New York Times, Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Author: Tim Wescott
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Wescott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Pickle flavoring : DILL
5. Sheetful of cookies : BATCH
10. Eight: Prefix : OCTA
14. "The ___ Love" (hit by 42-Across) : ONEI
15. Nasty virus : EBOLA
16. Setting for an Inaugural Address : DAIS
17. Representation of a state on the U.S. flag : STAR
18. Silents actress Normand : MABEL
19. Jane Austen novel : EMMA
20. Book by 52-Across, with "The" : AUDACITYOFHOPE
23. Test for coll. seniors : GRE
24. Opposite SSW : NNE
25. Former body for 52-Across : SENATE
27. Dresses like a justice : ENROBES
29. Synagogue-goer : JEW
30. It's not free of charge : ION
31. Hobbit's enemy : ORC
32. "The Bells" poet : POE
33. Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
34. Crash site? : SOFA
36. See 29-Down : BIDEN
38. Winter forecast : SNOW
39. ___ Office : OVAL
40. Hobbit's friend : ELF
41. 52-Across once passed it, with "the" : BAR
42. Rock band fronted by Michael Stipe : REM
43. Cartoon collectible : CEL
44. Senses : INTUITS
48. You can dig it : TRENCH
50. "___ what?" : NOW
51. Vintner's container : VAT
52. Oath of office taker on 1/20/09 : PRESIDENTOBAMA
56. Not of the cloth : LAIC
57. May 8, 1945 : VEDAY
58. "Oh, woe!" : ALAS
59. QB Michael : VICK
60. Upper echelon : ELITE
61. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
62. Actress Lupino and others : IDAS
63. Winter forecast : SLEET
64. Bakery loaves : RYES
1. Medicinal amount : DOSAGE
2. Through regular order of succession : INTURN
3. 52-Across, starting 1/20/09 : LEADEROFAMERICA
4. Old Italian money : LIRA
5. Valentine candy message : BEMINE
6. Lets up : ABATES
7. Sir ___ Belch of "Twelfth Night" : TOBY
8. Nile queen, informally : CLEO
9. Not fully noticed : HALFSEEN
10. Ancient Greek theater : ODEON
11. 52-Across had one with John McCain : CAMPAIGNRIVALRY
12. Cry just before leaving : TIMETOGO
13. Solid ___ rock : ASA
21. "Mad Money" network : CNBC
22. Chop : HEW
26. Sufficient, once : ENOW
28. Transmitted by speech : ORAL
29. With 36-Across, 52-Across's number two : JOE
32. Suffix for many a computer attachment : PDF
33. Biblical birthright seller : ESAU
34. Variety : SORT
35. Spent too much (for) : OVERPAID
36. 1960s hairdos : BEEHIVES
37. Home state of 52-Across: Abbr. : ILL
41. Kind of bomber : BTWO
43. What secondary recipients of e-mails get : CCS
44. Natural : INNATE
45. "Maybe later" : NOTYET
46. "Hot" food : TAMALE
47. Equilibria : STASES
49. Parts of bottles : NECKS
53. Big name in computers : DELL
54. Actress Sedgwick : EDIE
55. 1930s boxing champ Max : BAER
56. This clue's number in Roman numerals : LVI

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