New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 2009

Author: Ken Bessette
Editor: Will Shortz
Ken Bessette
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Seek change? : PASSTHEHAT
11. Southern appellation : BRER
15. Between wings : ONTHESTAGE
16. Showy wear : LAME
17. Ad pitcher who's really a pitcher : KOOLAIDMAN
18. Some familia members : TIAS
19. College of the Redwoods locale : EUREKA
20. ___ Archer, with whom Sam Spade had an affair : IVA
21. Red state? : SNIT
22. They have their ups and downs : STEPS
23. Weapons once produced extensively by the Royal Small Arms Factory : STENS
25. Chicago Fire's sports org. : MLS
26. Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
27. Dish with cornhusks : TAMALE
29. Trials : HARDSHIPS
35. Big name in cells : NOKIA
36. Blood drive quantity : ONEUNIT
37. Player of the first Bond girl : ANDRESS
39. Actor Jack : NANCE
40. No place for a lady : STAGPARTY
42. Hold up : ESTEEM
44. "Thrilla in Manila" airer : HBO
45. Timetable listing: Abbr. : STA
46. Combinations' locations : SAFES
48. Badger : NAGAT
53. Yak : TALK
55. It has its ups and downs, with "the" : DOW
56. Kind of beef or chicken : SESAME
57. Fungal spore cases : ASCI
58. Evolutionary process : ADAPTATION
60. Diagonal : BIAS
61. Marquee name : MOVIETITLE
62. They're near temples : EARS
63. Toy with blueprints : ERECTORSET
1. Dawdling sorts : POKES
2. Have ___ (not be trapped) : ANOUT
3. Link in a chain? : STORE
4. Cart : SHLEP
5. Trees of the verbena family : TEAKS
6. Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
7. Capt.'s announcement : ETD
8. Hot-dog : HAMITUP
9. Pita source : AGAVE
10. Kind of farmer : TENANT
11. Short orders? : BLTS
12. Indian tribe V.I.P. : RAINMAKER
13. Spammer's resource : EMAILLIST
14. Stops stewing : RESTSEASY
23. Hot rods? : SPITS
24. Market yardstick, for short : SANDP
26. Yellowfin, on Hawaiian menus : AHI
28. Last name of father-and-son N.F.L. coaches : MORA
29. Copper head? : HONESTABE
30. Bergman title role : ANASTASIA
31. Terminal offering : RENTALCAR
32. Italian leader : DUCE
33. Bygone stickers : SNEES
34. Automotive debuts of 1949 : SAABS
38. ___ Dinh Diem (first president of South Vietnam) : NGO
41. Stand-up routine? : THEWAVE
43. One of a couple at a French restaurant : MADAME
47. Travel writer Eugene : FODOR
48. Swell : NEATO
49. Still no longer : ASTIR
50. They're shown at horse shows : GAITS
51. Whac-___ (carnival game) : AMOLE
52. Something a believer believes : TENET
54. It's often planted : KISS
56. Keep in : STET
59. Shot : PIC

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