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New York Times, Saturday, June 21, 2008

E. S. ___, game company that popularized Yahtzee and Scribbage

Author:
Tyler Lewis Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Tyler Lewis Hinman's initials are spelled out in the black squares.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 21,410 )
Across
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Midwest farmers work later on it: Abbr. : CDT
4
Line on an appl. form : ADDR
8
Group whose logo has a clock set at 11:00 : ELKS
12
E. S. ___, game company that popularized Yahtzee and Scribbage : LOWE
14
"___ having fun yet?" : AREWE
15
Collect, as benefits : REAP
16
Like "Beowulf," in brief : ANON
17
Fuss, in a way : PREEN
18
Six-Day War battleground : GAZA
19
"The nerve!" : SOMEPEOPLE
21
Its drops may be alarming, with "the" : DOW
22
One may have many runners : PRIMARYELECTION
25
It contains M.S.G. : NYC
26
John Lennon's adopted middle name : ONO
27
___ Center, second-tallest building in Chicago : AON
28
Filler for a gun : CAULK
30
Line on an appl. form : SSN
31
Planet system in several "Star Trek" episodes : RIGEL
34
"Let's go!" : HITIT
35
Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
36
Girl who's the "you" in the lyric "I'll see you in my dreams" : IRENE
37
See 41-Across : CUB
40
Printed over : RERAN
41
37-Across's birthplace : DEN
42
Cartoon character who fathered octuplets : APU
43
Old N.Y.S.E. ticker symbol that's now just "T" : ATT
44
Something given at a meeting : FIRSTIMPRESSION
50
Numerical prefix : UNI
51
Not make it : MISSTHECUT
52
Pioneering agriculturist Jethro : TULL
54
La ___, capital of Buenos Aires province : PLATA
55
___ Oder (German river) : ALTE
56
German-occupied capital in W.W. II : OSLO
57
Psychologist Havelock : ELLIS
58
"Bill & ___ Bogus Journey," 1991 comedy : TEDS
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Love ___ : NEST
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Skin-and-bones : LEAN
61
Rummy : SOT
Down
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Hook's place : CLASP
2
O, often : DONOR
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Fourth-quarter strategies : TWOMINUTEDRILLS
4
Washes : ARROYOS
5
Gets more interesting, say : DEEPENS
6
Not get over : DWELLON
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Actress O'Connor of TV's "Xena" : RENEE
8
100 nanojoules : ERG
9
Front-of-magazine pieces : LEADINGARTICLES
10
Buzz producer : KAZOO
11
Produce : SPAWN
13
Moles go behind them : ENEMYLINES
14
Copier : APER
20
Portable shelter : PACKTENT
23
Ending of many a chase : CARCRASH
24
Can opener? : TOILETSEAT
28
Delta Tau ___ ("Animal House" house) : CHI
29
Voice : AIR
32
Its end is often observed : ERA
33
Iberia : Spain :: ___ : Chile : LAN
37
Title role for Greta Garbo : CAMILLE
38
Swedish home of Scandinavia's oldest university : UPPSALA
39
Enter suddenly : BURSTIN
44
Crash pad? : FUTON
45
Locked, as a lavatory : INUSE
46
Encourage : IMPEL
47
Weather may affect them: Abbr. : ETAS
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Beat : OUTDO
49
Late 1940s event, in headlines : NTEST
53
Load : LOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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