New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 2008

Author: Jim Hilger
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hilger
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Part of a pay-as-you-go plan? : TURNPIKE
6. She'll "always have Paris" : ILSA
10. Has obligations : OWES
14. Japanese brew : KIRIN
15. "Mighty" things : OAKS
16. District in Hawaii : KONA
17. 2008 Olympics tennis champion Dementieva : ELENA
18. Meander, as a road : TWISTANDTURN
20. That over there : YON
21. Author of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" : BRADBURY
23. Inventor depicted in "The Prestige" : TESLA
25. Long ago : YORE
26. Hinged apparatus : JAW
29. Walks down the aisle : WEDS
31. Supplicate : BESEECH
33. Reverses course : MAKESAUTURN
37. Off-color : SALTY
38. "Zounds!" : EGAD
39. Like some calls left on answering machines : RETURNED
42. Diet : SLIM
43. Leveler : RAZER
45. Petrify : TURNTOSTONE
47. Cub raiser : LIONESS
50. M.P.'s concern : AWOL
51. Music producer Brian : ENO
52. Walked off with : TOOK
54. NATO member since 1982 : SPAIN
57. Comparatively honest : SINCERER
59. Bopper : CAT
61. Crucial moment : TURNINGPOINT
64. 1836 siege site, with "the" : ALAMO
66. Cadre, e.g. : UNIT
67. "The Martha ___ Show" of 1950s TV : RAYE
68. Scene of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
69. Gang members : PALS
70. Comment about a loss : ALAS
71. Upset : OVERTURN
1. Fully equipped and ready to go : TURNKEY
2. Kitchen light : PILOT
3. Emmy and Tony nominee Ryan : IRENE
4. Blood : KIN
5. Equips : ENABLES
6. Tiny bit : IOTA
7. "___ Miss Clawdy" (#1 R&B hit of 1952) : LAWDY
8. Winter vehicle : SKIBOB
9. Guarantee : ASSURE
10. "Go ahead!" : OKAY
11. Korean money : WON
12. Doomsday, with "the" : END
13. Roman god of agriculture : SATURN
19. Lock with no key? : TRESS
22. Airport installation : RADAR
24. Where the Riksdag meets : SWEDEN
26. Kraft Foods brand : JELLO
27. Be a cast member of : ACTIN
28. Cry from someone who's been aggrieved : WHYME
30. Seek restitution, perhaps : SUE
32. Calif. barrio setting : EASTLA
33. Old country-and-western star ___ Travis : MERLE
34. Over : AGAIN
35. Instrument unlikely to be heard at Carnegie Hall : KAZOO
36. 1965 #1 hit by the Byrds : TURNTURNTURN
40. H : ETA
41. Search for water, in a way : DOWSE
44. Fix, as a pool cue : RETIP
46. Aida, for one : SOPRANO
48. Neighbor of Arizona : SONORA
49. Tea, e.g. : SOCIAL
53. Mount ___, second-highest peak in Africa : KENYA
55. Part of Caesar's boast : ICAME
56. Christener : NAMER
57. Company leaders: Abbr. : SGTS
58. G.P.S. output: Abbr. : RTES
60. Perfectly : TOATURN
61. Eventually appear : TURNUP
62. ___ bit : INA
63. Zip : NIL
65. Book after Exod. : LEV

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