New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Author: Jonah Kagan and Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Jonah Kagan
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Victor Fleming
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kagan. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City near the Great Sphinx : CAIRO
6. Mine treasure : ORE
9. Macaroni shape : ELBOW
14. Steve who was called Steverino : ALLEN
15. Turkish headgear : FEZ
16. Golden egg layer of story : GOOSE
17. Rod in a henhouse : ROOST
18. Magical powder : FAIRYDUST
20. French lady friend : AMIE
21. Peeved : INAPET
22. 1980s soap opera set at a winery : FALCONCREST
26. Fury : IRE
29. Blue literature : EROTICA
30. Blue hue : AQUA
31. Cuts with light : LASES
34. Homecoming returnees, for short : ALUMS
35. 1950s-'60s sitcom that ran on all three networks : FATHERKNOWSBEST
40. Tale of Troy : ILIAD
41. Alfred P. ___ Foundation : SLOAN
42. Papyrus plant, e.g. : REED
43. Plucks, as eyebrow hairs : TWEEZES
48. Prefix with biology : EXO
49. Occasion for pumpkin picking : FALLHARVEST
53. Almost : NEARLY
55. Killer whale : ORCA
56. Part of a morning routine ... or a literal hint to 18-, 22-, 35- and 49-Across : BREAKFAST
59. Knock the socks off : FLOOR
60. Not deigning to consider : ABOVE
61. ___ goo gai pan : MOO
62. Turn away : AVERT
63. Ate in high style : DINED
64. Drink with a head : ALE
65. Fits one inside the next : NESTS
1. Wine container : CARAFE
2. Six-time baseball All-Star Sandy : ALOMAR
3. Repetitively named Philippine province : ILOILO
4. Take out surgically : RESECT
5. Ottawa's prov. : ONT
6. Take out : OFF
7. Show again : REAIR
8. Net mag : EZINE
9. 1-Across is its capital : EGYPT
10. Mine treasure : LODE
11. Chic shop : BOUTIQUE
12. C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
13. Not yet firm, as cement : WET
19. Univ. dorm supervisors : RAS
23. Like some smoothly running machines : OILED
24. Tenn. neighbor : NCAR
25. Wine containers : CASKS
27. Jamaica exports : RUMS
28. Atlantic Seaboard states, with "the" : EAST
30. Priest's robe : ALB
32. Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
33. Truth, old-style : SOOTH
34. Ed who played Lou Grant : ASNER
35. Order after "Aim!" : FIRE
36. The "A" in A-Rod : ALEX
37. Get stewed : TIEONEON
38. Duped : HAD
39. Guitar pedal effect : WAWA
44. Change over time : EVOLVE
45. Homes (in on) : ZEROES
46. Front car in a motorcade : ESCORT
47. Turns on, as a car : STARTS
49. Not real : FAKED
50. It might mean "I want a treat!" : ARF
51. Andean animal : LLAMA
52. "Disinfect to Protect" brand : LYSOL
54. Christmas light site : EAVE
56. George Thorogood stutter "B-B-B-B-___..." : BAD
57. A sac fly earns one : RBI
58. Nail spot : TOE
59. Wave a palm frond at, say : FAN

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