New York Times, Monday, November 13, 2006

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Practice boxing : SPAR
5. Setting for "Hansel and Gretel" : WOODS
10. Like very early education, for short : PREK
14. Brand of blocks : LEGO
15. ___ Hoffman of the Chicago Seven : ABBIE
16. Education by memorization : ROTE
17. Region : AREA
18. Religious belief : DEISM
19. Super-duper : AONE
20. One-L lama : BUDDHISTHOLYMAN
23. Rational : SANE
24. "___ Misérables" : LES
25. Cutting up, as logs : SAWING
28. Housekeeper : MAID
30. Crow's call : CAW
33. "___ goeth before a fall" : PRIDE
34. Building with a loft : BARN
35. Sulk : MOPE
36. Two-L llama : ANDESPACKANIMAL
39. Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
40. Some Keats poems : ODES
41. Put into law : ENACT
42. Upper chamber member: Abbr. : SEN
43. War god on Olympus : ARES
44. Speakers' spots : DAISES
45. No. of ft. above sea level : ALT
46. .… : DOTS
47. Three-L lllama? : BLAZEINBROOKLYN
55. Toward the rising sun : EAST
56. Ricochet : CAROM
57. 4, on a sundial : IIII
58. Nick at ___ : NITE
59. Express a thought : OPINE
60. Lease : RENT
61. ___ the Red : ERIC
62. Stuffed : SATED
63. Actions on heartstrings and pant legs : TUGS
1. Hunk of marble, e.g. : SLAB
2. Where Lima is : PERU
3. Elderly : AGED
4. Locales for rest stops : ROADSIDES
5. Using the kiddie pool, say : WADING
6. More than fat : OBESE
7. Sad news item : OBIT
8. Gossip, slangily : DISH
9. Wheat product used in making pasta : SEMOLINA
10. Bows one's head in church : PRAYS
11. Kitchen or bath : ROOM
12. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
13. Eager : KEEN
21. Fruit of the Loom competitor : HANES
22. Conducted : LED
25. Bombards with unwanted e-mail : SPAMS
26. Golfer Palmer, to pals : ARNIE
27. Expand, as a highway : WIDEN
28. Old battle clubs : MACES
29. Torah holders : ARKS
30. Unconscious states : COMAS
31. Quickly : APACE
32. Whip marks : WELTS
34. Wished : BADE
35. Attire covering little of the legs : MINISKIRT
37. Temple entrances : PORTICOS
38. "Groovy!" : NEATO
43. Drink often labeled XXX in the comics : ALE
44. Heading to a bad end : DOOMED
45. Indian conquered by the conquistadors : AZTEC
46. Hum : DRONE
47. The "B" of N.B. : BENE
48. Hideout : LAIR
49. ___ Spumante (wine) : ASTI
50. Auto parts giant : NAPA
51. Londoner, e.g., informally : BRIT
52. In ___ of (replacing) : LIEU
53. ___ Yang Twins (rap duo) : YING
54. Things to pick : NITS

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