New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 2008

Author: Kenneth J. Berniker
Editor: Will Shortz
Kenneth J. Berniker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Berniker. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Jet : SABLE
6. Bush people, for short : GOP
9. Retail, e.g. : SALES
14. Indo-___ : ARYAN
15. It may come after you : ARE
16. Spam flavorer : CLOVE
17. *Hairy-leaved plant : VENUSTRAP
19. Many a dance club tune : REMIX
20. English author Blyton : ENID
21. Motor ___ : INN
22. Parish V.I.P. : CURATE
23. Bootblack's need : RAG
24. *Fighter at 112 pounds or less : WEIGHTBOXER
26. Mind : HEED
28. "Without a doubt" : YES
29. Not still : ASTIR
31. Seaver once called it home : SHEA
33. ___ of the earth : ENDS
37. *Classic comical restaurant complaint : THERESAINMYSOUP
40. Fictional governess : EYRE
41. S.O.S., in essence : PLEA
42. Regarding : ASFOR
43. "___ sport" : BEA
44. Singer Jacques : BREL
45. *Umpire's invocation after a pop-up, perhaps : INFIELDRULE
51. Time period for a C.F.O. : YTD
54. Reassuring result on a blood test : NORMAL
55. Mimic : APE
56. Biblical prophet : EZRA
57. Traditional spy wear : CLOAK
58. *Advice to a careless dresser, maybe : ZIPUPYOUR
60. Former N.B.A. star Danny : AINGE
61. Enzyme ending : ASE
62. Obtuse : DENSE
63. Occasion to sing "Dayenu" : SEDER
64. Gen ___ : XER
65. They're found around a neck : FRETS
1. Penny ___ : SAVER
2. Bowl : ARENA
3. *Unreliable sort : BYNIGHTER
4. Write an ode to : LAUD
5. Wearer of a half-inch stripe: Abbr. : ENS
6. Decorated, on menus : GARNI
7. Tropical tree-dweller : ORANG
8. Zing : PEP
9. O.R. attire : SCRUBS
10. Car discontinued in 2004 : ALERO
11. Bluesman Willie : LOMAX
12. Web-based way to announce a party : EVITE
13. Gender determiner, as on a chicken farm : SEXER
18. The same, in a way : TIED
22. Third-stringers : CTEAM
24. "___ #1!" : WERE
25. Villainous one in "The Lion King" : HYENA
27. Where punts were spent : EIRE
29. Bolted down : ATE
30. Short : SHY
31. Some greens : SALAD
32. Hotfoot it : HIE
33. De bene ___ (legal phrase) : ESSE
34. Restricted space ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues : NOFLYZONE
35. One and one : DUO
36. White Sulphur ___, W. Va.: Abbr. : SPR
38. Relieve, as for a break : SPELL
39. Easily maneuvered, as a boat : YARE
43. Lab receptacle : BEAKER
44. ___ cheese : BLEU
45. They believed the world was created by Viracocha : INCAS
46. "That's the truth!" : NOLIE
47. Makeshift fan : FROND
48. Subject of a certain Google search : IMAGE
49. Subject of union negotiations : RAISE
50. Caffeine or nicotine : UPPER
52. Bank's partner : TRUST
53. Hurls defiance at : DARES
56. Assessor : EYER
58. Hole-punching tool for a slater : ZAX
59. Suffix for many a sharable computer file : PDF

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