New York Times, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Author: Keith Talon
Editor: Will Shortz
Keith Talon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Talon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "___ Si Bon" (1950s Eartha Kitt hit) : CEST
5. Post-diet, ideally : SLIM
9. Surfaces : PAVES
14. Dinosaur National Monument locale : UTAH
15. ___ bar : TIKI
16. "Scenes of Clerical Life" author, 1858 : ELIOT
17. 1958 World Cup hero : PELE
18. 50/50 : EVEN
19. See 24-Across : NORSE
20. What this answer could use? : PROOFREADINNG
23. Record producer Brian : ENO
24. With 19-Across, language from which "steak" and "eggs" come : OLD
25. On intimate social terms with : SEEING
28. Alaska vacation destination : DENALI
30. Spray on a pan : PAM
32. Federally funded program since '65 : NEA
33. Coiner : MINTER
35. Coin toss call : TAILS
37. Like this answer's error : TYPOGRPAHICAL
40. Upset : CROSS
41. Prize : ESTEEM
42. Un cuarto of 62-Across : DOS
43. Compete in a biathlon, in part : SKI
44. "Sweet ___" : DREAMS
48. Sound choice? : STEREO
51. "Years ___ ..." : AGO
52. ___ Jemison, first black woman in space : MAE
53. This answer contains one : MISPELLEDWORD
57. Top celebs : ALIST
59. Jordanian queen : NOOR
60. Queen of the heavens : HERA
61. Hanukkah staple : LATKE
62. Cuatro times 42-Across : OCHO
63. Help with a prank : ABET
64. "___ Eyes" (1969 hit) : THESE
65. Irwin who wrote "Rich Man, Poor Man" : SHAW
66. Took in : MADE
1. Like beggars' hands : CUPPED
2. Timeless, to Shakespeare : ETERNE
3. Watering hole : SALOON
4. One of the "Cosby Show" kids : THEO
5. First-rate : STERLING
6. Long-___ : LIVED
7. Company founded by Ingvar Kamprad : IKEA
8. Take exception to : MIND
9. Pasta choice : PENNE
10. Isolated : ALONE
11. Atlantic Coast Conference team : VIRGINIA
12. Mother of the stars and the winds : EOS
13. ___-Julie, Que. : STE
21. Page numbers : FOLIOS
22. Tour's end? : ISM
26. Dudley Do-Right's girlfriend : NELL
27. Ozone, for one : GAS
29. Concert hall equipment : AMPS
30. It "hits the spot" per an old jingle : PEPSI
31. "Was it ___ I saw?" (classic palindrome) : ARAT
34. Migration, maybe : TREK
35. Steering system part : TIEROD
36. Pinnacle : ACME
37. Instruction at a horse show : TROT
38. Home of the 1,612-foot Ribbon Falls : YOSEMITE
39. Property divider : HEDGEROW
40. Music sources : CDS
43. Saturate : SOP
45. Tiny blob : AMOEBA
46. Defective : MARRED
47. Calm : SEDATE
49. Takes a chance on : RISKS
50. First name in beauty products : ESTEE
51. "Hawaii ___" (island song) : ALOHA
54. "The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
55. Scotland's ___ Awe : LOCH
56. Pow! : WHAM
57. PC key : ALT
58. ___-di-dah : LAH

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