New York Times, Thursday, January 27, 2011

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GQVZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Deliberate : MUSE
5. Rice with three rings : JERRY
10. Prepare to sing an anthem : RISE
14. Not out of the running : INIT
15. One of a literary trio : ATHOS
16. Part of I.M.F.: Abbr. : INTL
17. Mean, illegal wrestling hold? : DIRTYCHOKE
19. Dog command : STAY
20. Like poorly cleaned glasses : STREAKY
21. One with a yard stick? : RAKER
23. Certain pipe joint : TEE
24. Musical syllable singing system : SOLFA
27. "Dune" director : LYNCH
29. Moore in entertainment news : DEMI
31. Hip-hop's ___ Fiasco : LUPE
33. Granting that, briefly : THO
34. Standard tobacco wad? : ORTHODOXCHEW
38. "___ take arms against ..." : ORTO
41. "That really hurts!" : YOWIE
42. In ___ (actual) : ESSE
43. Woo President Arthur? : COURTCHESTER
46. Pillager, maybe : HUN
47. Go bad : SOUR
48. Piles : NAPS
51. Where Panasonic and Sanyo are headquartered : OSAKA
53. It's billed as "The Place for Politics" : MSNBC
56. Clichéd cry : EEK
58. Stylish : SMART
60. Noted earthquake locale : BAYAREA
62. Satisfy : MEET
63. Fat fool? : BROADCHUMP
66. Landlocked land of Africa : MALI
67. Coke is used for this : STEEL
68. "Salus populi suprema lex ___" (Missouri's motto) : ESTO
69. Speechless : MUTE
70. Clinton defense secretary William : PERRY
71. Copy cats : MEOW
1. Thick : MIDST
2. One way to stand : UNITED
3. "Yes ___!" : SIRREE
4. Kitchen extension? : ETTE
5. Onetime tabloid nickname : JACKO
6. Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
7. Euripides character? : RHO
8. Seoul soldier : ROK
9. River that begins in Nord : YSER
10. Perilous : RISKY
11. How metric units are divided : INTENTHS
12. Stiffens, in a way : STARCHES
13. Screen swinger Ron : ELY
18. P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
22. "Family Ties" son : ALEX
25. Blooms : FLOWERS
26. Q5 and Q7 : AUDIS
28. N.H.L. star nicknamed "Mr. Hockey" : HOWE
30. El Cid foe : MOOR
32. One with stressing work? : POET
35. Tickle Me Elmo manufacturer : TYCO
36. Yawn-inducing : HOHUM
37. Michael of "Superbad" : CERA
38. ___ Rios (Jamaican resort) : OCHO
39. "The Sleeping Gypsy" painter : ROUSSEAU
40. Lunch counter order : TUNAMELT
44. Bolshevik target : TSAR
45. Multivolume ref., usually : ENCYC
49. Leaf through : PERUSE
50. Appear that way : SEEMTO
52. ___ Bell, witch who was a fellow student of Harry Potter at Hogwarts : KATIE
54. Celt or Cav : NBAER
55. In the worst way : BADLY
57. [Bam!] : KAPOW
59. Shortening used in recipes : TBSP
61. "Don't you forget about me" : AHEM
62. "Yum!" : MMM
64. U.S.P.S. abbr. : RTE
65. Contraction that sounds like a conjunction : OER

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