New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Caleb Madison was 15 years 3 months old when this, his debut puzzle, was published, making him the youngest constructor in the Shortz era at the time.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Perfect : IDEAL
6. Farm sound : BAA
9. Highly excited : AGOG
13. Wispy clouds : CIRRI
14. Ash containers : URNS
16. Let go : CEDE
17. Singers Clint + Patti : BLACKSMITH
19. Couple in the news : ITEM
20. Ache reliever : MASSEUR
21. They may be sown : SEEDS
23. Fr. holy woman : STE
24. It's jumped in a high jump : BAR
26. As high as you can possibly go : LIMIT
29. Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
32. Singers Tom + Johnny : PETTYCASH
35. Where Kofi Annan earned his master's deg. : MIT
37. Says lovingly : COOS
38. Copacabana Beach locale : RIO
39. Classic film company ... or a description of 17-, 32-, 46- and 65-Across? : UNITEDARTISTS
43. Pharmaceutical watchdog grp. : FDA
44. Show subtitled "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" : HAIR
45. "___ my shorts!": Bart Simpson : EAT
46. Singers Neil + Courtney : YOUNGLOVE
49. D.E.A. agent : NARC
52. "___ Deep" (1999 Omar Epps film) : INTOO
53. Suffix with Caesar : EAN
55. Yale student : ELI
57. Midwestern tribe : IOWAS
60. Perched : ROOSTED
63. Like Yul Brynner, famously : BALD
65. Singers James + Sly : BROWNSTONE
67. Blue, in Bogotá : AZUL
68. ___ Lee cakes : SARA
69. Poet Federico García ___ : LORCA
70. Prominent part of a Groucho disguise : NOSE
71. "Wailing" instrument : SAX
72. Vows : OATHS
1. Cold war weaponry : ICBMS
2. Widen, as a pupil : DILATE
3. Got rid of marks : ERASED
4. Paths of pop-ups : ARCS
5. Simile part : LIKE
6. Accused's bad break : BUMRAP
7. Uris hero : ARI
8. "Farm" dwellers : ANTS
9. Vinegary : ACIDIC
10. 1960s sitcom with the catchphrase "Sorry about that, Chief" : GETSMART
11. Uplifting poem : ODE
12. Cameo, e.g. : GEM
15. Any ship : SHE
18. 40-Down, e.g. : SUB
22. Heavenly : ELYSIAN
25. Cut again, as a turkey : RECARVE
27. Mother goddess in Egyptian mythology : ISIS
28. Howe'er : THO
30. British record label : EMI
31. John of "3rd Rock From the Sun" : LITHGOW
33. Rocky hill : TOR
34. Bag with handles : TOTE
36. Bluish hue : TEAL
39. Tempura ___ (Japanese dish) : UDON
40. Vessel in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : NAUTILUS
41. God, to Galileo : DIO
42. Where to board a train: Abbr. : STA
43. Post-it note abbr. : FYI
47. Brain, slangily : NOODLE
48. Q-Tip target : EARWAX
50. "So's your old man!," e.g. : RETORT
51. Grip tightly : CLENCH
54. Sine qua ___ : NON
56. "An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ___ cannot be resisted": Hugo : IDEAS
58. They may be crunched : ABS
59. Lima ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
61. Norway's capital : OSLO
62. Ancient Greek walkway : STOA
63. No-smoking ordinance, e.g. : BAN
64. ___ dye : AZO
66. "... ___ mouse?" : ORA

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