New York Times, Monday, July 9, 2007

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Constructor Peter Collins celebrated his 50th birthday on the day this puzzle was published.
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1. Warm-blooded animal : MAMMAL
7. Polite concurrence : YESMAAM
14. Neighbor of Sudan : ERITREA
16. Behind on payments, after "in" : ARREARS
17. Five-pointed ocean denizen : SEASTAR
18. Short sleeps : CATNAPS
19. Charged particles : IONS
20. 1950s Wimbledon champ Lew : HOAD
21. Singer Morissette : ALANIS
24. Justice div. that conducts raids : ATF
25. And so on: Abbr. : ETC
28. Pepsi and RC : COLAS
29. Viewer-supported TV network : PBS
30. Sag : DROOP
32. E. ___ (health menace) : COLI
33. Help : AID
34. Sportscaster Howard : COSELL
35. Opposite WSW : ENE
36. Creature suggested by this puzzle's circled letters : OCTOPUS
38. ___ v. Wade : ROE
39. Criticize in a petty way : NIGGLE
41. Cleaning tool in a bucket : MOP
42. Turner who sang "Proud Mary" : TINA
43. ___ firma : TERRA
44. ___ Bartlet, president on "The West Wing" : JED
45. Trigonometric ratios : SINES
46. Michigan's ___ Canals : SOO
47. Sn, in chemistry : TIN
48. Unpaired : SINGLE
49. Threadbare : WORN
51. "What were ___ thinking?" : THEY
52. Driver's levy : ROADTAX
55. Drinkers may run them up : BARTABS
59. Kansas expanse : PRAIRIE
60. Back: Fr. : ARRIERE
61. Coarse-haired burrowers : MARMOTS
62. 2001 Sean Penn film : IAMSAM
1. Enero or febrero : MES
2. "You ___ here" : ARE
3. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
4. Where Moses got the Ten Commandments : MTSINAI
5. Stella ___ (Belgian beer) : ARTOIS
6. Tilts : LEANS
7. Regatta boats : YACHTS
8. ___ Good Feelings : ERAOF
9. Spanish Mlle. : SRTA
10. Darners : MENDERS
11. Tiny battery type : AAA
12. Dadaist Jean : ARP
13. Editor's work: Abbr. : MSS
15. ___ poetica : ARS
21. One of two in "résumé" : ACCENT
22. Cuckoos : LOONIES
23. Fast, in music : ALLEGRO
24. Body's midsection : ABDOMEN
26. Jewelry for a sandal wearer : TOERING
27. Rank below brigadier general : COLONEL
29. Cherry seed : PIT
30. Uno y uno : DOS
31. "The magic word" : PLEASE
33. 1 or 11, in blackjack : ACE
34. Saucer's go-with : CUP
36. Suffix with pay : OLA
37. Pea's home : POD
40. Fade : GROWDIM
42. "Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips" singer : TINYTIM
44. They cause bad luck : JINXES
45. ___ Mist (7 Up competitor) : SIERRA
47. Characteristic : TRAIT
48. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
50. Other, south of the border : OTRO
51. Abbr. in TV listings : TBA
52. Tach measure, for short : RPM
53. "... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
54. River to the Rhine : AAR
56. D.D.E. defeated him : AES
57. Playtex item : BRA
58. Half a year of coll. : SEM

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