New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 2010

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Pound of flesh? : FISTBUMP
9. Difference between winners and losers? : SPREAD
15. 1967 Simon & Garfunkel hit : ATTHEZOO
16. Armor plate protecting the hip and thigh : TUILLE
17. One in a million : RAREBIRD
18. Fix : ASSIGN
19. Rock-___ : OLA
20. Furtive observations : ESPIALS
22. Only word spoken in Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie" : NON
23. Hirsute sitcom relative : ITT
25. O.K. : HUNKYDORY
27. It may be classified : DATA
28. ___ Martin : REMY
29. Mining samples : CORES
30. Hard to ignore : ENORMOUS
32. Shake or rattle, but not roll : JAR
33. Some concert pieces : SONATAS
34. Cheated, in slang : PUTITTO
38. "Be More Chill" novelist Vizzini : NED
39. Weeper : SADSTORY
40. "World News Now" airer : ABCTV
43. Conversation piece? : WORD
44. Kind of accent used by Ado Annie : OKIE
45. Reduced to nothing : ZEROEDOUT
47. Like a mirror image: Abbr. : SYM
48. Lao-___ : TSE
49. Go wild : RUNRIOT
52. Some temple utterances : OMS
54. Makes a lasting impression : ETCHES
56. Hypersonic plane engine : SCRAMJET
58. One who splits the bill? : COHOST
59. Longstanding issue : OLDSCORE
60. Tootsie : SWEETS
61. Most difficult to manage : PESKIEST
1. Baccarat alternative : FARO
2. What "Arrivederci!" is spoken in : ITALIANO
3. "The ___ Story," Jimmy Stewart baseball movie : STRATTON
4. Dijon drink : THE
5. Madre's treasure : BEBE
6. "Munich" arms : UZIS
7. Man of one's dreams? : MORPHEUS
8. Stands above the crowd? : PODIUMS
9. Follow too closely : STALK
10. Softies : PUSSYCATS
11. Ray Bradbury's "___ for Rocket" : RIS
12. One of Austen's Dashwood sisters : ELINOR
13. "Take it from me, elections matter" speaker : ALGORE
14. Chain offering Moons Over My Hammy : DENNYS
21. Whichever : ANY
24. Port on Italy's "heel" : TARANTO
26. Bowl filler for a bowl game, maybe : DORITOS
27. North Dakota's ___ Lacs National Wildlife Refuge : DES
28. Drag : ROAD
31. It's all downhill from here : MTEVEREST
32. Filmmaker Apatow : JUDD
34. Fermion or boson : PARTICLE
35. 1949 Humphrey Bogart/Sessue Hayakawa movie : TOKYOJOE
36. Lawn care equipment : TRIMMERS
37. Gloria Estefan hit whose title is Spanish for "Listen!" : OYE
39. Cousin of a custard apple : SOURSOP
40. Some pyramid builders : AZTECS
41. Award : BESTOW
42. Christmas scene : CRECHE
43. Landed : WON
46. Wipes clean : DUSTS
50. Municipal regs. : ORDS
51. Job : TASK
53. Leave without changing : STET
55. It may leave a noticeable plot hole : HOE
57. Verizon acquisition of 2006 : MCI

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