New York Times, Friday, September 21, 2007

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Just the pits : ASBADASBADCANBE
16. Classic line of debate? : THEREYOUGOAGAIN
17. Just a bit, if that : LITTLEORNOTHING
18. Flag holder : MAST
19. In shape : TRIM
20. Means: Abbr. : AVGS
21. Songwriter Coleman and others : CYS
22. Illumination indication : ISEE
23. Food whose name means "little sash" : FAJITA
28. Many an e-mail attachment : PIC
30. Sewn up : OVERANDDONEWITH
37. "The Randi Rhodes Show" network : AIRAMERICARADIO
38. Determine : MAKEARESOLUTION
39. It'll change your mind : LSD
40. Drone : INTONE
41. Dance move : PLIE
44. Scratch : EKE
46. Winner of three consecutive Emmys for "Mission: Impossible" : BAIN
47. Batman creator Bob : KANE
49. Woody Guthrie's "Tom ___" : JOAD
53. Left-of-center party member : LIBERALDEMOCRAT
57. "I'll take whatever help I can get" : ANYPORTINASTORM
58. Pro team whose mascot is a blue bird named Blitz : SEATTLESEAHAWKS
1. Thrashers' home in the N.H.L.: Abbr. : ATL
2. One just filling up space : SHIM
3. Second of 24 : BETA
4. See 52-Down : ARTS
5. Arm raiser, informally : DELT
6. Vote for : AYE
7. In need of a sweep : SOOTY
8. Ragged edges, in metalworking : BURRS
9. Lambs: Lat. : AGNI
10. Destiny : DOOM
11. String player? : CAT
12. Ottoman officers : AGHAS
13. Simple : NAIVE
14. Toot : BINGE
15. Some specialize in elec. : ENGS
21. They may give you a seat : CANERS
22. Spring river phenomenon : ICERUN
23. Soundproofing material : FOAM
24. Converse alternative : AVIA
25. Yo-yo : JERK
26. Requiem title word : IRAE
27. Alternative to a 23-Across : TAMALE
28. Somewhat, in music : POCO
29. Embarrassing way to be caught : INALIE
31. 1856 antislavery novel : DRED
32. Insult, on the street : DIS
33. Volt-ampere : WATT
34. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
35. Relative of -ance : TION
36. Perfect : HONE
41. He wrote that government "is but a necessary evil" : PAINE
42. Gulf of Sidra setting : LIBYA
43. Like the Keystone Kops : INEPT
44. "The ___ near!" : ENDIS
45. New Hampshire's ___ State College : KEENE
46. Longfellow's "The Bells of San ___" : BLAS
47. Rove in politics : KARL
48. Old man, in Mannheim : ALTE
49. Rib : JOSH
50. Prefix with -hedron : OCTA
51. In ranks : AROW
52. With 4-Down, black magic : DARK
54. Raise a stink? : ROT
55. Billy's call : MAA
56. Logos and the like: Abbr. : TMS

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