New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Author: Jonathan Porat
Editor: Will Shortz
Jonathan Porat
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 4 Scrabble average: 1.90 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Porat. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "I dare you" : JUSTTRYME
10. The Hawks of the Atlantic 10 conference, informally : STJOE
15. This very moment : ASWESPEAK
16. Conscious : AWAKE
17. 1970 Santana hit : BLACKMAGICWOMAN
19. Orch. section : STR
20. It might pass une loi : SENAT
21. Reuters competitor : UPI
22. Tiny recipe amount : ADASH
26. Idol worshiper? : GROUPIE
28. Kind of pit, briefly : BARBQ
31. Burgundy or Chablis : VIN
32. Evidence in the Watergate scandal : WHITEHOUSETAPES
39. "Without ___, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable": Shaw : ART
40. Instantly fry : ZAP
41. In vitro cells : OVA
42. Macho types : REDBLOODEDMALES
49. Lone Star State cowboy : TEX
50. Trekkies' genre : SCIFI
51. Impulsively : ONAWHIM
55. Medical insurance portion of Medicare : PARTB
58. Extinct cousin of the kiwi : MOA
59. Break point score, perhaps : ADOUT
62. Artist Lichtenstein : ROY
64. Varying wildly : ALLOVERTHEPLACE
69. Misanthrope : HATER
70. Part of a postal address for Disneyland : ANAHEIMCA
71. + end : ANODE
72. Answer to an old riddle alluded to by the starts of 17-, 32-, 42- and 64-Across : NEWSPAPER
1. Pointed criticisms : JABS
2. Org. that used to bring people to court? : USLTA
3. Stretch of grass : SWARD
4. Sam Spade type : TEC
5. "Uh-uh, bad!" : TSK
6. Tach reading : RPM
7. Votes for : YEAS
8. Gandalf, for one : MAGE
9. Barely making (out) : EKING
10. Took care of business : SAWTOIT
11. See 32-Down : TWO
12. Become blocked : JAMUP
13. Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
14. Start of a counting rhyme : EENIE
18. Have turkey-serving duty, say : CARVE
23. U.S. dance grp. : ABT
24. It facilitates replying to a MS. : SAE
25. Buckingham Palace letters : HRH
27. Article in El Mundo : UNA
29. Schmo : BOZO
30. Campus areas : QUADS
32. Card game for 11-Down : WAR
33. Onetime realm of central Eur. : HRE
34. "___ be an honor" : ITD
35. A writer may work on it : SPEC
36. Washington pro : POL
37. Christmas ___ : EVE
38. Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
43. "Oh yeah ...," in a text message : BTW
44. France's second-busiest port : LEHAVRE
45. Nitrous ___ : OXIDE
46. Brief swim : DIP
47. Design deg. : MFA
48. Lungful : AIR
51. 1935 Triple Crown horse : OMAHA
52. Christopher who directed "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
53. Finnish architect Alvar ___ : AALTO
54. Erin of "Happy Days" : MORAN
56. Charlie Chaplin persona : TRAMP
57. Ball-rolling game : BOCCE
60. ___ Reader : UTNE
61. Midwinter phenomenon, sometimes : THAW
63. Strangely, it's shorter than a day on Venus : YEAR
65. Orthographer's ref. : OED
66. Frequent Canadian interjections : EHS
67. Vim : PEP
68. ___ Fáil, Irish coronation stone : LIA

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