“Don’t Blink” October 7, 2008

By Michael D. Sharp and Angela Olson Halsted / Edited by Amy Reynaldo

Across
1. With 63-Across, vice presidential candidate whose debate performance inspired this puzzle 6. Pekoe and Earl Grey 10. Course before calc 14 Central Florida city 15. “Chocolat” actress Lena 16. Walk in water 17. Pale indigo 19. He plays Fin Tutuola on “Law & Order: SVU” 20. Barrow-toAnchorage dir. 21. Signing gorilla 22. James of “Gunsmoke” 24. Fey of “SNL” 25. “All right, I’ll do it!” 26. Like seawater 29. Police cruiser 33. “I approve this message” messages 34. Lady of the haus 35. Vogue rival 36. Like the desert 37. Michael Moore’s hometown 38. Scrabble game piece 39. Word with pepper or rumor 40. “The Man Who Fell to Earth” director Nicolas 41. Some tomatoes 42. Command to 47Down 44. 1961 Tony winner for Best Musical, “____ Birdie”

45. Stand by 46. Some lodge members 47. Opposite, as a page 50. New Look designer 51. Hearst kidnapping grp. 54. Persia, today 55. Duped 58. Social misfit 59. Container weight 60. Parisian waterway 61. Lyric poems 62. Headline 63. See 1-Across

Down
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Soaks (up) Nails, as a test Steak order “The Greatest” Sadie ____ dance Toy truck brand
1 14 17 20 24 26 33 36 39 42 45 47 54 58 61 48 49 43 27 28 21 2 3 4 5

7. Northern Nevada city 8. Do poorly 9. Go through the bedroom window, perhaps 10. Fred Flintstone’s bowling nickname 11. Sprint 12. Mid-month time 13. Understands 18. Actress Skye of “Say Anything...” 23. Ticket info 24. Disc-flipping game 25. Arboreal ape 26. Passport marking 27. Mars follower 28. 4-Down’s fighting daughter 29. Was nosy 30. Go up 31. Soothe 32. She played June in “Walk the Line”
6 15 18 22 25 29 34 37 40 44 46 50 55 59 62 56 7 8 9

34. Stay above water 37. Cargo loads 41. Cracker with “Natural,” “Sesame” and “California Onion Dill” varieties 43. Actor Aykroyd 44. Big hit 46. Duck down 47. Pal of Rex or Rover 48. Yank who plays the hot corner 49. Give a darn 50. Animated explorer 51. Big name in power tools 52. Director Riefenstahl 53. Mideast’s Gulf of ____ 56. Cheerios grain 57. Teachers’ org.
10 16 19 23 11 12 13

30 35 38 41

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© 2008, Rex Parker