New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 2009

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sailing ship : WINDJAMMER
11. Early education : ABCS
15. Edward James Olmos's directorial debut, 1992 : AMERICANME
16. Split fish? : MAHI
17. Frames that take shape? : CLAYMATION
18. Scrooge's nephew : FRED
19. Media ___ : KIT
20. "Gotcha!" : IDIG
21. Vocal quality : TIMBRE
23. Cleared : OKED
25. Like some noisy cats : INHEAT
27. Hitch : RUB
28. One who's hitched, in Hidalgo : SENORA
30. Cause of rage against the machine? : TILT
31. Homer Simpson's dad : ABE
32. Indiana and others : JONESES
34. Schmo : TWIT
35. Pretend : LETON
38. Acupuncturist's energy : CHI
39. Sunburn remedies : BALMS
40. "Universe Symphony" composer : IVES
41. Sequoias, e.g. : TOYOTAS
43. Something to move with : VAN
44. Homer Simpson's mom : MONA
45. Chinese cuisine style : HOTPOT
49. Stretcher fetcher, briefly : EMT
50. Social instability : ANOMIE
52. "House of Dracula" director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
53. Mocking fun : JAPERY
55. Siege of ___ (opening of the Third Crusade) : ACRE
57. Operatic princess : IDA
58. Confines : AREA
59. Holy line : DALAILAMAS
62. Moves erratically : ZIGS
63. Tearing : ONARAMPAGE
64. Sorbet ingredient : ZEST
65. Bartles & Jaymes product : WINECOOLER
1. Flakes : WACKOS
2. Start of many a comment in Valspeak : IMLIKE
3. Pick up around : NEATEN
4. Drink request : DRY
5. First name at Woodstock : JIMI
6. Evangeline, e.g. : ACADIAN
7. Après-midi preceder : MATIN
8. 1999 Oscar nominee for both direction and screenwriting : MNIGHTSHYAMALAN
9. Alternative to grunge : EMO
10. Some DVDs : RENTALS
11. Satellite precursor : AMFM
12. Shots after shots? : BARBRAWL
13. Guardians of Eden, in Genesis : CHERUBIM
14. Some blackjack action : SIDEBETS
22. Defendant in a 1970s antitrust suit: Abbr. : ITT
24. Schools where students wear white : DOJOS
26. Letters after many animal names : EIEIO
29. Friend of Hermione at Hogwarts : RON
33. Cut-rate, commercially : ECONO
34. Old cigarette ad buzzword : TASTE
35. Some lounge entertainment : LIVEJAZZ
36. Saint in "Exodus" : EVAMARIE
37. They're driven around campsites : TENTPEGS
39. Vietnam's ___ Dai : BAO
41. He played Beaver's big brother : TONYDOW
42. Onetime snake venom antidote : THERIAC
44. Nick, e.g. : MAR
46. Like some fears : PRIMAL
47. Senectitude : OLDAGE
48. Viewer drawer : TEASER
51. Words of empathy : ICARE
54. Near ___ : EAST
56. Must-have toy of 1996 : ELMO
60. Gracklelike bird : ANI
61. V-mail handler : APO

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