New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Author: C. W. Stewart
Editor: Will Shortz
Carolyn W. Stewart
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
7. Hot night out, perhaps : DATE
11. Prospector's aid : MAP
14. Largest city on the Illinois River : PEORIA
15. Privy to : INON
16. Stein filler : ALE
17. Traditional Christmas dessert : PLUMPUDDING
19. Conglomerate whose N.Y.S.E. symbol is the same as the company's name : ITT
20. Elhi grps. : PTAS
21. Bulldozes : RAZES
23. Red bird with black wings and tail : SCARLETTANAGER
29. Word that can precede or follow "first" : LADIES
30. Congregational area : NAVE
31. They can be split or charged : ATOMS
32. Traditional January event : WHITESALE
37. Lincoln's home: Abbr. : NEB
38. Take marks off : ERASE
39. Took gold : WON
40. 1999 Tom Hanks film, with "The" : GREENMILE
43. Simple disguise : BEARD
45. See 62-Across : ROME
46. Fur for a stole : ERMINE
47. Home remedy for skin irritations : MUSTARDPLASTER
51. Medieval tale : CONTE
52. Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
53. Smashable tennis shot : LOB
54. Shade close to azure : PEACOCKBLUE
61. Team ___ : USA
62. ___ of Constantine (landmark in 45-Across) : ARCH
63. Mother of Calcutta : TERESA
64. At any time, to a bard : EER
65. Spreadsheet fill : DATA
66. Area between curbs : STREET
1. "Killer" PC program : APP
2. Theist's subj. : REL
3. Whom "Uncle Sam wants" : YOU
4. Get ready for war : ARM
5. Parts of baby bottles : NIPPLES
6. Browns, as meat : SAUTES
7. "Say that thou ___ forsake me ...": Shak. : DIDST
8. Singer DiFranco : ANI
9. Cargo unit : TON
10. Carve on, as a monument : ENGRAVE
11. Indian corn : MAIZE
12. Take in or let out : ALTER
13. Strokes ... or ones stroked : PETS
18. "Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man" : DAT
22. A long, long time : AGES
23. "Language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work," per Carl Sandburg : SLANG
24. Provide party food : CATER
25. Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
26. Lens holder : RIM
27. Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
28. ___ the Great of children's books : NATE
32. More twisted, as humor : WRIER
33. "2001" computer : HAL
34. Mark time : AWAIT
35. Michaels of "S.N.L." : LORNE
36. East ___ (certain Londoner) : ENDER
38. Jane Austen novel : EMMA
41. Lead-in to while : ERST
42. Steno's staple : NOTEPAD
43. Shelf support : BRACKET
44. Dorothy's aunt and others : EMS
46. Chooses : ELECTS
47. Bullwinkle, e.g. : MOOSE
48. Open, as a gate : UNBAR
49. Russian villa : DACHA
50. Grp. once led by Arafat : PLO
51. Game associated with the starts of 17-, 23-, 32-, 40-, 47- and 54-Across : CLUE
55. All alternative : ERA
56. Deed : ACT
57. December exclamation : BRR
58. Actress Remick : LEE
59. Function : USE
60. Partake of : EAT

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