New York Times, Friday, April 4, 2008

Author: David Quarfoot
Editor: Will Shortz
David Quarfoot
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BCWXY} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Abstainer's order : ADAMSALE
9. Ranger rival : DEVIL
14. Linden : LIMETREE
15. Like some cubs : URSINE
16. Accidental in the key of B or E : DNATURAL
17. Olympic event since 1988 : SUPERG
18. Call letters? : ATT
19. Retreats : DENS
20. Three-ingredient treats : SMORES
21. Producer/director ___ MacNaughton of Monty Python : IAN
22. Peck parts: Abbr. : QTS
23. Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony is in it : FMAJOR
27. Noted centenarian of 2000, familiarly : QUEENMUM
32. Chocolate snacks : ROLOS
33. Parent's ruse to hush noisy kids : QUIETGAME
34. Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
35. Silence : QUELL
36. Silk Road locale : ASIA
37. Burger replacement : REHNQUIST
39. Key : VITAL
40. One way to wax : ELOQUENT
41. Stands in line at an airport? : KIOSKS
42. Member of an "ooky" sitcom family : ITT
43. Take in tentatively : SIP
44. Dash : PIZAZZ
48. Betray horror : GASP
49. Yamaha product, briefly : ATV
52. Title woman of a film that won the 1985 Camera d'Or : ORIANA
53. Dodger's dread? : IRSAUDIT
55. Do borderline work? : PATROL
56. Sleuth who "looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan" : SAMSPADE
57. Small pieces : SNIPS
58. Spellbinding "Batman" villainess played by Joan Collins : THESIREN
1. Tynan player in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" : ALDA
2. Force : DINT
3. End of a loving trio : AMAT
4. Huddled (with) : MET
5. Places to make tracks : STUDIOS
6. Unfulfilled duty : ARREAR
7. Rimes with "Blue" : LEANN
8. Catch in pots : EELS
9. Band ensemble : DRUMSET
10. 1969 and 1974 Hart Trophy winner, familiarly : ESPO
11. Number between drei and funf : VIER
12. About : INRE
13. Staying power : LEGS
15. Largest tenant of Pittsburgh's tallest skyscraper : USSTEEL
22. It often gets down : QUILT
23. Réunion reunion attendee : FRERE
24. German wine region : MOSEL
25. Poetic conjunction : ALTHO
26. 2002 Denzel Washington drama : JOHNQ
27. Pursuit : QUEST
28. Contemporary of Agatha and Erle : NGAIO
29. Pair from a deck, maybe : MASTS
30. Literally, "women's boat" : UMIAK
31. Board : MEALS
33. Rare delivery : QUINT
35. Guatemala's national bird : QUETZAL
38. "Mmmm ... Toasty!" sloganeer : QUIZNOS
39. It might get you backstage : VIPPASS
41. Pecking order? : KISSME
43. Miles of film : SARAH
44. Old man : POPS
45. Modern home of ancient Medes : IRAN
46. Feeding tubes? : ZITI
47. Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
48. Meat : GIST
49. When the Feast of Lots is observed : ADAR
50. Periodic riser : TIDE
51. Powerful engine : VTEN
54. News inits. : UPI

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