New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 2006

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Possible indicators of a change of heart? : STRESSTESTS
12. Hang together, with "around" : PAL
15. "Dunno" : IHAVENOIDEA
16. Pro : ACE
17. Tip-off : FOREWARNING
18. Easter bloom, in Évreux : LIS
19. TNT part : TRI
20. Things to stroke : EGOS
21. Evidence of guilt, informally : GOODS
23. Board : ENTER
25. Computer security threat : SPYWARE
27. Turns red, say : DYES
28. Japan's largest lake : BIWA
30. Snap : ELAN
31. "Moto Perpetuo" composer : PAGANINI
35. "___ Autumn" (hit 1941 song) : TIS
36. Long-running TV show featuring match-makers : CONCENTRATION
39. Hit the jackpot : WON
40. He'd like you to put up with him : HOTELMAN
41. 17-Across, perhaps : OMEN
43. 1990 Tony winner for "Gypsy" : DALY
44. Masterpieces : GEMS
48. Passing notes? : REQUIEM
50. Lure : DECOY
51. With 47-Down, speaker's place : SOUND
52. Golfer Aoki : ISAO
55. Religious reformer Jan : HUS
56. Agcy. headquartered in Knoxville : TVA
57. First to see the sun, maybe : EASTERNMOST
61. "I am worse than ___ I was": "King Lear" : EER
62. Fondue ingredient : SWISSCHEESE
63. 2000 title role for Richard Gere : DRT
64. Activity during which the blinds are never lowered : TEXASHOLDEM
1. Went (through) : SIFTED
2. Full of complexities : THORNY
3. Something not often seen in France : RARITE
4. One-named rapper with a self-titled sitcom : EVE
5. "Les Misérables" locale : SEWER
6. Hitch : SNAG
7. Snowthrower brand : TORO
8. Hamburger's one : EINS
9. Controversial 1980's plan: Abbr. : SDI
10. Some people take it to relax : TEN
11. Hardly snug : SAGGY
12. Mexican War battle site : PALOALTO
13. Environmental woe : ACIDRAIN
14. Lets up : LESSENS
22. Be short : OWE
24. "Dream Job" network : ESPN
25. Going around and around : SWIRLY
26. Onetime name atop N.Y.C.'s MetLife Building : PANAM
28. Not a big chicken : BANTAM
29. Chip maker : INTEL
32. Essen cry : ACH
33. Keeper for a rock collector : GEODE
34. -ess overseas : ITA
36. Visit : COMEOVER
37. What many saucepans hold : ONEQUART
38. William ___ Center for the Arts, in Kansas : INGE
39. Kind of yarn : WORSTED
42. Mother or sister : NUN
45. Parroted : ECHOED
46. Lock holder? : MOUSSE
47. See 51-Across : SYSTEM
49. Clarification lead-in : IDEST
50. Singer backed by the Aliis : DONHO
52. "___ bird! ..." : ITSA
53. Mtg. : SESS
54. Sly : ARCH
58. Shock's partner : AWE
59. Pack quantity, perhaps : SIX
60. Football Hall-of-Famer Hein : MEL

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