New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 2006

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Extensive spread : FEAST
6. Start of a quote on obstinacy by James Russell Lowell : THE
9. "Nothing in Common" star, 1986 : HANKS
14. Steven Bochco series : LALAW
15. Gearwheel tooth cutter : HOB
16. Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
17. "Far ___ eye ?" : ASTHE
18. Tribe encountered early in the Lewis and Clark expedition : OTO
19. Central point : NAVEL
20. Kind of camera : STILL
21. Fam. member : REL
22. Place for fishing : CREEK
23. Ruffled, with "up" : HET
24. Quote, part 2 : FOOLISH
27. Upstate N.Y. college : RPI
28. Having a surly demeanor : CRUSTY
30. 1967 hit with the repeated lyric "Yes I am / And I can't help / But love you so" : IMAMAN
32. Quote, part 3 : ANDTHEDEADALONE
36. Orchestra section : REEDS
37. Zulfikar ___ Bhutto, 1970's Pakistani leader : ALI
38. "Phooey!" : NERTS
39. Vets, e.g.: Abbr. : DRS
40. Home : ABODE
42. Hook shape : ESS
43. When said three times, comment of annoyance : NAG
45. Bit of neckwear : LEI
48. Quote, part 4 : NEVERCHANGE
53. End of the quote : THEIROPINIONS
55. 1977 biographical Broadway play : GOLDA
56. Last: Abbr. : ULT
57. Greek porches : STOAS
59. Intermediary : AGENT
60. Bottom line : SUM
61. Some guitar playing, slangily : LICKS
62. German dessert : TORTE
63. Adelaide-to-Melbourne dir. : ESE
64. Upper sky : ETHER
1. Learning device : FLASHCARD
2. Earliest person to see a sunrise, typically : EASTERNER
3. Cockpit readings : ALTITUDES
4. Stand-up comic famous for carrying a rolled-up newspaper onstage : SAHL
5. Months of the year, e.g. : TWELFTHS
6. Lead-in to fare : THORO
7. Monopoly purchase : HOTEL
8. Stopping place in a Carlo Levi title : EBOLI
9. Cohort : HENCHMAN
10. Bygone spray : ALAR
11. Opposite of eternally : NEVERMORE
12. Quaint school togs : KNEEPANTS
13. Hair quality promised by some shampoos : SILKINESS
25. "___ gods ?!": Brutus, in "Julius Caesar" : OYE
26. Imogene's comic partner : SID
29. Abbr. in a Bible's name : STD
31. McSorley's offering : ALE
33. Tiny bit : DAB
34. "Evil Woman" grp., 1975 : ELO
35. Good Samaritan's offering : AID
40. Golden ___ : AGER
41. Flair : ELAN
43. "You ___ bother" : NEEDNT
44. Fly : AVIATE
46. Isolate : ENISLE
47. Outfielder's cry : IGOTIT
48. Sabre or Senator : NHLER
49. Get up : ROUSE
50. A little better than average : CPLUS
51. Vegas request : HITME
52. Pioneering musician in stereo ___ Light : ENOCH
53. How food may be ordered at a restaurant : TOGO
54. Benefit : SAKE
55. Rod : GAT
58. Old geog. inits. : SSR

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