New York Times, Thursday, October 22, 2009

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. It's similar to cream : ECRU
5. *Jigger : GLASS
10. Crawl (with) : TEEM
14. '08 classmate, now : ALUM
15. 1967 war locale : SINAI
16. Title heroine who says "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other" : EMMA
17. *"That's way off" : NOTBYALONG
19. Arabic for "commander" : EMIR
20. 1986 #1 hit for Starship : SARA
21. "Saving Grace" airer : TNT
23. "The Whiffenpoof Song" singer : ELI
24. Mideast's Mount ___ : LEBANON
27. With 52-Across, wild guess ... or what the answer to each starred clue has? : ASHOTIN
29. Nabokov novel : ADA
30. Stop on Magellan's circumnavigation of the world : GUAM
32. Camera setting : AUTO
33. Prefix denoting 10 to the ninth power : GIGA
35. "For real!" : IMEANIT
38. *Photo : SNAP
39. *Colorful party drink : JELLO
40. *Rejected : DOWN
44. Pack rat : HOARDER
46. El número de agosto : OCHO
47. FedEx, say : SHIP
49. Explorer and Navigator : SUVS
51. Butt : CIG
52. See 27-Across : THEDARK
55. Many magicians wear them : TOPHATS
57. QB's cry : HUT
58. Solo in science fiction : HAN
59. Nonchalance : EASE
60. Sch. located on the Rio Grande : UTEP
62. *Quick hitch-up : GUNWEDDING
67. Maven : GURU
68. Creating a din : AROAR
69. Book before Amos : JOEL
70. Give a handicap of : SPOT
71. *Y-shaped item : SLING
72. ___-Aryan : INDO
1. Suffix with Euclid : EAN
2. Trapped : CLOSEDIN
3. Vegetable that's peeled : RUTABAGA
4. Shadow : UMBRA
5. Federal management agcy. : GSA
6. Rapper ___ Jon : LIL
7. "Is that ___?" : ANO
8. Nick name? : SANTA
9. Omens : SIGNS
10. *What "fore" may precede : TEE
11. Daniel Decatur ___, composer of "Dixie" : EMMETT
12. Actor Estevez : EMILIO
13. San Rafael's county : MARIN
18. Masculine side : YANG
22. Cuisine with sen yai noodles : THAI
24. Is seconds behind : LAGS
25. Spiritualist's tool : OUIJA
26. Whistle-blower : NAMER
28. One-up : OUTDO
31. Pinochle combos : MELDS
34. Insect called a greenfly in Britain : APHID
36. Rat Island resident : ALEUT
37. Red of early jazz : NORVO
41. Reason to celebrate : OCCASION
42. Bleached : WHITENED
43. Often-ladled drinks : NOGS
45. Mako shark prey : OPAH
47. "Shhh!," not so politely : SHUTUP
48. Straight : HETERO
50. Earned a citation? : SPED
52. Some riffraff : THUGS
53. Sitar pieces : RAGAS
54. Small ridge on the edge of a button or dial : KNURL
56. Completer of the fifth pillar of Islam : HADJI
61. *Track-and-field event : PUT
63. "___ won't!" : NOI
64. Pale : WAN
65. .0000001 joule : ERG
66. Mop & ___ : GLO

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