New York Times, Monday, December 1, 2008

Author: Eric J. Platt
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric J. Platt
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {PQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Platt. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Actress Moorehead : AGNES
6. Trayful of cookies, e.g. : BATCH
11. J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
14. Minimum : LEAST
15. One of the dancing Astaires : ADELE
16. Commitment to pay : IOU
17. The Divine Miss M : BETTEMIDLER
19. Balsam, e.g. : FIR
20. John Cougar Mellencamp's "R.O.C.K. in the ___" : USA
21. Baseball scores : RUNS
22. Hardly ever : RARELY
24. Actress Griffith : MELANIE
26. Leers at : OGLES
27. Birth mother's helper : NURSEMIDWIFE
31. "Git!" : SCRAM
34. Some jeans : LEES
35. Menagerie : ZOO
36. Came to the ground : ALIT
37. Jesse of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
39. Jerome who composed "The Last Time I Saw Paris" : KERN
40. Rob on the street : MUG
41. ___ the Terrible : IVAN
42. Waits patiently : BIDES
43. Connected on only one side, as a town house : SEMIDETACHED
47. Turn away : AVERT
48. Crew members : OARSMEN
52. Declaration ending "or else!" : THREAT
54. Rheumatism symptom : ACHE
55. Order at the Pig and Whistle : ALE
56. Court : WOO
57. Change abruptly, or what the insides of 17-, 27- and 43-Across do? : TURNONADIME
60. Shoemaker's tool : AWL
61. Poetic Muse : ERATO
62. Covered with ivy : VINED
63. "Get it?" : SEE
64. ___ motion (start) : SETIN
65. Manicurist's tool : EMERY
1. The Beatles' "Revolver" or "Help!" : ALBUM
2. Ones flying south for the winter : GEESE
3. Birth-related : NATAL
4. Paris's Gare de l'___ : EST
5. Chest part : STERNUM
6. The "B" of 11-Across : BAINES
7. Uses the "+" function : ADDS
8. Number on a bus. card : TEL
9. Religious groups : CLERGIES
10. Announces : HERALDS
11. Not reduced, as some illustrations : LIFESIZED
12. Bring to 212 degrees : BOIL
13. "12 angry men," e.g. : JURY
18. California's ___ Woods : MUIR
23. VCR button : REW
25. Study of the body: Abbr. : ANAT
26. Storm clouds, to some : OMEN
28. "Maria ___," 1941 #1 hit : ELENA
29. Golf cry : FORE
30. Long times : EONS
31. ___ Club (discount store) : SAMS
32. Game with Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock : CLUE
33. Complex procedure : RIGMAROLE
37. Famous part of Rossini's "William Tell" : OVERTURE
38. Power unit : WATT
39. Baby goats : KIDS
41. Has thoughts : IDEATES
42. Deprive (of) : BEREAVE
44. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
45. Thing from which a butterfly emerges : COCOON
46. Chemistry Nobelist Otto : HAHN
49. Portland's home : MAINE
50. "___ Gantry" : ELMER
51. Impoverished : NEEDY
52. "___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
53. Hockey great Gordie : HOWE
54. Not pro : ANTI
58. Mouse's big cousin : RAT
59. Barely shining : DIM

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