New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {MQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 159 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. *Salad partner : SOUP
5. Velvety bloomer : PANSY
10. Dreaded prom night sight : ACNE
14. River of Tuscany : ARNO
15. Graff of stage and screen : ILENE
16. *Takeover : COUP
17. Cat's gripper : CLAW
18. Violin, viola and cello : STRINGTRIO
20. Hitchcock thriller : ROPE
21. *Pen : COOP
22. Half-and-half quantities : PINTS
23. Mail at contest central : ENTRIES
25. *Cote calls : COOS
26. Sound from a frying pan : SSS
27. Monastery title : FRA
29. Place brushed by a barber : NAPE
32. Sprites in bottles? : SODAS
35. Bad marks : BLOTS
37. Knickers wearer : LAD
38. From 1- to 67-Across : THEWHOLESHEBANG
41. Some A.L. sluggers : DHS
42. Jong who wrote "Sappho's Leap" : ERICA
43. Woodcutter's tool : WEDGE
44. Many a turban wearer : SIKH
46. Toll rd. : TPK
47. Sleek runway model? : JET
48. *Sleep lab purchases : COTS
50. Lawn care tool : AERATOR
54. Sinuous dances : HULAS
56. *Salon styles : CUTS
58. Drink to excess : TOPE
59. Aida and Norma, notably : OPERAROLES
61. Chicago's Dan ___ Expressway : RYAN
62. Kind of ladder exemplified by the answers to the seven starred clues : WORD
63. Backspace over text : ERASE
64. Astronomy's ___ cloud : OORT
65. Finishes, as cartoon artwork, with "in" : INKS
66. Blows off steam : VENTS
67. *Fanatics : NUTS
1. Paris's ___-Coeur Basilica : SACRE
2. Sock material : ORLON
3. Not suitable : UNAPT
4. Buzzer on "This Old House" : POWERSAW
5. Last sign : PISCES
6. Some saxophones : ALTOS
7. Charles Laughton's role in "The Sign of the Cross" : NERO
8. Sassy one : SNIP
9. It's issued by the Nippon Ginko : YEN
10. Director's order : ACTION
11. Summer side dish : CORNSALAD
12. When the stars come out in Paris : NUIT
13. Long narrative poem : EPOS
19. Mail ctr. : GPO
24. Joe Jackson's "___ Really Going Out With Him?" : ISSHE
25. Like J.F.K.: Abbr. : CATH
27. Dandruff bit : FLECK
28. Monte ___, highest point in the Pennine Alps : ROSA
30. Twinge : PANG
31. Beat (out) : EDGE
32. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
33. "I didn't think you'd be here ..." : OHHI
34. Hotel front person : DESKCLERK
35. It might be on one's radar : BLIP
36. Storm drain, e.g. : SEWER
39. Scraps for Spike : ORTS
40. Particle accelerator : BETATRON
45. Collectors' collections : HOARDS
47. James and Jackson : JESSES
49. Airport org. : TSA
50. Event in 1940s-'50s headlines : ATEST
51. Conclusion of "Happy Birthday" : TOYOU
52. Eye-popping canvases : OPART
53. They're high in Manhattan : RENTS
54. "Oh, ___ Love Jesus" (hymn) : HOWI
55. Apprised of : UPON
56. Curriculum part : CORE
57. ___ Bator : ULAN
60. Increase, with "up" : REV

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