New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 2008

Author: Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Fifth stroke, often : PUTT
5. Tatter : RIP
8. Shoeboy's offering : POLISH
14. Tony player on "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
15. Home of the Clearwater Mtns. : IDA
16. Not necessarily rejecting : OPENTO
17. Draws : RECEIPTS
19. Edberg who won two Wimbledons : STEFAN
20. 1972 musical with the song "Summer Nights" : GREASE
22. Actress Graff : ILENE
23. Ancient Romans' attire : TOGAE
26. Draws : GETSCARDS
28. Graduate : ALUMNUS
30. "Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
31. Retired barrier breaker, for short : SST
32. Law or medicine, e.g. : CAREER
33. Sole support : HEEL
34. Weight : ONUS
35. Awakens : STIRS
37. Sermonizer in France : ABBE
41. Tiant in the Red Sox Hall of Fame : LUIS
42. Angiogram sight : ARTERY
44. Pollen holder : SAC
47. Porter, e.g. : ALE
48. Pest eradicator : SWATTER
49. Draws : PULLSAGUN
52. Having steam come out the ears, say : IRATE
53. W.W. II blockade enforcer : UBOAT
54. Old Athenian ally against Persia : SPARTA
56. What fools do, per an adage : RUSHIN
58. Draws : SKETCHES
62. ___ Green, Scottish town famous for runaway weddings : GRETNA
63. Head lines, in brief? : EEG
64. What may ensure the show goes on? : TIVO
65. Annapolis graduate : ENSIGN
66. Gridiron stat. : TDS
67. Hightailed it : SPED
1. By means of : PER
2. "What's the ___?" : USE
3. Middle X, say : TAC
4. Draws : TIEGAMES
5. Rather smelly : RIPE
6. Attaché attachments : IDTAGS
7. Hardly in : PASSE
8. Like some poles: Abbr. : POS
9. Kind of scanner : OPTICAL
10. Female companion in "Doctor Who" : LEELA
11. Draws : INFERS
12. Politicians take them : STANDS
13. Square : HONEST
18. Papas of "Zorba the Greek" : IRENE
21. One on it may be out of it : ETHER
23. Sonora snack : TACO
24. "The Good Earth" mother : OLAN
25. Wise one : GURU
27. Board with a couple of seats : SEESAW
29. Villainess in "The Little Mermaid" : URSULA
33. 1961 Elvis hit "___ Latest Flame" : HIS
36. Supermodel Cheryl : TIEGS
37. Draws : ATTRACTS
38. Key letter : BETA
39. Harte of fiction : BRET
40. Brontë heroine : EYRE
41. Kind of impression : LASTING
43. John ___, Doris Day's co-star in "The Pajama Game" : RAITT
44. Poinsettia's family : SPURGE
45. The Tigers of the Southeastern Conference : AUBURN
46. Draws : CLOSES
48. Took a twisty path : SNAKED
50. Emmy winner Christine : LAHTI
51. It's news in sports : UPSET
55. Rules, for short : REGS
57. A Bobbsey twin : NAN
59. Turning point? : HIP
60. When day is done, briefly : EVE
61. This may be sold by the yard : SOD

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