New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXYZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gulf of ___, off the coast of Yemen : ADEN
5. Animal acquired from an animal shelter, say : PET
8. Coins a nickname for : DUBS
12. Eyelike windows : OCULI
13. QB Manning : ELI
14. China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
16. With 2-Down, group with the only James Bond theme to hit #1 : DURAN
17. Okra feature : POD
18. With 10-Down, flashy jewelry : BLING
19. Ones who stand above the crowd? : ORATORS
21. International alliance : ENTENTE
23. Eastern royal : RANI
24. Cuban base in the news, in brief : GITMO
26. Petri dish gel : AGAR
27. IHOP drinks : OJS
29. Silent hellos and goodbyes : WAVES
31. Daniel of the old frontier : BOONE
34. A.P. transmission : WIREPHOTO
38. ___ for Africa : USA
39. With 25-Down, start of a nighttime nursery rhyme : TWINKLE
41. Not used : NEW
42. Dress shirt accessories : CUFFLINKS
44. Wear away : ERODE
46. Bright double star in Orion : RIGEL
47. Japanese prime minister Taro ___ : ASO
48. "Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
51. On the ball : ALERT
53. Arctic seabird : SKUA
57. Italian ice cream treat : SPUMONI
59. Emphatic refusal : IMEANNO
61. With 50-Down, #1 hit of 1969 : SUGAR
62. Prodigal ___ : SON
64. With 54-Down, intro to a joke : KNOCK
65. Flew into ___ (got furious) : ARAGE
66. License plate : TAG
67. Cover ltr. accompaniers : ENCLS
68. Smartphone introduced in 2002 : TREO
69. Sellout sign : SRO
70. Fake at the rink : DEKE
1. High-end Honda division : ACURA
2. See 16-Across : DURAN
3. Great joy : ELATION
4. Bilbao boy : NINO
5. Coke competitor : PEPSI
6. "Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
7. High and low water lines : TIDEMARKS
8. Credit card balance, e.g. : DEBT
9. Let loose : UNLEASH
10. See 18-Across : BLING
11. Nick who comes at night : SANTA
12. Scent : ODOR
15. Media exec Robert : IGER
20. They line up between centers and tackles: Abbr. : RGS
22. Orwell's "1984" or Clarke's "2010" : NOVEL
25. See 39-Across : TWINKLE
28. Martial artist who starred in "Romeo Must Die" : JETLI
30. Fencing weapons : EPEES
31. Tampa Bay footballer, briefly : BUC
32. The Buckeyes, for short : OSU
33. Klutz : OAF
34. Menus with reds, whites and rosés : WINELISTS
35. Lennon's "Two Virgins" partner : ONO
36. Newsman Koppel : TED
37. Run a tab : OWE
40. City near Manchester : WIGAN
43. French cheese : FROMAGE
45. Cash who sang "Black Cadillac" : ROSANNE
47. 20s dispenser : ATM
48. She, in Sicily : ESSA
49. Sudden burst : SPURT
50. See 61-Across : SUGAR
52. Rock star whose name is spelled out by the middle letters of 16-, 18-, 39-, 61- and 64-Across : RINGO
54. See 64-Across : KNOCK
55. Donald Duck, to Huey, Dewey and Louie : UNCLE
56. "All systems go" signals : AOKS
58. Nabisco cookie : OREO
60. Squeezed (by) : EKED
63. Sculling propeller : OAR

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