New York Times, Monday, September 8, 2008

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
Oliver Hill
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

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All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today?s crossword is by Oliver Hill, 18, of Pleasantville, N.Y. He is a first-year student at Yale University. This is his fifth puzzle for The Times.
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Across Down
1. Party to remember : BASH
5. Guys' dates : GALS
9. Frankie of the Four Seasons : VALLI
14. Town east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
15. Fencing blade : EPEE
16. Ancient Mexican : AZTEC
17. Madcap : ZANY
18. Informal greeting : WAVE
19. Elbow : NUDGE
20. Cranky street performer? : ORGANGRINDER
23. Sup : EAT
24. Name typed in to log on : USERID
28. Act obsequiously : KOWTOW
32. Escapes, slangily : LAMS
34. Opposite of WSW : ENE
35. Spaceship inhabitant : ALIEN
36. U-boat : GERMANSUB
38. Baltimore oriole : Maryland :: ___ : Hawaii : NENE
39. Tattered : RATTY
40. Popular plant "pet" : CHIA
41. Heaviest iron in a golfer's bag : SANDWEDGE
43. Puts a worm on, as a fishhook : BAITS
44. From ___ Z : ATO
45. Facetious cry of understanding : AHSO
46. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
47. Waste at a treatment plant : SEWAGE
49. ___-mo : SLO
50. Don Juan, e.g. : ROMANTICHERO
57. Urge : EGGON
60. April 1st event : HOAX
61. Et follower : ALIA
62. "Guys and Dolls" song with the lyric "Call a lawyer" : SUEME
63. Against : ANTI
64. Gusto : ZEST
65. Dirty campaign tactic : SMEAR
66. Tall one or cold one : BEER
67. Actor Montand : YVES
1. Classic clown : BOZO
2. Open just a little : AJAR
3. Crooned : SANG
4. Informal greeting : HIYA
5. Trinket : GEWGAW
6. Into pieces : APART
7. Denim pioneer Strauss : LEVI
8. Beheld : SEEN
9. Actress Hudgens of "High School Musical" : VANESSA
10. Sky hue : AZURE
11. English "Inc." : LTD
12. Chicken drumstick : LEG
13. Sno-cone base : ICE
21. Like many Las Vegas signs : NEON
22. "Person" in a crash test : DUMMY
25. Send a second time : RESHIP
26. Igloo inhabitants : INUITS
27. Lower the value of, as currency : DEBASE
28. Dorothy's home in "The Wizard of Oz" : KANSAS
29. Olive oil component : OLEATE
30. Sift : WINNOW
31. Miffed, with "off" : TEED
32. "Unhand me!" : LETGO
33. Spanish paintings : ARTE
36. Moves aimlessly, with "about" : GADS
37. March Madness org. : NCAA
39. Tailor again, as a skirt : REHEM
42. Oregon Trail traveler, e.g. : WAGONER
43. Soviet ___ : BLOC
46. Panacea : ELIXIR
48. Odor : AROMA
49. Maryland or Hawaii : STATE
51. "Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
52. Zero : NONE
53. Unclear : HAZY
54. Hgt. : ELEV
55. Get higher : RISE
56. Horse food : OATS
57. Road curve : ESS
58. Dubble Bubble, e.g. : GUM
59. "Golly!" : GEE

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