New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 2008

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mesoamericans of old : AZTECS
7. Mekong River sights : SAMPANS
14. Warm up, as leftovers : REHEAT
15. Freak out : HAVEACOW
16. Small cavity, as around a cactus spine : AREOLE
17. Embassy issue? : EXITVISA
18. Short cut : BOB
19. Look at a Playboy Club? : LEER
21. 1993 rap hit with the repeated lyric "Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay" : DREDAY
22. Big name in sportswear : IZOD
24. Concordat : PACT
26. Role in a Tchaikovsky ballet : ODILE
27. Battlers, at times : SEXES
29. Fiat headquarters : TURIN
31. Part of many cultural venue names: Abbr. : CTR
32. Shrill : TREBLE
34. Long rides? : LIMOS
36. See 15-Down : ORIENTEXPRESS
40. Rise partly : SITUP
41. Echelons : STRATA
43. Gridiron stat: Abbr. : FGS
46. "Dead Souls" novelist : GOGOL
48. Platters' platters players : HIFIS
49. Indisposed : LOATH
51. Gulf of ___, body of water next to Viet Nam : SIAM
53. Bring down : FELL
54. Lit : ONFIRE
56. Jim Beam and others : RYES
58. Univ. of ___, alma mater of Joe Namath and Bart Starr : ALA
59. Infer : READINTO
61. Higher-priced : DEARER
63. Put on the line, perhaps : AIREDOUT
64. Sportscaster with the catchphrase "Oh, my!" : ENBERG
65. Superlatively derogatory : SNIDEST
66. Having one's feet up, say : ATEASE
1. Mideast expert, maybe : ARABIST
2. Love all : ZEROZERO
3. Simon & Garfunkel hit after "Mrs. Robinson" : THEBOXER
4. Affirmative action letters : EEO
5. ___ letters : CALL
6. Acclivitous : STEEP
7. Adolphe with an instrument named after him : SAX
8. Not blasé : AVID
9. New York City transportation option : METRONORTH
10. Hard-top : PAVED
11. Sharp : ACIDIC
12. Certain diet restriction : NOSALT
13. Influential one : SWAYER
15. Noted 36-Across passenger : HERCULEPOIROT
20. Down : EAT
23. Actress Mazar and others : DEBIS
25. Rabbit food? : TRIX
28. Christmas song favorite since 1949 : SLEIGHRIDE
30. Little terrors : IMPS
33. Prefix with parasite : ENTO
35. Letter finisher : SERIF
37. Water towers? : TUGS
38. Refuge : SAFEAREA
39. Father-and-son comedic actors : STILLERS
42. Comparatively bulky : ASLARGE
43. Groups of plants : FLORAS
44. Entered : GONEIN
45. What a game plan leads to? : SAFARI
47. Romantic narrative : LAY
50. Helped, in a way, with "over" : TIDED
52. Title role for Maria Callas in her only film : MEDEA
55. Mercury-Atlas 5 rider : ENOS
57. Turned on : SENT
60. When repeated, an old-fashioned cry : TUT
62. ___ Lyman & His California Orchestra, popular 1920s-'40s band : ABE

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