New York Times, Friday, October 21, 2005

Author: Louis Hildebrand
Editor: Will Shortz
Louis Hildebrand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hildebrand. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lummox : PALOOKA
8. He prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem : MICAH
13. Draw : STANDOFF
15. Its chief town is Scarborough : TOBAGO
16. Come before : ANTEDATE
17. El Alamein battle commander : ROMMEL
18. Cuts off the back : LOINS
19. Ireland's ___ De Valera : EAMON
21. Seat of White Pine County, Nev. : ELY
22. One beginning? : MONO
23. Illegal firing : ARSON
24. Free of excess matter : TRIM
25. Cone head? : SNO
26. Opening words of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" : TRYTO
27. Patisserie output : AROMA
28. "Ditto" : METOO
29. Unlikely loser : SHOOIN
30. Reflexologist's target : PRESSUREPOINT
33. Ramshackle residence : SHANTY
34. Bombs : FAILS
35. Stowe slave : TOPSY
36. Checked out : CASED
37. Run smoothly : HUM
40. "___ sign!" : ITSA
41. Quinces, e.g. : POMES
42. It has 720 hrs. : SEPT
43. You can bet on it : POT
44. Sphere, say : SOLID
45. Cry of accomplishment : THERE
46. Divider of Nebraska : PLATTE
48. Eh : NOTSOHOT
50. Western ring : LARIAT
51. Pole, for one : EUROPEAN
52. Pa Clampett player on TV : EBSEN
53. Tile piece : TESSERA
1. Book with 150 chapters : PSALMS
2. When two hands meet : ATNOON
3. Peruvian, e.g. : LATINO
4. Brief bid : ONENO
5. They're sometimes stacked : ODDS
6. Org. that provides R.V. hookups : KOA
7. "I'll wait" : AFTERYOU
8. It has a bright side : MOON
9. Tech stock option : IBM
10. Highest peak on Africa's west coast : CAMEROON
11. A casino may have one : AGELIMIT
12. Lama, e.g. : HOLYMAN
14. Fluctuating fortunes : FEASTORFAMINE
15. Suffix associated with accelerators : TRON
20. Stampede sound : MOO
23. Dilettantish : ARTSY
24. A fifth of quinze : TROIS
26. Cross : TESTY
27. "Grab ___!" : AHOLD
28. Table in old Rome : MENSA
29. Uses a tap, perhaps : SPIES
30. Development area : PHOTOLAB
31. 50 Cent and others : RAPSTARS
32. Politely got rid of : EASEDOUT
33. Apply by repeated small touches : STIPPLE
36. Newspaper div. : COL
37. Impish expression of delight : HEEHEE
38. Flap : UPROAR
39. Workshop of Hephaestus : MTETNA
41. One who handles stress effectively? : POET
42. Galleria array : SHOPS
44. Novelist Barstow : STAN
45. General ___ chicken : TSOS
47. Bond : TIE
49. 24-Down, across the Alps : TRE

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