New York Times, Thursday, November 4, 2010

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JW} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This was part one of a two-day puzzle contest. See the next day's crossword for details.
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1. Office device appropriate for this puzzle? : HOLEPUNCH
7. Await : PEND
11. Rte. suggester : AAA
14. Setting for many a fairy tale : CASTLE
15. Assistant played by Charles Bronson in "House of Wax" : IGOR
16. Drama set in Las Vegas : CSI
17. Command agreement : AYESIR
18. "That's of little importance" : NOMATTER
20. Out of service?: Abbr. : RET
21. Road hazards : POTHOLES
23. Fence builder's starting point : POSTHOLE
24. Small doses may come in them : DROPPERS
26. "Charlotte's Web" girl : FERN
27. One half of an old comedy duo : DESI
28. Like the Paris Opera : ORNATE
31. Airport need : RADAR
34. Substitute : PROXY
37. I.R.S. 1040 line item : IRA
38. They might give each French kisses : AMIS
39. Way to get around something : LOOPHOLE
40. No longer interested in : OVER
41. Undecided: Abbr. : TBA
42. Album half : SIDEA
43. Space under a desk : KNEEHOLE
44. End of a perfect Sunday drive? : HOLEINONE
46. Grill : QUIZ
48. Impulse path : AXON
49. 33-Down's group, with "the" : SUPREMES
53. Kitchen tool : PARER
55. Physicist Bohr : NIELS
56. Jim Beam product : RYE
57. Like some patches : IRONEDON
59. 1940s British P.M. : ATTLEE
61. Times in classifieds : AMS
62. Game played on a world map : RISK
63. Quick outing for Tiger Woods ... or what this completed puzzle contains : NINEHOLES
64. Violin cutouts : FHOLES
65. What a peeper uses to peep : SPYHOLE
66. Can't stand : DETEST
1. Game item usually seen upside-down : HOLECARD
2. Check writer : PAYER
3. Is of ___ (helps) : USETO
4. Some Windows systems : NTS
5. The Cutty Sark, for one : CLIPPER
6. Lifesavers, say : HEROES
7. Features of homemade cameras : PINHOLES
8. Big ones can impede progress : EGOS
9. Montréal or Québec : NOM
10. Window dressing : DRAPERY
11. Feigns ignorance : ACTSNAIVE
12. Play ___ (perform some songs) : ASET
13. Seal's opening? : AIRHOLE
19. Conflicted : TORN
22. Photography aid : TRIPOD
25. Portable info-storing devices : PDAS
26. Below-ground sanctuary : FOXHOLE
29. Almond or pecan : TREE
30. Batting helmet feature : EARHOLE
31. Filthy place : RATHOLE
32. Prefix with valent : AMBI
33. See 49-Across : DIANAROSS
35. Pre-schoolers? : ROE
36. Light-blocking : OPAQUE
39. Part of a home security system? : LIEN
40. French eleven : ONZE
42. Ones who sleep soundly? : SNORERS
43. Alley behind a bar on TV? : KIRSTIE
45. They're drafted for service : OXEN
47. Higher ground : UPLAND
49. Topographical feature formed by underground erosion : SINKHOLE
50. 1957 hit for the Bobbettes : MRLEE
51. Parts of masks : EYEHOLES
52. "Thou ___ I have more flesh than another man": Falstaff : SEEST
53. Role for which Marion Cotillard won a 2007 Best Actress Oscar : PIAF
54. Vest feature : ARMHOLE
55. Like a quidnunc : NOSY
58. Feature of many a ballroom dance : DIP
60. "We Know Drama" channel : TNT

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