New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Author: Edward Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: In print, the clue for 57 Across is blank, so the four theme clues drop one letter at at time: "INK", "IN", "I", and "", making DISAPPEARING INK.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Movement branded as "anti-art" : DADA
5. Causing ruin : FATAL
10. In a frenzy : AMOK
14. They can be inflated : EGOS
15. Vacuous : INANE
16. Volcanic output : LAVA
17. INK : CEPHALOPODSPRAY
20. "___ to Joy" : ODE
21. Vetoes : NIXES
22. Part of a chamber orchestra : CELLO
23. River in a 1957 hit film : KWAI
24. Neither's partner : NOR
25. IN : SOCIALADVANTAGE
33. Welcome forecast : CLEAR
34. Baby bottom cleaner : WIPE
35. Itinerary word : VIA
36. Mentions further : ADDS
37. Marshmallow candies in Easter baskets : PEEPS
39. Trap buildup : LINT
40. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
41. Knitter's stitch : PURL
42. Shot with lots of English : MASSE
43. I : PERSONALPRONOUN
47. Panel layer : PLY
48. Hound's quarry : HARE
49. A G8 nation : ITALY
52. "Well done!" : BRAVO
54. Family nickname : SIS
57. - : DISAPPEARINGINK
60. Fraternal group : ELKS
61. Finger, in a way : RATON
62. Tyrannical sort : OGRE
63. Go well together : MESH
64. Recorder function : ERASE
65. "I'm glad THAT's over!" : PHEW
1. South Beach style : DECO
2. Like sharp cheddar : AGED
3. Bonehead : DOPE
4. Volcanic output : ASH
5. Of a son or daughter : FILIAL
6. It may cause a coma : ANOXIA
7. Bit of Watergate evidence : TAPE
8. 2007 y 2008, por ejemplo : ANOS
9. Headed : LED
10. Herb of A & M records : ALPERT
11. Clayey sediment : MARL
12. Lionel train layout, often : OVAL
13. Drop for the count : KAYO
18. Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
19. Teatime biscuit : SCONE
23. Sephia and Sportage : KIAS
24. Drops off : NAPS
25. Scalawag : SCAMP
26. Nostalgic number : OLDIE
27. Symbol of Lebanon : CEDAR
28. Belabor, with "on" : DWELL
29. B.M.O.C., e.g. : VIP
30. Dispatch boat : AVISO
31. Infomercial knife : GINSU
32. All gone, as dinner : EATEN
37. Pint-size : PUNY
38. Christian ___ : ERA
39. Tollbooth access : LANE
41. Coral producer : POLYP
42. No-brainer? : MORON
44. Big media display : SPLASH
45. Ptolemy's lighthouse locale : PHAROS
46. Result of stream erosion : RAVINE
49. Footnote word : IDEM
50. Game piece : TILE
51. Tests, in a way : ASKS
52. Scavenger at Yellowstone : BEAR
53. Pro ___ : RATA
54. Sound of resignation : SIGH
55. Memo phrase : INRE
56. Show unfairly : SKEW
58. Historic lead-in : PRE
59. Org. that's in the red? : GOP

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