New York Times, Friday, October 15, 2010

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: none – this is a pangram Scrabble average: 2.02 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Party bowlful with zing : BBQCHIPS
9. Joint : SPLIFF
15. "No problem!" : YOUGOTIT
16. Bad way to carry something : TOOFAR
17. Pitchman who said "It has more seats than the Astrodome!" : JOEISUZU
18. Peripheral, e.g. : DEVICE
19. They may be fluid: Abbr. : OZS
20. Covenants : PACTS
22. ___ Prairie, Minn. : EDEN
23. Sporty ride : VETTE
26. Its final production was released in 1959 : RKO
27. Cat of comics : FRITZ
28. One of the Home Counties : ESSEX
29. Thing picked up at a water cooler : RUMOR
31. Year China's Liang dynasty began : DII
32. Part of some cultural nights out : THEOPERA
34. "___ Mine" (track on "Let It Be") : IME
35. Total bore : WETRAG
38. Large pieces of cabbage? : CNOTES
40. Humana offering, briefly : HMO
41. Unlike a type A : LAIDBACK
45. Letters for enlistees' letters : APO
46. "The Lamp-Lighter" painter : ENSOR
47. ___ Spring : IRISH
51. Solidified : CAKED
53. Relative of "Apt." : STE
54. Paradigm of piety, in Pamplona : SANTO
55. Have down : KNOW
56. In the middle : FOCAL
58. English composer/pianist Lord : JON
59. Pitcher Lopez or Vazquez : JAVIER
61. "No problem!" : OKEYDOKE
64. Port named for a Norse god : ODENSE
65. Setting for half of Chopin's 24 preludes : MINORKEY
66. Thrust oneself heedlessly : BARGED
67. Flimflams : SNOOKERS
1. "I swear!" : BYJOVE
2. With 6-Down, gets bombed : BOOZES
3. Parts of many role-playing games : QUESTS
4. Technology for "Avatar," e.g.: Abbr. : CGI
5. Noel syllables : HOS
6. See 2-Down : ITUP
7. He had Atahualpa executed : PIZARRO
8. High-hat : STUCKUP
9. They're normal: Abbr. : STDS
10. "Hop-Frog" writer : POE
11. Flame : LOVER
12. Controversial O. J. Simpson book : IFIDIDIT
13. Camera hog's concern : FACETIME
14. Fans may be worked into them : FRENZIES
21. One with an extra-wide spine : TOME
24. Half of oct- : TETR
25. Let out, in a way : EXHALED
27. Crick who co-discovered DNA's structure : FRANCIS
30. Cousin of a blackfish : ORCA
33. Eddie who inspired "The French Connection" : EGAN
35. Nut : WHACKJOB
36. South-of-the-border snack : EMPANADA
37. Grabbed the reins : TOOKOVER
39. Soup thickener : OKRA
42. Childish rejoinder : ISSO
43. Many went bust after booming : DOTCOMS
44. Cause for an alarm : BREAKIN
48. What only a select few might get : INJOKE
49. Person firing a locomotive : STOKER
50. Uses cajolery on : HONEYS
52. 1992 Dream Team member : EWING
56. Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew : FRED
57. Noted reader of headlines : LENO
60. Official conclusion? : ESE
62. ___-hoo : YOO
63. Nickname for Dwight Gooden : DRK

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