New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 2008

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. In a poem, it "perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door" : RAVEN
6. Sing like Mel Tormé : SCAT
10. Use cue cards : READ
14. Slightly ahead : UPONE
15. Part of a military band : TUBA
16. ___ dixit : IPSE
17. Anxious baseball player at the plate? : BATTWIRLER
19. Talk like Daffy : LISP
20. Supermarket bagful : ICE
21. Great literature it's not : SMUT
22. Wallpaper and such : DECOR
23. "Big Sur" writer, 1962 : KEROUAC
25. Worst in the worst way : TROUNCE
27. Sign above a luau buffet? : PICKYOURPOIS
29. Working factory, e.g. : ASSET
32. Actress Popplewell of "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ANNA
33. ___ in victory : VAS
34. Hogwarts stick : WAND
35. High-school disrupters : GANGS
37. Big party : FETE
38. ___ premium : ATA
39. Out of order : DOWN
40. Broad valleys : DALES
41. Land of laughs? : YUKTERRITORY
45. Horace who founded the New York Tribune : GREELEY
46. They may be seen on slides : AMOEBAS
50. Certain resident of Yemen : ADENI
51. Ready : PREP
52. Home of Sault Ste. Marie: Abbr. : ONT
53. It may be held at a 39-Down : MAYO
54. Flood of ideas? : BRAINSURGE
57. Observer : EYER
58. Barn young 'un : CALF
59. Where to see "bombs bursting" : INAIR
60. Flat sound : SSSS
61. One who wants you to put away everything he sets out : CHEF
62. Two-time Time Man of the Year (and a hint to 17-, 27-, 41- and 54-Across) : NIXON
1. 1980s craze starter : RUBIK
2. Quickly : APACE
3. Campaign target : VOTER
4. Suffix with insist : ENT
5. Preinterview purchase, maybe : NEWSUIT
6. Lit, as a match : STRUCK
7. Zealot's group : CULT
8. Five-spot : ABE
9. Contents of some pits : TAR
10. Provoke : RILEUP
11. "War and Peace," e.g. : EPICNOVEL
12. Business partner : ASSOCIATE
13. Takes the starch out of : DEPRESSES
18. Product promoted as having both "beauty" and "brains" : IMAC
22. Nickelodeon's explorer : DORA
24. Newspaper piece : OPED
25. Chinese secret society : TONG
26. Directs : RUNS
28. One-named New Age musician : YANNI
29. Road trip events : AWAYGAMES
30. Popular dates for dates : SATURDAYS
31. Loser at the dice table : SNAKEEYES
35. Blood : GORE
36. Out of whack : AWRY
37. Actress Dunaway : FAYE
39. Shop with 53-Across : DELI
40. Pays a visit : DROPSIN
42. Choir section : TENORS
43. Duty : TARIFF
44. Harbinger : OMEN
47. Powdered cleaning agent : BORAX
48. Hospital procedure, for short : ANGIO
49. Draconian : STERN
51. Washed out : PALE
54. Abbr. atop some e-mails : BCC
55. Cheering word : RAH
56. Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI

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