New York Times, Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {F} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sportswriters' pick, for short : MVP
4. Serves at a restaurant : WAITSON
11. Masseur's workplace : SPA
14. "Look at that!" : OOH
15. Pennsylvania railroad city : ALTOONA
16. Proof-ending abbr. : QED
17. Oklahoma Indian : OTO
18. 18th-century Parisian design : ROCOCOSTYLE
20. Scout's doing : DEED
22. Flyers' org. : NHL
23. Ocean motions : TIDES
24. Joan at Woodstock : BAEZ
26. Slanty type: Abbr. : ITAL
28. Beef cut : DELMONICOSTEAK
34. Charlton Heston role of 1956 : MOSES
35. Missouri river : OSAGE
36. Classic Jaguar : XKE
37. Holds the title to : OWNS
38. ___ fatty acid : TRANS
39. Board game turn : SPIN
40. "___ Beso" (1962 hit) : ESO
41. Verbal flourishes : TADAS
42. "The Republic" philosopher : PLATO
43. Aggies' home : NEWMEXICOSTATE
46. Rock's Clapton : ERIC
47. Reagan's "evil empire" : USSR
48. 1940s computer : ENIAC
51. The "one" of a one-two : JAB
53. Bumpkin : HICK
56. Surprises for buyers ... or what 18-, 28- and 43-Across contain : HIDDENCOSTS
60. ___ Ben Canaan of "Exodus" : ARI
61. Luau instrument, informally : UKE
62. In an imprecise way : LOOSELY
63. Bronzed, at the beach : TAN
64. Govt. narcotics watchdog : DEA
65. Heavenly gateman : STPETER
66. Silly Putty container : EGG
1. State of mind : MOOD
2. Privilege of those 18 and over : VOTE
3. "Poetry Man" singer : PHOEBESNOW
4. Realm of Ares : WAR
5. Mourning of the N.B.A. : ALONZO
6. Prickly heat symptom : ITCH
7. Shed item : TOOL
8. Part of Ascap: Abbr. : SOC
9. "The Plastic ___ Band — Live Peace in Toronto 1969" (1970 album) : ONO
10. Tennis great Ilie : NASTASE
11. 3 ft. by 3 ft. : SQYD
12. Old Cosmos great : PELE
13. Sidewalk stand quaffs : ADES
19. Arcade flub : TILT
21. Broad valleys : DALES
25. Ambulance letters : EMS
26. Argumentative comeback : ICANSO
27. Glad rags : TOGS
28. Use a divining rod : DOWSE
29. Kind of skiing : NORDIC
30. Violinist Stern : ISAAC
31. American in Paris, e.g. : EXPATRIATE
32. "Go fly ___!" : AKITE
33. Lotto relative : KENO
34. Big name in faucets : MOEN
38. It's hailed by city dwellers : TAXI
39. Web address punctuation : SLASH
41. Bygone Toyotas : TERCELS
42. Qt. halves : PTS
44. Honey drink : MEAD
45. Understated : SUBTLE
48. Israel's Barak : EHUD
49. Greek goddess of victory : NIKE
50. Something to think about : IDEA
51. "No way, ___!" : JOSE
52. Play ___ (enjoy some tennis) : ASET
54. Mountain climber's grip : CRAG
55. Word before snake or crab : KING
57. "Just the opposite!" : NOT
58. Whistle blower, at times : COP
59. Neighbor of Turk. : SYR

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