New York Times, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Gulp from a flask : SWIG
5. Classic sci-fi terror, with "the" : BLOB
9. Began a triathlon : SWAM
13. College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
14. Running behind : LATE
15. Afghanistan's Karzai : HAMID
17. What the annual Dove Awards are awarded for : GOSPELMUSIC
19. "The Hot Zone" virus : EBOLA
20. Source of T-bones : STEER
21. Like winter in Siberia : COLDASHELL
23. Game with Skip and Reverse cards : UNO
24. Baseball card fig. : RBI
26. Followers of lambdas : MUS
27. "The Crow" actress ___ Ling : BAI
28. Song title for both Fleetwood Mac and Starship : SARA
30. Kind of aerobics : STEP
32. Phyllis's never-seen TV husband : LARS
33. Open to suggestion : AMENABLE
36. Coming-clean words : ILIED
38. Indicators of age ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : TREERINGS
40. Sweet filling, in commercial names : KREME
42. Inviting a blessing? : SNEEZING
46. Sing a paean to : LAUD
47. Pursuers of the Sopranos, for short : GMEN
49. Drop ___ (start to disrobe) : TROU
50. "Newhart" setting : INN
51. Tre + tre : SEI
52. City of Kyrgyzstan : OSH
55. Tricky turn : ESS
56. One at a crime scene : EYEWITNESS
59. Take illegally : POACH
61. Noir or comedy : GENRE
62. Place for iodine : FIRSTAIDKIT
65. Perfumer's compound : ESTER
66. "Horrors!" : EGAD
67. Accelerator particles : IONS
68. Drunken spree : TOOT
69. Staph-caused irritation : STYE
70. Cherub at Notre Dame : ANGE
1. Autograph: Abbr. : SIG
2. Ian who won the 1991 Masters : WOOSNAM
3. Yet to come : INSTORE
4. Act starstruck, say : GAPE
5. Words on a jacket : BLURB
6. Chorus syllables : LAS
7. Ear-related : OTIC
8. Look good on : BECOME
9. Gets rid of : SHEDS
10. Indiana river : WABASH
11. Sights on slides : AMOEBAE
12. President Fillmore : MILLARD
16. "The Persistence of Memory" and others : DALIS
18. Name for a bull : ELMER
22. Wolfish : LUPINE
23. Team ___ : USA
25. Trinidad or Tobago : ISLE
29. Chipped in : ANTED
31. Like telegrams, typically : TERSE
32. "Hungarian Rhapsodies" composer : LISZT
34. Part of a slot machine : ARM
35. Any of the "Stayin' Alive" singers : BEEGEE
37. Apparel abbr. : LGE
39. ___ uncertain terms : INNO
40. "Gold Digger" rapper : KANYEWEST
41. Chance upon : RUNINTO
43. "Suppose so" : IRECKON
44. Having chips, say : NOSHING
45. NASA's Grissom : GUS
46. Feudal subject : LIEGE
48. Rifle problems : MISFIRES
51. Dog in the funnies : SNERT
53. Classic Bogart role : SPADE
54. ___ polloi : HOI
57. Palm smartphone : TREO
58. Army NCO : SSGT
60. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
63. Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
64. Mao ___-tung : TSE

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