New York Times, Monday, March 24, 2008

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Ooze : SEEP
5. La ___, Milan opera house : SCALA
10. One-spot cards : ACES
14. "Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
15. Jeopardy : PERIL
16. Phileas ___, who went around the world in 80 days : FOGG
17. Like 39-Across's fans on his induction day? : ALLSHOOKUP
19. Plenty : ALOT
20. Uses a stool : SITS
21. Spy Mata ___ : HARI
23. Warmongers : HAWKS
26. H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
28. Old horse : NAG
31. Away from the wind : ALEE
32. Layers : STRATA
34. Letter before omega : PSI
35. "___ Bitsy Spider" : ITSY
36. Waved one's arms at, as a cab : HAILED
37. Place to wager on the 28-Acrosses: Abbr. : OTB
38. Goes bad, as fruit : ROTS
39. Notable Army inductee of 3/24/58 : ELVIS
40. Military no-show : AWOL
41. Part of a gearwheel : COG
42. Flexible : PLIANT
43. Land of Lima and llamas : PERU
44. French "a" : UNE
45. Makes very happy : ELATES
46. Balletic bend : PLIE
47. ___ and feather : TAR
48. Simplicity : EASE
49. Legendary Chicago Bears coach George : HALAS
50. Singer ___ Anthony : MARC
52. One who makes a good first impression? : APER
54. Derrière : REAR
56. Last movie 39-Across made before his Army stint : KINGCREOLE
62. Dunce cap, geometrically : CONE
63. 1975-78 U.S. Open champ Chris : EVERT
64. Finger's end : NAIL
65. Novelist Seton : ANYA
66. Artist who liked to paint dancers : DEGAS
67. Hard journey : TREK
1. Place to refresh oneself : SPA
2. Building wing : ELL
3. Wriggly swimmer : EEL
4. Openers for all doors : PASSKEYS
5. Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
6. Corporate V.I.P.'s : CEOS
7. Noah's ___ : ARK
8. "Ally McBeal" actress Lucy : LIU
9. Some computer software checks : ALPHATESTS
10. Light years away : AFAR
11. Army officer who met 39-Across in 25-Down : COLINPOWELL
12. Self-esteem : EGO
13. Last Army rank of 39-Across: Abbr. : SGT
18. What the "H" of H.M.S. may be : HIS
22. Not too much : ATAD
23. Much-photographed event after 39-Across's induction : HAIRCUT
24. City with a Penn State campus : ALTOONA
25. Where 39-Across was stationed overseas : WESTGERMANY
26. First Army rank of 39-Across : PRIVATE
27. Like seawater : SALINE
29. Waldorf-___ Hotel : ASTORIA
30. First movie 39-Across made after his Army stint : GIBLUES
32. Defeated soundly : SHELLACKED
33. Actresses Shire and Balsam : TALIAS
40. Clear to all : APPARENT
42. Word before group or pressure : PEER
49. What the "H" of H.M.S. may be : HER
51. Neighborhood : AREA
52. Indian tourist city : AGRA
53. Police hdqrs. : PCTS
54. Record label of 39-Across : RCA
55. Long, long time : EON
57. "___ had it!" : IVE
58. Photo image, briefly : NEG
59. Rowboat mover : OAR
60. Made-up story : LIE
61. Antlered animal : ELK

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