New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 2009

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Starred answers end with DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, TI.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flap : ADO
4. Best-selling author Tami : HOAG
8. Jughead's topper : BEANIE
14. *Becoming slower, in music : LENTANDO
16. "Dover Beach" poet : ARNOLD
17. *First track on many a Broadway album : OVERTURE
18. Department store department : MISSES
19. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
20. Figure (out) : SUSS
22. Baa-aad mother? : EWE
23. Sheik's home : ARABY
25. Its punch is spiked : MACE
27. G-rated oath : EGAD
30. Billy Idol expression : SNEER
32. *Deli choice : PASTRAMI
34. Mid second-century year : CLI
35. It can follow anything : ELSE
36. Singer Sumac : YMA
37. *Role played by child star Carl Switzer : ALFALFA
41. *Shade provider : PARASOL
43. It's often given in greeting : LEI
44. "___ well ..." : ALLS
46. High-fashion inits. : YSL
47. *Long smoke : PANATELA
49. Frequent word in Psalms : SELAH
52. Break the seal on : OPEN
53. Turns down : DIMS
55. Accelerate sharply : REVUP
57. Backer's word : AYE
59. Descendant of the smallsword : EPEE
61. Soft-rock singer Vannelli : GINO
62. Duke's home : DURHAM
65. *Book reviewers, for example : LITERATI
67. Rich couple on the Titanic : ASTORS
68. What some scholarly texts (and the 10-Downs to all the starred clues) have : ENDNOTES
69. Members of Grand Lodges : MASONS
70. Quietude : REST
71. Before, in a ballade : ERE
1. "Hawai'i ___" (island song) : ALOHA
2. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail : DEVERS
3. Kind of band : ONEMAN
4. Baldness remedy? : HAT
5. Millstone : ONUS
6. Tight as ___ : ADRUM
7. Pops one's cork : GOESAPE
8. Carpenter's sound, at times : BAM
9. Pennsylvania county or its seat : ERIE
10. See 68-Across : ANSWER
11. Aromatic arrangements : NOSEGAYS
12. Corsica, par exemple : ILE
13. Self-appointed group, for short? : EDS
15. Setting for an annual New York film festival : TRIBECA
21. Charge 200% for, maybe : SCALP
24. Severely chastise : YELLAT
26. Pieces by Thomas Paine : ESSAYS
28. Bandoleer contents : AMMO
29. Oven feature : DIAL
31. Rummaged (through) : RIFLED
33. Comparatively clipped : TERSER
37. Food brand that was the sole sponsor of the first "60 Minutes" broadcast : ALPO
38. ___ second : LEAP
39. Bachelor's area, perhaps : FINEARTS
40. Title role in a 1980s sitcom : ALLIE
42. 1947 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical : ALLEGRO
45. It may display the alphabet : SAMPLER
48. "Changing the subject ..." : ANYHOO
50. Head in the clouds? : AVIATE
51. Person who might take a bow : HUNTER
54. The Pont Royal spans it : SEINE
56. Grace under fire : POISE
58. Fetch : EARN
60. Nos. on terminal monitors : ETDS
62. It goes against the flow : DAM
63. G8 member : USA
64. 13-Down piles: Abbr. : MSS
66. Suffix with exist : ENT

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