New York Times, Friday, May 30, 2008

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
Natan Last
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Elaborate procedure : RIGMAROLE
10. Creep : JERK
14. Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
15. Playful trickster : PIXIE
16. Living end : BEESKNEES
17. In with : AMONG
18. Where to find lifesavers, for short : ERS
19. "The Wandering Heir" novelist, 1872 : READE
20. Settles : SINKS
21. "The Big Lebowski" director : COEN
22. River in Hades : LETHE
24. Occupies : STAYSAT
27. Not view innocently : LEERAT
30. Something to take in court : STAND
31. Orsk is on it : URAL
33. Rabbit punch landing site : NAPE
34. Shape-shifting giant of myth : LOKI
35. "Just in Time" composer : STYNE
36. Call in the game Battleship : DTEN
37. "Without ___" (Grateful Dead album) : ANET
38. Four-legged film star of the '30s : ASTA
39. Let out : FREED
40. The classical elements, e.g. : TETRAD
42. Luxor Temple sight : OBELISK
44. Bouncing off the walls : HYPER
46. Animal some believe to be the source of the unicorn myth : ORYX
47. Big bang creator : NTEST
49. Keys : ISLES
51. Org. that can't be lax about LAX? : FAA
54. "The Fog of War" director Morris : ERROL
55. Old comedian known for his unique piano-playing style : CHICOMARX
57. Squalid : SEAMY
58. "Oh well" : CESTLAVIE
59. Disclosure on eHarmony : TYPE
60. "My parents are gonna kill me!" : IAMSODEAD
1. Something to put on before trying? : ROBE
2. He played one of TV's Sopranos : ILER
3. Goes right : GEES
4. Fire starter? : MIS
5. Peter who wrote "The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde" : ACKROYD
6. Eastern royals : RANEES
7. Sealab inhabitants : OCEANAUTS
8. Invented things : LIED
9. Old bomb : EDSEL
10. Follower of Sha Na Na at Woodstock : JIMIHENDRIX
11. Clears : EXONERATES
12. Flames shoot in it : RINK
13. They're tapped : KEGS
15. Belt : PASTE
21. Question while eying someone else's plate : CANITRYSOME
23. Publication with an annual "Green Issue" : ELLE
24. Pit : STONE
25. Be a whipping boy : TAKETHERAP
26. "___ Forget" (Harbach/Kern tune) : TRYTO
28. Sneak ___ : APEEK
29. Lean : TEND
30. Plane wing part : SLAT
32. Process of molecular synthesis : ANABOLISM
35. She had a 1993 hit with "No Ordinary Love" : SADE
39. Eschew aid : FLYSOLO
41. Well : APTLY
43. Assembles : ERECTS
45. Golden Globe-nominated actress for "The Opposite of Sex," 1998 : RICCI
47. Leaves home? : NEST
48. One before four : TREY
50. Jets used to be seen there : SHEA
51. Top pick, slangily : FAVE
52. Scena segment : ARIA
53. Dumped : AXED
56. Unbalanced : MAD

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