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New York Times, Thursday, November 8, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
Unfeeling nature ... or a literal hint to 19-, 31- and 38-Across
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Gamache. Thursday freshness: 20%
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© 2007, The New York Times11/8/7 ( No. 21,184 )
Across
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Quarrel (with) : SPAR
5
Contents of a scoop : INFO
9
Glass substitute : MICA
13
Child's plea : CANI
14
"Jabberwocky," for one : POEM
15
Real ___ : MCCOY
16
Former southern constellation in the shape of a ship : ARGO
17
Billet-doux writer : AMIE
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"Skunk egg" : ONION
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Internal-combustion device : PISTONENGINE
22
Executor's concern : ESTATE
23
When someone 27-Across : ARRIVAL
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See 23-Across : COMES
30
"Très sexy!" : OOLALA
31
"American Psycho" author : BRETEASTONELLIS
35
One of the first to raise a hand, usually : YEA
36
Barn adjunct : PEN
37
Scented gift : LEI
38
Loser in a staring contest : FIRSTONETOBLINK
45
Temper, as metal : ANNEAL
46
Vaccine target : POLIO
47
Acts as a middleman : RESELLS
49
Began : DAWNED
53
Unfeeling nature ... or a literal hint to 19-, 31- and 38-Across : HEARTOFSTONE
56
Lustrous black : RAVEN
59
"What ___?" : TODO
60
Type choice: Abbr. : ITAL
61
Apply : EXERT
62
Not worth ___ : AFIG
63
Equipment in chuck-a-luck : DICE
64
Best of the early Beatles : PETE
65
Chop ___ : SUEY
66
Tolkien's talking trees : ENTS
Down
1
Suffix with land or sea : SCAPE
2
Setting for "La Traviata" : PARIS
3
Inner tension : ANGST
4
It's read to the unruly : RIOTACT
5
Beach adjacent to Copacabana : IPANEMA
6
The ___ Nugget, Alaska's oldest newspaper : NOME
7
Sinn ___ : FEIN
8
The end : OMEGA
9
Historian William H. ___, author of "The Rise of the West" : MCNEILL
10
Here, abroad : ICI
11
Be lovey-dovey : COO
12
Philosopher Rand : AYN
15
Secretary of state during the War of 1812 : MONROE
20
Siouan speaker : OTOE
21
Monopoly token : IRON
24
"Rag Doll" singer, 1964 : VALLI
25
Visitor from afar : ALIEN
26
Kind of surgery for the eyes : LASIK
28
Home of "Monday Night Football" : ESPN
29
Soak : STEEP
31
Without question : BYFAR
32
Marie Antoinette, par exemple : REINE
33
Gets : EARNS
34
Hang ___ : ONTO
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"You pay attention!" : SEEHERE
40
Factor in pageant judging : TALENT
41
Stewpot : OLLA
42
One who's late to adopt the latest : OLDFOGY
43
Leaning : BIAS
44
Beach maximizer : LOWTIDE
48
Mex. misses : SRTAS
50
Away : NOTIN
51
Pass : ENACT
52
Strikes out : DELES
54
Vegan's protein source : TOFU
55
Cartoon canine : ODIE
56
Agent, for short : REP
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Sturdy feller? : AXE
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A.S.P.C.A. worker : VET

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