New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Minimum word length: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The eight two-letter answers in this puzzle are all state postal abbreviations, representing (in some order) the Beaver State, Beehive State, Big Sky Country, Heart of Dixie, Pine Tree State, Show Me State, Sunflower State and Volunteer State.
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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. 1889 Jerome K. Jerome comedy novel : THREEMENINABOAT
16. Undesirable alternatives : HORNSOFADILEMMA
17. Bear, in old Rome : URSUS
18. Some feds : TMEN
19. Bill : BEAK
20. See note : MT
21. Office rewards : RAISES
23. Carlo who married Sophia Loren : PONTI
24. Anne who married Henry VIII : BOLEYN
26. Not guzzle : SIP
27. See note : TN
28. New Orleans-to-Indianapolis dir. : NNE
29. Put into office: Var. : ENSTATE
33. Gas pump abbr. : REG
34. Cry interrupting a prank : AHA
35. Bank book entry : DEPOSIT
36. Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
37. Comparative suffix : IER
38. Like a certain route : RURAL
39. "You mean me?" : MOI
40. Telecom setup : LAN
41. More, it's sometimes said : MERRIER
43. Langley, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
44. Yearbook div. : SRS
45. Indulge : CATERTO
46. Something with this is not neat : ICE
47. See note : KS
48. Game piece in Hasbro's The Game of Life : CAR
49. One who knows what's suitable? : TAILOR
51. Alternative to "take out" : EATIN
53. Young haddocks : SCRODS
56. See note : UT
57. Jefferson bills : TWOS
58. Classic TV role for Ronny Howard : OPIE
59. Beautiful woman of paradise : HOURI
61. Dessert not for the calorie-conscious : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
64. Some awards for accomplishment : HONORARYDEGREES
1. Outline : THUMBNAILSKETCH
2. Whence the line "A person's a person, no matter how small" : HORTONHEARSAWHO
3. Purview of the I.C.C. : RRS
4. Accustom (to) : ENURE
5. Made an effort : ESSAYED
6. See note : MO
7. Certain newts : EFTS
8. Finger : NAME
9. Time of danger : IDES
10. "Delta of Venus" author : NIN
11. See note : AL
12. Swing alternative : BEBOP
13. Warning sign : OMEN
14. Something customary : AMATTEROFCOURSE
15. Pushing beyond proper limits : TAKINGLIBERTIES
22. Superior canal locale : INNEREAR
23. Painter Mondrian : PIET
25. Overhears, perhaps : LEARNS
26. Heel style : STILETTO
30. Short burst : SPURT
31. Joe who was twice A.L. Manager of the Year : TORRE
32. Light ___ : ASAIR
33. Forward : REMAIL
41. Footwear giant Thom ___ : MCAN
42. One who won't move over : ROADHOG
48. 1973 War hit "The ___ Kid" : CISCO
50. "God ___ refuge" (start of Psalm 46) : ISOUR
52. Pixar drawing : TOON
53. Not really fight : SPAR
54. Part of a mileage rating : CITY
55. Shoot in a swamp : REED
58. Pay extender? : OLA
60. Service : USE
62. See note : OR
63. See note : ME

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