New York Times, Friday, August 29, 2008

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. Building blocks : ABCS
5. Way around in comic books : BATMOBILE
14. Bandar ___ Begawan (capital of Brunei) : SERI
15. Succumbs to interrogation, perhaps : NAMESNAMES
16. "Varsity Blues" actor Scott : CAAN
17. Annual college event since 1935 : ORANGEBOWL
18. Exceedingly rare infant : OCTUPLET
20. Gravitate : TEND
21. S. E. Hinton classic : THEOUTSIDERS
24. Purely physical : BRUTE
25. Prefix with glottal : EPI
26. Wave function symbol : PSI
29. Light construction material : BALSA
30. Third-degree, in math : CUBIC
32. Group from a very distant place : ETS
33. Like : ALA
34. Looking forward to being docked? : SEASICK
36. Nail holder : TOE
37. Breed : ILK
38. Words after an iffy statement : ORNOT
39. Rod : PIECE
41. K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
42. Org. at the center of the 2007 memoir "At the Center of the Storm" : CIA
43. Like Ibsen, to his countrymen : NORSK
44. Providers of many openings? : SKELETONKEYS
48. Director and star of the 1958 Best Foreign Language Film : TATI
50. One whose motto is "The only easy day was yesterday" : NAVYSEAL
51. "No way, no how" : NOTONADARE
54. No gentle giant : OGRE
55. Like some nonvoters : APOLITICAL
56. Ancient dweller in present-day Kurdistan : MEDE
57. Sorry souls : PENITENTS
58. "Step the meek fowls where ___ they ranged": Emerson : ERST
1. Component of morning dress : ASCOT
2. They're blown up and thrown up : BEACHBALLS
3. Image on Oregon's state quarter : CRATERLAKE
4. Making waves? : SINUOUS
5. Shows : BARES
6. Treasured instrument : AMATI
7. Real good-looker : TEN
8. Where the N.Y. Liberty play : MSG
9. Person who's talented but not versatile : ONETRICKPONY
10. Contents of some arms : BABES
11. "That's my cue!" : IMON
12. More than spicy : LEWD
13. Many an ex-pat takes it : ESL
15. "Mulholland Falls" actor, 1996 : NOLTE
19. "That's enough out of you!" : PUTASOCKINIT
22. Payment option : DEBIT
23. It might have a lot of extras : EPIC
26. Protest music pioneer : PETESEEGER
27. Where many heads are put together : STOCKYARDS
28. Listener's acknowledgment : ISEE
29. Provoke : BAIT
30. See 35-Down : CANAL
31. Tour grp. : USO
35. With 30-Down, locale of lots of locks : ERIE
40. Trying : IRKSOME
43. Rice product : NOVEL
44. Brand with Ohranj and Razberi varieties, briefly : STOLI
45. Pass : ENACT
46. ___ Bulba (literary Cossack) : TARAS
47. Driving hazard : SLEET
48. Go for a few rounds? : TOPE
49. Swarms : ATON
51. Go out for a bit? : NAP
52. Absorbed : ATE
53. Big blast : DIN

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