New York Times, Monday, October 13, 2008

Author: Anthony J. Salvia
Editor: Will Shortz
Anthony J. Salvia
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salvia. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. No-frills : BASIC
6. Alternative to buttons on a jacket : SNAPS
11. Proof finale : QED
14. Stewpots : OLLAS
15. Small flock of birds : COVEY
16. ___ Today : USA
17. Caribbean area where pirates plundered : SPANISHMAIN
19. After-hours bank convenience : ATM
20. "The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
21. Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
22. Poet Nash : OGDEN
24. Harrison Ford's "Star Wars" role : HANSOLO
27. Fermented apple juice : CIDER
29. Sherlock Holmes adventure, in brief : THELIONSMANE
33. Truth ___ (interrogation injection) : SERUM
36. Annual coll. basketball competition : NIT
37. Interceptions or yards rushing : STAT
38. Oaf : CLOD
39. Translucent dessert : JELLO
41. Turner who sang "We Don't Need Another Hero" : TINA
42. With competence : ABLY
43. "Based ___ novel by ..." : ONA
44. Outspoken, as a critic : VOCAL
45. Faux Chinese dish : BEEFCHOWMEIN
49. Jupiter's Io and Callisto : MOONS
50. Dunk : IMMERSE
54. Rant and rage : STORM
56. French friend : AMI
57. ___ lane (commuters' aid) : HOV
58. S.O.S ___ : PAD
59. City on the Penobscot River : BANGORMAINE
64. Firefighter's tool : AXE
65. Skin cream additives : ALOES
66. Relating to an arm bone : ULNAR
67. Zero, in soccer : NIL
68. ___ incognita : TERRA
69. Hero's acclaim : GLORY
1. Painter of "The Garden of Earthly Delights" : BOSCH
2. Beta preceder : ALPHA
3. Assassinated : SLAIN
4. Suffix with Freud : IAN
5. CBS forensic drama : CSI
6. Academy, e.g. : SCHOOL
7. Hurler Hideo : NOMO
8. Gardner who was once married to Frank Sinatra : AVA
9. Louvre Pyramid architect : PEI
10. Ecclesiastical councils : SYNODS
11. Kind of equation graphed as a parabola : QUADRATIC
12. Italy's Villa d'___ : ESTE
13. Censure : DAMN
18. The heel is attached to it : SOLE
23. Diamond or ruby : GEMSTONE
25. Prepare in advance of : STUDYFOR
26. Physicist Georg : OHM
27. Rattlesnake's shape : COIL
28. Enthusiastic about : INTO
30. Postnuptial relative : INLAW
31. Mom's mom, e.g. : NANA
32. Footnote abbr. : ETAL
33. Healing formation : SCAB
34. Dresden's river : ELBE
35. Someone to emulate : ROLEMODEL
39. Sen. McCain : JOHN
40. Grandson of Adam : ENOS
44. Get-up-and-go : VIM
46. Hand-to-hand fighting : COMBAT
47. Brunch cocktail : MIMOSA
48. Kuwaiti pooh-bah : EMIR
51. Heavyweight zoo attraction, for short : RHINO
52. Sub's navigational aid : SONAR
53. "___ Breath You Take" (#1 hit by the Police) : EVERY
54. Reach across : SPAN
55. Alternative to the subway : TAXI
56. Teen-___ : AGER
60. It's poured in pints : ALE
61. ___'easter : NOR
62. Serving of root beer : MUG
63. 100% : ALL

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