New York Times, Monday, October 26, 2009

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. John of colonial Jamestown : ROLFE
6. The first "A" in N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
10. Bag : SACK
14. "Tosca," for one : OPERA
15. "Get out of here, fly!" : SHOO
16. Surrounding glow : AURA
17. Completely uses up, as a credit card, with "out" : MAXES
18. Dana Scully's sci-fi partner : FOXMULDER
20. Prowling feline : ALLEYCAT
22. Nissan sedan : ALTIMA
23. Letter-shaped, threaded fastener : UBOLT
24. Washed-up person : HASBEEN
25. Course in which to conjugate "amo, amas, amat ..." : LATINI
27. "We ___ please" : AIMTO
28. Dull pain : ACHE
29. Autumn : FALL
31. When repeated, bygone newsboy's cry : EXTRA
35. Con's opposite : PRO
36. Mystery quality ... or what 18- and 55-Across and 3- and 32-Down have? : XFACTOR
38. Snakelike fish : EEL
39. H. Ross ___, candidate of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
41. Party giver : HOST
42. U.S. military vet : EXGI
43. Ancient Greek city with a mythical lion : NEMEA
45. Learn secondhand : HEAROF
47. Having insurance : COVERED
50. Large, at Starbucks : VENTI
51. Twigs for baskets : OSIERS
52. "If I may ..." : PERMITME
55. Owner of the farm where Woodstock took place : MAXYASGUR
57. Contest submission : ENTRY
58. Writer James : AGEE
59. Vases : URNS
60. Have the wheel of a car : STEER
61. Transmit : SEND
62. Jab between the ribs, say : POKE
63. Mob : HORDE
1. Capital of Italia : ROMA
2. Milky white gem : OPAL
3. "Superman" villain : LEXLUTHOR
4. Something for nothing : FREEBIE
5. Start of a billboard catchphrase meaning "close to the highway" : EASYON
6. Equally plump : ASFAT
7. Photographed : SHOT
8. "Red" or "White" baseball team : SOX
9. Courteous rejection to a woman : NOMAAM
10. House style with a long pitched roof in back : SALTBOX
11. Actor Murphy of old westerns : AUDIE
12. Middle of an Oreo : CREME
13. Designer Donna : KARAN
19. Coat named for an Irish province : ULSTER
21. Steep drop-off : CLIFF
24. Sword handles : HILTS
25. Northern Scandinavian : LAPP
26. Field unit : ACRE
27. It acquired Reynolds Metals in 2000 : ALCOA
30. Sighed with satisfaction : AAHED
32. Cowboy who sang the title song from "High Noon" : TEXRITTER
33. ___ Park (Queens neighborhood) : REGO
34. A, in Arabic : ALIF
36. Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
37. None of the above, on a survey : OTHER
40. Like two jacks in a deck of cards : ONEEYED
42. Take away from, as profits : EATINTO
44. Goof : MESSUP
46. Tangle up (in) : ENMESH
47. Unconscious states : COMAS
48. Missouri river or Indian : OSAGE
49. Reindeer teamed with Prancer : VIXEN
50. Esther 8:9 is the longest one in the Bible : VERSE
52. Play a practical joke on, slangily : PUNK
53. Talking horse of '60s TV : MRED
54. Brontë's Jane : EYRE
56. Miracle-___ (plant food) : GRO

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