New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2007

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 184 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. They get sore easily : HOTHEADS
9. 6'5" All-Star relief ace with identical first two initials : JJPUTZ
15. Pretty poor chances : ONEINTEN
16. Pro's remark : IAGREE
17. Shake : UNSETTLE
18. 1970s-'80s Australian P.M. : FRASER
19. They're lit : SOTS
20. Places to make notes : STAFFS
22. ___-Aztecan language : UTO
23. Itinerary abbr. : ETA
24. Up to snuff : OKAY
25. Take off : FLEE
26. Rivals for the folks' attention, maybe : SIBS
28. Wasn't straight : LIED
29. Part of some disguises : BEARD
30. Org. that fought warrantless wiretapping : ACLU
31. Words of expectation : ODDSARE
33. Raise canines? : TEETHE
35. Meanie : SADIST
39. Ingredients in a protein shake : RAWEGGS
43. Part of a French 101 conjugation : ETES
44. Get bronze, say : MEDAL
47. Butcher's offering : LOIN
48. Mother of Hades : RHEA
49. Dumps : AXES
50. "A Chapter on Ears" essayist : ELIA
51. Where Mt. Tabor is: Abbr. : ISR
52. Paris possessive : SES
53. What reindeer do : PRANCE
55. Pro fighter : ANTI
56. "Enough!" : QUITIT
58. Fail to keep : GOBACKON
60. Not at all close to : UNLIKE
61. Dessert of chilled fruit and coconut : AMBROSIA
62. Liszt's "Paganini ___" : ETUDES
63. They're fried : TOSSPOTS
1. Filled in for a vacationer, in a way : HOUSESAT
2. Warned : ONNOTICE
3. Subject to an assessment? : TESTABLE
4. Rushes : HIES
5. Fangorn Forest dweller : ENT
6. Caseworkers?: Abbr. : ATTS
7. Muscle named for its shape : DELTOID
8. Didn't proceed forthrightly : SNEAKED
9. Flash : JIFFY
10. Jostles : JARS
11. Org. with aces and chips : PGA
12. Sci-fi author Le Guin : URSULA
13. Be about to fall : TEETER
14. Took dead aim, with "in" : ZEROED
21. They come and go : FADS
25. Tributary : FEEDER
27. Buddhist teachings : SUTRAS
28. Eponymous theater mogul : LOEW
29. Top piece : BRA
32. Grp. with a common purpose : ASSN
34. "I'm sorry, Dave" speaker of sci-fi : HAL
36. "Probably" : ITHINKSO
37. Gets the job done : SEESTOIT
38. Catherine I and others : TSARINAS
40. ___ Peterson, lead role in "Bells Are Ringing" : ELLA
41. Beginning with vigor : GOINGAT
42. Composer Puccini : GIACOMO
44. Certain ball : MASQUE
45. Order to leave : EXEUNT
46. 1957 RKO purchaser : DESILU
50. "Symphony in Black" and others : ERTES
53. Main route : PIKE
54. Low points : EBBS
55. "Rent-___" : ACOP
57. Rx instruction : TID
59. "___ sine scientia nihil est" (old Latin motto) : ARS

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