New York Times, Friday, November 27, 2009

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This is a rare Friday puzzle with a theme. It came out Thanksgiving evening.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of ___": Shak. : SLUMBER
8. British V.I.P.'s, to Brits : ARISTOS
15. Place for buttons : CONSOLE
16. Dr. ___ (infant sleepers) : DENTONS
17. Hope born of desperation : AWINGANDAPRAYER
19. Pope Benedict XVI's election year : MMV
20. Shrub akin to the cherry plum : SLOE
21. "The Feast of Herod" painter : LIPPI
22. 1950s-'60s NBC host : PAAR
24. Wishy-washy response : IMAY
26. Quick note : LINE
28. Running things : INCONTROL
31. Reporters' areas : BEATS
32. Farm sound : BAA
33. Scrubbed : NOGO
35. After everything has been taken into account : NET
36. Justifiable basis for one's position : ALEGTOSTANDON
40. Copier : APE
41. Illuminated, in a way : GILT
42. Social register word : NEE
43. Survive adversity : GETBY
45. Some head-to-head competitions : DRAGRACES
50. Gallows : TREE
51. Orchard product : PEAR
52. ___ City, suburb of Tampa/St. Petersburg : DADE
53. Part of a merry refrain : TRALA
55. News source in a 14-Down : TASS
58. Playing pieces : MEN
59. Post-Thanksgiving fare : TURKEYLEFTOVERS
62. Where Japón is : ORIENTE
63. Site for a seal, maybe : AIRHOLE
64. Dress down : REPROVE
65. Means of tower access, in a fairy tale : TRESSES
1. Garlicky dish : SCAMPI
2. Figure on a totem pole, figuratively : LOWMAN
3. First computer to predict a U.S. election outcome : UNIVAC
4. Yahoo! alternative : MSN
5. Things near Baskerville Hall : BOGS
6. JFK-to-TLV carrier : ELAL
7. "Le Moulin de la Galette" artist : RENOIR
8. Most populous county of Idaho : ADA
9. E-mail option : REPLY
10. Cross inscription : INRI
11. Fasten with a click : STAPLE
12. Schroeder's instrument in "Peanuts" : TOYPIANO
13. Long shot, for sure : ONEINTEN
14. Former map inits. : SSR
18. March, say : DEMONSTRATE
23. Boxer's name holder : ROBE
25. Ever so much : ALOT
27. French direction : EST
29. Shrewlike : NAGGY
30. Comical Jacques : TATI
31. Blockheaded move : BONER
34. What graffiti may signify : GANG
36. Optical opening : APERTURE
37. "O.K. ... go!" : LETERRIP
38. Aged, in an earlier age : OLDE
39. Gone to glory : DEAD
40. Hollywood fig. : AGT
44. Lipped lab container : BEAKER
46. Peace Nobelist of 1994 : ARAFAT
47. Cinephiles often watch for them : CAMEOS
48. 1926 English Channel crosser : EDERLE
49. Sanity : SENSES
51. Entertainment by subscription : PAYTV
54. A successor to 22-Across : LENO
56. Hurly-burly : STIR
57. Vexed : SORE
59. Prominence : TOR
60. Winner at the Battle of Cold Harbor : LEE
61. Beta beater : VHS

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