New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Fall" guy : ADAM
5. Three, it's said : CROWD
10. Saks sack, say : TOTE
14. Fries or slaw : SIDE
15. Slot machine fruit : LEMON
16. Enterprise alternative : AVIS
17. E.S.L. class, perhaps? : SCENEOFANACCENT
20. Our base system : TEN
21. Word before fee or group : USER
22. Main line : AORTA
23. Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
24. It'll curl your hair : PERM
26. They're not original : REPROS
29. Save for a rainy day : SALTAWAY
33. Diva's delivery : ARIA
34. With 44-Down, "Wuthering Heights" actress : MERLE
35. Title role for Will Smith : ALI
36. Seedy hangout across the Atlantic? : CONTINENTALDIVE
40. Web address ending : EDU
41. Down-and-out : NEEDY
42. Demon's doing : EVIL
43. Bank receipts : DEPOSITS
45. Go to bat for : DEFEND
47. Makes verboten : BANS
48. Depend : RELY
49. Primp : PREEN
52. Supreme Court count : NINE
53. Everyday article : THE
56. Hip-hop critics? : RAPRESPONSETEAM
60. Cookie with its name on it : OREO
61. Get off one's behind : ARISE
62. Et ___ : ALII
63. Hammer part : PEEN
64. Meal with readings : SEDER
65. 1995 Physics Nobelist Martin L. ___ : PERL
1. Part of T.A.: Abbr. : ASST
2. Parcheesi pair : DICE
3. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
4. Loo sign : MEN
5. Winds up : CLOSES
6. Direct, as for info : REFER
7. Actor Epps : OMAR
8. Took all the marbles : WON
9. Double-helix material : DNA
10. Puget Sound city : TACOMA
11. Frequent word from ham operators : OVER
12. TV control : TINT
13. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
18. Lira's replacement : EURO
19. OPEC, e.g. : CARTEL
23. Kid you might feel like smacking : BRAT
24. Kegger, e.g. : PARTY
25. First name in scat : ELLA
26. Did a 10K, e.g. : RACED
27. Eat away : ERODE
28. Locker photo, maybe : PINUP
29. Thrills : SENDS
30. Give up : WAIVE
31. Chipmunk of pop music : ALVIN
32. Give up : YIELD
34. Track team schedule : MEETS
37. Out of one's mind : INSANE
38. Ja's opposite : NEIN
39. Go against : DEFY
44. See 34-Across : OBERON
45. Less astute : DENSER
46. Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
48. Shampoo bottle instruction : RINSE
49. Telephone on a stage, e.g. : PROP
50. Pink inside : RARE
51. Blunted blade : EPEE
52. Reason to be barred from a bar ... or the theme of this puzzle : NOID
53. Start to communicate? : TELE
54. "Aquarius" musical : HAIR
55. Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
57. Carrier to Bergen : SAS
58. Opposite of post- : PRE
59. Bill (Bojangles) Robinson's forte : TAP

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