New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Legree's creator : STOWE
6. Pants part : SEAT
10. Grain containers : BINS
14. They may crunch when you bite into them : TACOS
15. Mound : PILE
16. One : UNIT
17. Providers of excellent service? : ACERS
18. Hungarian city known for its thermal baths : EGER
19. Frozen dessert chain since 1981 : TCBY
20. Printer's type: Abbr. : ITAL
21. Colossus : BEHEMOTH
23. Part that's cut off and thrown away : RIND
24. Conn. summer hours : EDT
25. Singer Easton : SHEENA
28. Carnival food on sticks : CORNDOGS
31. Law partner? : ORDER
32. Coral reef dweller : EEL
33. ___ flakes (cereal) : OAT
35. It may be found in a box in the basement : FUSE
36. Subject of this puzzle : MICHAELPHELPS
40. Subway fare? : HERO
41. Club ___ : MED
42. Cathedral city near Cambridge : ELY
43. More men do this than women, studies show : SNORE
45. Raises, as a surface design : EMBOSSES
49. Treeless area : TUNDRA
51. Part of E.U.: Abbr. : EUR
52. Walked : TROD
54. As expressly said : STATEDLY
56. Macbeth or Lady Macbeth : ROLE
57. Beautiful race in an H. G. Wells novel : ELOI
59. Israeli flag carrier : ELAL
60. "Same here" : SODOI
61. Author L. Frank ___ : BAUM
62. Jamaica or Barbados : ISLE
63. ___ shooting : SKEET
64. Word often prefixed with kilo- : BYTE
65. Snipers' place : NEST
66. Bit of sleepwear : TEDDY
1. It may lead to a landing : STAIR
2. Ploy : TACTIC
3. El Atl√°ntico, por ejemplo : OCEANO
4. What each of seven 36-Across events at the 2008 Olympics ended in : WORLDRECORDTIME
5. Tee preceder : ESS
6. Brand name associated with 36-Across : SPEEDO
7. Singular achievement by 36-Across at the 2008 Olympics : EIGHTGOLDMEDALS
8. Protected from the wind : ALEE
9. Provisions : TERMS
10. One technique used by 36-Across : BUTTERFLYSTROKE
11. Increased slowly : INCHEDUP
12. Pen point : NIB
13. Pen : STY
21. Madhouse : BEDLAM
22. Comment of surprise : OHO
26. Tight end? : NESS
27. Go for, in price : ARE
29. O.T. book : NEH
30. Chump : SAP
34. Something to be tested : THEORY
36. List of alternatives : MENU
37. Smooths over : IRONSOUT
38. Wide shoe spec : EEE
39. Chicago carriers : ELS
40. Pres. elected in '48 : HST
44. Procter & Gamble detergent : ERA
46. The Baltimore ___ (nickname of 36-Across) : BULLET
47. Like some banks : ERODED
48. Performed without help : SOLOED
50. Didn't do takeout : ATEIN
53. Saturn or Venus : DEITY
55. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
57. Decline : EBB
58. Set (down) : LAY
60. Bygone aircraft, briefly : SST

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