New York Times, Monday, September 1, 2008

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: My oldest friend is named David Golden. I think one of his daughters used SILENCEISGOLDEN as her email address. Ever since this puzzle, for the past five years, whenever I have a puzzle published, he writes "liked it but couldn't find the word GOLDEN". I was lucky once again that there were three phrases with such close meanings and that the numbers matched up.
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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. Siestas : NAPS
5. Greek letters that resemble pitchforks : PSIS
9. Vibrant : ALIVE
14. Lyrical, like a Pindar poem : ODIC
15. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
16. Actor Sal of "Exodus" : MINEO
17. "Shhhh!" prompter : SILENCEISGOLDEN
20. Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
21. Top to go with shorts : TSHIRT
22. Present but not visible : LATENT
24. Words before fix or flash : INA
25. Actress Farrow : MIA
28. 180 degrees from WNW : ESE
29. Kitschy : CAMP
32. Herb who played "Tijuana Taxi" : ALPERT
34. "Take your time" : NORUSH
36. Otherwise : ELSE
37. "Shhhh!" : MUMSTHEWORD
40. Bride's ___ of honor : MAID
42. Tax paid at port : TARIFF
43. Idiot boxes : TVSETS
46. Three Little Pigs' foe : WOLF
47. Sign of a hit show : SRO
50. Precollege hurdle, for short : SAT
51. Fishing stick : ROD
53. "Pay attention!" : LISTEN
55. Like oranges and tangerines : CITRUS
58. Piece of garlic : CLOVE
59. "Shhhh!" response : MYLIPSARESEALED
63. "What's Love ___ Do With It" (Tina Turner #1 hit) : GOTTO
64. Rock's ___ Pop : IGGY
65. Ice in the sea : BERG
66. Pondered : MUSED
67. Close to : NEAR
68. Snick and ___ : SNEE
1. Key on an old register : NOSALE
2. Nike competitor : ADIDAS
3. "Ecce homo!" utterer Pontius ___ : PILATE
4. Where it's happening : SCENE
5. Chest muscle, for short : PEC
6. Leave in, to an editor : STET
7. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
8. Japanese food : SUSHI
9. Unconcerned with ethics : AMORAL
10. Light tune : LILT
11. Not Rep. or Dem. : IND
12. Victory sign : VEE
13. Ages and ages : EON
18. Sarge, for one : NONCOM
19. Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
23. Old salts : TARS
25. Blend : MELD
26. 1040 org. : IRS
27. Had something : ATE
30. Mixed breed : MUTT
31. "I don't believe it!" : PSHAW
33. B'way showing : PERF
34. Naked : NUDE
35. Sandwich that requires two hands : HERO
37. "Gorillas in the ___" : MIST
38. Not just might : WILL
39. Place to work : OFFICE
40. Rushmore and Rainier: Abbr. : MTS
41. Actress Gardner : AVA
44. Camera stand : TRIPOD
45. Drunkards : SOTS
47. Like some kisses and bases : STOLEN
48. Paul with a midnight ride : REVERE
49. Antsy : ONEDGE
52. Sink outlet : DRAIN
54. Hunks of concrete : SLABS
55. Refer to : CITE
56. Prod : URGE
57. Nintendo rival : SEGA
59. "Grand Hotel" studio : MGM
60. "See ___!" : YOU
61. U.S.N. officers : LTS
62. Damascus's land: Abbr. : SYR

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