New York Times, Thursday, November 5, 2009

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, one letter of the alphabet will appear 22 times. Shade in its square everywhere it appears. The result will be an image suggested by 36-Across.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ de coeur : CRI
4. Worked on : CAJOLED
11. Ryan of "Top Gun" : MEG
14. Computer system acronym : LAN
15. Way, way back : AGESAGO
16. Canine care grp.? : ADA
17. Tolkien creature : ENT
18. Start of a lover's quatrain : ROSESARERED
20. Big fans : ADORERS
22. Not straight, in a way : SNAKING
23. Rice-A-___ : RONI
24. 1950s political inits. : AES
26. Canadian Oscar : GENIE
27. Holds : CLASPS
29. Eur. carrier : SAS
32. Small denomination : SECT
33. ___ ante : UPTHE
34. Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
36. 1897 novel subtitled "A Grotesque Romance" : THEINVISIBLEMAN
42. Composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
43. True inner self : ANIMA
44. One way to stand : TALL
48. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
49. Comparatively cockamamie : INANER
50. It's addictive : OPIUM
52. ___ Maj. : SGT
54. The Dakotas, once: Abbr. : TERR
55. #1 album for 13 weeks in 1966-67, with "The" : MONKEES
58. Where the Samoyed dog comes from : SIBERIA
60. Eliminates undesirable parts : CLEANSHOUSE
62. Pretense : ACT
63. According to : ALA
64. Panties, old-style : STEPINS
65. Pacific port where Amelia Earhart was last seen : LAE
66. Rocky point : TOR
67. Get comfortable with : ADAPTTO
68. This Across answer, appropriately : END
1. Plain as day : CLEARCUT
2. Air Force base near San Antonio : RANDOLPH
3. Speak with gravity : INTONATE
4. It may be managed or extended : CARE
5. Ancient meeting places : AGORAS
6. 19th-century James : JESSE
7. Sugar ending : OSE
8. Filly : LASS
9. New York cardinal : EGAN
10. Headwear banned by the N.F.L. in 2001 : DORAG
11. "Battle Cry" soldier : MARINE
12. Like paradise : EDENIC
13. Thingumbob : GADGET
19. Just manages, with "out" : EKES
21. Hindu sage : RISHI
25. 1973 horror flick about a doctor who turns his assistant into a cobra : SSSSSSS
28. Phnom ___ : PENH
30. Having words : ATIT
31. Bro or sis : SIB
34. Like unwashed hair : OILY
35. Mathematician Turing : ALAN
37. TV control: Abbr. : VOL
38. Maternally related : ENATE
39. Eau ___ : MINERALE
40. Yank : AMERICAN
41. Told tales : NARRATED
44. The Rum Tum Tugger, e.g. : TOMCAT
45. New York theater on the National Register of Historic Places, with "the" : APOLLO
46. Like some algebra : LINEAR
47. 1987 Suzanne Vega hit : LUKA
49. Words of objection : ITISNT
51. Indicator of brightness : MENSA
53. Astronaut's attire : GSUIT
56. Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
57. Where the Mets once met : SHEA
59. Don Juan's kiss : BESO
61. Vs. : OPP

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