New York Times, Thursday, January 31, 2008

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The circled letters in the answers to the seven starred clues, reading left to right or top to bottom, spell words that can complete familiar phrases that start with "break."
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Throw : PASS
5. It may be found in a cone : LAVA
9. Homes for mil. planes : AFBS
13. Object of a manhunt, maybe : AWOL
14. Score just before winning : ADIN
15. Skylit courts : ATRIA
16. *Not just stupid : BRAINDEAD
18. Where William the Conqueror died : ROUEN
19. Kerosene : LAMPOIL
20. N.B.A. center who has pitched for McDonald's, Pepsi and Visa : YAOMING
22. *Setting in Sherlock Holmes's "The Man with the Twisted Lip" : OPIUMDEN
24. The hots : LUST
25. Snow ___ : PEA
26. Les Trois Mousquetaires, e.g. : AMIS
28. Strain : TAX
31. "Eat at ___" : JOES
34. Shopaholic's delight : SPREE
35. Canyon part : RIM
36. Daily or weekly, e.g.: Abbr. : ADV
37. *Perplexed state : WITSEND
39. 1970s polit. cause : ERA
40. Early sixth-century year : DII
41. Partner of aids : ABETS
42. Come clean, with "up" : FESS
43. Slippery swimmer : EEL
44. "The ___ Report," 1976 best seller : HITE
45. Co. with a triangular logo : AOL
47. Grill : QUIZ
49. *Informers : RATFINKS
54. Seven Sisters grads : ALUMNAE
57. Major Italian tourist site : POMPEII
58. "Ich ___ dich" (German words of endearment) : LIEBE
59. *Dessert made from a product of a 10-Down : APPLETART
61. Satyric looks : LEERS
62. Sleeper ___ : CELL
63. This and that : OLIO
64. "Finnegans Wake" wife : ANNA
65. Major rtes. : HWYS
66. Ivy League school in Philly : PENN
1. Cellist Casals : PABLO
2. "That's ___!" (director's cry) : AWRAP
3. "Ditto" : SOAMI
4. Blunders : SLIPUPS
5. "Well, ___!" : LADIDA
6. ___ Hugo, 1975 Isabelle Adjani role based on a real-life story : ADELE
7. Through : VIA
8. Granatelli of auto racing : ANDY
9. Bits : ATOMS
10. *Orchard part : FRUITTREE
11. "Très ___" : BIEN
12. Did a number : SANG
15. Stimulated : AROUSED
17. 1890s gold rush city : NOME
21. Completely strange : ALIEN
23. Music download source : NAPSTER
27. They replaced C rations : MRES
29. Pretense : AIRS
30. Short holiday? : XMAS
31. Shade of green : JADE
32. Garfield's housemate : ODIE
33. *Fairy tale meanie : EVILQUEEN
34. Put back in : STET
37. Some luau dancers : WAHINES
38. Resort island ESE of Valencia : IBIZA
42. Cigarette box feature : FLIPTOP
45. Ocean rings : ATOLLS
46. "How foolish ___!" : OFME
48. Planetary shadow : UMBRA
50. Be in force, as a rule : APPLY
51. Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
52. Popular Japanese beer : KIRIN
53. Squelch : SITON
54. Milan's Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
55. Collateral option : LIEN
56. Individually : EACH
60. Church perch : PEW

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