New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 2007

Author: Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor: Will Shortz
Gilbert H. Ludwig
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Game standout, briefly : MVP
4. Jr.'s place : SCH
7. "Steve Canyon" cartoonist Milton : CANIFF
13. Rhine tributary : AAR
14. Cádiz kinswoman : TIA
15. Country of Saroyan's heritage : ARMENIA
16. Beef producers : GRIPERS
18. No place for an epicure : BEANERY
19. Start of a question about an old proverb : INTHECASEWHERE
21. Zero, to Nero : NIHIL
22. They're over specialists: Abbr. : CPLS
23. Filing facilitator : TAB
25. Carbohydrate suffix : OSE
26. 1990's Ontario premier Bob : RAE
27. "___ Madness" (1966 Sean Connery comedy) : AFINE
29. Question, part 2 : THESTITCHISLATE
34. Swamp critter : CROC
35. Not for : ANTI
36. Question, part 3 : DOYOUTHINKITCAN
43. ___ worse than death : AFATE
44. Linemen near centers: Abbr. : LGS
45. Ins. plan : HMO
46. Cry heard by Cratchit : BAH
47. ___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
49. Sounds that may be heard before bangs? : SNIPS
51. End of the question : STILLSAVEEIGHT
55. Apple computer co-founder : WOZNIAK
56. Queen in "The Lion in Winter" : ELEANOR
57. King Minos' people : CRETANS
58. Clear : RID
59. Educational inits. in Tulsa, Okla. : ORU
60. Sailor's protector : STELMO
61. Opinion : SAY
62. 60's hot spot : NAM
1. Frenchman with a famous line : MAGINOT
2. Make superficially attractive : VARNISH
3. Please, old-style : PRITHEE
4. It's associated with some magnets and magnates : STEEL
5. Mag. publisher's concern : CIRC
6. Is too good to be true : HASACATCH
7. Work groups : CREWS
8. Asian nurse : AMAH
9. Sight on Hawaiian lava flows : NENE
10. It keeps things going : INERTIA
11. Nasty stinger : FIREANT
12. Actress Spain of "God's Little Acre" : FAY
15. Early victim : ABEL
17. Symbol of electric flux : PHI
20. Engineering detail : SPEC
24. Frontier gathering : BEE
26. Scream : RIOT
27. Riesling alternative, familiarly : ASTI
28. Move quickly and lightly : FLIT
30. Robert Louis Stevenson, e.g. : SCOT
31. So : TRUE
32. Katzenjammers : HANGOVERS
33. Tattooist's stock : INKS
36. Touch : DAB
37. In some respects : OFASORT
38. Classic Milton Bradley game : YAHTZEE
39. "As Time Goes By" requester, in film : ILSA
40. Hair bun : CHIGNON
41. Antique jar : AMPHORA
42. Quack remedy : NOSTRUM
47. Dallas suburb : PLANO
48. Quizzes : ASKS
49. Far from posh : SEEDY
50. Actress Vardalos : NIA
52. Not domestic: Abbr. : INTL
53. Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
54. Lamb by another name : ELIA
55. Loos : WCS

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