New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 2009

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hindenburg's predecessor as German president : EBERT
6. Cousin of an alewife : SHAD
10. Longtime name in news-gathering : TASS
14. Drive participant : DONOR
15. Heads of Italy : CAPI
16. Gifford's talk-show replacement : RIPA
17. Place for a tie : GARBAGEBAG
19. Magnitogorsk's river : URAL
20. Summer cooler : ITALIANICE
21. Biblical trial word : ECCE
22. Manages to get through : NEGOTIATES
23. Roger of "Cheers" : REES
24. Multiplied : GREW
25. One doing fitting work : TAILOR
27. Hue similar to cyan : ELECTRICBLUE
33. Miss at a rodeo : GAL
36. Off for a stretch : ONLEAVE
37. Brand of octane booster : STP
38. Oscar winner for "The Bridge on the River Kwai" : ALECGUINNESS
41. Water-skiing variety : SLALOM
42. She, to Schiaparelli : ESSA
46. Credit report tarnisher, briefly : REPO
47. First holder of the title Supreme Governor of the Church of England : ELIZABETHI
53. Calls for passage : AYES
54. Governing group : RULEMAKERS
55. Origination point : NODE
56. Epithet coined for the 2002 State of the Union address : AXISOFEVIL
57. Toe trouble : GOUT
58. Recommend highly : TOUT
59. Toy with tassels : TRIKE
60. Dr. Foreman's portrayer on "House" : EPPS
61. Title aunt in a 1979 best seller : ERMA
62. Plant ___ : ASEED
1. The rough vis-à-vis a green : EDGING
2. Summer headgear : BOATER
3. Bring to the boiling point : ENRAGE
4. 2001 Emmy nominee for "The West Wing" : ROBLOWE
5. Quality : TRAIT
6. Elaborate solo vocal composition : SCENA
7. It might be kicked after being picked up : HABIT
8. With celerity : APACE
9. Like some tracts : DIGESTIVE
10. Sternum attachment : TRUERIB
11. Alveoli, e.g. : AIRCELLS
12. Enter la-la land : SPACEOUT
13. Spiel preparer : SALESREP
18. Cheerful, in Châlons : GAI
26. Sports winners : ACES
28. Stationery topper : LOGO
29. Count : ENUMERATE
30. Second-century year : CLI
31. Phil Rizzuto, on the Yankees : TEN
32. Headed up : RAN
33. Burner locale : GASRANGE
34. Court crowd-pleaser : ALLEYOOP
35. Executed part of a 34-Down : LEAPEDUP
39. Shuts up : CLOSETS
40. Group with the 1967 #2 hit "Georgy Girl," with "the" : SEEKERS
43. English poet Smith : STEVIE
44. Butcherbird or woodchat : SHRIKE
45. Like supermarkets : AISLED
48. Locale of Theban ruins : LUXOR
49. Part of the body next to the sacrum : ILIUM
50. Ritz rival : ZESTA
51. Catullus's "Odi et ___" : AMO
52. U.K. equivalent to an Oscar : BAFTA

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