New York Times, Friday, October 9, 2009

Author: David Quarfoot
Editor: Will Shortz
David Quarfoot
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Composer of a famous ring cycle : JRRTOLKIEN
11. Minute, informally : ITSY
15. Musician with the 1939 hit "Jumpin' at the Woodside" : COUNTBASIE
16. The way you used to be? : THEE
17. Drugs, say : CONTRABAND
18. Chamber workers: Abbr. : SENS
19. Letters at sea : HMS
20. Yankee acquisition of '04 : AROD
21. Wise guys : SWAMIS
23. Band switch : AMFM
25. Burning evidence : SOOT
27. "Don Carlos" princess : EBOLI
28. They're usually worn over petticoats : SARIS
30. All-time strikeout leader's nickname : MROCTOBER
32. Going on and on, once : ETERNE
34. Awful struggle : AGONY
35. Series end : ZEE
36. NASA datum: Abbr. : ALT
38. Shakespeare follower : ANA
39. Sherlock : TEC
42. Bad mark : DPLUS
44. Maker of the LZR Racer suit : SPEEDO
46. Letter greeting never read by its intended recipient : DEARSANTA
50. Container that holds about a pint : STEIN
51. Get along : EXIST
52. Big name in kitchenware : EKCO
54. Unwelcome visitors to one's home : ANTS
55. Scenic walks : PASEOS
57. Put away : ICED
59. "Te ___ Corazón," 2006 Prince song : AMO
60. Org. opposed to capital punishment : ACLU
61. Musician called America's Tuning Fork : PETESEEGER
64. Mountain West Conference team : UTES
65. One whose oils may be graded : ARTSTUDENT
66. Miss : LASS
67. Result of a hurricane warning, maybe : MASSEXODUS
1. 'N Sync member : JCCHASEZ
2. Joint letter? : ROOMMATE
3. Is not restrained : RUNSFREE
4. Producer of a 7-Down : TNT
5. Not esta or esa : OTRA
6. Angle irons : LBARS
7. Big blast : KABOOM
8. 1968 Vanessa Redgrave title role : ISADORA
9. Article abroad : EIN
10. "Homer and ___ Hail Mary Pass" ("The Simpsons" episode) : NEDS
11. Words on some blue balloons : ITSABOY
12. Hit makers? : THEMOB
13. Having some memory problems : SENILE
14. Reply to a higher-up : YESSIR
22. Messy meal handouts : WETNAPS
24. It fell in 2001 : MIR
26. College party wear : TOGA
29. Suddenly focuses : SNAPSTO
31. Cooler fill : CONS
33. Self-titled album of 1969 : ELLA
37. Strain : TUNE
39. Like most college freshmen : TEENAGED
40. Text is often copied from it : EDITMENU
41. Associates : CONSORTS
42. "Oh Say Can You Say?" author : DRSEUSS
43. Island with the capital city Basseterre : STKITTS
45. Touchdown info : ETA
46. Blue Demons' home : DEPAUL
47. Track wager : EXACTA
48. A 747 has two of these : AISLES
49. Availability : ACCESS
53. 90 degrees from sur : OESTE
56. Unwelcome letters : SPAM
58. French pair : DEUX
62. Period piece? : ERA
63. ___-Tokyo Museum : EDO

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