New York Times, Thursday, August 11, 2005

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: I have shaded in all the squares that contain the letter O so you can see the O-RING (22-Down.) After the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, it was determined that an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster had failed at liftoff.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Minuteman, e.g.: Abbr. : ICBM
5. Windows may have them, briefly : ACS
8. ___-Seltzer : ALKA
12. Massenet opera : THAIS
14. Speed: Abbr. : MPH
15. Northern Indians : ERIES
16. Father Junipero ___ : SERRA
17. New pedometer reading : OOO
18. Shots at a dentist's office : XRAYS
19. "All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes" writer : ANGELOU
21. Caesar salad base : ROMAINE
23. Masseur's command : LIEDOWN
24. Pant : TROUSER
25. French pronoun : ILS
26. Home of Pukaskwa National Park : ONTARIO
28. Baltic land: Abbr. : EST
29. Gertrude ___, 1988 Medicine Nobelist : ELION
31. The writer Saki's real name : MUNRO
33. Rock's Brian : ENO
34. Flashy jewelry, informally : BLING
36. Stick in the water : OAR
39. Awards for Edward Albee : OBIES
41. Improved : HONED
43. Chinese tea : CHA
46. Busy : ONTHEGO
49. "You're All ___ Got Tonight" : IVE
50. Mini poodles and toy terriers : LAPDOGS
52. Follows dentists' orders : FLOSSES
54. One passing a course with flying colors? : AVIATOR
55. Coercers : FORCERS
56. Teacher's summons : SEEME
57. Hugs, symbolically : OOO
59. Big Band musician Shaw : ARTIE
60. Measured on foot : PACED
61. Env. contents : LTR
62. Intolerant type : HATER
63. Fr. holy women : STES
64. D-Day carrier: Abbr. : LST
65. D-Con target : PEST
1. "Not true!" : ITSALIE
2. Bedspread fabric : CHENILLE
3. Enters abruptly : BARGESIN
4. Stuck : MIRED
5. Line on a money order : AMOUNT
6. U.S.N. rank : CPO
7. Near future : SHORTRUN
8. Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
9. Be a go-between : LIAISE
10. "A Tract on Monetary Reform" author : KEYNES
11. Posit : ASSERT
13. Place for chaps in chaps : SALOON
15. English breed of sheep : EXMOOR
20. Have : OWN
22. Certain NASA equipment … shown literally in the solution to this puzzle : ORING
27. Plain folk : AMISH
30. Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
32. Queenside castle, in chess notation : OOO
34. "You got it!" : BINGO
35. "Time to get started" : LETSROLL
37. Clear liqueur : ANISETTE
38. Musings : REVERIES
40. Ousted : BOOTED
41. "Way to go!" : HOORAH
42. Split, e.g. : DESSERT
43. Holds : CLASPS
44. Attack : HAVEAT
45. Not together : APIECE
47. Push : EFFORT
48. Day-___ : GLO
51. Damon Runyon characters : DAMES
53. Annul : SCRAP
58. Exciting periods, for short : OTS

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