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New York Times, Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0610 ( 21,399 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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