New York Times, Monday, July 14, 2008

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. New ___, India : DELHI
6. Massachusetts vacation spot, with "the" : CAPE
10. "Yeah, sure!" : IBET
14. Like the outfield walls at Wrigley Field : IVIED
15. Downwind, to a sailor : ALEE
16. Musical finale : CODA
17. Red Sox stadium : FENWAYPARK
19. Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
20. Actor Omar : SHARIF
21. Precious Chinese carvings : JADES
22. Look through the cross hairs : AIM
25. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
26. Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
28. New York City's ___ Island : STATEN
30. Makes believe : PRETENDS
33. Peels, as an apple : PARES
34. Copper/zinc alloy : BRASS
35. Cockney's residence : OME
36. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
37. "To Autumn" poet : KEATS
38. Roman poet who wrote the "Metamorphoses" : OVID
39. Fed. biomedical research agency : NIH
40. "O Come, ___ Faithful" : ALLYE
41. Packing string : TWINE
42. Watergate and Irangate : SCANDALS
44. Bitterness : RANCOR
45. Everest or Kilimanjaro : MOUNT
46. Diving seabird : AUK
47. College credit units: Abbr. : HRS
48. Classic Alan Ladd western : SHANE
50. Lacking any guarantee of being paid : ONSPEC
53. Score the 3 in a 4-3 game : LOSE
54. Seaside community NE of Boston : SWAMPSCOTT
58. Natural balm : ALOE
59. Actress Rowlands : GENA
60. House of Henry VII and Henry VIII : TUDOR
61. Fairy's stick : WAND
62. Stepped (on) : TROD
63. "Tosca" or "Thaïs" : OPERA
1. "What's the ___?" ("So what?") : DIF
2. Holiday preceder : EVE
3. China's ___ Yutang : LIN
4. Cuts with an ax : HEWS
5. Potatoes from the Northwest : IDAHOES
6. Blue Grotto's island : CAPRI
7. Jai ___ : ALAI
8. Make holes in, as for ease of tearing : PERFORATE
9. Hair-raising cry : EEK
10. Period ending about 9000 B.C. : ICEAGE
11. Peter who directed "The Last Picture Show" : BOGDANOVICH
12. Periphery : EDGE
13. New Mexico city or county : TAOS
18. A knitter might have a ball with it : YARN
21. "Cool your ___!" : JETS
22. Forest quakers : ASPENS
23. Like right-slanting type : ITALIC
24. "The Goodbye Girl" actress : MARSHAMASON
27. Cafeteria, to a soldier : MESS
29. Football kicker's aid : TEE
30. Says grace, e.g. : PRAYS
31. Key of Beethoven's Ninth : DMINOR
32. Passover meals : SEDERS
34. Carillon site : BELLTOWER
37. Group investigated in "Mississippi Burning" : KLAN
38. Have title to : OWN
40. Together, in music : ADUE
41. Likes immediately : TAKESTO
43. "Thanks, but I'm O.K." : NONEED
44. Coach Adolph in the Basketball Hall of Fame : RUPP
46. Comparable to a wet hen? : ASMAD
48. Picnic side dish : SLAW
49. Spanish greeting : HOLA
51. One billionth: Prefix : NANO
52. Medium bra size : CCUP
54. "___ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" : SGT
55. "To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
56. Rocky peak : TOR
57. ___ la la : TRA

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