New York Times, Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Will Shortz
John Greenman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Greenman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fiber-___ cable : OPTIC
6. Milan's La ___ : SCALA
11. Sun or moon, to bards : ORB
14. "Be-Bop-___" (Gene Vincent hit) : ALULA
15. Is visibly frightened : PALES
16. Zilch : NIL
17. They're hard to believe : TALLSTORIES
19. Eerie sighting, for short : UFO
20. PT boat crewman: Abbr. : ENS
21. Adoptees from shelters : PETS
22. Initial stage : ONSET
24. Beach atmosphere : SEAAIR
26. Have the nerve : DARE
28. 1939 Bette Davis drama : DARKVICTORY
33. Former U.N. chief Kofi ___ : ANNAN
36. Take five : REST
37. Free of clutter : NEAT
39. Clayey soil : LOAM
40. Paycheck extra : BONUS
41. Word before Charles or George : LAKE
42. ___ John's (Domino's competitor) : PAPA
43. Years, in the Yucatán : ANOS
44. Not loyal : FALSE
45. Big pile of cash : HANDSOMESUM
48. Top-___ (best) : TIER
49. Series beginners : ALPHAS
53. Garlic-crushing tool : PRESS
56. Tumbled : FELL
58. Bearded pres. : ABE
59. CNN's Dobbs : LOU
60. Figure described by the first words of 17-, 28- and 45-Across : MATINEEIDOL
64. Galley need : OAR
65. Bird-related : AVIAN
66. Potbelly ___ : STOVE
67. Old hand : PRO
68. Gossipy sort : YENTA
69. Vocal qualities : TONES
1. Hall's partner in pop : OATES
2. Make smooth : PLANE
3. Arkansas River city : TULSA
4. "___ bite" : ILL
5. Sea fed by the Volga : CASPIAN
6. Dick and Jane's dog : SPOT
7. Dodgem units : CARS
8. Boxer Laila : ALI
9. Ann of the Shakers : LEE
10. Place into cubbyholes : ASSORT
11. Burden of proof : ONUS
12. In widespread use : RIFE
13. Bad mark on one's reputation : BLOT
18. The U.S. Virgin Is., e.g. : TERR
23. Source of orange-red light : NEONLAMP
25. Unbreakable stones of legend : ADAMANTS
26. Cause of atrophy : DISUSE
27. Takes steps : ACTS
29. Swedish currency : KRONOR
30. Black mamba's secretion : VENOM
31. Flesh-and-blood : REAL
32. Chews the fat : YAKS
33. Bernese peak : ALP
34. Wordsmith Webster : NOAH
35. California wine valley : NAPA
38. ___ time (course slot) : TEE
40. Barracks locale : BASE
44. Most jam-packed : FULLEST
46. Consternation : DISMAY
47. Bargain hunter's event : SALE
50. Sported : HADON
51. Partner of beyond : ABOVE
52. Monica with nine Grand Slam tournament wins : SELES
53. Alka-Seltzer-into-water sound : PLOP
54. Have a hearty laugh : ROAR
55. Its symbol looks like an equal sign through a C : EURO
56. Autostrada auto : FIAT
57. Sicilian city : ENNA
61. N.Y.C.'s Park or Madison : AVE
62. Pewter component : TIN
63. "Who am ___ say?" : ITO

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