New York Times, Friday, December 19, 2008

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
Natan Last
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Ding-dong : BIRDBRAIN
10. Remarkably, in commercialese : XTRA
14. Exuberant cry from Pinocchio : IMAREALBOY
16. React angrily : ROAR
17. Hit video game series launched in 2005 : GUITARHERO
18. Minor area? : ASIA
19. Option for seeing the sites quickly, for short : DSL
20. Hammering away at : REITERATING
22. Basher ___, one of the eleven in "Ocean's Eleven" : TARR
23. Networks, e.g. : AIRERS
24. Third book of the Book of Mormon : JACOB
27. Like a baby's bottom, often : TALCED
29. In a state of entanglement : AFOUL
30. Annual honoree: Abbr. : MLK
31. Precursor to 41-Across : MONO
35. It's often hard to maintain under pressure : GRACE
36. Blooming period : MAY
37. "Da Ali G Show" persona : BORAT
38. Longtime Delaware senator William : ROTH
39. Unpopular singer : RAT
40. Parry : AVERT
41. Successor of 31-Across : STEREO
44. Club with a big ball : DISCO
45. Alternative bookstore section : OCCULT
47. Lead, for one : ROLE
49. Russian's neighbor : AZERBAIJANI
51. Lummox : APE
54. Showed respect, in a way : ROSE
55. Flood : INUNDATION
57. Table center piece? : ANTE
58. Wind instrument Down Under : DIDGERIDOO
59. Bop : BEAN
60. Reacts to a big buffet : SEESSTARS
1. Cowboy's home, informally : BIGD
2. ABC Radio host : IMUS
3. Alternative to air : RAIL
4. Sullivan Travis, in a 2000 film title : DRT
5. Not too awful : BEARABLE
6. More enticing to a philatelist, say : RARER
7. Wynton Marsalis's first trumpet was a gift from him : ALHIRT
8. Response of disbelief : IBET
9. Response to a disbeliever : NOREALLY
10. Work with raw material? : XRATEDMOVIE
11. Quaint note opener : TOSIR
12. They may pound the pavement : RAINS
13. "She's ___ doll" (4 Seasons lyric) : ARAG
15. Of whom Hamlet said "He hath borne me on his back a thousand times" : YORICK
21. Be altered? : ARE
22. Common A.T.M. feature : TOUCHSCREEN
24. Five-time N.H.L. scoring leader of the 1990s-'00s : JAGR
25. Its locks are tight : AFRO
26. Snow on the ground, say : COAT
28. "___ should keep himself to himself": "Treasure Island" : AMATE
32. They may hold the lead : ORES
33. One looking for a deal? : NARC
34. Nobel-winning physicist Stern : OTTO
36. Some people like them dirty : MARTINIS
37. Those who aren't super dupers? : BADLIARS
39. Put down anew : RELAID
42. Hot ___ : TUB
43. Like goldfish : ORANGE
45. Gas with a penetrating odor : OZONE
46. Sports basket : CESTA
48. Waves on l'océan : ONDES
49. Desert mount : ARAB
50. Law with many parts : JUDE
51. Musical that opens with "Every Story Is a Love Story" : AIDA
52. Description of 15-Down : POOR
53. Fourth book of the Book of Mormon : ENOS
56. Start of an exchange : TIT

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