New York Times, Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Author: Elizabeth A. Long
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth A. Long
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: When this puzzle is finished, the 11 circled letters in reading order will spell the subject of the quote starting at 20-Across.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Symbol of gentleness : LAMB
5. Goober ___ : PEAS
9. Direction for playing a dirge : LENTO
14. Like some hygiene : ORAL
15. Homecoming returnee : ALUM
16. "It floats" sloganeer : IVORY
17. Home to Columbus : OHIO
18. Thompson of TV's "Family" : SADA
19. Birth-related : NATAL
20. Part 1 of a quote attributed to Sam Goldwyn : FANTASTICAND
23. Partook of : ATE
24. Comb maker : BEE
25. Gangster's target, maybe : KNEECAP
29. Word part: Abbr. : SYL
30. Nervous : EDGY
31. Irish red, for one : ALE
32. Places for crow's-nests : MASTS
35. Blackthorn : SLOE
36. Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
37. Part 2 of the quote : ITWASALLWRITTEN
40. ___ undisclosed location : ATAN
41. Pest : PAIN
42. Horses of a certain color : ROANS
43. .001 inch : MIL
44. Rheinland residence : HAUS
45. Hardly a gulp : SIP
46. Kind of lettuce : ICEBERG
48. Foxtail feature : AWN
49. ___ candidate : PHD
52. End of the quote : WITHAFEATHER
55. Succotash ingredients : LIMAS
58. Trampled (on) : TROD
59. Mixture : OLIO
60. "Wheel of Fortune" category : EVENT
61. Where St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday : EIRE
62. "___ and Monsters" (1998 film) : GODS
63. "La Toilette" artist : DEGAS
64. Actress Charlotte and others : RAES
65. W.W. II foe : AXIS
1. Spa sponge : LOOFA
2. Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
3. "Murder, She Wrote" locale : MAINE
4. Inky mess : BLOT
5. Large quantity : PASSEL
6. Gladden : ELATE
7. Auto make owned by Volkswagen : AUDI
8. Wrestling show : SMACKDOWN
9. Leading lady Laura : LINNEY
10. Avoid : EVADE
11. "___ an option" : NOT
12. ___-la : TRA
13. Popeye's Olive : OYL
21. Chasm : ABYSS
22. Reaction to a snub, maybe : ANGER
26. Magna ___ : CARTA
27. Unfamiliar : ALIEN
28. Lowly types : PEONS
29. Laurel from England : STAN
30. ___ Island, museum site since 1990 : ELLIS
32. City on Biscayne Bay : MIAMI
33. Dusty place, traditionally : ATTIC
34. Low marshland : SWALE
35. Cream : SLAUGHTER
36. Sporty car feature : TTOP
38. A sad way to grow : APART
39. Skater Slutskaya : IRINA
44. The job in "The Italian Job," and others : HEISTS
45. Early colonists along the Delaware : SWEDES
47. Swahili form of address : BWANA
48. Previous to, once : AFORE
49. Jacob's-ladder, for one : PHLOX
50. Shirley Temple title role : HEIDI
51. Cast-off material : DROSS
53. Verdi's "E il sol dell'anima," for one : ARIA
54. "Julius Caesar" costume : TOGA
55. Played the first card : LED
56. "Now ___ seen everything!" : IVE
57. Computer unit, informally : MEG

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