New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 2008

Author: Tony Orbach
Editor: Will Shortz
Tony Orbach
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Bristles : GETSMAD
8. Post boxes? : CEREALS
15. Thinner option : ACETONE
16. Piece of silver, say : UTENSIL
17. Lab tube : BURETTE
18. A lot of foreign intelligence intercepts : CHATTER
19. Relatively remote : FARTHER
20. Many-sided problems : HYDRAS
21. Ready to be put to bed : EDITED
22. "Rugrats" baby : DIL
23. Isn't O.K. : AILS
25. One of the Gandhis : SONIA
26. Golden fish stocked in ornamental pools : ORFE
27. Christening spot : PROW
28. Nottingham's river : TRENT
29. Dirt : PORNO
31. One protected by a collie : EWE
32. Patron of Paris : GENEVIEVE
35. One making calls : UMP
38. Schubert's "Eine Kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
39. Demand : EXACT
43. Some apéritifs : KIRS
45. Mother of Hyacinth, in myth : CLIO
46. Hindu sage : RISHI
47. Certain alkene : ENOL
48. Incubator : HEN
49. Slew : PASSEL
50. Anti-ship missile that skims waves at nearly the speed of sound : EXOCET
52. Touch-related : TACTUAL
53. Part of a special delivery? : TRIPLET
54. Be quite enough for : SATIATE
55. Amscray : VAMOOSE
56. Hamlet, notably : AVENGER
57. Give a bad name : SLANDER
58. "On Your Toes" composer : RODGERS
1. "The View," essentially : GABFEST
2. Home to Mount Chimborazo : ECUADOR
3. Earthen casserole dish : TERRINE
4. Letting stand : STETTING
5. Decayed : MOTHEATEN
6. Put in up front : ANTED
7. Skittish herd : DEER
8. Small, deep-fried pork cube : CUCHIFRITO
9. C2H4 : ETHYLENE
10. Size up : READ
11. Bait : ENTRAP
12. Singer of "A Foggy Day" in "A Damsel in Distress" : ASTAIRE
13. Isn't very visible : LIESLOW
14. Shooter that may be digital, for short : SLR
22. Caused to be scored, as a run : DROVEIN
24. European Union member: Abbr. : SWE
26. Means of public protest : OPENLETTER
30. Was broad on the boards : OVERACTED
33. Big Mac request : NOCHEESE
34. Real : EXISTING
35. Island entertainer : UKE
36. Kind of water : MINERAL
37. Nearest, to Nero : PROXIMA
40. Lessen : ASSUAGE
41. One using a crib : CHEATER
42. They work the earth : TILLERS
44. Apply messily : SLOPON
49. ___ Nurmi, nine-time track gold medalist in 1920s Olympics : PAAVO
51. Chowderhead : CLOD
52. Peter or Paul, but not Mary : TSAR
53. Picture producers : TVS

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