New York Times, Friday, December 14, 2007

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 248 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Deadlock : IMPASSE
8. Watches in astonishment : GAPESAT
15. Went for unhesitatingly : LEAPTAT
16. Luxembourg grand duke in whose name an annual art prize is awarded : ADOLPHE
17. Tropical spots : LAGOONS
18. Plant material used for fuel : BIOMASS
19. Brawl-ending cry : STOPIT
20. Beta tester, e.g. : USER
21. Commandment word : NOT
22. French city where William the Conqueror is buried : CAEN
24. Work an aisle, slangily : USH
26. Monk's title : DOM
29. Ba preceder : ALIF
31. "Salome" role : HEROD
35. Snap out of it : RETURNTOREALITY
38. Much work to get done : ALOTONONESPLATE
39. Place for good deals : CLEARANCECENTER
40. Some bridge players : EASTS
41. Titan's place : SILO
42. Blade : OAR
43. "Baudolino" novelist : ECO
45. It may be kept in a boot : TYRE
47. Hand tool : AWL
50. Unclear : HAZY
52. Spill the beans : TATTLE
57. Cook first, as pie crust : PREBAKE
59. Cardiff Giant or Piltdown man : BIGHOAX
60. Went through : PIERCED
61. Away : ONLEAVE
62. University with campuses in New York and Rome : STJOHNS
63. Zealots have them : AGENDAS
1. Sorry situations : ILLS
2. Gist : MEAT
3. Guam's ___ Bay : PAGO
4. Each : APOP
5. Bite-the-bullet type : STOIC
6. Leader of the Alamo siege : SANTAANNA
7. "The X-Files" subj. : ETS
8. Schmoozes : GABS
9. Something to bid : ADIEU
10. Dilapidation : POORSHAPE
11. Gypsy moth target : ELM
12. Period of time : SPAN
13. "Now I see!" : AHSO
14. See 36-Down : TEST
20. Neighbor of Hoboken, N.J. : UNIONCITY
23. Singer John and others : ELTONS
25. "Fuhgeddaboudit!" : HELLNO
26. Renaissance artist Piero ___ Francesca : DELLA
27. Relatives of the Missouria : OTOES
28. Change : MUTATE
30. Without hindrance : FREELY
32. Steer stopper : RIATA
33. Sea ___, denizen of the North Pacific : OTTER
34. Wayne W. ___, author of "Your Erroneous Zones" : DYER
35. Tear : RACE
36. With 14-Down, something that can have you seeing things : RORSCHACH
37. Keeping company with : ESCORTING
44. Of a durable wood : OAKEN
46. It's seen on the back of a U.S. quarter : EAGLE
47. Some programs, briefly : APPS
48. Judge's order : WRIT
49. Actor ___ Cobb : LEEJ
51. British ends : ZEDS
53. "And so?" : THEN
54. Loathsome sort : TOAD
55. Flow in a coulee : LAVA
56. Two from sixty-six? : EXES
58. Bart, to Maggie : BRO
59. Feather ___ : BOA

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