New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: "CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times" (puzzle list.) Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
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1. ___ the Hutt ("Return of the Jedi" villain) : JABBA
6. Stuff to wear : GARB
10. Not of the clergy : LAIC
14. Take a weapon from : UNARM
15. Flu symptom : AGUE
16. "The King and I" governess : ANNA
17. Starch: a cross between ___? : STARSKYANDHUTCH
20. "___ the season ..." : TIS
21. Oscar winner for "Moonstruck" : CHER
22. Swinger who loves Jane : TARZAN
23. Underwire garment : BRA
24. Pre-euro Italian currency : LIRE
25. Pimple: a cross between ___? : PUREANDSIMPLE
31. Sad poem : ELEGY
32. Pinnacle : ACME
33. Call at first base, maybe : SAFE
36. Messenger ___ : RNA
37. What Visine is dispensed in : DROPS
38. Sunbeam : RAY
39. Apple Store offerings : MACS
41. Concerning : INRE
42. "Love Lockdown" singer West : KANYE
44. Hisses: a cross between ___? : HUGSANDKISSES
47. Word before "Boy," "Love" and "Come Back" in titles to #1 songs : BABY
48. Construction project in Genesis : ARK
49. Classic Chevy model : IMPALA
52. Leatherworking tools : AWLS
54. No. on a college transcript : GPA
57. Beetles: a cross between ___? : BEERANDSKITTLES
60. Isaac's eldest : ESAU
61. Rural road sign : DEER
62. Like helium : INERT
63. Deck hands : TARS
64. Cashless transaction : SWAP
65. Seen-it-all feeling : ENNUI
1. Merely : JUST
2. Not a fan of : ANTI
3. Sounds in "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" : BAAS
4. Reaction to a cold snap : BRR
5. "Take a hike!" : AMSCRAY
6. "Let's Get It On" singer : GAYE
7. Petri dish gel : AGAR
8. Choose flight instead of fight : RUN
9. Parents set them for kids : BEDTIMES
10. Prizes in early Olympics : LAURELS
11. 1998 animated film loosely based on "Brave New World" : ANTZ
12. Machu Picchu resident : INCA
13. "Come Fly With Me" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
18. Title that's a homophone of 13-Down : KHAN
19. Instrument on Ireland's coat of arms : HARP
23. Panhandle : BEG
24. Walked with one foot asleep, say : LIMPED
25. Salon treatment : PERM
26. Forearm bone : ULNA
27. Get through to : REACH
28. Charles ___, hero of "A Tale of Two Cities" : DARNAY
29. Contempt : SCORN
30. Makes at work : EARNS
34. Dunaway of "Chinatown" : FAYE
35. They may be lazy or wandering : EYES
37. Breaks up : DISBANDS
40. Outbacks and Foresters : SUBARUS
42. Alley seen on TV : KIRSTIE
43. Pump : ASK
45. Festive occasion : GALA
46. Malevolent Hindu goddess : KALI
49. "That doesn't surprise me!" : IBET
50. Mountain with a flat top : MESA
51. Distinctively shaped fruit : PEAR
52. On the ocean : ASEA
53. Les Nessman's station in a 1978-82 sitcom : WKRP
54. Isolated valley : GLEN
55. Home of former U.N. Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar : PERU
56. Italian wine region : ASTI
58. Mountain ___ : DEW
59. Spike TV, once : TNN

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