New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Author: Dan Feyer
Editor: Will Shortz
Dan Feyer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Feyer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Band with the 22x platinum album "Back in Black" : ACDC
5. Second-in-command to Captain Kirk : SPOCK
10. State south of Manitoba: Abbr. : NDAK
14. Mythological hammer thrower : THOR
15. Bejeweled headgear : TIARA
16. River to the Seine : OISE
17. Make gentle : TAME
18. Innocent ___ proven guilty : UNTIL
19. TV show for which Bill Cosby won three Emmys : ISPY
20. Squelches early : NIPSINTHEBUD
23. Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
24. Donkey : ASS
25. Ones dealing in futures? : SEERS
29. Like the sound of a teakettle : SHRILL
32. Move so as to hear better, say : LEANIN
33. Took care of, as a bill : PAID
34. Got the wrinkles out : IRONED
38. Mai ___ : TAI
39. Capital of Latvia : RIGA
40. Queen, en Español : REINA
41. Edible seaweed : KELP
42. Raptorial seabird : ERN
43. Syrup sources : MAPLES
44. Pseudonym of the artist Romain de Tirtoff : ERTE
45. Likes a whole lot : ADORES
47. Caveat ___ : EMPTOR
49. Stanley who co-directed "Singin' in the Rain" : DONEN
50. Bit of song and dance, e.g. : ACT
53. "Ain't ___ shame?" : ITA
54. 51-Down's talent ... or what the circled squares represent? : JUGGLINGPINS
59. Puzzle with a start and a finish : MAZE
62. Scent : AROMA
63. Once again : ANEW
64. Smart ___ : ALEC
65. Drainage system : SEWER
66. Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
67. Half-and-half carton, often : PINT
68. Name of eight English kings : HENRY
69. Water whirled : EDDY
1. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
2. Spiced Indian tea : CHAI
3. Pricey bubbly : DOMPERIGNON
4. Lover of Troilus in a Shakespeare play : CRESSIDA
5. Gobsmack : STUN
6. Vessel of 1492 : PINTA
7. "#@*!" and such : OATHS
8. Breaks down, in a way : CRIES
9. Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
10. "Beats me!" : NOIDEA
11. Insult, slangily : DIS
12. Nile reptile : ASP
13. Critical : KEY
21. "___ be back!" : ILL
22. Like many items listed on eBay : USED
26. Put on a show : ENTERTAINED
27. Theater district : RIALTO
28. One taking potshots : SNIPER
29. Butter or mayo : SPREAD
30. Weave, shag or braids : HAIRDO
31. Turkish "dollars" : LIRAS
32. Tenancy document : LEASE
35. What people think of you, for short : REP
36. Word with baby, bath or banana : OIL
37. Uptown dir. in N.Y.C. : NNE
41. Stayed with the leader : KEPTPACE
43. Computer list : MENU
46. Turn down, as a manuscript : REJECT
48. Russian fighter jet : MIG
50. Say "O.K." : AGREE
51. Circus performer : CLOWN
52. Official with a stopwatch : TIMER
55. Deep cut : GASH
56. ___ a one : NARY
57. Anyone who can speak Klingon, e.g. : NERD
58. Go to and fro : SWAY
59. "The Amazing Race" necessity : MAP
60. "Prince ___" ("Aladdin" song) : ALI
61. Buddhist state : ZEN

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