New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 2006

Author: Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

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Victor Fleming notes: I submitted this puzzle about 50 weeks before its publication date. In the transmittal letter I listed the twelve longest answers and their clues. In what was becoming, by then, something of a tradition, Will changed eleven of those twelve clues. The one that survived, though, was so clever on my part that I feel bound to repeat it here: [Some cats] SIAMESES. This was my first themeless crossword in the Times.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Interviewer in some mock interviews : BABAWAWA
9. Point in the wrong direction : MISAIM
15. Grad school administration : ORALEXAM
16. Eponym for an annual literary award since 1919 : OHENRY
17. Attention-getter : NOTABENE
18. Goal-oriented activity : SOCCER
19. Balmy : NUTS
20. Actress who made her big-screen debut in "Julia," 1977 : STREEP
22. Inits. in a 1948 upset : HST
23. It's often taken in night sch. : ESL
24. Like germs : TINY
25. Bubble : BOIL
26. Souvenir shop staples : TEES
28. Rather, musically : POCO
29. Border : VERGE
30. "Shake Loose My Skin" poet Sanchez : SONIA
32. Losers : ALSORANS
34. Able to draw : FASCINATING
36. Captain's charge : JETPLANE
38. Something to part with : ADIEU
40. "… lived in ___" : ASHOE
41. Envoy and others : GMCS
43. Point in the right direction? : EAST
45. Look : MIEN
46. Asian city heavily bombed during W.W. II : KOBE
47. Alex Box Stadium sch. : LSU
48. Knock hard? : PAN
49. Ending words of inclusiveness : ANDALL
51. Millinery : HATS
52. Pungent cheese : ASIAGO
54. Some cats : SIAMESES
56. Enclosing rim in which a jewel is set : COLLET
57. Longtime play-by-play announcer Chris : SCHENKEL
58. Works with one's hands : KNEADS
59. It may be planned before a move : YARDSALE
1. Clothing item with strings : BONNET
2. Gets excited : AROUSES
3. Admiral Nelson victory : BATTLEOFTHENILE
4. Expression of unhappiness : ALAS
5. Natural trap : WEB
6. Cans : AXES
7. "Are you up for it?" : WANTTO
8. Scene of many demonstrations : AMERICANEMBASSY
9. Amble : MOSEY
10. Chain letters? : IHOP
11. Tick : SEC
12. Earthquake Park setting : ANCHORAGEALASKA
13. Quitter's cry : IRESIGN
14. Allspice and clove, e.g. : MYRTLES
21. Name on a historic B-29 : ENOLA
25. QB Kosar : BERNIE
27. Easily attachable : SNAPON
28. Cousin of an agouti : PACA
29. Cancel : VOID
31. Resort site : ISLE
33. Subway map array: Abbr. : STAS
35. How some trust : INGOD
36. Cram : JAMPACK
37. Boomer born in the 1960's : ESIASON
39. Pittsburgh giant : USSTEEL
42. Car model beginning in 1970 : CELICA
44. Scrap : TUSSLE
46. Tough posers : KNOTS
49. Like some cigars : AGED
50. Garland co-star of 1939 : LAHR
51. Nesters : HENS
53. ___ provençale : ALA
55. Pill, e.g. : MED

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