New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Author: Steve Dobis
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Dobis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Lamebrain : SIMP
5. Kind of TV now converted from digital : ANALOG
11. Wood-shaping tool : ADZ
14. Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
15. Where to dock a Sea Ray : MARINA
16. Monk's title : FRA
17. Zealous sort whose schedule may include 27-, 50- and 64-Across : EAGERBEAVER
19. Cyclotron bit : ION
20. Weapon using high-arcing ammo : MORTAR
21. Morale booster : LIFT
22. Early second-century year : CII
23. Desktop picture : ICON
25. Japanese dramatic form : NOH
26. Suffix with chlor- or sulf- : IDE
27. See 17-Across : PLACESTOGO
31. Head honcho : BOSS
32. Spitfire-flying grp. : RAF
33. Rapper Kanye : WEST
34. Tax investigator, for short : TMAN
36. Port of old Rome : OSTIA
38. A/C fig. : BTU
40. Spin doctor's concern : IMAGE
43. Golf innovator Callaway and bridge maven Culbertson : ELYS
45. She-bears, south of the border : OSAS
47. Barker : DOG
48. Like bad losers : SORE
50. See 17-Across : THINGSTODO
53. Printers' measures : ENS
54. London facility : LOO
55. Greek counterpart of Mars : ARES
56. Blond shade : ASH
57. River of Florence : ARNO
59. Material thing : ENTITY
63. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
64. See 17-Across : PEOPLETOSEE
66. Off-road transport, for short : ATV
67. One unlikely to compromise : PURIST
68. Fuel from bogs : PEAT
69. Word in alumnae bios : NEE
70. Big name in small swimsuits : SPEEDO
71. Many-axled vehicle : SEMI
1. Appear to be : SEEM
2. Golf's ___ Aoki : ISAO
3. Roman Cath. title : MSGR
4. Word with justice or license : POETIC
5. Cynical Bierce : AMBROSE
6. Scot's denial : NAE
7. ___ Sea (Amu Darya's outlet) : ARAL
8. Kind of will : LIVING
9. What a flamingo might stand on : ONEFOOT
10. Country's Brooks : GARTH
11. Devotee : AFICIONADO
12. Sci-fi automatons : DROIDS
13. Class clowns, e.g. : ZANIES
18. Monticello or Saratoga : RACEWAY
24. Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
27. Old hand : PRO
28. Refrain syllables : LAS
29. Item in a man's medicine chest : AFTERSHAVE
30. 10th-century Holy Roman emperor : OTTOI
31. Emeril catchword : BAM
35. Loaded onto the wrong truck, say : MISSENT
37. Spot in the Seine : ILE
39. McCain's alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
41. 55-Across, e.g. : GOD
42. I, to Claudius : EGO
44. Save for a rainy day : STOREUP
46. Go along with : AGREETO
48. One on deck : SEAMAN
49. Like some job training : ONSITE
51. Novelist ___ de Balzac : HONORE
52. Movie camera lens settings : TSTOPS
54. Northern Scandinavians : LAPPS
58. Mayberry boy : OPIE
60. "Gotcha" : ISEE
61. Orioles or Cardinals : TEAM
62. Bigfoot's Asian cousin : YETI
65. Tripper's turn-on : LSD

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