New York Times, Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Author: Stephen Edward Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
Stephen Edward Anderson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: There are so many horsey theme answers it's easy to miss one: Silver (Lone Ranger), Scout (Tonto), Trigger (Roy Rogers), and Topper (Hopalong Cassidy.) Then in the middle, Had a Bit crosses Ride 'em Cowboy.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Low pitch symbol : FCLEF
6. Prepare for a physical exam : STRIP
11. Upper limit : CAP
14. Where the action is : ARENA
15. Not the whole thing : PIECE
16. "Say what?" : HUH
17. Mercury : QUICKSILVER
19. In the past : AGO
20. Wasn't quite vertical : LEANT
21. Where to spend time with moguls? : SKIRUN
23. What French fries are fried in : HOTOIL
26. Poli ___ : SCI
28. Other, in Zaragoza : OTRO
29. All riled up : INASTIR
31. Working the desk, say : ONDUTY
33. Listing in Hoyle's : RULE
34. Tower-top attraction : VIEW
36. Bear, in Bilbao : OSO
37. Chicago-to-Pittsburgh dir. : ESE
38. Ate, but not much : HADABIT
40. "Bill Moyers Journal" airer : PBS
43. Hawks' and Raptors' grp. : NBA
45. Archer who aims for the heart : EROS
46. Sheriff Andy Taylor's kid : OPIE
47. Part of the Kazakhstan landscape : STEPPE
49. Neil Simon's "Lost in ___" : YONKERS
51. Fine spray : MIST
52. Type measures : EMS
54. SATs : BOARDS
55. And so on and so forth : ETCETC
57. Courtier : TOADY
59. Barracks boss, for short : NCO
60. Easily set off, as a temper : HAIRTRIGGER
65. Bygone French coin : SOU
66. "I'm so bored" feeling : ENNUI
67. Smoked or pickled : CURED
68. Tsp. or qt. : AMT
69. Paralegals, e.g.: Abbr. : ASSTS
70. Oglers : EYERS
1. Help page rubric : FAQ
2. Premier ___ (wine designation) : CRU
3. Grass skirt accessory : LEI
4. Hem in : ENCLOSE
5. Try to get by through bluffing : FAKEIT
6. English : SPIN
7. Pinball game stoppers : TILTS
8. Gun in the garage? : REV
9. Strands after a blizzard : ICESIN
10. Free use of a company car, say : PERK
11. #1 on the Hot 100 : CHARTTOPPER
12. Prognostication : AUGURY
13. LP player : PHONO
18. Spit : SALIVA
22. Notes in a pot : IOUS
23. Engage : HIRE
24. Big burden : ONUS
25. Discoverer of stars? : TALENTSCOUT
27. See 30-Down : COWBOY
30. With 27-Down, western cry : RIDEEM
32. Pixel : DOT
35. Wave catcher? : EAR
38. Chance : HAP
39. Weather map line : ISOBAR
41. Word with early or whirly : BIRD
42. Legis. meeting : SESS
44. "La Belle et la ___" : BETE
46. Nice enough fellow : OKAYGUY
47. Soap alternative : SITCOM
48. State trees of Texas : PECANS
50. "I ain't buyin' it!" : NODICE
51. It has a test of brightness : MENSA
53. Walk proudly : STRUT
56. Sister and wife of Hyperion : THEA
58. Former newspaper publisher ___ Chandler : OTIS
61. Elected group : INS
62. M.A. hopeful's test : GRE
63. Suffix with election : EER
64. Pikes, e.g.: Abbr. : RDS

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