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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 2008

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
"What's Love ___ Do With It" (Tina Turner #1 hit)
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Michaels. Monday freshness: 34%
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

My oldest friend is named David Golden. I think one of his daughters used SILENCEISGOLDEN as her email address. Ever since this puzzle, for the past five years, whenever I have a puzzle published, he writes "liked it but couldn't find the word GOLDEN". I was lucky once again that there were three phrases with such close meanings and that the numbers matched up.

1
N
2
A
3
P
4
S
5
P
6
S
7
I
8
S
9
A
10
L
11
I
12
V
13
E
14
O
D
I
C
15
E
T
T
U
16
M
I
N
E
O
17
S
I
L
E
18
N
C
E
I
S
19
G
O
L
D
E
N
20
A
D
A
N
O
21
T
S
H
I
R
T
22
L
A
T
E
N
23
T
24
I
N
A
25
M
26
I
27
A
28
E
S
E
29
C
A
30
M
31
P
32
A
L
33
P
E
R
T
34
N
O
R
U
S
35
H
36
E
L
S
E
37
M
U
M
S
T
H
E
38
W
39
O
R
D
40
M
41
A
I
D
42
T
A
R
I
F
F
43
T
V
S
E
44
T
45
S
46
W
O
L
F
47
S
48
R
49
O
50
S
A
T
51
R
O
52
D
53
L
I
54
S
T
E
N
55
C
I
T
R
56
U
57
S
58
C
L
O
V
E
59
M
60
Y
61
L
I
P
S
A
R
E
62
S
E
A
L
E
D
63
G
O
T
T
O
64
I
G
G
Y
65
B
E
R
G
66
M
U
S
E
D
67
N
E
A
R
68
S
N
E
E
© 2008, The New York Times9/1/8 ( No. 21,482 )
Across
1
Siestas : NAPS
5
Greek letters that resemble pitchforks : PSIS
9
Vibrant : ALIVE
14
Lyrical, like a Pindar poem : ODIC
15
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
16
Actor Sal of "Exodus" : MINEO
17
"Shhhh!" prompter : SILENCEISGOLDEN
20
Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
21
Top to go with shorts : TSHIRT
22
Present but not visible : LATENT
24
Words before fix or flash : INA
25
Actress Farrow : MIA
28
180 degrees from WNW : ESE
29
Kitschy : CAMP
32
Herb who played "Tijuana Taxi" : ALPERT
34
"Take your time" : NORUSH
36
Otherwise : ELSE
37
"Shhhh!" : MUMSTHEWORD
40
Bride's ___ of honor : MAID
42
Tax paid at port : TARIFF
43
Idiot boxes : TVSETS
46
Three Little Pigs' foe : WOLF
47
Sign of a hit show : SRO
50
Precollege hurdle, for short : SAT
51
Fishing stick : ROD
53
"Pay attention!" : LISTEN
55
Like oranges and tangerines : CITRUS
58
Piece of garlic : CLOVE
59
"Shhhh!" response : MYLIPSARESEALED
63
"What's Love ___ Do With It" (Tina Turner #1 hit) : GOTTO
64
Rock's ___ Pop : IGGY
65
Ice in the sea : BERG
66
Pondered : MUSED
67
Close to : NEAR
68
Snick and ___ : SNEE
Down
1
Key on an old register : NOSALE
2
Nike competitor : ADIDAS
3
"Ecce homo!" utterer Pontius ___ : PILATE
4
Where it's happening : SCENE
5
Chest muscle, for short : PEC
6
Leave in, to an editor : STET
7
"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
8
Japanese food : SUSHI
9
Unconcerned with ethics : AMORAL
10
Light tune : LILT
11
Not Rep. or Dem. : IND
12
Victory sign : VEE
13
Ages and ages : EON
18
Sarge, for one : NONCOM
19
Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
23
Old salts : TARS
25
Blend : MELD
26
1040 org. : IRS
27
Had something : ATE
30
Mixed breed : MUTT
31
"I don't believe it!" : PSHAW
33
B'way showing : PERF
34
Naked : NUDE
35
Sandwich that requires two hands : HERO
37
"Gorillas in the ___" : MIST
38
Not just might : WILL
39
Place to work : OFFICE
40
Rushmore and Rainier: Abbr. : MTS
41
Actress Gardner : AVA
44
Camera stand : TRIPOD
45
Drunkards : SOTS
47
Like some kisses and bases : STOLEN
48
Paul with a midnight ride : REVERE
49
Antsy : ONEDGE
52
Sink outlet : DRAIN
54
Hunks of concrete : SLABS
55
Refer to : CITE
56
Prod : URGE
57
Nintendo rival : SEGA
59
"Grand Hotel" studio : MGM
60
"See ___!" : YOU
61
U.S.N. officers : LTS
62
Damascus's land: Abbr. : SYR

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