New York Times, Friday, January 16, 2009

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQX} Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Romp : SPREE
6. Scotch flavorer : PEAT
10. Soprano ___ Huang : YING
14. A raise may raise it : HOURLYRATE
16. Novel about its author's experiences on Tahiti : OMOO
17. When many shots are taken : OPENSEASON
18. ___ snuff : UPTO
19. Not letting go : PERSISTENT
20. Many a Kirkuk native : KURD
21. Some livestock : EWES
22. Regatta setting : HENLEY
24. "A Writer's Life" writer, 2006 : TALESE
28. Some singing villains : BASSOS
30. PBS station with a transmitter on the Empire State Building : WNET
31. Spin cycles? : DAYS
33. Uppland inhabitant : SWEDE
36. Response to "I have a question for you" : OKSHOOT
38. Tinseltown is part of it : SHOWBIZ
40. Cul-___ : DESAC
41. He fought Robin on an episode of "Batman" : KATO
43. "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals" philosopher : HUME
44. Since : INTHAT
46. Verne of Austin Powers films : TROYER
48. Reno's county : WASHOE
50. Break : TAME
52. Michigan's ___ College : ALMA
53. Arnold Schwarzenegger, four times : MRUNIVERSE
59. Somewhat dense : SLOW
60. Match point? : SINGLESBAR
61. Government largesse : PORK
62. It requires spin control : ICESKATING
63. ___-Ball : SKEE
64. See 48-Down : NEST
65. Ringer of some necks : LASSO
1. Steward's domain : SHOP
2. Poet who wrote "Hope springs eternal in the human breast" : POPE
3. Penitent : RUER
4. Birds with "meat cleaver" bills : ERNS
5. "The Two ___" (Martha Finley children's book) : ELSIES
6. Run on : PRATE
7. Passes gingerly : EASESBY
8. Greatly : ATON
9. Addition column : TENTHS
10. Unnamed individual : YOUKNOWWHO
11. Many an item at a checkout line : IMPULSEBUY
12. Our counterpart in France? : NOTRE
13. Small perk : GOODY
15. Reply to "Have you got that in stock?" : YESWEDO
23. Brand named after the pronunciation of its parent company's initials : ESSO
24. Flat : TWOD
25. Huber of women's tennis : ANKE
26. "Keep it simple" : LESSISMORE
27. Oscar nominee for "Training Day," 2001 : ETHANHAWKE
29. Kind of ed. : ASST
32. Aleutian island : ATKA
34. Torch site : DIME
35. Israel's Weizman : EZER
37. Prefix with -pod : OCTO
39. Béchamel sauce ingredient : HOTMILK
42. Adapts : ATTUNES
45. Confines : HEMSIN
47. Leak : REVEAL
48. With 64-Across, sight under the eaves, at times : WASPS
49. Perfectly good : ALLOK
51. Not just jitters : ANGST
54. Force through a sieve : RICE
55. Is in Spain? : ESTA
56. Sluggers' stats : RBIS
57. ___ fil (wireless, in Paris) : SANS
58. Conclusion lead-in : ERGO

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