New York Times, Monday, November 30, 2009

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
Oliver Hill
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sunset direction : WEST
5. ___ sign (=) : EQUAL
10. Tempe sch. : ASU
13. State as fact : AVER
14. Breast-fed : NURSED
16. Vigor : PEP
17. Latvia's capital : RIGA
18. 186,000 miles per second : LIGHTSPEED
20. Child's friend : PLAYMATE
22. Breastbones : STERNA
23. Central points : FOCI
24. Nonsense singing : SCAT
25. Not making any sounds : ASQUIETASAMOUSE
32. Left-handed Beatle : PAUL
33. Fetes : GALAS
34. Prefix with skeleton : EXO
35. Not too soft, as pasta : ALDENTE
38. Clearasil target : ZIT
41. Sing like Bing Crosby : CROON
42. Taboo : NONO
43. Seabird native to the Galápagos Islands : BLUEFOOTEDBOOBY
49. "My bad!" : OOPS
50. Worms, for a fisherman : BAIT
51. Reveal : UNMASK
54. Only American League player to win a batting crown without hitting a home run : RODCAREW
58. French novelist who had an affair with Frédéric Chopin : GEORGESAND
60. ___ noire : BETE
61. 60-min. periods : HRS
62. Chic : TRENDY
63. "I can't believe ___ the whole thing!" : IATE
64. Fast jet, for short : SST
65. ___ Rizzo, Dustin Hoffman role : RATSO
66. Word that can follow the ends of 18-, 25-, 43- and 58-Across : TRAP
1. Twist out of shape : WARP
2. Blackhearted : EVIL
3. Dreamcast game company : SEGA
4. Amount of food at a cafeteria checkout : TRAYFUL
5. Intertwine : ENLACE
6. "Cut that out!" : QUITIT
7. Feel the ___ : URGE
8. Cigarette's end : ASH
9. "___ Go Crazy" (#1 Prince hit) : LETS
10. Hasty glance : APERCU
11. Perceived to be : SEENAS
12. Supply with more recent info : UPDATE
15. Summer clocks are set to it: Abbr. : DST
19. Mexican moolah : PESOS
21. "Après ___ le déluge" : MOI
25. Mimic : APE
26. "Wailing" instrument : SAX
27. Status ___ : QUO
28. 15-percenter : AGENT
29. ___ Fernando Valley : SAN
30. PC key : ALT
31. Fannie ___ (home financing group) : MAE
35. Terrier's bark : ARF
36. London lavatory : LOO
37. Scooby-___ : DOO
38. Where to see elephants and elands : ZOO
39. Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ___ Minor : INB
40. Many an item in Santa's bag : TOY
41. ___ Romero, onetime player of the Joker : CESAR
42. Zilch : NOTABIT
43. Tree branches : BOUGHS
44. Recluses : LONERS
45. Like Brahmins in the caste system : UPMOST
46. Old U.S. gov't investments : EBONDS
47. Cool cat : DADDYO
48. Inexpensive pen : BIC
52. ___ Pepper : SGT
53. Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
54. Diatribe : RANT
55. Derrière : REAR
56. Jazzy James : ETTA
57. Bawl : WEEP
59. Adriatic or Aegean : SEA

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