New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Author: Donna Hoke Kahwaty
Editor: Will Shortz
Donna Hoke
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Hoke. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
5. Smooth-talking : GLIB
9. Some N.C.O.'s : SSGTS
14. Centers of attention : FOCI
15. Rock's partner : ROLL
16. Sierra ___ : LEONE
17. Unencumbered : FOOTLOOSE
19. Shop group : UNION
20. Some fruit still lifes? : PAWPAWPRINTS
22. Parka wearer, maybe : ESKIMO
25. Orbital extreme : APOGEE
26. Showy dance intro? : CANCANOPENER
30. Security concerns : LEAKS
31. Diva's asset : RANGE
32. Where one might get steamed : SPA
35. Suffix with buoy : ANCY
36. Chocolate-caramel candies : ROLOS
37. In short order : SOON
38. Terse reproof : TSK
39. Actor Rutger ___ : HAUER
40. Political philosopher John : LOCKE
41. Gobbler in a powwow musical group? : TOMTOMTURKEY
43. Comical Boosler : ELAYNE
46. Call for more : ENCORE
47. Chocolate's journey? : BONBONVOYAGE
51. Prickly plant : BRIAR
52. Stateside : INAMERICA
56. Where élèves study : ECOLE
57. Hosiery shade : ECRU
58. "Hairspray" mom : EDNA
59. Writer who went to hell? : DANTE
60. Get blubbery : WEEP
61. Novelist Jaffe : RONA
1. Not quite oneself : OFF
2. Jersey sound : MOO
3. System starter? : ECO
4. Sweating the small stuff : NITPICKY
5. Gradually appeal to : GROWON
6. In the ___ : LOOP
7. Rick's film love : ILSA
8. Totally bungled : BLEW
9. 7-Eleven cooler : SLURPEE
10. Like half of U.S. senators : SENIOR
11. In action : GOING
12. It takes up to 10 yrs. to reach maturity : TNOTE
13. Pick up on : SENSE
18. Priests of the East : LAMAS
21. Hunger signals : PANGS
22. Super success : ECLAT
23. Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
24. Natural ability : KNACK
27. "Are you in ___?" : OROUT
28. Archaeologist's prefix : PALEO
29. Huge, in verse : ENORM
32. Super, in Variety : SOCKO
33. Cincinnati and lowball are versions of this : POKER
34. In the blink of ___ : ANEYE
36. Japanese bowlful : RAMEN
37. Dungeons & Dragons character : SORCERER
39. Roasted one : HONOREE
40. Fencing move : LUNGE
41. Capulet murdered by Romeo : TYBALT
42. Get together for a task : TEAMUP
43. Fell back : EBBED
44. Poet Federico García ___ : LORCA
45. Negative particle : ANION
48. Penthouse asset : VIEW
49. It's enough, for some : ONCE
50. Easy to maneuver, at sea : YARE
53. Oath affirmation : IDO
54. "The Situation Room" airer : CNN
55. Rte. suggester : AAA

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