New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Author: Chuck Hamilton
Editor: Will Shortz
Chuck Hamilton
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hamilton. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. Cause of a skin rash : ECZEMA
7. Rug, so to speak : WIG
10. Bugle tune : TAPS
14. Quenched : SLAKED
15. Very close friend, in slang : ACE
16. Miner's entry : ADIT
17. "Back to the Future" subject : TIMETRAVEL
19. Guadalajara greeting : HOLA
20. Police dispatch, for short : APB
21. Hare Krishnas' wear : ROBES
22. TV station, e.g. : AIRER
23. Eastern way : TAO
24. Old master's work : OIL
25. Best suited : APTEST
26. Marine raptor : ERNE
28. Fans often have it : TEAMSPIRIT
31. Moonshiner's setup : STILL
33. Give a ticket : CITE
34. ___-cone : SNO
35. Earthquake site : FAULTLINE
39. Medium's claim : ESP
42. Fraternal org. : BPOE
43. Interior designer's focus : DECOR
47. Flaky sort : SPACECADET
51. Horror film staple : GORE
52. Parts of a Christmas Eve service : CAROLS
53. Court org. : NBA
55. Hwys. : RDS
56. Some doctoral exams : ORALS
57. Simon Wiesenthal's quarry : NAZIS
59. Opus ___ ("The Da Vinci Code" group) : DEI
60. Defaulter's loss : REPO
61. C-E-G triad, e.g. : MAJORCHORD
63. Some Feds : TMEN
64. ___ disadvantage : ATA
65. It can precede the first words of 17-, 28-, 35-, 47- and 61-Across : DOUBLE
66. What matches are made of : SETS
67. It may leave marks : POX
68. Doesn't stick to the straight and narrow : STRAYS
1. Homes with electronic gates, maybe : ESTATES
2. Some newsletter pictures : CLIPART
3. Machine on a skating rink : ZAMBONI
4. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
5. Way around Paris : METRO
6. Far from klutzy : ADROIT
7. Hi sign? : WAVE
8. Sews up : ICES
9. Styling aid : GEL
10. "Omoo" island : TAHITI
11. Devoted fans : ADORERS
12. Enters helter-skelter : PILESIN
13. Opening of : STARTTO
18. Having the right stuff : ABLE
22. Stick on : APPEND
25. Italian wine city : ASTI
27. 2003 Will Ferrell title role : ELF
29. Made a scene? : ACTED
30. Army, navy and air force: Abbr. : MIL
32. Prada and Fendi : LABELS
36. Food pkg. markings : UPCS
37. Mauna ___ : LOA
38. Brain scan letters : EEG
39. Offerers of arms : ESCORTS
40. "Puh-lease!" : SPAREME
41. Defensive wall : PARAPET
44. Spanish capital under the Moors : CORDOBA
45. Not helter-skelter : ORDERLY
46. Lives : RESIDES
48. Parts of analogies : COLONS
49. Automaker Ferrari : ENZO
50. Alternatives to 'Vettes : TBIRDS
54. Race site since 1711 : ASCOT
57. Brussels-based org. : NATO
58. It's "stronger than dirt" : AJAX
61. War room fixture : MAP
62. "Ben-___" : HUR

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