New York Times, Friday, November 30, 2007

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Show signs of improvement : LOOKBETTER
11. Second in a series : BETA
15. Indication of stress : UNDERSCORE
16. 1,575-mile river known to some locals as the Zhayyq : URAL
17. "Well, duh!" : GEEYATHINK
18. Hitch : RIDE
19. Supra : EARLIER
20. Syrup of ___ : IPECAC
22. Caustic : SNIDE
23. Sci-fi author McIntyre : VONDA
25. Bad ___, German resort : EMS
26. With eyes open : MINDFULLY
30. Mr. Levy of 1920s Broadway fame : ABIE
32. Holders of big pads : EASELS
33. Marker : IOU
34. W.S.J. subjects : COS
35. "It's ___!" ("You're on!") : ADATE
36. Alt. spelling : VAR
37. Slam : DIS
38. Dictionary data : USAGES
39. Minimal change : CENT
40. Cloth workers? : CLERGYMEN
42. Big-league : PRO
43. Sculptor Oldenburg : CLAES
44. Dive : JOINT
46. Game craze of the late 1980s and '90s : TETRIS
49. Direct : NONSTOP
51. Island nicknamed the Gathering Place : OAHU
52. Jump the gun : ANTICIPATE
55. Senior moment? : PROM
56. One who's happy when things look black : BOOKKEEPER
57. Blunt : SNUB
58. Undergo a change of habit? : CROSSDRESS
1. Olympics item ... or the winning word in the 1984 National Spelling Bee : LUGE
2. Civilians eligible to be drafted : ONEAS
3. ___ Line (German/Polish border) : ODERNEISSE
4. Bitter fruit : KEYLIME
5. Queues : BRAIDS
6. Name on a bottle of Beyond Paradise : ESTEE
7. Sch. staffer : TCHR
8. French pronoun : TOI
9. Suffix with south : ERN
10. Sparks a second time : REKINDLES
11. Department : BUREAU
12. Greenland colonizer : ERIC
13. "I did it!" : TADA
14. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
21. Visual PC-to-PC files : PDFS
23. Appearances : VISAGES
24. Classic Packard model with a numerical name : ONETEN
26. Pompadour, for one : MADAME
27. Prerecorded : LIVEONTAPE
28. Advance : LOAN
29. Tentlike dwelling with a conical roof : YURT
30. Like some electric circuits : ACDC
31. Be angry as heck : BOIL
32. "Nothing to it" : EASYASABC
38. Hybrid fruit : UGLI
39. Where cooler heads prevail? : CRISPER
41. Fritz the Cat illustrator : RCRUMB
42. Paid (up) : PONIED
44. Locker room habitués : JOCKS
45. Rain gear brand : TOTES
46. Maximally : TOPS
47. Pull down : EARN
48. Grand total? : THOU
49. Plural suffix with beat or neat : NIKS
50. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : PERS
53. Clause connector : NOR
54. Unduly : TOO

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