New York Times, Monday, December 14, 2009

Author: Tim Darling
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Darling
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Darling. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
5. Musketeer with Porthos and Aramis : ATHOS
10. Bart Simpson's brainy sister : LISA
14. Detach from a source of dependence : WEAN
15. Musical beat : TEMPO
16. Desertlike : ARID
17. Acupuncture, e.g. : EASTERNMEDICINE
20. Goes "A-a-a-choo!" : SNEEZES
21. Tickles the fancy : AMUSES
22. Go up : RISE
23. The "A" in P.T.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
24. Furnace, e.g. : CENTRALHEATER
29. "___ side are you on anyway?" : WHOSE
31. Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
32. "___ about had it up to here!" : IVE
33. Male deer : HART
34. Surface again, as a driveway : RETOP
36. Extended family : CLAN
37. 1980s sitcom with an extraterrestrial : ALF
38. One-person performance : SOLO
39. "___ you glad?" : ARENT
40. Rough-terrain cyclist : MOUNTAINBIKER
44. Helper : AIDE
45. Oklahoma city : ENID
46. Bolts (down) : SCARFS
49. Two-page ads : SPREADS
53. Samoan or Fijian : PACIFICISLANDER
56. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
57. Andrea ___, ill-fated ship : DORIA
58. Writer Émile : ZOLA
59. TV's warrior princess : XENA
60. What to call Spain's Juan Carlos : ELREY
61. 15-percenters: Abbr. : AGTS
1. Fills with wonder : AWES
2. Like taking candy from a baby? : MEAN
3. First, second or third, on a diamond : BASE
4. Bank accrual : INTEREST
5. Motionless : ATREST
6. More uptight : TENSER
7. "Well, let me think ..." : HMM
8. Unlock, to a bard : OPE
9. Popular teen hangout 50+ years ago : SODASHOP
10. Gap in a manuscript : LACUNA
11. Pupil surrounder : IRIS
12. Trig function : SINE
13. Fruit beverages : ADES
18. Web mag : EZINE
19. "No more for me" : IMSET
23. Mighty Dog competitor : ALPO
24. Greek port where Prince Philip was born : CORFU
25. ___ Martin (James Bond car) : ASTON
26. Bathroom floor installer : TILER
27. Indiana senator Bayh : EVAN
28. Payment in Monopoly : RENT
29. "Kapow!" : WHAM
30. Circle of angels? : HALO
34. Where a hot dog stand may stand : ROADSIDE
35. "Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
36. Sideboard : CREDENZA
38. Not flexible, as muscles : STIFF
39. Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
41. Airport near Tokyo : NARITA
42. Nickname for Elizabeth : BESSIE
43. Live, as a football : INPLAY
46. X-ray ___ (novelty item) : SPEX
47. Have concern : CARE
48. Open up ___ of worms : ACAN
50. Work like ___ : ADOG
51. Shoulder muscle, briefly : DELT
52. Mmes., in Madrid : SRAS
54. Rank above maj. : COL
55. Abbr. on a clothing sale item : IRR

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