New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Slightly sharp or flat, as a voice : PITCHY
7. Insects in swarms : CICADAS
14. Encroachment : INROAD
15. Retired Big Apple basketball player? : OLDKNICK
16. What tests test : SKILLS
17. Expounds upon : GOESINTO
18. English racing site : ASCOT
19. "Das Rheingold" goddess : ERDA
20. Brit's oath : GOR
21. Was well-versed in a will? : KNEWTESTAMENT
25. Sawbones : DOC
26. Hot time in la cité : ETE
27. Make in a cauldron : BREW
31. R-rated, maybe : LEWD
34. Lock : TRESS
38. Guinevere, to Lancelot? : LADYOFTHEKNIGHT
41. Like some suspects : USUAL
42. Lunch site : CAFE
43. Kids' stuff : TOYS
44. What you might get in a booth : TAN
46. Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
48. Macramé company's goal? : KNOTFORPROFIT
55. Cyclades island : IOS
56. Sorrows : WOES
57. Bloopers, e.g. : FLIES
60. Miss the start, maybe : COMELATE
63. Theme song from "American Gigolo" : CALLME
64. Select a sweater? : KNITPICK
65. Even : TIEDUP
66. Trigonometric ratios : SECANTS
67. Run in : ARREST
1. Torre Pendente city : PISA
2. Prepares, as the presses : INKS
3. What a king may win : TRICK
4. List preceder : COLON
5. Stopped : HALTED
6. Upholsterer's meas. : YDS
7. Oafs : CLODS
8. Think up : IDEATE
9. Bank drafts: Abbr. : CKS
10. "Gimme ___!" (repeated cry of a University of Mississippi cheerleader) : ANI
11. Griminess : DINGE
12. Follow, as advice : ACTON
13. Woman's golf wear : SKORT
15. Meanie : OGRE
19. Blah, blah, blah : ETCETC
22. Woman-chaser : WOLF
23. Ltr. routing aid : ATTN
24. Earn : MERIT
27. ___-ray Disc : BLU
28. Dorm heads, for short : RAS
29. E-mail address ending : EDU
30. Jane of "Father Knows Best" : WYATT
32. "Huh?" : WHA
33. Puts off : DEFERS
35. Kind of boost : EGO
36. Short : SHY
37. Many figs. on stained-glass windows : STS
39. Norwegian king : OLAF
40. Numbers game : KENO
45. "Uh, hold on! That's wrong!" : NOWAIT
47. Like things said after cutting to a commercial : OFFAIR
48. Fun : KICKS
49. "___ Is to Blame" (1986 hit) : NOONE
50. Of element #76 : OSMIC
51. University mil. programs : ROTCS
52. Look through half-closed blinds, e.g. : PEEK
53. Less healthy : ILLER
54. Type squiggle : TILDE
58. Aussie runners : EMUS
59. Number of dwarfs with Blanche Neige : SEPT
61. Theta preceder : ETA
62. Hosp. staffer : LPN
63. Windy City transportation org. : CTA

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