New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 2008

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
Natan Last
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {XY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The County Chairman" playwright, 1903 : ADE
4. Hershey brand : ROLO
8. Tree : CORNER
14. Spinners, for short : DJS
15. Southern university whose campus is a botanical garden : ELON
16. Interstice : AREOLA
17. Having the most pizazz : ZIPPIEST
19. Cap and bells wearer : JESTER
20. Convict : BRINGTOJUSTICE
22. Meter readers? : POETS
23. Kind of batting stance : OPEN
24. Nos. : AMTS
25. Reddish-brown : RUST
26. Al-___ : ANON
27. Big bang creator : NTEST
28. Fifth qtrs. : OTS
29. Enforce the rules : REFEREE
31. Italian mine : MIO
32. Has as a foundation : RESTSON
33. "Rugrats" dad : STU
36. Easter-related : PASCHAL
37. "___ now the very witching time of night": Hamlet : TIS
38. Norm of "This Old House" : ABRAM
41. Coup d'___ (survey made with a glance) : OEIL
42. Part of a moonscape : MARE
43. No longer under consideration : DEAD
44. Tetris objectives : ROWS
45. Like clayware : FIRED
46. Seemingly silent types : VENTRILOQUISTS
49. Burns : ITCHES
50. "She's gonna blow!" : RUNFORIT
52. Ferris Bueller's girlfriend : SLOANE
53. Spoils : LOOT
54. Where the utricle is : EAR
55. Like haunted houses, compared to ordinary houses : EERIER
56. Good-looker : DISH
57. The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
1. Hoelike cutting tool : ADZ
2. Neighbor of Somalia : DJIBOUTI
3. Brewed drink : ESPRESSO
4. Checks : REINS
5. Two-time figure-skating Olympic gold medalist Protopopov : OLEG
6. Snapped : LOSTONESCOOL
7. Ecstatic : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
8. Option for wings : CAJUN
9. Smeltery input : ORES
10. Paraphrase, say : RESTATE
11. A jiffy : NOTIME
12. Decides : ELECTS
13. Least spotted : RAREST
18. British P.M. when the U.S. Constitution was signed : PITT
21. Quality that's hard to express : JENESAISQUOI
22. Event for a king and queen : PROM
26. Father of Harmonia : ARES
27. Former Giant Robb ___ : NEN
30. Gymnastics move : ROLL
32. Butt : RAM
33. 1979 film with sequels II to VI : STARTREK
34. Prophet of Thebes, struck blind by Athena when he accidentally saw her bathing : TIRESIAS
35. Drew on : USED
36. Popular dish in an Asian cuisine : PADTHAI
38. Guide : ADVISE
39. Zyzzyva, e.g. : BEETLE
40. Malignity : RANCOR
42. Protein-rich paste : MISO
44. Certain softball pitch : RISER
45. Amendment that prevents being subjected to double jeopardy : FIFTH
47. Oscar-winning French film director ___ Clément : RENE
48. Article in Hoy : UNOS
51. Robert Morse Tony-winning role : TRU

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