New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Author: Tim Wescott
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Wescott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gillette razor : ATRA
5. Meal-in-a-can brand : ALPO
9. Alarming : SCARY
14. In view : SEEN
15. Noggin : BEAN
16. Divided Asian land : KOREA
17. Feel like quarreling about something : HAVEABONETOPICK
20. Gangster's code of silence : OMERTA
21. On ___ with (even with) : APAR
22. ___'wester : SOU
23. No halfway effort : TOTALCOMMITMENT
26. Rand who wrote "Atlas Shrugged" : AYN
27. Sch. where Shaquille O'Neal played basketball : LSU
28. Writer's guidelines : SPECS
32. Spanish uncles : TIOS
35. Mexican restaurant offering : TACO
39. "Heads up!," e.g. : ALERT
40. Letters after two slashes : WWW
41. Grounds for a good night's sleep? : DECAF
42. Dick Van ___ : DYKE
43. Addlebrain : LOON
44. Skilled : ADEPT
45. "___ see it ..." : ASI
47. Enterprise inits. : USS
49. Basis of a false arrest, perhaps : TRUMPEDUPCHARGE
58. Suffix with hotel : IER
59. Richard and Jane in court : ROES
60. Gain back : RECOUP
61. Going past the fourth quarter, say : PLAYINGOVERTIME
64. Altimeter user : PILOT
65. Again : ANEW
66. Hamburg's river : ELBE
67. Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
68. Like the Beatles' Sadie : SEXY
69. U.K. military medals : DSOS
1. Give ___ in the arm : ASHOT
2. "I love you," in Spanish : TEAMO
3. Support with stone, as an embankment : REVET
4. "It's the end of ___" : ANERA
5. Monastic jurisdiction : ABBACY
6. "Bus 9 to Paradise" author Buscaglia : LEO
7. ___ Games : PANAM
8. Common lunch hr. : ONEPM
9. Women's hybrid clothing : SKORTS
10. Steal, slangily : COP
11. Greet the day : ARISE
12. A little advance work : RECON
13. Native of NE Siberia : YAKUT
18. "Finally!" : ATLAST
19. Call after a toss : TAILS
24. When a football may be hiked : ONTWO
25. No longer bright, as colors : MUTED
28. "___ but true" : SAD
29. Use diligently : PLY
30. "A cockroach!" : EEK
31. Alfredo sauce ingredient : CREAM
33. "Sands of ___ Jima" : IWO
34. Confess : OWNUP
36. Dead man's hand card : ACE
37. Gown's partner : CAP
38. "How ___ Has the Banshee Cried" (Thomas Moore poem) : OFT
41. One of a seasonal octet : DASHER
43. Use as a bed : LIEON
46. "Obey your thirst" sloganeer, once : SPRITE
48. Off the wall : SCREWY
49. Hedren of Hitchcock's "The Birds" : TIPPI
50. Activated again, as a burner : RELIT
51. Range extending south from the Kara Sea : URALS
52. "At the Milliner's" painter : DEGAS
53. Auto route from Me. to Fla. : USONE
54. Did one's part? : ACTED
55. Agitates : ROILS
56. Okra stew : GUMBO
57. They're guarded at the Olympics : EPEES
62. ___ Kippur : YOM
63. Annoy : VEX

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