New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 2009

Author: Patrick Blindauer & Rebecca Young
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rebecca Young
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Blindauer. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Young. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The print version of this puzzle varies from the Across Lite version. There is a blank square in the centre as shown here, 18 Across has a longer clue: "With 55-Across, direction indicator (and what to draw in the center of this puzzle)" and there is this mysterious clue for 55 Across: "See 18-Across." Click here to see one particular compass rose.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Paper carrier : SATCHEL
8. Raised Cain : ACTEDUP
15. Heaped together : INAPILE
16. Element used in fire retardants : BROMINE
17. Something made to order? : CATALOG
18. With 55-Across, direction indicator : COMPASS
19. Women who get high? : SOPRANOS
21. Lay : PUT
22. Med. readout : EKG
25. Euripides play or its heroine : HELEN
26. "Catch!" : HERE
27. Its motto is "Duty, Honor, Country" : WESTPOINT
30. Apple gadget : PARER
31. "The ___ Report" : COLBERT
32. Cold war grp. : SSRS
34. Fast-food chain whose logo features a modified Italian flag : SBARRO
35. Defeated, as at a Nathan's hot dog contest : OUTATE
39. "___ It Time" (1977 hit) : ISNT
41. Hip (to) : TUNEDIN
42. Jag : SPREE
45. Cockney, e.g. : EASTENDER
47. Been abed : LAIN
48. Ship's resting place : BERTH
49. "I have an idea ..." : SAY
50. Global finance org. : IMF
51. Story that begins "All children, except one, grow up" : PETERPAN
54. Place name popular in the 1990s : MELROSE
56. "Mr. Pim Passes By" playwright : AAMILNE
60. "The Lion in Winter" queen : ELEANOR
61. Like penthouse suites vis-à-vis other apartments, typically : PRICIER
62. Melancholy : SADNESS
63. Picnic pest, informally : SKEETER
1. Attack signal : SIC
2. Santa ___ : ANA
3. Bit of art on a chest, in slang : TAT
4. Balancing pros : CPAS
5. Hawaii county seat : HILO
6. Toymaking center? : NORTHPOLE
7. Recliner feature : LEGREST
8. "Nightline" presenter : ABCNEWS
9. Sing like Andy Williams or Russ Columbo : CROON
10. ___ River, N.J. : TOMS
11. Titus or Tiberius: Abbr. : EMP
12. Something needed for a change : DIAPER
13. Dubious : UNSURE
14. Nag : PESTER
20. It may be red or brown : ALE
22. Series conclusions: Abbr. : ETCS
23. Remote ancestor? : KNOB
24. Arizona's ___ Mountains : GILA
26. Get the lead out : HASTEN
28. Pat of "Knute Rockne All American" : OBRIEN
29. As such : PERSE
30. Trim, as a topiary : PRUNE
33. Long-running TV series set in Colorado : SOUTHPARK
36. Puts on : ADDS
37. How to ___ knot (Boy Scout's lesson) : TIEA
38. One of eight English kings, to a 45-Across : ENRY
40. Could fall either way : TEETERS
41. Features of some sandals : TSTRAPS
42. Slanders really badly : SLIMES
43. Bobby's wife on "Dallas" : PAMELA
44. Ransacked : RIFLED
46. "Right you ___!" : ARE
48. Spanish kisses : BESOS
51. Soul food side dish : PONE
52. Le Havre honey : AMIE
53. "Well done!" : NICE
55. Split : RAN
57. Pie-eyed : LIT
58. Name tag? : NEE
59. Give all for one or one for all, e.g.? : ERR

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