New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Pretense : SHAM
5. Big name in grills : WEBER
10. Youngster : TYKE
14. Actress Petty : LORI
15. Light on one's feet : AGILE
16. Commuter option : RAIL
17. Slugger Rodriguez : ALEX
18. Foaming at the mouth : RABID
19. Nocturnal hunters : OWLS
20. Incentive aimed at golden agers : SENIORDISCOUNT
23. Massachusetts tourist spot : HYANNIS
24. Bit of work : ERG
25. Powerful Pontiac : GTO
26. Key element : LINCHPIN
31. Chocolate-coated candy : JUNIORMINTS
35. Hubbub : ADO
36. Before too long : ANON
37. Laptop key : ESC
38. Margarine : OLEO
39. Modern navigational aid, for short : GPS
40. 1949 Orson Welles film : THETHIRDMAN
44. Easy dupes : SCHNOOKS
46. Thoroughfare : WAY
47. School of thought : ISM
48. Designed to increase traction : NONSLIP
52. Ivan Turgenev novel ... and a hint to 20-, 31- and 40-Across : FATHERSANDSONS
56. Squander : BLOW
57. Ammo unit : ROUND
58. Sicilian hot spot : ETNA
59. Norse trickster : LOKI
60. In readiness : ONICE
61. Power co. : UTIL
62. Clinical study : TEST
63. Marathon handout : WATER
64. Look to be : SEEM
1. Reduce drastically, as prices : SLASH
2. Needing darning, maybe : HOLEY
3. Fight site : ARENA
4. Adding, as an ingredient : MIXINGIN
5. Samurai, e.g. : WARRIOR
6. Antiquated exclamation : EGADS
7. Nickname of Israel's Netanyahu : BIBI
8. Some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
9. Insignificant amount : REDCENT
10. Slop container : TROUGH
11. Sign of fatigue : YAWN
12. "Braveheart" getup : KILT
13. Overhead RRs : ELS
21. Not duped by : ONTO
22. Tolkien brutes : ORCS
26. Most of Santa's mail : LISTS
27. Creep (along) : INCH
28. Conceal in the hand : PALM
29. "What's the big ___?" : IDEA
30. Midday : NOON
31. Sporty cars, briefly : JAGS
32. Potentially offensive : UNPC
33. Light snack : NOSH
34. Humbly patient : MEEK
38. He devised the Trojan horse : ODYSSEUS
40. Nonsense, to a Brit : TOSH
41. Where touch typists begin : HOMEROW
42. "Hmmm ..." : IWONDER
43. Cape Town currency : RAND
45. Chowderhead : NITWIT
48. Jack of "Twin Peaks" : NANCE
49. Tony winner Lenya : LOTTE
50. Certain navel : INNIE
51. Song of David : PSALM
52. Arctic mass : FLOE
53. "Thumbs-up" responses : AOKS
54. Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
55. Spades, for example : SUIT
56. Diner order, briefly : BLT

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