New York Times, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Thrill : BLOWAWAY
9. Recording studio sound shields : GOBOS
14. Cause of some tan lines : BIKINITOP
16. Avoid extinction, say : ADAPT
17. Hero/giant created by Rabelais : GARGANTUA
18. Shiftless sort : IDLER
19. Merkel of moviedom : UNA
20. Wrinkle-resistant fabric : DACRON
22. ___ sequence : DNA
23. Foul : NASTY
26. Some pinball targets : RAMPS
27. Mature tadpole, of a sort : EFT
28. Sugarhouse stuff : SAP
30. Dot follower, often : NET
31. Selective service registrant : MALE
32. National champions in 2002, 2004 and 2005 : PATRIOTS
35. Grandson of Noah : MAGOG
36. Suffered defeat : METONESWATERLOO
38. Way up or way down : STEPS
39. Menacing : SINISTER
40. Eco-friendly commuters, for short : PEDS
41. Operatic tenor Vickers : JON
42. Smokestack output : ASH
43. Maria's love in the 1996 Tony-winning play "Master Class" : ARI
44. Olympic blade : SABER
46. Owner of the Flickr Web site : YAHOO
50. "AC360°" channel : CNN
51. Marshall Plan signer : TRUMAN
53. TV tuner input option: Abbr. : AUX
54. Its logo features a globe on a table : MENSA
56. Language group including Hebrew : CANAANITE
59. Stretches : AREAS
60. Snowy locale of song : OLDSMOKEY
61. Pole position? : NORTH
62. Navigation figure : LATITUDE
1. Plinking weapon : BBGUN
2. Jungle obstacle : LIANA
3. Five-sided pods : OKRAS
4. Disguise part : WIG
5. Actress Ortiz of "Ugly Betty" : ANA
6. Make tired : WIND
7. Rosa damascena product : ATTAR
8. Words of consolation : YOUCANTWINEMALL
9. Results of bull markets : GAINS
10. Eyebrow-raising : ODD
11. Quarter image : BALDEAGLE
12. Debate format : OPENFLOOR
13. Game with 40 pieces per side : STRATEGO
15. Kraft offering in a can : PARMESAN
21. Go (for) : OPT
24. Braking maneuvers for skaters : TSTOPS
25. Lies along the waterfront? : YARNS
29. Tin contents : PIE
31. First name in homemaking hints : MARTHA
32. Pianist leader of the Philly Pops : PETERNERO
33. Took evening courses? : ATEDINNER
34. Trattoria offering : OSSOBUCO
35. Poorly organized : MESSY
36. Arcade star of the '80s : MSPACMAN
37. Woman at a reunión : TIA
41. Rattle : JAR
44. Drug store? : STASH
45. Joe ___, ex-Royals third baseman known as the Joker : RANDA
47. One-stanza poem : HAIKU
48. Exposed : OUTED
49. Common daisy : OXEYE
52. Creator of 1867's "Grand Caricaturama" : NAST
55. Had an uneventful day : SAT
57. Soirée invitee : AMI
58. "___ even!" : NOT

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