New York Times, Monday, August 20, 2007

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Town known for witch trials : SALEM
6. ___-friendly : USER
10. Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
14. Politician who wrote "The Audacity of Hope" : OBAMA
15. Senate errand runner : PAGE
16. Authentic : REAL
17. Fortune-seeking trio : LITTLEPIGS
19. Formerly : ONCE
20. Hrs. in a Yankee schedule : EDT
21. Mimicked : APED
22. Feels sorry for : PITIES
24. Hits the roof : SEESRED
26. Brought to ruin : DIDIN
27. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
28. Peru-Bolivia border lake : TITICACA
31. Mosey along : AMBLE
34. Walnut or willow : TREE
35. Oozy roofing material : TAR
36. Grass-eating trio : BILLYGOATSGRUFF
40. One of the Manning quarterbacks : ELI
41. Giant birds of lore : ROCS
42. Brain sections : LOBES
43. Pedestrian's intersection warning : DONTWALK
46. Soccer Hall of Famer Hamm : MIA
47. Exclamations of annoyance : DRATS
48. Took a load off one's feet : SATDOWN
52. Respectful tribute : HOMAGE
54. War on drugs fighter : NARC
55. China's Chairman ___ : MAO
56. Enthusiastic : AVID
57. Gift-giver's trio : FRENCHHENS
60. Frilly material : LACE
61. Pint, inch or second : UNIT
62. Bird on the Great Seal of the United States : EAGLE
63. Ran away from : FLED
64. Turner of "Peyton Place," 1957 : LANA
65. Sticks around : STAYS
1. They're always underfoot : SOLES
2. Put up with : ABIDE
3. Coffee concoction : LATTE
4. Aid provider to the critically injured, briefly : EMT
5. "Nonsense!" : MALARKEY
6. Increased : UPPED
7. Uttered : SAID
8. Omelet ingredient : EGG
9. Peaceful interludes : RESPITES
10. Titillating : EROTIC
11. Trio at sea : MENINATUB
12. Riot-control spray : MACE
13. Draft picks in pubs : ALES
18. Fencing sword : EPEE
23. Amin of Africa : IDI
25. Peddle : SELL
26. Food regimens : DIETS
28. Racecourse : TRACK
29. Casual eatery : CAFE
30. Obedience school sounds : ARFS
31. In the sack : ABED
32. Venus de ___ : MILO
33. Trio on the run : BLINDMICE
34. Hammers and hoes : TOOLS
37. Appreciative : GRATEFUL
38. Minor hang-ups : GLITCHES
39. Highway or byway : ROAD
44. Sent to another team : TRADED
45. Jokester : WAG
46. Painter Chagall : MARC
48. December list keeper : SANTA
49. Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
50. In a weak manner : WANLY
51. Sniffers : NOSES
52. 50% : HALF
53. Football-shaped : OVAL
54. Dresden denial : NEIN
58. Cell's protein producer : RNA
59. Item with a brim or crown : HAT

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