New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Page
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VW} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wrong : AMISS
6. Study hard and fast : CRAM
10. Daunt : FAZE
14. Game follow-up : RECAP
15. Sole : LONE
16. Orsk's river : URAL
17. Like Green Beret units : ELITE
18. The triple in a triple play : OUTS
19. Just beats : NIPS
20. "The Defiant Ones" co-star, 1958 : TONYCURTIS
22. Rocket launcher : NASA
23. Many an M.I.T. grad: Abbr. : ENGR
24. Brillo rival : SOS
25. The second Mrs. Michael Corleone : KAY
27. Felipe Calderón's land: Abbr. : MEX
28. Sony music player introduced in 1984 : DISCMAN
32. Delineated, with "out" : MAPPED
36. Movie chase scene, e.g. : SETPIECE
37. Yo-yo : IDIOT
38. Song from 65-Across that's hidden in 20- and 54-Across and 10- and 35-Down : NYC
39. Just beat : EDGED
40. Hashish source : CANNABIS
42. Massages : KNEADS
43. Some socks : ARGYLES
44. Would-___ (aspirants) : BES
45. "___: Miami" : CSI
46. Cross-referencing word : SEE
47. Organ piece : STOP
51. Pale hue : AQUA
54. Cornmeal dish often served with maple syrup : JOHNNYCAKE
57. Gore Vidal historical novel : BURR
58. Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
59. Back biter? : MOLAR
60. Not discounted : LIST
61. Terse denial : NOTI
62. Trims in Photoshop, e.g. : CROPS
63. Itinerary data: Abbr. : ETAS
64. Heroic exploit : GEST
65. Hit Broadway musical based on a comic strip : ANNIE
1. Glacial ridge : ARETE
2. Deep pink : MELON
3. Hockey no-no : ICING
4. Rakish sort : SATYR
5. Something risky to work on : SPEC
6. Bleach brand : CLOROX
7. One-sided contests : ROUTS
8. Not backing : ANTI
9. Field utensils : MESSKIT
10. 2003 Kentucky Derby winner : FUNNYCIDE
11. Andrea Bocelli delivery : ARIA
12. Microwaves : ZAPS
13. "Lohengrin" role : ELSA
21. Hand-me-down : USED
26. Quakers in the woods : ASPENS
27. Most are good conductors : METALS
28. Boxing Day mo. : DEC
29. Prefix with bucks : MEGA
30. Nailed : ACED
31. Beatty and others : NEDS
32. Easily split mineral : MICA
33. Month after Shevat : ADAR
34. Unwelcome auto noise : PING
35. Vehicles at a petting zoo : PONYCARTS
36. Part of S.S.S.: Abbr. : SYS
38. Grafton's "___ for Noose" : NIS
41. 2008 Olympics host : BEIJING
42. Razor-sharp : KEEN
44. 1984 gold-medalist marathoner Joan : BENOIT
46. Scoring attempts : SHOTS
47. Show contempt toward : SCORN
48. Kite's clutcher : TALON
49. Six-foot-tall African animal : OKAPI
50. As such : PERSE
51. Fit for duty : ABLE
52. Conk out : QUIT
53. "Superman II" villainess : URSA
55. Oklahoma tribe : OTOE
56. Workout locale, for short : YMCA

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