New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Author: Jim Hyres
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hyres
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {HQVX} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Li'l Abner creator Al : CAPP
5. China shop purchase : TEASET
11. Seminoles' sch. : FSU
14. Baseball's Moises or Felipe : ALOU
15. Play starter : ACTONE
16. "___ only money!" : ITS
17. Game with "Out of Gas" cards : MILLEBORNES
19. Certain whiskey : RYE
20. Spots for spats : ANKLES
21. High-voltage weapon : AIRTASER
23. Had a yen : YEARNED
25. Word with double or free : AGENT
26. Furrier John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
28. Classic Isaac Asimov short-story collection : IROBOT
31. Popular fabric softener : DOWNY
34. Big name in retail jewelry : ZALES
36. Gives the thumbs-up : OKS
37. Composer Satie : ERIK
38. Some mailings to record execs : DEMOS
39. Go sprawling : TRIP
40. AOL alternative : MSN
41. Nation once known as Dahomey : BENIN
42. Horses' locks : MANES
43. Like newly laid lawns : SODDED
45. Alternative to a station wagon or convertible : SEDAN
47. Contradict : BELIE
49. Convertibles, informally : RAGTOPS
53. Cop's cruiser : PROWLCAR
56. Check out of a library, e.g. : BORROW
57. Place for a plug : EAR
58. Robert Ludlum protagonist : JASONBOURNE
60. Ugly as ___ : SIN
61. Former British P.M. Clement ___ : ATTLEE
62. Larry who won the 1987 Masters : MIZE
63. Poem of Sappho : ODE
64. Start over with, as a lawn : RESEED
65. Salon sound : SNIP
1. Bar soap brand : CAMAY
2. Flared dress : ALINE
3. Oompah band tune : POLKA
4. Exert one's superiority : PULLRANK
5. Typewriter formatting feature : TABSET
6. Prefix with system or sphere : ECO
7. Gillette razor : ATRA
8. Braga of film : SONIA
9. Vigorous feelings : ENERGIES
10. Lab personnel : TESTERS
11. Heir to a throne, typically : FIRSTBORN
12. Eyelid woe : STYE
13. Tech's customer : USER
18. ___-weensy : EENSY
22. "I'll take that as ___" : ANO
24. Dunkin' Donuts order : DOZEN
27. Harold of "Ghostbusters" : RAMIS
29. Depression-era migrant : OKIE
30. Recipe amts. : TSPS
31. G.O.P. rivals : DEMS
32. Guesstimate phrase : ORSO
33. Like the dust in a dust storm : WINDBORNE
35. Asocial sort : LONER
38. Devote wholly : DEDICATE
39. Rugrats' outbursts : TANTRUMS
41. Sylvia Plath novel, with "The" : BELLJAR
42. Myopic Mr. : MAGOO
44. Mountain ___ (soda) : DEW
46. Applied gently : DABBED
48. Some bridge seats : EASTS
50. Sen. Hatch of Utah : ORRIN
51. ___ scheme (investment scam) : PONZI
52. Remove dust bunnies : SWEEP
53. Colombian cash : PESO
54. Drug bust, e.g. : RAID
55. 58-Across, for Matt Damon : ROLE
59. Bridal bio word : NEE

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