New York Times, Monday, January 12, 2009

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Book balancer, briefly : CPA
4. Be in the game or in the band : PLAY
8. Photography icon Adams : ANSEL
13. Lubricates : OILS
15. Taj Mahal feature : DOME
16. Any old jerk : SCHMO
17. Injure severely : MAIM
18. Cloth square for a bedcover : QUILTPIECE
20. Following behind, as a broken-down car : INTOW
22. Cunning : SLY
23. Whole bunch : SLEW
24. Figure fashioned from dough : COOKIESHAPE
28. Service charge : FEE
29. Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
30. All-out : TOTAL
32. Yankee nickname starting in 2004 : AROD
35. Query : ASK
37. Quick barber jobs : TRIMS
40. Clothing with tabs : PAPERDOLLOUTFIT
44. Dwelling with a smoke hole : TEPEE
45. Atlas page : MAP
46. RisquŽ : SEXY
47. Early Mexican : OLMEC
50. Held on to : KEPT
52. Some degs. after bachelor's : MAS
54. Retailer's enticement : STORECOUPON
59. Met singer Pinza : EZIO
61. "Uh-uh" : NAH
62. Pop heroes : IDOLS
63. "Stop!" ... or what you do to 18-, 24-, 40- and 54-Across : CUTTHATOUT
67. ___ 500 : INDY
68. Home of the Minotaur's labyrinth : CRETE
69. Brink : EDGE
70. Chief Norse god : ODIN
71. "The Lion and the Mouse" storyteller : AESOP
72. Roald who created Willy Wonka : DAHL
73. Jiffy : SEC
1. Chris Rock or Ellen DeGeneres : COMIC
2. Steinway, e.g. : PIANO
3. Justice Samuel : ALITO
4. Pronto : PDQ
5. Singer Rawls or Reed : LOU
6. Travelers in horse buggies : AMISH
7. Scold : YELLAT
8. Deadly cobra : ASP
9. Spinoff of CBS's "JAG" : NCIS
10. Determinant of a "best if used by" date : SHELFLIFE
11. Toastmaster : EMCEE
12. Lerner's "Camelot" partner : LOEWE
14. Russian fish delicacy : SMOKEDEEL
19. Printing goof : TYPO
21. Top part of a disguise : WIG
25. "Holy cow!" : EGAD
26. Mediocre : SOSO
27. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
31. Place to make a scene? : ARTSTUDIO
32. Likely : APT
33. "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte : RAE
34. Night and day, say : OPPOSITES
36. Airline whose name is consecutive letters of the alphabet : KLM
38. Mingle : MIX
39. Hog's place : STY
41. Radiation units : REMS
42. ___ Michigan : LAKE
43. Grp. with clout at the gas pump : OPEC
48. Sicily's erupter : ETNA
49. Having an outer layer, as M&M's : COATED
51. Taro dish : POI
52. Muhammad's birthplace : MECCA
53. Sky-blue : AZURE
55. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spinoff : RHODA
56. Locales for ducks : PONDS
57. Hit from Grandpa's day : OLDIE
58. Boy band that sang "Girlfriend" : NSYNC
60. Filmmaker Preminger : OTTO
64. Cool, in the '40s : HEP
65. "Yuck!" : UGH
66. ___ Aviv : TEL

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