New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Author: Robert A. Doll
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert A. Doll
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Doll. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Material for informal jackets or skirts : DENIM
6. Building block brand : LEGO
10. City on the Arno : PISA
14. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" writer Loos : ANITA
15. Like slander, as opposed to libel : ORAL
16. Bartlett's abbr. : ANON
17. Attendant at a '50s dance? : HOPSTEWARD
19. Occupy the throne : RULE
20. Animals farmed for their fur : MINKS
21. Goodyear's Ohio headquarters : AKRON
22. Personnel concern for Santa? : ELFESTEEM
26. Tuckered out : SPENT
27. Mule of song : SAL
28. Tofu source : SOY
29. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
31. Item made from 20-Across : STOLE
33. Goofs : SLIPUPS
36. Hosiery hue : ECRU
37. One given away by her father, often : BRIDE
39. Secluded valley : GLEN
41. Washed-up star : HASBEEN
43. Grammarian's concern : USAGE
44. Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
45. Krazy ___ of the comics : KAT
47. Miami-to-Boston dir. : NNE
48. Street urchins : WAIFS
51. Acupuncturist? : PINDOCTOR
54. Pakistan's chief river : INDUS
55. All lathered up : SOAPY
56. Injure, as the knee : SKIN
57. Addicted to shopping? : MALLMINDED
62. Walk wearily : PLOD
63. The brother in "Am I my brother's keeper?" : ABEL
64. Item in "Poor Richard's Almanack" : ADAGE
65. Places for props : SETS
66. Many adoptees : PETS
67. Curtain fabric : NINON
1. Morse T : DAH
2. Brian of ambient music : ENO
3. Sip from a flask : NIP
4. Response to "Who's there?" : ITSME
5. Henri who painted "The Dance" : MATISSE
6. Subdued in manner : LOWKEY
7. Shake an Etch A Sketch : ERASE
8. Needle-nosed fish : GAR
9. Jolly ___ Saint Nick : OLD
10. Ads aimed at hikers and picnickers? : PARKPLUGS
11. Toughen, as to hardship : INURE
12. Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
13. With regard to : ANENT
18. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
21. "Chop-chop!," on a memo : ASAP
22. To be, to Brutus : ESSE
23. Gate fastener : LATCH
24. Botanist's study : FLORA
25. Pinochle lay-down : MELD
30. Gift in a long, thin box : TIE
32. Money for liquor? : LUSHFUNDS
33. Break a commandment : SIN
34. Botanist's study : PLANT
35. Musical repetition mark : SEGNO
37. Gridder Roethlisberger : BEN
38. Collect, as rewards : REAP
40. Not e'en once : NEER
42. Jazz combo member : BASS
43. Ideal, but impractical : UTOPIAN
45. Rounded hills : KNOLLS
46. 63-Across's father : ADAM
48. Cirrus cloud formations : WISPS
49. A spat covers it : ANKLE
50. Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
52. It might have a single coconut tree : ISLET
53. Singer Lauper : CYNDI
57. Explorer's aid : MAP
58. Actor Vigoda : ABE
59. Aykroyd of "Ghostbusters" : DAN
60. Swelled head : EGO
61. La-Z-Boy spot : DEN

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