New York Times, Thursday, October 6, 2011

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Go off course : YAW
4. Natural : INNATE
10. Enjoy a pleasant situation : BASK
14. Foreman fighter : ALI
15. Symbol of Middle America : PEORIA
16. Fighting : ANTI
17. Start of a silly underwear joke : DIDYOUHEARABOUT
20. Wine region of Italy : ASTI
21. Extinct kin of the kiwi : MOA
22. "The Scarlet Letter" heroine : PRYNNE
23. Joke, part 2 : THELAWSUITS
26. PC linkup : LAN
27. Leftovers : RESIDUE
31. Popular bit of candy : MANDM
34. Suffix with symptom : ATIC
36. Final, say : TEST
37. Previously : AGO
38. Joke, part 3 : BETWEEN
41. Satisfied : MET
42. Gordon of "Harold and Maude" : RUTH
44. Small bottle : VIAL
45. Wear : ERODE
47. When many alarms go off : SEVENAM
49. Good name for an investor? : IRA
50. Joke, part 4 : HANESANDBVD
55. Five iron : MASHIE
58. Browning who directed "Dracula," 1931 : TOD
59. Exposed : BARE
61. End of the joke : BRIEFSWEREFILED
64. Eastern nanny : AMAH
65. "No way!" : CANTBE
66. Something not good to have on one's face : EGG
67. Sylvia who played the Queen Mother in "The Queen" : SYMS
68. Fake : ERSATZ
69. Literary inits. : TSE
1. When tripled, et cetera : YADA
2. Elite : ALIST
3. B, C or D, at a shoe store : WIDTH
4. Wall St. debut : IPO
5. Mad face? : NEUMAN
6. At all : NOHOW
7. Geometric figures : AREAS
8. Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA
9. Standard-issue item for a Secret Service agent : EARPIECE
10. What some teens do to earn money : BABYSIT
11. Soon : ANON
12. Render open-mouthed : STUN
13. Flier with a ground connection? : KITE
18. Farm measure : YIELD
19. The second "A" of A.M.P.A.S. : ARTS
24. Symbol of gentleness : LAMB
25. One of the archangels : URIEL
28. Sampler : DEMO
29. Took advantage of : USED
30. Major closing? : ETTE
31. Maker of 31-Across : MARS
32. Fit of shaking chills : AGUE
33. Child's punishment, maybe : NOTV
34. Grisham's "___ to Kill" : ATIME
35. Pan Am rival : TWA
39. Gradually disappear : EVANESCE
40. Lover of brain games : NERD
43. Sinister laughs : HEHHEHS
46. Service leader : RABBI
48. One who's easily duped : NAIF
49. Behind on payments : INDEBT
51. British guns : STENS
52. Major artery : AORTA
53. Country club employee : VALET
54. Leftovers : DREGS
55. Corp. recruits : MBAS
56. Host : ARMY
57. Kingdom in "The King and I" : SIAM
60. Best, but barely : EDGE
62. Card game for two : WAR
63. Moroccan topper : FEZ

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