New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Author: Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

Victor Fleming notes: For whatever reason, I wanted to have four 15-letter answers that could all be clued with the same one-word clue. Six months earlier I'd had a puzzle in the Times with a similar theme gimmick. Not to be overlooked are these entries, which I believe made the puzzle more attractive: ONE SHARE, NOT TAKEN, GOTTA GO, IN-OUT, I TRY. The more theme squares a puzzle has, the harder it becomes to include multiple high-quality ILSAs in the non-theme fill.
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Across Down
1. Forces : DINTS
6. Show off at the gym, say : FLEX
10. Fingered, briefly : IDED
14. Come ___ of the rain : INOUT
15. Disappeared : GONE
16. Rise by the shore : DUNE
17. Kitty : ACTRESSCARLISLE
20. Hardly anything : LITTLE
21. Melville title : OMOO
22. Atlantic City casino, with "the" : TAJ
23. Résumé datum : SALARY
25. Things from faraway lands : EXOTICA
27. Kitty : POKERTABLEMONEY
29. Poetic preposition : ERE
30. "We ___ not amused" : ARE
31. Place to kick back : DEN
32. Grant portrayer : ASNER
35. Annual coll. basketball contest : NIT
37. Where to get off : DEPOT
41. Gasoline choice: Abbr. : REG
43. ___ Smiley of "Sesame Street" : GUY
45. Cellular carrier? : RNA
46. Kitty : GUNSMOKEBARKEEP
52. Flatter, in a way : IMITATE
53. Binds in a bundle : SHEAFS
54. Therapists' org. : APA
55. Humble reply to praise : ITRY
57. ___ Book Club : OPRAHS
59. Kitty : NICKNAMEFORACAT
62. The Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
63. Main idea : GIST
64. "S.N.L." alum Cheri : OTERI
65. Members in a 100-member club: Abbr. : SENS
66. Maker of moving walkways : OTIS
67. Pesach feast : SEDER
1. Lock feature : DIAL
2. Canines' neighbors : INCISORS
3. Available : NOTTAKEN
4. Terrarium denizen : TURTLE
5. Like an inscribed pillar : STELAR
6. Some N.F.L. scores: Abbr. : FGS
7. Plumb crazy : LOCO
8. Paint type : ENAMEL
9. Reproduced, in a way : XEROXED
10. "Rise and Fall of ___ Amin" (1981 film) : IDI
11. Hoffman who has won two Oscars : DUSTIN
12. Tie up : ENLACE
13. Wedding hiree : DEEJAY
18. Spring Air rival : SERTA
19. Was imminent : LOOMED
24. Adventurers' tale : YARN
26. Music quality : TONE
27. Soup spherule : PEA
28. Neutral hue : BEIGE
33. Lead-in to while : ERST
34. Stick : REMAIN
36. Spots for soaks : TUBS
38. Served as an intro to : PREFACED
39. Corporate gadfly's purchase, maybe : ONESHARE
40. Make use of : TAP
42. "Bye now!" : GOTTAGO
44. Gleeful shout : YAHOO
46. Super Bowl XLII winners : GIANTS
47. Diamond authority : UMPIRE
48. Vitamin in liver : NIACIN
49. Miss Piggy's pal : KERMIT
50. Dupes : REPROS
51. Dojo discipline : KARATE
56. "___ Can" (Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography) : YESI
58. Move a bit : STIR
60. Ring victories, for short : KOS
61. Sumter and McHenry: Abbr. : FTS

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