New York Times, Saturday, November 8, 2008

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Saw in the dark? : DREAMTOF
9. Cry of relief : ATLAST
15. Stalwart : RELIABLE
16. Gimcrack : TRIFLE
17. "This Gun for Hire" star : ALANLADD
18. Tree that yields a chewable resin : MASTIC
19. Laser paper option : MATTE
20. Pliny possessive : MEA
22. Ostrava tongue : CZECH
23. Innovation of the Paleolithic period : AXE
24. Jaculates : HURLS
26. "___ Hombres," first Top 40 album by ZZ Top : TRES
27. Side dish popular at New Year's : PEASALAD
30. Nowhere to be found, for short : MIA
31. Tax time : MIDAPRIL
34. Predecessor of Gregory XI : URBANV
36. Feeding tube? : CLOSEDCIRCUITTV
38. Used a thurible on : CENSED
39. 1942 Eleanor Powell musical set at sea : SHIPAHOY
40. PC key : ALT
41. Tearjerkers : SADTALES
43. Standout performances? : SOLI
45. "___ Ky Yay" (1998 country song) : YIPPY
46. D.D.E. zone : ETO
49. Bumps on trunks : KNARS
51. Hoot : GAS
52. Nickname in early jazz piano : FATHA
54. Relative of a chuckwalla : IGUANA
56. Sticks you need to break : POOLCUES
58. Fastener that's actually easy to pick up and carry? : LUGNUT
59. Christopher Marlowe play : EDWARDII
60. The Mountain Hawks of the Patriot League : LEHIGH
61. Beverages similar to kvass : RYEBEERS
1. Soap, for example : DRAMA
2. Chill : RELAX
3. Buoy : ELATE
4. "Politics ___ beanbag" (Mr. Dooley maxim) : AINT
5. Like a cob : MALE
6. Listings abbr. : TBA
7. Standards, e.g. : OLDMUSIC
8. Writing of Publius : FEDERALISTPAPER
9. Presenter of bills : ATM
10. Snow-___ (winter vehicle brand) : TRAC
11. Wagner's father-in-law : LISZT
12. Wake : AFTERMATH
13. Significantly diminish, as profits : SLICEINTO
14. Like computer programmers : TECHSAVVY
21. With 50-Down, like the children in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : ALL
24. Stretch in the salt mines : HARDDAY
25. With brass : SAUCILY
27. Meet the requirements : PASS
28. They're waved in competition : EPEES
29. Plum, for one : DRUPE
31. Missouri senator Claire : MCCASKILL
32. Base off the coast of Brest for France's nuclear submarines : ILELONGUE
33. "No, really" : DONTLAUGH
35. Sampling problem : BIAS
37. Bliss : RHAPSODY
42. Get into : DIG
44. Meshed person : IRANI
46. Many a Carl Czerny composition : ETUDE
47. Not your or my, say : THEIR
48. Spring break? : OASIS
50. See 21-Down : SNUG
52. Gym target : FLAB
53. Israeli city whose citadel was built by the Ottomans : ACRE
55. School dept. : ATH
57. Come up short : OWE

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