New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 2007

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hardware purchases : BRADS
6. Writer Silverstein : SHEL
10. Name-dropper, maybe : SNOB
14. Ladies' man : ROMEO
15. Readily shaped : WAXY
16. ___ Bear : PAPA
17. It merged with BP in 1998 : AMOCO
18. Cracked : AJAR
19. Armstrong of N.F.L. fame : OTIS
20. With 32-Across, 48-Across's pet project : SPRINGTIME
22. Consequently : THUS
23. "Ditat ___" (Arizona's motto) : DEUS
24. Poetry contest : SLAM
25. Ones out for a while : DOZERS
28. "What's ___?" (informal greeting) : COOKIN
31. Brooklyn's Medgar ___ College : EVERS
32. See 20-Across : FORHITLER
35. Individually : PER
36. 48-Across's partner : BLOOM
37. Way back when : AGO
38. 1968 film or 2001 Broadway hit, with "The" : PRODUCERS
41. Its participants must form a line : BINGO
43. Sergio with two 1968 top 10 hits : MENDES
44. 6'7" TV star of 1955-75 : ARNESS
45. Anjou kin : BOSC
46. Overseas friends : AMIS
47. Canvas holder : MAST
48. Flimflammer of stage and screen : BIALYSTOCK
54. Italian wine town : ASTI
55. Lip : EDGE
56. Holy book : KORAN
57. Air : MIEN
58. Knowing look : LEER
59. Remove, as characters : ERASE
60. Treaty signatory : ALLY
61. Wear well : LAST
62. Soprano Fleming : RENEE
1. Support group? : BRAS
2. Easy win : ROMP
3. Son of Venus : AMOR
4. Game 7, e.g. : DECIDER
5. Children of Norman and Enid : SOONERS
6. Crushing blows : SWATS
7. Returnee of a sort : HAJI
8. Reason for an all-nighter : EXAM
9. Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
10. Put the focus on : SPOTLIT
11. 48-Across portrayer : NATHANLANE
12. Smuggled stuff : OPIUM
13. Stereo control : BASS
21. Nickname aboard Apollo 1 : GUS
24. Biathlon need : SKI
25. Johnny of Hollywood : DEPP
26. Outranking : OVER
27. 48-Across portrayer : ZEROMOSTEL
28. The Rockies' ___ Field : COORS
29. 1992 Olympics prizes : OROS
30. Law man : OHM
32. Run off : FLEE
33. Protesters' ammo : EGGS
34. Big hoppers, for short : ROOS
36. A train? : BCD
39. Hereafter : DESTINY
40. James K. Polk's alma mater: Abbr. : UNC
41. More invigorating : BRISKER
42. Awaiting : INSTORE
44. Dickens's "Little Dorrit" : AMY
45. Pesto ingredient : BASIL
46. Tip off : ALERT
47. ___ Bear : MAMA
48. Man who found his calling? : BELL
49. Fancy : IDEA
50. "It's been ___!" : AGES
51. "The Plague" setting : ORAN
52. Purchase for a beer blast : CASE
53. Trick part? : KNEE

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