New York Times, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Author: Michael Sharp
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Sharp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some Strauss compositions : GALOPS
7. Lip : SASS
11. Thanksgiving side dish : YAM
14. Defensive statement : IDONOT
15. "That hurt!" : OUCH
16. It's a cinch, in Sapporo : OBI
17. Weapon for Clyde Barrow : SAWEDOFFSHOTGUN
20. Japanese luxury auto : ACURA
21. Specter : WRAITH
22. 1959 top 10 hit for Ricky Nelson : ITSLATE
25. Funeral stand : BIER
26. Zero : NIL
27. Loafers, e.g. : SLIPONSHOES
32. Landed property : REALTY
34. Politico Paul : RON
35. "In principio ___ Verbum" (words from John 1:1) : ERAT
36. Van Gogh's "Bedroom in ___" : ARLES
37. "Help!"... and a hint to 17-, 27-, 42- and 53-Across : SOS
38. Give a noncommittal answer : HEDGE
39. Small cave, poetically : GROT
40. Beanie Babies, once : FAD
41. "How fa-a-ancy!" : OOLALA
42. Tired routine, colloquially : SAMEOLDSONG
45. Weapon for Iraqi insurgents: Abbr. : IED
46. Conservationist on the California commemorative quarter : MUIR
47. Pours, as wine : DECANTS
49. Electrify : EXCITE
52. Chart again : REMAP
53. 1966 album that concludes with "I Am a Rock" : SOUNDSOFSILENCE
58. Stores for 1-Down : PXS
59. Footnote abbr. : IBID
60. South American camelids : LLAMAS
61. Turndowns : NOS
62. They make the highlights in highlights : DYES
63. Igloo dweller : ESKIMO
1. Dogfaces : GIS
2. Org. on a toothpaste box : ADA
3. Melancholy : LOW
4. 7'1" 1993 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : ONEAL
5. Some iTunes downloads : PODCASTS
6. With resolve : STOUTLY
7. Cushioned seat : SOFA
8. Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
9. Bicycle maker since 1895 : SCHWINN
10. Coasts : SHORES
11. ___ Bear : YOGI
12. Touch : ABUT
13. Ho Chi ___ City : MINH
18. Independent, in Ingolstadt : FREI
19. North Carolina athlete : TARHEEL
22. Like a street urchin, typically : INRAGS
23. ___ del Fuego : TIERRA
24. Zig and zag, in skiing : SLALOM
25. They might follow bad calls : BOOS
28. Urges on : PRODS
29. Establish by decree : ORDAIN
30. Hatchling in an aerie : EAGLET
31. Places : STEADS
33. 1976 hit that begins "Someone's knockin' at the door" : LETEMIN
37. Iraq's ___ City : SADR
38. Noises from a county fair contest : HOGCALLS
40. Passes quickly : FLIESBY
41. Distance between posts on a highway, maybe : ONEMILE
43. Surpassed : OUTDID
44. Some works for heroes : ODES
48. Vertically, to a sailor : APEAK
49. "Baseball Tonight" airer : ESPN
50. Letters in love letters : XOXO
51. Ornery sort : CUSS
52. Country mail rtes. : RFDS
54. Confit d'___ (potted goose) : OIE
55. It indicates a void in some govt. records : NMI
56. Ending with spy or sky : CAM
57. That: Sp. : ESO

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