New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Author: John Lampkin
Editor: Will Shortz
John Lampkin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Friends and neighbors : KITH
5. Bend one's elbow, e.g. : FLEX
9. Cornered : ATBAY
14. Start of an incantation : ABRA
15. Wash up : LAVE
16. "On the Beach" author : SHUTE
17. Hard-boiled crime genre : NOIR
18. Aesir ruler : ODIN
19. Perfect Sleeper maker : SERTA
20. Athlete who has pigged out on snacks at a bar? : JOCKFULLONUTS
23. Interstate-championing prez : IKE
24. Strippers' tips, often : ONES
25. Explosive of old : AMATOL
28. Special treatment, for short : TLC
29. "___ geht's?" (German "How are you?") : WIE
30. ___ pro nobis : ORA
31. Chief heckler? : JEERLEADER
36. Skewer : SPIT
37. Place for a Dumpster : ALLEY
38. Juan's "what" : QUE
39. Lavender, for one : SCENT
40. Pesky arachnid : MITE
41. Skydiver's amended plans? : JUMPCHANGE
43. Troop-entertaining grp. : USO
44. Cara ___ (Italian term of endearment) : MIA
45. Performer yukking it up : HAM
46. Friend from afar : PENPAL
48. Tickled : GLAD
50. Indy letters : STP
53. Insulation from jokes? : JESTPROTECTOR
56. Rodeo ride : BRONC
58. Astronomy's ___ cloud : OORT
59. Brand for woofers, but not tweeters? : ALPO
60. Cultural prefix : ETHNO
61. Purple shade : PUCE
62. Sound from a steeple : PEAL
63. Core belief : TENET
64. Critic's unit : STAR
65. Primordial stuff : OOZE
1. Japanese writing system : KANJI
2. Old Apple laptop : IBOOK
3. Brief moment : TRICE
4. "Listen!," old-style : HARK
5. Walk with jerky motions : FLOUNCE
6. Chili server : LADLE
7. Escapees from Pandora's box : EVILS
8. Alien: Prefix : XENO
9. Take on : ASSUME
10. Angle symbol, in trigonometry : THETA
11. Explode like a puffball : BURSTOPEN
12. "Boston Legal" fig. : ATT
13. Truly, in the Bible : YEA
21. Unwise undertaking : FOLLY
22. Brand once advertised with the jingle "We wear short shorts ..." : NAIR
26. Circular gasket : ORING
27. Barista's offering : LATTE
28. Back into a corner : TREE
29. Boo-hoo : WEEP
31. Copier malfunction : JAMUP
32. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
33. "Rocket Man" rocker : ELTONJOHN
34. Pastel hue : AQUA
35. Scat syllable : DUM
36. Bernie Madoff's hedge fund, e.g. : SCAM
39. Parasol's offering : SHADE
41. Leave high and dry : JILT
42. Say "Hey, batter batter batter" and such : CHATTER
44. Mr. Met, for one : MASCOT
47. Tubular pasta : PENNE
48. Mosaic artist's material : GROUT
49. Spanish poet García ___ : LORCA
50. Fifth-century canonized pope : STLEO
51. Birthstone for many Scorpios : TOPAZ
52. Working stiff : PROLE
54. The old man : POPS
55. Banjo accessory : CAPO
56. Double or nothing, e.g. : BET
57. Tpke., e.g. : RTE

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