New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Empty-headed sort : BIMBO
6. Battle to remember, with "the" : ALAMO
11. "And ___!" : HOW
14. Frequent Jacques Brel song subject : AMOUR
15. Like the Battle of Trafalgar : NAVAL
16. Work by Gray or Spenser : ODE
17. One of the "dumbest dumb animals," according to 60-Across : HUMMINGBIRD
19. Eye protector : LID
20. Polynesian land : SAMOA
21. Walton who founded Wal-Mart : SAM
22. Some Jim Beam quaffs : RYES
23. Classic Main Street liners : ELMS
25. Unpaid factory worker : ROBOT
27. Start of the reason the 17-Across is one of the "dumbest dumb animals" : ITSREALLYTIMEHE
33. Pics for docs : MRIS
34. Corn locale : TOE
35. Shown in full : BARED
36. Course number : PAR
37. Chairs : HEADS
40. Car wash item : RAG
41. Award for Best Novel won three times by Dick Francis : EDGAR
44. Person to bum around with : PAL
45. Driver's warning? : FORE
46. End of the reason : LEARNEDTHEWORDS
50. Tropical vine : LIANA
51. Unpleasant look : LEER
52. "The Grapes of Wrath" surname : JOAD
54. Easter egg brightener : DYE
56. Goddess of home and family : VESTA
59. "Golly!" : OOH
60. See 17-Across : GEORGEBURNS
63. F.D.R. employment initiative : WPA
64. Craze : MANIA
65. Steaming : IRATE
66. Trip provider? : LSD
67. Wilderness walks : TREKS
68. Conical home : TEPEE
1. "Humph!" : BAH
2. "___ in the Morning" : IMUS
3. Guggenheim alternative in N.Y.C. : MOMA
4. Lousy breaks : BUMMERS
5. Orange-and-black flier : ORIOLE
6. Taiwanese-born director Lee : ANG
7. Where many cultures thrive : LABS
8. Home for a 5-Down, maybe : AVIARY
9. Rockies rodent : MARMOT
10. Out of vogue : OLD
11. Imp plus : HOLYTERROR
12. Jon's comics canine : ODIE
13. Ends an engagement : WEDS
18. M.V.P. of Super Bowl III : NAMATH
22. Home of the Galleria Borghese : ROMA
24. Gin flavoring : SLOE
26. Something to drool over? : BIB
27. Force : IMPEL
28. Vocation : TRADE
29. "Le Morte d'Arthur" figure : SIRGALAHAD
30. Took a giant step : LEAPT
31. Found out : HEARD
32. Outer reaches : EDGES
38. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" author : DAHL
39. Elbow locale : SLEEVE
42. Perennially parched : ARID
43. Protein-producing substance : RNA
45. Definitely : FORSURE
47. Make lovable : ENDEAR
48. The beginning : DAYONE
49. Tad : WEEBIT
52. Bloodhound feature : JOWL
53. Bungler's cry : OOPS
55. "CHiPs" actor Estrada : ERIK
57. Decoy : TRAP
58. Start to date? : ANTE
60. Clock setting at 0 degrees longitude: Abbr. : GMT
61. Fuel on the range : GAS
62. Witness : SEE

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