New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 2009

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nobody : ZERO
5. Not clear : FOGGY
10. Human ___ : RACE
14. First step in a series : ATOB
15. Dopey : INANE
16. Mild cheese : EDAM
17. Rabanne who was the costume designer for "Barbarella" : PACO
18. Big dos : GALAS
19. Public discussion venues : FORA
20. Introduction of 1977 : KERMITTHEFROG
23. Jack or jenny : ASS
25. Thoreau's "On Fields ___ Which the Reaper's Hand Has Pass'd" : OER
26. Paradigms : IDEALS
27. James Clavell best seller : SHOGUN
29. Incensed : LIVID
31. Introduction of 1927 : FELIXTHECAT
33. Clampett patriarch : JED
36. Head of the Egyptian god Thoth : IBIS
37. Commonwealth in Boston, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
38. A slowpoke may be asked to pick it up : PACE
39. Skosh : TAD
40. Introduction of 1963 : ELSIETHECOW
44. Emergency info on a plane : EXITS
45. Badger : HECKLE
46. Turkish hostel : IMARET
49. Pro, informally : FER
50. Swipe card alternative : KEY
51. What 20-, 31- and 40-Across were each introduced as by 47-Down : PARADEBALLOON
55. Big diamonds, maybe : ACES
56. ___ show : RAREE
57. Smelly, as post-workout clothes : RIPE
60. Trading letters : NYSE
61. Turn ___ ear : ADEAF
62. In the distance : AFAR
63. Observatory subj. : ASTR
64. Bare minimum : LEAST
65. "Sure, I'm up for it" : LETS
1. Sound on "Batman" : ZAP
2. Letter after Z : ETA
3. Highly unlikely to change : ROCKSOLID
4. Wind in a pit : OBOE
5. Bit of imagination : FIGMENT
6. Studio alert : ONAIR
7. "Who is John ___?" (question asked in "Atlas Shrugged") : GALT
8. Tiny irritant : GNAT
9. Place for Torah study : YESHIVA
10. Called the game : REFFED
11. Marie Osmond's ___ Belle dolls : ADORA
12. "___ of the Bells" (holiday favorite) : CAROL
13. Online compilations, briefly : EMAGS
21. Gumbo thickener : ROUX
22. Time manager's directive? : EDIT
23. Comparable to a fiddle : ASFIT
24. "Solomon and ___," 1959 biblical epic : SHEBA
28. They may be found in a tank : GIS
29. Some casual wear : LEVIS
30. Frozen drink brand : ICEE
32. Verb with "thou" : HAST
33. Double over : JACKKNIFE
34. Molière's "L'___ des femmes" : ECOLE
35. Loser of 1948 : DEWEY
38. Push-up muscle, briefly : PEC
40. Crossed (out) : EXED
41. Verbatim : LITERAL
42. Democrats, as a whole : THELEFT
43. Grinder : HERO
44. Stationer's item : ERASER
46. Classic toothpaste name : IPANA
47. See 51-Across : MACYS
48. "Give it ___!" : AREST
49. Tiny pests : FLEAS
52. Commanded : BADE
53. Department : AREA
54. Not written : ORAL
58. Unisex name : PAT
59. Stammering sounds : ERS

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