New York Times, Monday, October 1, 2012

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {PQW} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Muslim pilgrim's destination : MECCA
6. Indian prince : RAJA
10. Kemo ___ : SABE
14. Map collection : ATLAS
15. "'Tis a pity" : ALAS
16. Shortly, to a poet : ANON
17. Bloodhound's trail : SCENT
18. Move like a butterfly : FLIT
19. Watch chains : FOBS
20. Second first lady : ABIGAILADAMS
23. Daydream : REVERIE
25. Doctorate grillings : ORALS
27. Declare : AVER
28. American Dance Theater founder : ALVINAILEY
32. Mister : English :: ___ : German : HERR
33. Part of the eye around the pupil : IRIS
34. Football field units: Abbr. : YDS
35. Oscar-winning actor for "Little Miss Sunshine" : ALANARKIN
40. K2 and Kilimanjaro: Abbr. : MTS
43. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
44. Prefix with dynamic : AERO
48. Tennis champion with a stadium named after him : ARTHURASHE
52. ___ the Impaler : VLAD
53. Largest asteroid in the solar system : CERES
54. Digestion aids : ENZYMES
56. Achieved great fame ... or what 20-, 28-, 35- and 48-Across did? : MADETHEALIST
60. Erica who wrote "Fear of Flying" : JONG
61. Winter frost : HOAR
62. ___ Circus (ancient Roman stadium) : NEROS
65. Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
66. Part of the U.S. that's usually first with election returns : EAST
67. Some Scots : GAELS
68. One giving orders : BOSS
69. Alimony givers or receivers : EXES
70. Precipitation around 32 degrees : SLEET
1. Pas' mates : MAS
2. Catchall abbr. : ETC
3. Butcher's knife : CLEAVER
4. Down Under capital : CANBERRA
5. Up and about : ASTIR
6. San ___, Calif. : RAFAEL
7. "That's ___ ask" : ALLI
8. First corner after "Go" in Monopoly : JAIL
9. Dashiell Hammett hound : ASTA
10. African big-game hunt : SAFARI
11. Deviation from the standard : ANOMALY
12. Winter Olympics vehicle : BOBSLED
13. Officer on a PT boat: Abbr. : ENS
21. Actress Scala : GIA
22. "___ say!" : DOASI
23. Cheerleader's cheer : RAH
24. Garden of Eden woman : EVE
26. The "S" of GPS: Abbr. : SYS
29. Lab containers : VIALS
30. Like the verb "be" in many languages: Abbr. : IRR
31. Suffix with no-good : NIK
36. No-good sort : LOUSE
37. Airport info: Abbr. : ARR
38. Grant-giving org. : NEA
39. Special Operations warrior : NAVYSEAL
40. PC alternative : MAC
41. Vibrating effect : TREMOLO
42. Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
45. Target for a certain bark beetle : ELMTREE
46. Comic Charlotte : RAE
47. Gets too high, for short? : ODS
49. Property dividers that may need clipping : HEDGES
50. Card game for romantics? : HEARTS
51. Photo lab abbr. : ENL
55. Witty put-downs : ZINGS
57. "My country, 'tis of ___" : THEE
58. April 1 news story, maybe : HOAX
59. Comfort : EASE
60. Occupation : JOB
63. Corrida cheer : OLE
64. Across-the-Atlantic flier of old, briefly : SST

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