New York Times, Thursday, October 23, 2008

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sounds from Santa : HOS
4. Habitually, for short : OFT
7. "Men in Black" actor : RIPTORN
14. *Settler in a pharmacy : ANTACID
16. Retell : ITERATE
17. Bawl club? : WEEPERS
18. Dressed down : BERATED
19. Some sorority women : KAPPAS
20. Actor Jannings : EMIL
21. *"___ Island" : FANTASY
24. Oodles : ALOT
28. Tracks : OVALS
30. Conjecture : SPECULATE
33. Crumbs : BITS
34. Year in Trajan's reign : CII
35. Emergency lights : FLARES
36. It's like "-like" : ISH
37. *B'way hit beginning in '88 : PHANTOM
39. "Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
40. Sir Richard who co-founded the Spectator : STEELE
42. Western treaty grp. : OAS
43. Nabors role : PYLE
44. Spilling one's drink at a shindig, for one : PARTYFOUL
46. Neighborhoods in New York and London : SOHOS
47. Italian bone : OSSO
48. *Where Delta Air Lines is headquartered : ATLANTA
50. Dinesen who wrote "Out of Africa" : ISAK
53. Product once pitched by Pelé : VIAGRA
56. Like juicy biographies : TELLALL
59. Some cricketers : BATSMEN
60. Bygone McDonald's mascot : SPEEDEE
61. *Cast a spell over : ENCHANT
62. Gently towels off : PATSDRY
63. One in a series : NTH
64. Directory data: Abbr. : NOS
1. Peddle : HAWK
2. ___-Day : ONEA
3. Ones joining the family : STEPFATHERS
4. Oodles : OCEANS
5. Historic event : FIRST
6. QBs' scores : TDS
7. Hearty steak : RIBEYE
8. Gossip's subject : ITEM
9. Prefix with scope or meter : PERI
10. Refrain from singing? : TRALALA
11. Stable particle : OAT
12. Interstate sign abbr. : RTE
13. "Nightmare ___," 1997 Disney animated series : NED
15. Consternates: Var. : APPALS
22. Home to some elephants : ASIA
23. Indy 500 mishap : SPINOUT
25. Actress Mary Martin's actor son : LARRYHAGMAN
26. Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
27. The "Working Girl" girl and others : TESSES
28. San Luis ___ : OBISPO
29. Outlooks : VISTAS
31. Corporate money mgrs. : CFOS
32. German city on the Danube : ULM
34. Person who's often sent compliments : CHEF
37. Wield : PLY
38. One way to stand : TALL
41. Study for astronomes : ETOILES
43. White, granular powder : POTASH
45. Annie with a gun : OAKLEY
46. Teller : SNITCH
49. ___-dernier (penultimate: Fr.) : AVANT
51. High-school org. : SADD
52. Yank or Ranger : ALER
54. The Biggest Little City in the World : RENO
55. "Marchers" through the answers to the five starred clues : ANTS
56. Cough syrup amt. : TSP
57. DDT banner : EPA
58. Reason for a third serve : LET
59. Little Joe's pa on "Bonanza" : BEN

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