New York Times, Saturday, November 1, 2008

Author: Donald K. Willing
Editor: Will Shortz
Donald K. Willing
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Willing. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. It's often laid on someone else : BLAME
6. Gun-cleaning aid : ROD
9. Indian honorific : SAHIB
14. High-altitude home : AERIE
15. Motel freebie : ICE
16. Take on : ADOPT
17. Detours : ALTERNATEROUTES
20. Its slogan was once "More bounce to the ounce" : PEPSI
21. Espouse : WED
22. Panama, e.g. : HAT
23. Site for a bite : CAFE
25. Calyx component : SEPAL
27. Béret holder : TETE
28. Onetime ring master : ALI
29. Some blemishes : WARTS
30. Showed again : RERAN
31. Court order : DECREE
33. Decathlete Johnson : RAFER
35. Many thoroughfares ... or what this puzzle's Across answers consist of? : TWOWAYSTREETS
39. Illegal match play? : ARSON
40. Infernal : NETHER
42. Aid in avoiding the draft? : SCARF
45. Mass communication? : LATIN
47. World Cup cry : OLE
48. In case : LEST
49. Stepping-off point : DEPOT
50. Sailboat stopper : CALM
51. Stowe girl : EVA
52. Square on un calendario : DIA
53. Cousin of a hyacinth : TULIP
55. Possible result of an appeal : REVERSEDECISION
60. Rhone feeder : ISERE
61. Rio producer : KIA
62. Crackerjack : ADEPT
63. Spring Air competitor : SERTA
64. Org. that may call for a recall : FDA
65. City in North Rhine-Westphalia : ESSEN
1. Comic actress ___ Lillie : BEA
2. Start of many rappers' stage names : LIL
3. Dig discovery : ARTIFACT
4. Predecessor of Thornburgh in the cabinet : MEESE
5. Marshal played by Fonda, Costner and Lancaster : EARP
6. Person who's combining : REAPER
7. 10/: Abbr. : OCT
8. Ebbed : DIEDAWAY
9. Pack : STOW
10. Seller of Squishees on "The Simpsons" : APU
11. Like Venus vis-à-vis Mercury : HOTTER
12. Come up with something : IDEATE
13. Critic and then some : BASHER
18. Cranes constructing homes, e.g. : NESTERS
19. Minister's area: Abbr. : REL
23. "Le ___" (Jules Massenet opera) : CID
24. Intoxicating round : ALES
26. Member of the carrot family : PARSNIP
27. Fool's place : TAROT
29. 27-Down users, e.g. : SEERS
30. ___ post (railing supporter) : NEWEL
32. Not keep a poker face : REACT
34. One who's more than devoted : FANATIC
36. Unable to hit pitches? : TONEDEAF
37. Total alternative : WHEATIES
38. Determine : TELL
41. CD follower : ROM
42. Some pyrotechnics : FLARES
43. Make a shrine to, say : REVERE
44. "Yours" alternative : ASEVER
46. Seat of Shawnee County : TOPEKA
49. Talk trash about : DIS
50. Canine features : CUSPS
52. High-culture strains : ARIA
54. Not so rich, informally : LITE
56. It's somewhere in the neighborhood: Abbr. : EST
57. Impersonated : DID
58. Stanzaic salute : ODE
59. Staple of Indian cuisine : NAN

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