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New York Times, Monday, June 16, 2008

Author:
Ronald J. and Nancy J. Byron
Editor:
Will Shortz
Home to more than half the world's population
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Ron Byron
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Byron. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Byron.
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© 2008, The New York Times6/16/08 ( No. 21,405 )
Across
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Hullabaloos : ADOS
5
Wood for a model plane : BALSA
10
Where eggs are laid : NEST
14
___ I.R.A. (investment) : ROTH
15
Arctic ___ : OCEAN
16
Poison ivy symptom : ITCH
17
Voice below soprano : ALTO
18
Follow persistently, as a celebrity : STALK
19
One G : THOU
20
1960s weather song by Peter, Paul and Mary : BLOWININTHEWIND
23
Sacagawea dollar and others : COINS
24
Cuts into cubes : DICES
25
Secret matters : ARCANA
28
Wrigglers, to a fisherman : BAIT
30
Co. honchos : CEOS
31
Viewpoint : SLANT
33
Star pitcher : ACE
36
1960s weather song by the Beatles : HERECOMESTHESUN
40
Bull or cow in the forest : ELK
41
Openly declares : AVOWS
42
Encircle : GIRD
43
Dateless : STAG
44
Animals with brown summer fur : STOATS
46
Clear jelly used as a garnish : ASPIC
49
"___ Gavotte," "My Fair Lady" tune : ASCOT
51
1960s weather song by the Cascades : RHYTHMOFTHERAIN
57
Rani raiment : SARI
58
Prospero's servant in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
59
Mallorca or Menorca, por ejemplo : ISLA
60
Red sky in the morning, e.g. : OMEN
61
New Orleans's Vieux ___ : CARRE
62
Fur trader's fur : PELT
63
Eliot of the Untouchables : NESS
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"To ___—perchance to dream": Hamlet : SLEEP
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Back talk : SASS
Down
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Qatari, e.g. : ARAB
2
Barbie or Ken : DOLL
3
Director Preminger : OTTO
4
Cabinet for displaying wares : SHOWCASE
5
Neighbor of Croatia : BOSNIA
6
Be part of, as a play : ACTIN
7
Isn't quite vertical : LEANS
8
"S" shaker : SALT
9
Egyptian symbol of life : ANKH
10
Lamebrain : NITWIT
11
Body of moral principles : ETHIC
12
British biscuit : SCONE
13
Falling sounds : THUDS
21
Charged particle : ION
22
Archie's "dingbat" : EDITH
25
Have rheumatic pains : ACHE
26
Predigital film part : REEL
27
Bottle part that goes "pop!" : CORK
28
Voice below baritone : BASS
29
Six-legged worker : ANT
31
Cause of some urban coughs : SMOG
32
"Ben-Hur" author Wallace : LEW
33
Home to more than half the world's population : ASIA
34
Terse to the point of rudeness : CURT
35
Termini : ENDS
37
Fish that's no longer in the sea : CATCH
38
Eggs : OVA
39
Self-aggrandizing acts : EGOTRIPS
43
Some '60s protests : SITINS
44
Carry, slangily : SCHLEP
45
Place for a Dr. Scholl's pad : TOE
46
Criminal burning : ARSON
47
Humiliation : SHAME
48
Combustible funeral structures : PYRES
49
Burning : AFIRE
50
Cubic meter : STERE
52
Alternatives to PCs : MACS
53
Like traditional epic poetry : ORAL
54
On the briny : ASEA
55
Woes : ILLS
56
Washington nine : NATS

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