New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tout's offering : HOTTIP
7. Subject of Mendel's study of genetics : PEA
10. Media grp. with a royal charter : BBC
13. Macworld 2007 debut : IPHONE
14. Many a commuter's home, for short : BURB
15. Head of London? : LOO
16. Self-important sort : GRANDPOOBAH
18. WWW address : URL
19. Pend : HANG
20. Whizzes : PROS
21. Literally, "great O" : OMEGA
23. Any ship : SHE
24. Consider : DEEM
25. Sticking point? : CRAW
26. Grows fond of : WARMSTO
28. Online activity : CHAT
31. It's a plus : ASSET
34. Break ground? : HOE
35. In fine fettle : HALE
36. Chill : SITBACKANDRELAX
40. "Juice": Abbr. : ELEC
41. "M*A*S*H" soldier : ROK
42. Bikini event : ATEST
43. Nightclub of song : COPA
44. In fun : ASAJOKE
47. Self-important : SMUG
49. Sourdough's strike : LODE
50. Needing a 53-Across : SAD
53. Spirits lifter : BOOST
55. Halftime crew : BAND
56. Road Runner cartoon company : ACME
57. Beattie or Blyth : ANN
58. Words to a blowhard : TALKISCHEAP
61. Ascap counterpart : BMI
62. Director Kazan : ELIA
63. Not dismissive of : OPENTO
64. As of now : YET
65. Copy, as from CD to PC : RIP
66. "Anything you want" : NAMEIT
1. Some daily temperatures : HIGHS
2. She played Sofia in "The Color Purple" : OPRAH
3. Macbeth, e.g. : THANE
4. Grab, as an ice cube : TONG
5. The Colts, on a scoreboard : IND
6. Fab Four's "Sgt." : PEPPER
7. Trivia contest locales : PUBS
8. Victorian ___ : ERA
9. Can't stand : ABHOR
10. Krill-eating creature : BLUEWHALE
11. Villainous "Star Trek" collective, with "the" : BORG
12. Caffeine source : COLA
14. Hoops announcer's "Slam dunk!" : BOOMSHAKALAKA
17. Utah's "Family City U.S.A." : OREM
22. Jungle clearer : MACHETE
24. What pollsters need : DATA
25. Like many dorms : COED
26. Videoconferencing devices : WEBCAMS
27. Capacity unit : TON
29. [sigh] : ALAS
30. Communicate with without speaking : TEXT
31. "Just ___!" ("Hold on!") : ASEC
32. Barn neighbor : SILO
33. Wastes no time : STEPSONIT
37. Mountaineer's grip : CRAG
38. Some W.B.A. wins : KOS
39. Croupier's tool : RAKE
45. "Big Yellow Taxi" singer Mitchell : JONI
46. Heavily favored : ODDSON
48. Give voice to : UTTER
50. Postcard feature : SCENE
51. Rare strings : AMATI
52. Greyhound stop : DEPOT
53. Word before the starts of 16-, 36- and 58-Across and 10-, 14- and 33-Down : BABY
54. "This one's ___" : ONME
55. Control tower image : BLIP
56. "Uh, pardon me" : AHEM
59. The Fight of the Century fighter : ALI
60. Books reviewer, for short : CPA

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