New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 2009

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Is an accessory for : ABETS
6. Ghost, e.g. : WORDGAME
14. Redness remover : VISINE
16. Tough : HOOLIGAN
17. Kind of statue or status : ICONIC
18. Close : IMMINENT
19. Slangy pronoun : DAT
20. It means too much to a maestro : TROPPO
22. "None shall slumber ___ sleep": Isaiah 5:27 : NOR
23. Admission of sorts : MEACULPA
25. It's around a yard around Buckingham Palace : METRE
27. Bust of Pallas, to Poe's raven : PERCH
28. Some mouths : DELTAS
30. "___ the Viking," 1989 film starring Tim Robbins : ERIK
31. Revolutionary dance move? : PIROUETTE
34. Actor Efron of "High School Musical" : ZAC
35. Service aces? : PARSONS
36. Part of it is often in the clouds : ALP
38. "I'm listening, bro" : LAYITONME
40. It might follow a 31-Across : PLIE
41. Release with a pop : UNSNAP
42. Where locks are changed? : SALON
43. Graffiti, say : MARKS
46. Tony winner between "Avenue Q" and "Jersey Boys" : SPAMALOT
48. Time, in Torino : ORA
49. Barely bites : NIPSAT
50. They can take the pressure: Abbr. : RNS
52. Real : BONAFIDE
55. Comment from the clueless : NOIDEA
57. "This looks like the end for me!" : IMAGONER
58. Like the best bet : SUREST
59. Excuse for a teacher : LATEPASS
60. Not drawn out : TERSE
1. Keen : AVID
2. Like Japan's national diet : BICAMERAL
3. Dark matter? : ESOTERICA
4. Spice holder : TIN
5. Tell : SNITCH
6. Ones who are too big for their britches : WHIPPERSNAPPERS
7. Willy Wonka's work force : OOMPALOOMPAS
8. QB Tony : ROMO
9. Sixth-century year : DLI
10. It's played with two hands : GIN
11. One making the cut? : AGENT
12. Reeve's charge : MANOR
13. Between, to Batista : ENTRE
15. Shade for shades : ECRU
21. What the Constitution is called : OLDIRONSIDES
24. Comic strip outburst : ACK
25. Fannie ___ (some securities) : MAES
26. Ending for a record : EST
27. Candy acquired while holding one's chin up? : PEZ
29. Often-carried thing : TUNE
31. Congratulates, in a way : PATS
32. Hard thing to pull off : TALLORDER
33. Officer who was still hunting in the 1920s-'30s : ELIOTNESS
35. Basting aids : PINS
37. With 40-Down, friend you may have never met : PEN
39. Good laugh : YUK
40. See 37-Down : PAL
42. Opted not to play : SATOUT
43. Shell alternative : MOBIL
44. Range attraction : AROMA
45. Charged : RANAT
47. Staffs : MANS
49. Noël Coward title woman "from Argentina" : NINA
51. Be enough for : SATE
53. It might be checked at the door : AGE
54. Many a metrosexual : FOP
56. Really ruffle : IRE

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