New York Times, Monday, December 12, 2011

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. High praise : KUDOS
6. Light bulb unit : WATT
10. Ring up : CALL
14. Piano practice piece : ETUDE
15. Geographical datum : AREA
16. Woodwind able to provide an orchestra's tuning note : OBOE
17. *One who's an empty threat : PAPERTIGER
19. Journal on YouTube, maybe : VLOG
20. Not just any : THE
21. "I concur!" : METOO
22. Onionlike soup ingredients : LEEKS
23. Luxurious : POSH
24. "Dona ___ and Her Two Husbands" : FLOR
26. *Willie Mays, positionally : CENTERFIELDER
31. High: Fr. : HAUT
33. Sp. lady : SRA
34. Turn suddenly : SWERVE
35. Amend : ALTER
37. Hosp. parts ... or what the answers to the six starred clues each have twice : ERS
39. Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
40. Grew disenchanted : SOURED
42. Visitors from beyond : ETS
44. Lip-puckering : TART
45. *What a waiter might be holding when he says "Say when" : PEPPERGRINDER
48. Swear : AVER
49. Lecher's look : LEER
50. Sky-blue : AZURE
53. Former Houston footballer : OILER
55. Heavenly body : ORB
58. Music genre for Joan Baez : FOLK
59. *Lawn-Boy or Toro product : POWERMOWER
61. Actress Hathaway of "The Princess Diaries" : ANNE
62. Actor/songwriter Novello : IVOR
63. Basketball venue : ARENA
64. Caboose : REAR
65. Sharpies, e.g. : PENS
66. Gives for a while : LENDS
1. Retained : KEPT
2. Home of the Sundance Film Festival : UTAH
3. Bamboozle : DUPE
4. Poem for the praiseworthy : ODE
5. Sunday morning address : SERMON
6. "Don't go anywhere ... I'll be back" : WAITHERE
7. Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
8. Start 18 holes : TEEOFF
9. Paving goo : TAR
10. *Enclosure with a manuscript or résumé : COVERLETTER
11. Up to the task : ABLE
12. "Behold!" : LOOK
13. Important parts of dancers : LEGS
18. Exams : TESTS
22. Major theater chain : LOEWS
23. *Spider-Man's alter ego : PETERPARKER
25. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
26. Prankster : CUTUP
27. Not so well-done : RARER
28. Gloomy, in verse : DREAR
29. Last word in the Lord's Prayer, before "Amen" : EVER
30. The ___ Is Too Damn High Party : RENT
31. Gate hardware : HASP
32. Skin soother : ALOE
36. Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
38. Ben and Jerry : STILLERS
41. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
43. Curling of the lip : SNEER
46. Settled routine : GROOVE
47. Akin to skin? : DERMAL
50. Come from ___ : AFAR
51. The "Z" of DMZ : ZONE
52. Bone paralleling the radius : ULNA
54. "Victory is mine!" : IWON
55. Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
56. Tear up : REND
57. They give women a lift : BRAS
59. Backup singer for Gladys Knight : PIP
60. Miner's pay dirt : ORE

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