New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 2006

Author: David Quarfoot
Editor: Will Shortz
David Quarfoot
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
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1. Faux finish : SILENTX
8. Ancient fertility goddess : ASTARTE
15. A position of prominence : THEFORE
16. Fundamental group : THREERS
17. Pedigree, e.g. : DOGFOOD
18. Father's Day gift, perhaps : TIECLIP
19. Prefix with center : EPI
20. Bowwows : POOCHES
22. Wait at the motor vehicle bureau, say : EON
23. Ball material : NERF
25. Closer to perfection : PURER
26. Its motto is "Lux et veritas" : YALE
27. Capri, e.g. : ISOLA
29. Identify : TAG
30. Alter : RESEW
31. Scarlatti's "Capriccio," e.g. : SONATA
33. Composes : TYPESETS
35. Kind of support : TECH
37. When doubled, a shore dinner order : MAHI
38. 1988 Burt Reynolds flop : RENTACOP
42. Persian attraction : CATNIP
46. Time after retiring? : ONEAM
47. General Mills brand : KIX
49. Tundra or rain forest : BIOME
50. 1960's soul record label : STAX
51. Back parts of keels : SKEGS
53. Suffix with game : STER
54. Flight board abbr. : ARR
55. Headdress wearer : PHARAOH
57. Call : UMP
58. Home of the Moai statues : RAPANUI
60. Certain Playgirl centerfold : MRAPRIL
62. Trapped : INABIND
63. French politician ___ de Silhouette, from whom the word "silhouette" comes : ETIENNE
64. Italian city, setting of a Walpole novel : OTRANTO
65. Like some couples : SAMESEX
1. Martyred bishop of Paris : STDENIS
2. Wishful reply : IHOPESO
3. Shackle : LEGIRON
4. With 61-Down, 14th president's inits. : EFF
5. Informal denial : NOOP
6. March : TROOP
7. Struck : XEDOUT
8. Where to work out, maybe : ATTHEGYM
9. Less social : SHIER
10. "___ bon" : TRES
11. Post-Manhattan Project org. : AEC
12. Issue : RELEASE
13. French poetic form : TRIOLET
14. Cable program with team coverage? : ESPNEWS
21. Political suffix : CRAT
24. Recurring economic proposal : FLATTAX
26. Answer to "No, that's not!" : YESITIS
28. 1980's TV quartet : ATEAM
30. Doctor's order : REHAB
32. Maryland and Virginia are in it: Abbr. : ACC
34. Campaign grp. : PAC
36. Seikan Tunnel terminus : HOKKAIDO
38. "Will & Grace" maid : ROSARIO
39. Competitor : ENTRANT
40. Like some bond prices : NEARPAR
41. Debarking point : PIER
43. Intersection interdiction : NOTURNS
44. Last song recorded by the Beatles : IMEMINE
45. Puzzle : PERPLEX
48. Annual competition since 1995 : XGAMES
51. Surgical implant : SHUNT
52. A little, colloquially : SORTA
55. Nabokov novel : PNIN
56. Corey of "The Lost Boys" : HAIM
59. Grp. concerned with defense : ABA
61. See 4-Down : PEE

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