New York Times, Friday, February 1, 2008

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Temper : ASSUAGE
8. Ape wrestlers : GRAPPLE
15. Be negative about : POURCOLDWATERON
17. Hobbes in "Calvin and Hobbes" : IMAGINARYFRIEND
18. Went to a lower level : EBBED
19. Prefix with 6-Down : PENTA
20. Body part above la bouche : NEZ
21. Frames found in frames : CELS
22. Clubs: Abbr. : ASSNS
23. Señora's step : PASO
24. "A little ___ the mightiest Julius fell": Shak. : ERE
25. Actress Kimberly of "Close to Home" : ELISE
26. Give away : RATON
27. Intimate : CRONY
28. Tahini base : SESAME
29. Well activity : WISHING
32. Domesticates : GENTLES
33. Dramatic beginning : ACTONE
34. With 44-Down, Cajun dish with giblets : DIRTY
35. Polynomial components : TERMS
36. Subject of some conspiracy theories : HOFFA
37. Prez's first name on "The West Wing" : JED
40. Shot near the green : CHIP
41. Little piggies? : RUNTS
42. Staff note : MEMO
43. Ad follower : HOC
44. Playboy's plea? : RENEW
45. She's dangerously fascinating : CIRCE
46. They're not easily overturned : OUTRIGGERCANOES
49. Stereotypically smarmy sorts : USEDCARSALESMEN
50. Without much wind : TERSELY
51. Tickled the most? : PINKEST
1. For one : APIECE
2. Not at all sunny : SOMBER
3. Fit to be tried? : SUABLE
4. Id output : URGES
5. Mordant : ACID
6. Suffix with 19-Across : GON
7. Going by : ELAPSING
8. Fred of "The Munsters" : GWYNNE
9. Hosts : RAFTS
10. Brand in a bathroom : ATRA
11. Linguist Mario : PEI
12. Before being delivered : PRENATAL
13. Unfrequented : LONESOME
14. Chief goals? : ENDZONES
16. Smart : DRESSY
22. Exclusively : ALONE
23. British meat pie : PASTY
25. Actress Gray and others : ERINS
26. ___-crowd (attendance booster) : RENTA
27. Make like Pac-Man : CHOMP
28. They're bound to work : SERFS
29. "Heads up!" : WATCHOUT
30. It stocks blocks : ICEHOUSE
31. Less lax : STRICTER
32. Prepare for a shower, maybe : GIFTWRAP
34. Foundations, often : DONEES
36. Aggressively ambitious : HUNGRY
37. Basso Hines : JEROME
38. Hosts : EMCEES
39. "Who ___?" : DOESNT
41. August : REGAL
42. Belarus's capital : MINSK
44. See 34-Across : RICE
45. Longtime columnist who coined the term "beatnik" : CAEN
47. Cloverleaf composition: Abbr. : RDS
48. Second-century year : CLI

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