New York Times, Monday, March 31, 2008

Author: Jeff Armstrong
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Armstrong
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Armstrong. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sea creature that sidles : CRAB
5. Group of eight musicians : OCTET
10. Underhanded plan : PLOT
14. Greeting in Granada : HOLA
15. Get up : ARISE
16. Toy block brand : LEGO
17. Andy's partner in old radio : AMOS
18. *Sci-fi barrier : FORCEFIELD
20. *Newspaper article lead-in : DATELINE
22. Quenched : SLAKED
23. Big name in audio equipment : BOSE
24. Martial artist Jackie : CHAN
25. Result of a belly flop : SPLASH
28. *When the curtain goes up : SHOWTIME
32. Quiet spells : LULLS
33. Bed board : SLAT
34. Turf : SOD
35. Kind of history : ORAL
36. Word that can precede each half of the answers to each of the eight starred clues : AIR
37. Performed ballads, e.g. : SANG
38. President pro ___ : TEM
39. Go after bucks or ducks, say : HUNT
40. Outpouring : SPATE
41. *Wrestling move that puts an arm around someone's neck : HEADLOCK
44. Less bold : MEEKER
45. Slick : OILY
46. Corduroy ridge : WALE
47. Measly : PALTRY
50. *Secret communication location : MAILDROP
54. *Mars Pathfinder, for one : SPACECRAFT
56. Rouse from slumber : WAKE
57. Regarding : ASTO
58. Western flick, in old lingo : OATER
59. Farm measure : ACRE
60. Abound (with) : TEEM
61. One of a reporter's five W's : WHERE
62. Annum : YEAR
1. Punched-out part of a paper ballot : CHAD
2. Capital of Italia : ROMA
3. Plenty : ALOT
4. *Diamond game : BASEBALL
5. Like a lout : OAFISH
6. Hag : CRONE
7. Become bushed : TIRE
8. PC bailout key : ESC
9. Golfer's opening drive : TEESHOT
10. Flexible : PLIANT
11. Cousin of an onion : LEEK
12. Gawk at : OGLE
13. Sondheim's "Sweeney ___" : TODD
19. Scratch on a diamond, e.g. : FLAW
21. Amount printed in red ink : LOSS
24. Nautical map : CHART
25. Slow-moving mammal : SLOTH
26. Blender setting : PUREE
27. South American wool source : LLAMA
28. Move with one's tail between one's legs : SLINK
29. Actor and rockabilly crooner Chris : ISAAK
30. Three-card hustle : MONTE
31. Yard worker's tool : EDGER
33. Impertinent : SAUCY
37. *Indy 500 venue : SPEEDWAY
39. "Yikes!" : HOLYCOW
40. Hawk, as wares : SELL
42. Business that may have gone boom and then bust in the '90s : DOTCOM
43. Pre-euro money in 2-Down : LIRE
44. ___ d' : MAITRE
46. Eucharist disk : WAFER
47. H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
48. Cathedral recess : APSE
49. Tardy : LATE
50. Corner, as a king : MATE
51. 10K or marathon : RACE
52. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
53. House of Lords member : PEER
55. Pep squad shout : RAH

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