New York Times, Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Author: Richard Chisholm
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Chisholm
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Native encountered by Pizarro : INCA
5. Shakespeare, with "the" : BARD
9. D sharp equivalent : EFLAT
14. "Silent Night" or "Away in a Manger" : NOEL
15. "By Jove!" : ISAY
16. Novelist ___ Carol Oates : JOYCE
17. *What "S.R.O." indicates : FULLHOUSE
19. Capital of more than 15 states : EUROS
20. Arthritis preceder : OSTEO
21. Indy quick-change artists : PITCREWS
23. Broadway singer/actress Verdon : GWEN
26. Part of N.B. : NOTA
27. *The Magi, e.g. : THREEKINGS
31. Pal : CHUM
35. Kanga's little one : ROO
36. O'Brien's late-night predecessor and successor : LENO
37. Like wet paint : SMEARY
39. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
41. "That hurts!" cries : OWS
43. "It's ___ of the times" : ASIGN
44. Kind of league : PEEWEE
46. Like about half of a team's games : AWAY
48. Mauna ___ : KEA
49. ___ doble (Spanish dance) : PASO
50. *Sound from a palace bathroom? : ROYALFLUSH
53. What lines with stars at the end indicate in comics : PAIN
55. Boyfriend : BEAU
56. "Agreed!" : ITSADEAL
60. Stilted response to "Who's there?" : ITISI
64. ___ City, S.D. : RAPID
65. What the answer to each starred clue is : POKERHAND
68. Wield, as influence : EXERT
69. The "A" in A-Rod : ALEX
70. Alike: Fr. : EGAL
71. Response to a schoolyard denial : DIDSO
72. Make a fuss at a public meeting, maybe : RANT
73. Use a lasso on : ROPE
1. Skinny : INFO
2. Entre ___ (confidentially) : NOUS
3. Boston cager, briefly : CELT
4. Claim : ALLEGE
5. Prefix with hazard : BIO
6. Tempe sch. : ASU
7. Blacksmith's tool : RASP
8. Hiding the gray, say : DYEING
9. VCR button : EJECT
10. *Group with the 1951 hit "Tell Me Why," with "the" : FOURACES
11. Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
12. Have ___ (lose it) : ACOW
13. Thomas Hardy heroine : TESS
18. "Do you have a better idea?" : HOWELSE
22. Flip : TOSS
24. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
25. Madre's boy : NINO
27. "The Sound of Music" family name : TRAPP
28. One of 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible : HOSEA
29. Alternatives to reds and whites : ROSES
30. "Don't even think about it!" : NOWAY
32. Japanese verse form : HAIKU
33. Yens : URGES
34. Talking bird : MYNAH
38. Upscale London district : MAYFAIR
40. *Makeup of a double date : TWOPAIRS
42. Mop : SWAB
45. Shallowest of the Great Lakes : ERIE
47. Sam Adams product : ALE
51. At the same level (with) : ONAPAR
52. Writer of "The 95 Theses" : LUTHER
54. Supplement : ADDTO
56. Steamed : IRED
57. What planes do after landing : TAXI
58. Whipped along : SPED
59. Role for 23-Across in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
61. Shakespearean schemer : IAGO
62. [Just like that!] : SNAP
63. Like some threats : IDLE
66. Novelist Kesey : KEN
67. Bus. card datum : EXT

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