New York Times, Saturday, October 25, 2008

Author: Karen M. Tracey
Editor: Will Shortz
Karen M. Tracey
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {XZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Spread choice : PATE
5. Captor of Han Solo : JABBA
10. ___ 1000, annual Mexican off-road race : BAJA
14. Opera singer created by Arthur Conan Doyle : IRENEADLER
16. Well out of range : AFAR
17. Bypass : CIRCUMVENT
18. Twisted : SICK
19. Player of Danni Sullivan on "Scrubs" : TARAREID
20. Cords, e.g. : SLACKS
22. They may cover rocks : MOSSES
24. Princess in Mozart's "Idomeneo" : ILIA
25. College Park player, briefly : TERP
28. Park in Ranger Smith's charge : JELLYSTONE
31. Trucial States, today: Abbr. : UAE
32. Decks : KOS
33. Cone holders : RETINAS
34. Religious house : PRIORY
36. They lack details : RECAPS
37. Exert some pull : ATTRACT
39. Generational indicator in some names : IBN
40. "Ad majorem ___ gloriam" (Jesuit motto) : DEI
41. "Guerrilla Warfare" author, 1961 : CHEGUEVARA
43. Jazzman ___ Allison : MOSE
44. Many Mexicanas: Abbr. : SRAS
45. Not too rocky, say : ARABLE
47. Paris's House of ___ : CHANEL
49. Brunswick stew ingredient : SQUIRREL
53. Bank opening? : CITI
54. Conspirator's cautious conversation starter : AREWEALONE
56. French "some," with "les" : UNES
57. Home of Our Lady of the Lake University : SANANTONIO
58. Starling, e.g. : PEST
59. He-Man's twin sister : SHERA
60. Striplings : TADS
1. Roman's foe of yore : PICT
2. 24-Across's "Zeffiretti lusinghieri," e.g. : ARIA
3. Apt. amenity : TERR
4. Bivouac : ENCAMP
5. Writer of the 1918 play "Exiles" : JAMESJOYCE
6. Steers : ADVISES
7. "Gilmore Girls" co-star Alexis : BLEDEL
8. Big ___ : BEN
9. They may be patronized : ARTS
10. Like some lava : BASALTIC
11. Buff : AFICIONADO
12. Whippersnapper : JACKANAPES
13. Refuges : ARKS
15. Overseas capital : EURO
21. Obey : LISTEN
23. Professional shooter, briefly : SLR
25. First name in rap : TUPAC
26. Faint illumination of the moon's dark side : EARTHSHINE
27. Hammers away at : REITERATES
29. Trailing evergreen related to savory : YERBABUENA
30. Davis who played Maggie in two "Matrix" movies : ESSIE
32. "Six Feet Under" star Peter : KRAUSE
35. One may play at a ballpark : ORGANIST
38. Knoxville-based org. : TVA
39. Tony Blair advocated it : IRAQWAR
42. Sherlock's French counterpart : ARSENE
43. Red choice : MERLOT
46. Joe's love interest in "South Pacific" : LIAT
47. Measure of support? : CCUP
48. Sweetheart : LASS
50. First name in Hollywood gossip : RONA
51. Vance Air Force Base locale : ENID
52. Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to the stars? : LEOS
55. Sound from a bowl : RAH

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