New York Times, Friday, May 23, 2008

Author: Patrick John Duggan
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick John Duggan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Duggan. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Blister : SCATHE
7. Dr. Seuss story setting : WHOVILLE
15. "Anyway, after that ..." : SOTHEN
16. Parting words : AUREVOIR
17. Fop in "The Wind in the Willows" : MRTOAD
18. Memorable "Marathon Man" query : ISITSAFE
19. Réunion, for one : ILE
20. One of a French literary trio : PORTHOS
22. National Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
23. 1987 Costner role : NESS
25. Like a wet blanket : NOFUN
26. Cross : MEET
27. Untagged : NOTIT
29. Bush league? : GOP
30. Reddish-brown gems : SARDS
31. "If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?," e.g. : ONELINER
33. Plane part : BAY
34. Celebratory cry : WEDIDIT
35. Literally, "art of softness" : JUJITSU
39. Animation bit : CEL
40. Popular teen hangout, once : SODASHOP
41. Drives away : SHOOS
44. Item on a vine : PEA
45. Doesn't spoil : KEEPS
46. Fifth state to ratify the Constitution: Abbr. : CONN
47. Study aid? : GRANT
49. Where you can find hammers and anvils : EARS
50. Beginning and end of 20-Across's motto : ALL
51. Philosopher who coined the phrase "the best of all possible worlds" : LEIBNIZ
53. Muscle strengthened by a pulldown exercise, in brief : LAT
54. 1989 film set in an inner-city high school : LEANONME
56. Cheese type : ROMANO
58. Like some airport purchases : DUTYFREE
59. Charm : ENAMOR
60. Spirits : SPECTERS
61. Boot : DEPOSE
1. It was shipwrecked in 1964 somewhere in the South Pacific : SSMINNOW
2. Crime family name : CORLEONE
3. Bore witness (to) : ATTESTED
4. Le Duc ___ (Nobel Peace Prize refuser) : THO
5. Bucket of bolts : HEAP
6. ___ a high note : ENDON
7. Have in prospect : WAITFOR
8. "Quiet!" : HUSHUP
9. Constellation with the star Betelgeuse : ORION
10. Kerry and McCain, e.g. : VETS
11. "Grey's Anatomy" hookups : IVS
12. Good-for-nothin' : LOAFER
13. Stolen : LIFTED
14. Builds up : ERECTS
21. Doctor often seen on writers' bookshelves : ROGET
24. Element used to make semiconductors : SILICON
26. Potential buyer's question : MAYISEE
28. Destroyers of many castles : TIDES
30. Three-time Emmy-winning game show host : SAJAK
32. Zero : NIL
33. Mac : BUD
35. Title girl in a 1958 hit by the Playmates : JOANN
36. Historic mission : THEALAMO
37. Crime family : SOPRANOS
38. Popular boxing venue : UPSSTORE
40. Military construction crew : SEABEES
41. Burns : SCALDS
42. Lie low : HOLEUP
43. Like postmidnight TV shows : ONLATE
44. Furniture cover : PRIMER
47. Art class : GENRE
48. Played out : TIRED
51. Converted housing : LOFT
52. Man-to-man alternative : ZONE
55. U.N.'s home : NYC
57. Word with weather or world : MAP

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