New York Times, Thursday, August 26, 2010

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
5. Sports page fill : STATS
10. Derisive response to "She thinks she's going to be homecoming queen" : ASIF
14. Virus named for a river : EBOLA
16. Texas' South ___ Island : PADRE
17. Spicy tea : CHAI
18. Where to see X's and O's : FOOTBALLDIAGRAMS
21. "CSI" field : FORENSICS
22. See : LOOKAT
23. Balance : REST
24. Meadowlands squad : JETS
25. "Angélique" composer : IBERT
27. College bigwigs : PROVOSTS
31. Comfy-cozy : SNUG
32. Like 007's martinis : SHAKEN
33. "___ time" : ITS
35. Where to see X's and O's : ENDOFALOVELETTER
39. Journey segment : LEG
40. Flaring garb : ALINES
41. Shade providers : ELMS
42. Followed : RESULTED
44. Medical breakthroughs : CURES
46. Draft choices : ALES
47. Fluffy stuff : LINT
48. Sharpness : ACUITY
51. Bing Crosby hit in which "your branches speak to me of love" : POINCIANA
56. Where to see X's and O's : HOLLYWOODSQUARES
58. Rice on a shelf : ANNE
59. "There's many ___ 'twixt ..." : ASLIP
60. Halloween option : TRICK
61. You might sweat it out : BEAD
62. Year-end celebrations : YULES
63. Tibetan herd : YAKS
1. One of the acting Bridges : JEFF
2. Peek follower : ABOO
3. "Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
4. Doppelgänger : ALTEREGO
5. Alley oops? : SPLIT
6. Soothing sprinkle : TALC
7. Tosses in : ADDS
8. Numerical prefix : TRI
9. It's affected by global warming : SEALEVEL
10. Not this way : ACROSS
11. Big section of Bartlett's: Abbr. : SHAK
12. "___ Strange Loop," 2007 Douglas Hofstadter book : IAMA
13. Symbol of revolutionary power : FIST
15. Capp lad : ABNER
19. Staffer: Abbr. : ASST
20. Fisherman's jubilant cry : GOTONE
24. Routine material : JOKES
25. Central : INNER
26. Move slightly : BUDGE
27. Ring : PHONE
28. Carried on : RAVED
29. Sir or madam : TITLE
30. Florist's waste : STEMS
31. Season on the Seine? : SEL
32. Squinter's eyes : SLITS
34. Ones with rings: Abbr. : SRS
36. Imperfect : FAULTY
37. Shortcut in a chase scene, maybe : ALLEYWAY
38. Period of the Cenozoic Era : TERTIARY
43. Breezed (through) : SAILED
44. V as in Versailles : CINQ
45. Whole : UNCUT
47. Talks like Daffy : LISPS
48. Captain with a "regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe" : AHAB
49. Traffic marker : CONE
50. Arm part : ULNA
51. Survey : POLL
52. Jon Arbuckle's pooch : ODIE
53. Met melody : ARIA
54. Spoon : NECK
55. Probes : ASKS
57. Nebraska rival, for short : OSU

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