New York Times, Monday, February 11, 2008

Author: Ken Bessette
Editor: Will Shortz
Ken Bessette
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Black-bordered news item : OBIT
5. Anne of "Wag the Dog" : HECHE
10. Dull-colored : DRAB
14. Internet connection at a restaurant or airport : WIFI
15. Fanfare : ECLAT
16. Seized vehicle : REPO
17. Snoop : NOSEAROUND
19. Height: Prefix : ACRO
20. Steak that a dog might end up with : TBONE
21. "Huckleberry Finn" author : TWAIN
22. Wet mascara worry : SMEAR
25. Felix and Oscar, with "the" : ODDCOUPLE
28. Bathroom powder : TALCUM
30. Wyatt of the Wild West : EARP
31. Magazine V.I.P.'s : EDS
32. 1980s video game with a maze : PACMAN
35. Down, usually, on a light switch : OFF
38. Carouse : PAINTTHETOWNRED
42. Golf peg : TEE
43. Boxed stringed instrument : ZITHER
44. "___ solemnly swear ..." : IDO
45. Ax or awl : TOOL
47. Judicial assertion : DICTUM
49. Symbol of purity : SNOWWHITE
54. Figure of speech : TROPE
55. Wall art : MURAL
56. Mutual of ___ : OMAHA
58. "Gotcha," to a beatnik : IDIG
59. Want ad heading ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 25-, 38- and 49-Across : JOBOPENING
64. Queue : LINE
65. More than steamed : IRATE
66. March Madness org. : NCAA
67. Brain readings, for short : EEGS
68. Parceled (out) : METED
69. Safecracker : YEGG
1. To have and to hold : OWN
2. Life story, for short : BIO
3. Conditions : IFS
4. Men's fashion accessory : TIETAC
5. Submarine sandwich : HERO
6. Commercial prefix with Lodge : ECONO
7. Informed, with "in" : CLUED
8. ___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
9. Flight board info: Abbr. : ETD
10. Use, as past experience : DRAWUPON
11. CliffsNotes version : RECAP
12. "___ Love," 1957 #1 hit by 13-Down : APRIL
13. Singer Pat : BOONE
18. Brusque : ABRUPT
21. The Blue Jays, on a scoreboard : TOR
22. Rung : STEP
23. Furious with : MADAT
24. Pitcher of milk? : ELSIE
26. John Donne's "___ Be Not Proud" : DEATH
27. Went by dugout : CANOED
29. Passover bread : MATZOH
33. Spicy dish that may have a fire-alarm rating : CHILI
34. Encountered : MET
36. ___-Lay (snack company) : FRITO
37. At the end of one's patience : FEDUP
39. Take-home pay : NETWAGES
40. Squirm : WRITHE
41. Capitol's top : DOME
46. Bird that hoots : OWL
48. Crevice : CRANNY
49. Photographer's request : SMILE
50. Peep show flick : NUDIE
51. Circular gasket : ORING
52. Go ___ for (support in time of need) : TOBAT
53. Overact : EMOTE
57. Copied : APED
59. Huck's raftmate : JIM
60. Metal from a mine : ORE
61. Sno-cone filler : ICE
62. Re-re-re-remind : NAG
63. Respond to a really bad joke, maybe : GAG

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