New York Times, Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FHJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Taunt : GIBE
5. Slalomer's moves : ZAGS
9. "And ___ ask is a tall ship ...": John Masefield : ALLI
13. Sans deferment : ONEA
14. Till you get it right : AGAIN
16. "Present" in bad kids' Christmas stockings : COAL
17. Acapulco acclamations : OLES
18. Bellini two-acter : NORMA
19. Fail miserably, in slang : TANK
20. 1968 Glen Campbell hit : GENTLEONMYMIND
23. Daughter of Muhammad Ali : LAILA
24. Cut into parts : DISSEVER
25. Mouse who's always throwing bricks at Krazy Kat : IGNATZ
27. Hardly stuffy : AIRY
28. Aficionado : NUT
29. Gets : OBTAINS
34. 1960 Ray Charles hit : GEORGIAONMYMIND
40. Peace-and-quiet venue : ARCADIA
41. "Whaddya waitin' for?!" : NOW
42. Title lover in a 1920s Broadway hit : ABIE
44. Little fingers or toes : MINIMI
47. He wrote "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him" : VOLTAIRE
52. Borrow a partner : CUTIN
53. 1982 Willie Nelson hit : ALWAYSONMYMIND
55. Nolo contendere, for one : PLEA
56. Get by : ELUDE
57. False deity : BAAL
58. "Gilmore Girls" daughter : RORY
59. New Jersey's ___ Hall University : SETON
60. Novel ending? : ETTE
61. 1961 "spacechimp" : ENOS
62. Wraps (up) : SEWS
63. Accordion part : REED
1. Solver's online recourse : GOOGLING
2. Allied (with) : INLEAGUE
3. Enjoyed doing : BEENINTO
4. Title locale in a Cheech Marin flick : EASTLA
5. Actor Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
6. "What ___ boy am I!" : AGOOD
7. Adorned, in the kitchen : GARNI
8. Super Bowl XXI M.V.P., first to say "I'm going to Disney World!" : SIMMS
9. What demonstrators demonstrate : ACTIVISM
10. Auto shop's offering : LOANER
11. Longtime Cowboys coach Tom : LANDRY
12. Sort : ILK
15. Senate tally : NAYS
21. Midback muscle, briefly : LAT
22. Villain : MEANY
26. Suffix with Meso- or Paleo- : ZOIC
30. Ewe said it : BAA
31. Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD
32. Singer DiFranco : ANI
33. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
35. Things people are trained in? : RAILWAYS
36. Van Susteren of Fox News : GRETA
37. Begin : INITIATE
38. Put up : NOMINATE
39. Approached zero : DWINDLED
42. Burial place of King Arthur : AVALON
43. Ravel work : BOLERO
45. Unfriendly : ICY
46. Repertoire component : NUMBER
48. Senate tally : AYES
49. N.H.L. Eastern Conf. team : ISLES
50. What a traveling salesman travels : ROUTE
51. Establish, as a chair : ENDOW
54. Department store section : MENS
55. Opposite of post- : PRE

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