New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 2009

Author: Scott Atkinson
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Four theme answers are compound words made up of "kinds" of TIME. 18 Across is DOUBLE PLAY and both DOUBLE TIME and PLAY TIME are common phrases. Similarly, HALF TIME and LIFE TIME, GAME TIME and FACE TIME, and AIR TIME (when a show is broadcast) and QUALITY TIME. Since the two kinds of TIME are together, one follows another and we have TIME AFTER TIME.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ salad (dish with ground beef) : TACO
5. Where Panasonic is headquartered : OSAKA
10. Nav. ___ : ACAD
14. "Get ___," 1967 hit for the Esquires : ONUP
15. Florida tourist destination : EPCOT
16. Hershey's candy : ROLO
17. Like many old gym socks : RIPE
18. *Baseball feat : DOUBLEPLAY
20. ___ friends : AMONG
22. Pay dirt : ORE
23. Clear, in a way : DEICE
24. *Physics period : HALFLIFE
26. Garth Brooks, by birth : TULSAN
27. Winter Olympics races : SLALOMS
28. Marijuana's active substance: Abbr. : THC
29. Directional ending : ERN
30. Old greeting : AVE
31. Farm sound : MOO
32. Not just turn down : MUTE
33. Repeatedly ... and a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : TIMEAFTERTIME
37. Kind of wave : SINE
38. One of the Canterbury pilgrims : NUN
39. Golden Globe-winning English actor McShane : IAN
40. M.D.'s who deliver : OBS
41. Palm product : OIL
42. X, e.g. : NUMERAL
46. Last word in shampoo instructions : REPEAT
48. *Brave front : GAMEFACE
49. Dentist's admonition : BRUSH
50. Do a background check on : VET
51. "What he said" : DITTO
52. *Asthmatic's concern : AIRQUALITY
55. Town at one end of the Windsor Bridge : ETON
56. Something a person may take a spin in? : TUTU
57. Blinded painfully : MACED
58. Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
59. To be, to 33-Down : ESSE
60. Targets of some sprays : ODORS
61. Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
1. They're read at services : TORAHS
2. Uncouth sort : ANIMAL
3. Basilica feature : CUPOLA
4. Hazard around an aerosol can : OPENFLAME
5. Work started by London's Philological Soc. : OED
6. Many Mel Brooks films : SPOOFS
7. "Dedicated to finding ___" (diabetes foundation motto) : ACURE
8. Japanese port : KOBE
9. The Falcons, on scoreboards : ATL
10. Cosmetician Adrien : ARPEL
11. Olympics venue : COLISEUM
12. Individually, in a way : ALACARTE
13. Leading lady : DOYENNE
19. N.E.A. part: Abbr. : EDUC
21. Part of a hazmat suit : GLOVE
25. Follow-up to a parent's command, maybe : IMEANIT
26. Metal that's an effective radiation shield : THORIUM
28. It may be pinched : TOE
31. Range part: Abbr. : MTN
32. Treacherous expanse : MINEFIELD
33. Caligula's predecessor as emperor : TIBERIUS
34. Not gradually : INSPURTS
35. Suffix with glee or sorrow : FUL
36. Like circus elephants : TAMED
37. Potassium ___ (preservative) : SORBATE
41. Home of highways H-1, H-2 and H-3 : OAHU
42. Flap one's gums : NATTER
43. Vermin hunter : RATTER
44. When Romeo meets Juliet : ACTONE
45. Russian playwright Andreyev : LEONID
47. -like : ESQUE
48. Insurance giant : GEICO
50. ___ the Dragon, ruler of old Wallachia : VLAD
53. "Yo te ___" : AMO
54. Stat for an R.B. : YDS

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