New York Times, Friday, October 5, 2007

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Navigation hazard : DENSEFOG
9. Coolness : APLOMB
15. Way off : EXITLANE
16. Special delivery? : PREMIE
17. Married man who had long been a bachelor : BENEDICT
18. Many a monthly check writer : TENANT
19. Missing the point? : SCORELESS
21. Car bar : STRUT
22. W.W. II agcy. : OSS
23. Drawer units? : CELS
25. ___ Genevieve County, Mo. : STE
26. Take off : SPLIT
29. When repeated, a "Funny Girl" song : SADIE
30. Utterance when pointing to a woman : HER
31. Chief : LEAD
32. Famously fussy pair of diners : SPRATS
33. Any of les Trois Mousquetaires : AMI
34. Acts on a gut feeling? : EATS
35. Gold rush storyteller : HARTE
36. Hardware store offering : BRAD
37. In the style of: Suffix : ESE
38. Fishing boats : DORIES
39. Island republic : EIRE
40. ___ phenomenon (optical illusion) : PHI
41. Like most mammals : EARED
42. He wrote "A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die" : KAFKA
43. Top of some scales : TEN
44. Chump : CLOD
45. Univ. offerings : MAS
46. Not having as favorable a prognosis : ILLER
48. Main, maybe : WATERPIPE
53. Quiet craft : GLIDER
55. Dangerous places for correspondents : WARZONES
56. Bunny backer? : HEFNER
57. Where workers gather : APIARIES
58. Risers meet them : TREADS
59. QB who was the 1963 N.F.L. M.V.P. : YATITTLE
1. Five-time U.S. presidential candidate in the early 1900s : DEBS
2. One making firm decisions : EXEC
3. Hombre, once : NINO
4. Some athletes shoot them : STEROIDS
5. Like many an heir apparent : ELDEST
6. Goes under : FAILS
7. If ever : ONCE
8. Overdoes it : GETSCARRIEDAWAY
9. Not out of place : APT
10. Importunes : PRESSES
11. Carnival follower : LENT
12. "Che!" title role player, 1969 : OMARSHARIF
13. Watch notch : MINUTEMARK
14. Alternative that should be followed : BETTERIDEA
20. Put under? : SEDATED
24. The Chi-___ (1970s R & B group) : LITES
26. "Pleasant dreams" : SLEEPTIGHT
27. Seed-separating gizmo : PEASHELLER
28. Past prime time? : LATEINLIFE
29. U.S. air-to-air missile : SPARROW
32. Navigation hazard : SHOAL
36. "C'mon, do me this favor" : BEASPORT
38. Ordained : DECREED
42. Post-Taliban Afghan president : KARZAI
45. Kind of scholarship : MERIT
47. Mrs. Turnblad in "Hairspray" : EDNA
49. Spanish hors d'oeuvre : TAPA
50. Competing : INIT
51. Strip : PEEL
52. Forum infinitive : ESSE
54. Commuters' choices: Abbr. : RRS

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