New York Times, Thursday, October 7, 2010

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The answers on the side are all SIDE, making a six-sided HEXAGON. Each SIDE answer bends around a corner.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It began commercial service in '76 : SST
4. Chinese dynasty at the time of Christ : HAN
7. Cartoon featured in 23 best-selling books : THEFARSIDE
14. 1983 Randy Newman song : ILOVELA
16. Brazier : HIBACHI
17. Thingamajigs : DEVICES
18. Partly paid back : REBATED
21. Fair-hiring inits. : EOE
22. Silverstein who wrote "The Giving Tree" : SHEL
23. Backbreaking : HEAVY
27. Mattress brand : SERTA
30. In America : STATESIDE
34. Splinter group : SECT
37. Quaker product : OHS
38. "Star Wars" surname : KENOBI
39. Like "be": Abbr. : IRR
40. Figure that shares a property with this puzzle : HEXAGON
42. Mercury or Saturn : GOD
43. Harmonic singing style : DOOWOP
45. Member of the Be Sharps on "The Simpsons" : APU
46. Equestrian's grip, maybe : MANE
48. Page of music : PATTI
50. Michelin Man makeup : TIRES
52. "___ Anything" ("Oliver!" song) : IDDO
55. Reggae relative : SKA
58. Where marmots and chamois live : MOUNTAINSIDE
62. Hearten : INSPIRE
66. Composer Antonio : SALIERI
67. Nixon policy : DETENTE
68. Came out : EMERGED
70. ___ Peres (St. Louis suburb) : DES
71. Work of Alexander Pope : ODE
1. Outdoor retail promotion : SIDEWALKSALE
2. Oodles : SLEWS
3. Feldshuh of "Brewster's Millions" : TOVAH
4. Disturb a stand-up routine : HECKLE
5. Malt beverages : ALES
6. Nimbus launcher of 1964 : NASA
7. Number that looks like the letter yogh : THREE
8. Step on it : HIE
9. Withdraw : EBB
10. Carrier overseer, for short : FAA
11. "Roméo et Juliette" section : ACTE
12. Stat starter : RHEO
15. Most repellent : VILEST
20. Type of terrier : LHASAAPSO
24. Express romantic interest in : ASKOUT
25. Powerful kind of engine : VTEN
26. "___ Can Cook" (former cooking show) : YAN
28. Critic who's a real thumb-body? : ROEPER
29. Quick expression of gratitude : THX
31. Caesar dressing? : TOGA
32. Like ink, poetically : EBON
34. Graze, in a way : SIDESWIPE
35. Olympic archer : EROS
36. Be exultant : CROW
40. Uto-Aztecan language : HOPI
41. Valedictorian's pride: Abbr. : GPA
44. Punster : WIT
46. Above the ground : MIDAIR
49. Lord and lady : TITLES
51. Foreign dignitary : EMEER
53. Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
54. One way to turn right : ONRED
55. Southwestern rattler : SIDEWINDER
56. Had down : KNEW
57. Palio di ___ (Italian horse race) : ASTI
59. Like some clothing : USED
60. "The ___ Game" (1965 Shirley Ellis hit) : NAME
63. Put down, in a way : PEN
64. Colts, on a scoreboard : IND
65. Rural env. abbr. : RTE

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