What's up? : SKY
14. Largest of a septet : ASIA
16. Naturalist Fossey : DIAN
20. 10 Benjamin Franklins : GRAND
25. Designer Vera : WANG
26. Ticker tape letters? : EKG
28. *React to gunfire, maybe : FLOOR
30. Chapter's partner : VERSE
31. *Fail : SKIDS
33. Actor Brynner : YUL
34. Johannesburg-to-Nairobi dir. : NNE
35. Telephone triad : MNO
36. Musician Brian : ENO
37. Pleased : GLAD
38. ___ Jeeves of P. G. Wodehouse stories : REGINALD
39. Inappropriate : UNAPT
40. A.M. drinks : OJS
43. Mrs. Woody Allen : SOONYI
45. Entertaining : OPENTO
46. Abominate : LOATHE
47. Swirls : EDDIES
49. Targets : AIMS
50. Carried on, as a trade : PLIED
52. Bygone potentate : SHAH
53. Walter who wrote "The Hustler" and "The Color of Money" : TEVIS
56. Shakespeare title starter : ALLS
57. Straits : NEED
58. Doth own : HATH
59. "The Dukes of Hazzard" network : CBS
60. Unsafe? : OUT

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