New York Times, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stingy : MEAN
5. Phrenologists read them : BUMPS
10. Not shut all the way : AJAR
14. What to call a crown : SIRE
15. Chris with the 1991 hit "Wicked Game" : ISAAK
16. Common mixer : SODA
17. Roofless home : NEST
18. It creates a small vacuum : SUCTIONCUP
20. Personal account : BIO
21. "Now I see!" : AHA
22. Art buyers' worries : FAKES
23. Parts of double-blind trials : CONTROLGROUPS
28. Baby sitter's bane : IMP
29. Where flocks feed : LEAS
30. Word unlikely to end a sentence : THE
33. Sauce prepared in a mortar : PESTO
36. Daughter of Laban, in the Bible : LEAH
37. 1856 Stowe novel : DRED
38. Aspirant's motto ... or, phonetically, what 18-, 23-, 47- and 57-Across each consist of : ONWARDANDUPWARD
41. Clancy hero : RYAN
42. Gives succor to : AIDS
43. Clear, as a loan : REPAY
44. Salt : TAR
45. Contralto James : ETTA
46. Elusive swimmer : EEL
47. What national banks oversee : MONEYSUPPLIES
53. Not too ___ : SWIFT
55. Tapped-out message, often : SOS
56. Reach the end : DIE
57. Chinese menu option : WONTONSOUP
61. Show-off's shout : TADA
62. "The Gong Show" regular Johnson : ARTE
63. It can be worth up to 20 points : SPARE
64. "Pardon me" : AHEM
65. Unappreciated worker : PEON
66. Seize, to Caesar : CARPE
67. Like the "Saw" movies : GORY
1. Rachel Maddow's network : MSNBC
2. Children's song refrain : EIEIO
3. Flame blame, sometimes : ARSON
4. Post-tax amount : NET
5. King's neighbor : BISHOP
6. Fully expected : USUAL
7. OS X runner : MAC
8. Too rehearsed : PAT
9. Perform a wedeln, e.g. : SKI
10. No problem at all : ASNAP
11. Guy's means of support : JOCKSTRAP
12. Literally, "by two" : ADUE
13. They often include samples : RAPS
19. "The Sum ___" (Russell Crowe movie) : OFUS
21. Hard wear? : ARMOR
24. Nashville-based athlete : TITAN
25. Actresses Farrell and Jackson : GLENDAS
26. Goes from cover to cover : READS
27. Kailua Bay's setting : OAHU
31. Vengeful goddess : HERA
32. Swirl : EDDY
33. Left to the captain? : PORT
34. Popular singer born in County Donegal : ENYA
35. Overrun : SWARMINTO
36. Body that's not the clergy : LAITY
37. Harp (on) : DWELL
39. Fruit growing at an oasis : DATE
40. Gets ready : PREPS
45. Opposite of exo- : ENTO
46. Heroic poem : EPOPEE
48. Frequently : OFTEN
49. Take over : USURP
50. Western potato : IDAHO
51. Large duck : EIDER
52. Run-down : SEAMY
53. Cash-free transaction : SWAP
54. Modeled : WORE
58. Grp. that meets in the Situation Room : NSC
59. Upscale hotel offering : SPA
60. Boathouse item : OAR
61. Cry before "You're it!" : TAG

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