New York Times, Thursday, August 31, 2006

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQVWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Person of letters? : PENPAL
7. Picker-uppers : PEPPILLS
15. Pique : AROUSE
16. Prairie State : ILLINOIS
17. Peanut brittle base : TOFFEE
18. Puts faith in : COUNTSON
19. Preceders of G : CDEF
20. Pusan soldier : ROK
22. Pair of filmmaking brothers : COENS
23. Perfidious clerk in "David Copperfield" : HEEP
24. Practically no time : AFLASH
27. Pamphlet with a "Draw Me" challenge : ARTTEST
29. Pageantry : POMP
33. Phoenix neighbor : MESA
35. Paternity identifier : DNA
36. Personal: Prefix : IDIO
37. Pretty souvenir : PICTUREPOSTCARD
41. Play's ___'acte : ENTR
42. "Protect mine innocence, ___ fall into the trap …": "King Henry VIII" : ORI
43. Portree's isle : SKYE
44. Port-of-call call : AHOY
45. Pay no heed to smoking rules : LIGHTUP
48. Parisian thought : PENSEE
49. Paulina's "other" : OTRA
53. Paper towel-touting waitress : ROSIE
57. Pisa monk's title : FRA
58. Peter Sellers parodied him in "Murder by Death" : CHAN
59. Pair on a head : ANTENNAE
62. "Princess Ida" follow-up operetta, with "The" : MIKADO
64. Pacific wriggler : SEASNAKE
65. PC info : USERID
66. Pulsating sound, informally : PITTYPAT
67. Potato, meat and sauce dish : POTPIE
1. Pirate's eye cover : PATCH
2. Partly eat away : ERODE
3. "Payment not required" : NOFEE
4. Pepperidge Farm offering : PUFFPASTRY
5. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
6. Profligately eye : LEERAT
7. Preserved food in jars : PICKLEDPIGSFEET
8. Pop grp. heard in "Xanadu" : ELO
9. Phenomena or personae: Abbr. : PLU
10. Practice economy, when preceded by 48-Down : PINCH
11. Preoccupied with : INTO
12. Place last, say : LOSE
13. Pride member : LION
14. Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
21. Poetic adverb : OFT
25. "… perhaps comes ___ surprise …" : ASNO
26. Penn. and others : STAS
28. President Johannes ___ of Germany, 1999-2004 : RAU
29. Petty criminal : PICKPOCKET
30. Performer with Krupa and Kenton : ODAY
31. Peat source : MIRE
32. Plant container, when preceded by 37-Down : POD
33. Phu My Hung site, Ho Chi ___ City : MINH
34. Plasm prefix : ECTO
37. Preceder of 32-Down : PEA
38. Part : ROLE
39. Poetic name for Ireland : ERIN
40. Pedagogical inits. in Nashville : TSU
46. Part of H.M.S. : HER
47. Partner (with) : TEAMUP
48. Preceder of 10-Down : PENNY
50. "Push Comes to Shove" choreographer : THARP
51. Projections from a central point : RADII
52. Positive end : ANODE
53. Prisoner's tool for escape : RASP
54. "Phew! Finally ___ know!" : ONEI
55. P.D.Q., to a surgeon : STAT
56. Pluck or hair extension? : IEST
60. Pile : NAP
61. Pseudonym lead-in : AKA
63. Prefix with propyl : ISO

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