New York Times, Monday, November 23, 2009

Author: Ben Pall
Editor: Will Shortz
Ben Pall
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pall. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Ben Pall was 14 years old when this puzzle was published, making him the youngest constructor of an NYT crossword in the Shortz Era.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Former British rule in India : RAJ
4. "Bon appetit!" : DIGIN
9. With 46-Down, 1969 album by the 38-Across : ABBEY
14. Yoko ___ : ONO
15. Spitting nails, so to speak : IRATE
16. "We're more popular than Jesus now," famously : QUOTE
17. Luau dish : POI
18. Athlete trying to pass the bar? : POLEVAULTER
20. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
22. It may be worn around the neck at a convention : NAMETAG
23. Enters again, as text : RETYPES
25. Egyptian god of death : OSIRIS
29. In custody : HELD
30. "Nowhere ___" (1966 hit) : MAN
32. Where eggs hatch : NEST
33. This and this : THESE
35. Of the congregation : LAIC
36. Concert receipts : GATE
37. Pallid : WAN
38. Group with the four circled members : BEATLES
41. ___ Jones industrials : DOW
42. Israeli carrier : ELAL
44. Big fibs : LIES
45. The Supremes and others : TRIOS
47. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
48. "Gonna ___ with a little help from my friends" : TRY
49. "Open 24 hours" sign, maybe : NEON
50. Hitchcock film with a shower scene : PSYCHO
52. Injured : DAMAGED
55. Silencer? : EARPLUG
58. Sketched : DREW
59. Toxic herbicide : AGENTORANGE
63. Metal on its way to a refinery : ORE
64. Not so good : WORSE
65. Had : OWNED
66. Business for Shell or ExxonMobil : OIL
67. Like a fuzzy computer image, informally : LORES
68. Sound akin to "Harrumph!" : SNORT
69. Funnyman Brooks : MEL
1. Cowboy with a lariat : ROPER
2. Battery terminal : ANODE
3. Head out to sea, say : JOINTHENAVY
4. Quick swim : DIP
5. Pressed, as clothes : IRONED
6. Festive events : GALAS
7. Short news piece : ITEM
8. Campbell of "Party of Five" : NEVE
9. Light blue shades : AQUAS
10. Like eyes seemingly about to pop out : BULGING
11. Droid : BOT
12. Summer in Paris : ETE
13. "___ Blues" (song on the White Album) : YER
19. Immediately : ATONCE
21. Yes votes : AYES
24. Commoner, for short : PLEB
26. Library area : READINGROOM
27. "How much ___ much?" : ISTOO
28. Mulligan and others : STEWS
30. One to whom "Ahoy!" is directed : MATEY
31. Isn't well : AILS
33. Dweeb : TWERP
34. Longtime N.F.L. coach nicknamed Papa Bear : HALAS
35. Lion's den : LAIR
39. Corrida charger : ELTORO
40. Long part of a rose : STEM
43. Driver's ID : LICENSE
46. See 9-Across : ROAD
49. Noodge : NAGGER
51. Despises : HATES
52. "Beats me!" : DUNNO
53. Like a coincidence that raises the hair on the back of your neck : EERIE
54. Live (in) : DWELL
56. Mavens : PROS
57. ___ tennis : LAWN
59. Piercing tool : AWL
60. Slime : GOO
61. Mess up : ERR
62. Summer hours in N.Y.C. : EDT

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