New York Times, Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Author: Tim Wescott
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Wescott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {WZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. More fitting : APTER
6. Sound in a hatchery : PEEP
10. Mexican muralist Orozco : JOSE
14. "The ___!" (perturbed cry) : NERVE
15. Major-league team member through 2004 : EXPO
16. Month before Nisan : ADAR
17. "I'm ___ and didn't know it" : APOET
18. Stationer's unit : REAM
19. Year Cortés conquered Cuba : MDXI
20. "Rhoda" and "Frasier" : SPINOFFS
22. Keen insight : ACUMEN
24. Part of a heartbeat : SYSTOLE
25. Suffix with moon : SCAPE
26. Util. bill : ELEC
27. Mathematician's "ta-da!" : QED
28. 15-Across now, informally : NAT
31. Where the cows come home : BARN
34. Words to a traitor : ETTU
36. Glue : EPOXY
38. They're often twisted apart : OREOS
40. Supermodel Carangi : GIA
41. More trustworthy : TRUER
42. Long (for) : YEARN
43. Growing room? : ACRE
45. "___ boy!" : ITSA
46. "My Gal ___" : SAL
47. Former Notebook maker : IBM
49. Final, e.g. : EXAM
51. Sugar ___ : MAPLE
53. Stimulus response : KINESIS
57. Centers : NUCLEI
59. Like some missiles : ANTITANK
60. First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
61. Tickle Me Elmo maker : TYCO
63. "The Secret Life of Walter ___" : MITTY
64. Suffix with origin : ATOR
65. "The first word of the answer to each of the six starred clues describes the number of that clue," e.g. : HINT
66. "That's ___!" : AMORE
67. Pitcher Wilhelm : HOYT
68. Chemical endings : ENES
69. Horne and Olin : LENAS
1. Jawbone of ___ (biblical weapon) : ANASS
2. Spirited : PEPPY
3. Number of Dumas's Mousquetaires : TROIS
4. *Balance in personality : EVENTENOR
5. Overhaul : RETOOL
6. *Pitcher's dream : PERFECTGAME
7. Split personalities? : EXES
8. Waste watchers: Abbr. : EPA
9. Crushed pulp : POMACE
10. Clog : JAMUP
11. *They don't belong : ODDMENOUT
12. Old German duchy name : SAXE
13. Land o' blarney : ERIN
21. Take off : FLEE
23. Citadel student : CADET
25. *Basic Scout ties : SQUAREKNOTS
29. Dungeons & Dragons weapons : AXES
30. Banks on the runway : TYRA
31. Word before and after "will be" : BOYS
32. Side by side? : AREA
33. *It's no fake : REALMCCOY
35. Quirk : TIC
37. *It follows the evening news : PRIMETIME
39. Marsh bird : SNIPE
44. ___ row : EXIT
48. Cheerful : BLITHE
50. 20 Questions category : ANIMAL
52. Open-eyed : ALERT
54. Squelched : SATON
55. Prefix with venous : INTRA
56. Some terriers : SKYES
57. Ancient mariner : NOAH
58. Gay Talese's "___ the Sons" : UNTO
59. Bad marks? : ACNE
62. Feminine side : YIN

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