New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. This plus that : BOTH
5. Breath freshener : MINT
9. In the style of: Suffix : ESQUE
14. First razor with a pivoting head : ATRA
15. Child of invention? : IDEA
16. Boast of : VAUNT
17. *Mark the transition from an old year to the new, maybe : COUNTDOWN
19. Restaurant owner in an Arlo Guthrie song : ALICE
20. Mercenary in the American Revolution : HESSIAN
21. ___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
23. "Enough already!" : STOPIT
24. Like a post-fender-bender fender : DENTED
27. Common paper size: Abbr. : LTR
28. Concept in Confucianism : TAO
30. ___ extra cost : ATNO
31. Burping in public, e.g. : TABOO
34. Place for a hot pie to cool : SILL
35. Billboard : SIGN
36. Roth ___ : IRA
37. *Measure with strides : PACEOFF
40. Fellows : MEN
41. Backgammon pair : DICE
43. Pub projectile : DART
44. An Astaire : ADELE
46. Questions : ASKS
47. Stat for Babe Ruth: Abbr. : HRS
48. Uno + due : TRE
49. "Come on!" : LETSGO
51. Neighbor of Macedonia and Montenegro : SERBIA
54. Get in touch with : REACH
56. Slob's opposite : NEATNIK
58. Factory : PLANT
60. *New neighbors' event : OPENHOUSE
62. Italian bowling game : BOCCE
63. "___ and the Real Girl" (2007 film) : LARS
64. Irritate : RILE
65. Some are practical : JOKES
66. Chichi : ARTY
67. Interval on a scale : STEP
1. "Brandenburg Concertos" composer : BACH
2. Oklahoma Indians : OTOES
3. Object of Teddy Roosevelt's "busting" : TRUST
4. Millennium Falcon pilot in "Star Wars" : HANSOLO
5. Where trapeze artists meet : MIDAIR
6. Runaway bride's response? : IDONT
7. Partner of improved : NEW
8. What bronzers simulate : TANS
9. Circumvent : EVADE
10. California's ___ Valley, known as "America's salad bowl" : SALINAS
11. *Period of contemplation : QUIETTIME
12. Dad's bro : UNC
13. Summer in Montréal : ETE
18. First-rate : TIPTOP
22. Name widely avoided in Germany : ADOLF
25. Georgia of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ENGEL
26. "Death Be Not Proud" poet : DONNE
28. Wedding cake layers : TIERS
29. Oodles and oodles : ALOT
31. ___ basin : TIDAL
32. Pop up : ARISE
33. *Reverse a position : BACKTRACK
34. Permanent reminder : SCAR
38. Like single-purpose committees : ADHOC
39. Jill's portrayer on "Charlie's Angels" : FARRAH
42. Heart and soul : ESSENCE
45. Ones who owe : DEBTORS
48. Itty-bitty : TEENSY
50. Entrances to exclusive communities : GATES
51. "Hägar the Horrible" dog : SNERT
52. Arctic native : INUIT
53. Airplane seating request : AISLE
55. "Hi, José!" : HOLA
57. Hang on to ... or a word that can precede either half of the answer to each starred clue : KEEP
58. Common sandwich for a brown-bagger : PBJ
59. W.C. : LOO
61. 3, 4 or 5, usually, for a golf hole : PAR

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