New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: In the print version of this puzzle, the four "-" clues are simply blank. PUB + LICE + DUCAT + ION = 36 Across.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gallows-shaped letter : GAMMA
6. 1975 musical with the song "Believe in Yourself," with "The" : WIZ
9. Perle who inspired "Call Me Madam" : MESTA
14. Not native : ALIEN
15. Stand buy : ADE
16. Sing the praises of : EXTOL
17. Attacked : RANAT
18. The Caribbean, for one : SEA
19. Alternative to Rover or Rex : SPORT
20. - : BRITISHALEHOUSE
23. Wriggly fish : EEL
24. Wise old Greek : NESTOR
25. - : COOTIES
30. Subject of some tables : TIDE
31. Cook's wear : APRON
32. "Now I get it!" : AHA
33. Essence of a person, one might say : DNA
36. What this puzzle's four missing clues spell, in order : PUBLICEDUCATION
41. Slalom section : ESS
42. "Frasier" role : ROZ
43. Inflicted upon : DIDTO
44. Analgesic's target : PAIN
46. - : OLDCOIN
48. Teeming : ASWARM
51. Atom ___, 1960s cartoon superhero : ANT
52. - : CHARGEDPARTICLE
59. Hazardous : RISKY
60. Tease mercilessly, with "on" : RAG
61. Sign up : ENROL
62. "___ inside" (slogan) : INTEL
63. Sculpting medium : ICE
64. Desolate : STARK
65. Plow man : DEERE
66. In accordance with : PER
67. Fillers of library shelves : TOMES
1. Duds : GARB
2. Banned apple spray : ALAR
3. Dress not for the self-conscious : MINI
4. Butcher's stock : MEAT
5. Non-pro? : ANTI
6. Bathes : WASHES
7. Standard of perfection : IDEAL
8. Passion : ZEAL
9. Became engaged : MESHED
10. Blow the whistle on : EXPOSE
11. Thickset : STOUT
12. Trunk : TORSO
13. Shorten the sleeves on, e.g. : ALTER
21. Get an eyeful : SEE
22. Univac's predecessor : ENIAC
25. Massachusetts getaway, with "the" : CAPE
26. Piece of music : OPUS
27. Scepter toppers : ORBS
28. "My mama done ___ me" : TOL
29. Italian diminutive ending : INI
30. Tue. plus two : THU
32. Wood-smoothing tool : ADZ
33. Founder and first queen of Carthage : DIDO
34. Reply to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
35. In a bit : ANON
37. Arrestable offense : CRIME
38. Endless years : EON
39. What summers do : ADD
40. Nervous mannerism : TIC
44. Sarah Jessica of "Sex and the City" : PARKER
45. Tartan pattern : ARGYLE
46. Wild ass : ONAGER
47. Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
48. Biting : ACRID
49. Perform very well : SHINE
50. Coffee grounds and orange peels, typically : WASTE
51. On the double : APACE
53. Tap trouble : DRIP
54. Dry run : TEST
55. Sondheim's "___ the Woods" : INTO
56. Fill by force : CRAM
57. Washington chopping down the cherry tree, e.g. : LORE
58. Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS

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