New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 2010

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 48 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This PDF file shows how the puzzle appeared in print where the theme is more elegantly displayed. Clue numbering in the print and electronic versions differ.

Seven long Across answers are made up of shorter words. 12 Across, "One in on the founding of a company", is CHAR+TERM+EMBER. Similarly, PLAN+TMAN+AGER, WIN+ETAS+TER, OPERA+TIN+GROOM, EAR+THAN+GEL, FORT+HERE+CORD, and NOTRE+SPAS+SING.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dull shade : ASH
4. Road caution : SLO
7. Place for a hammer : PIANO
12. One in on the founding of a company : CHARTERMEMBER
17. River of York : OUSE
18. Record label of the Beatles' "Ain't She Sweet" : ATCO
19. Spy sent by Moses into Canaan : CALEB
20. Production site chief : PLANTMANAGER
23. Wonder of note : STEVIE
25. Yes ___ : ORNO
27. One getting a bouquet? : WINETASTER
32. Makes fun of : JAPES
35. Profess : AVOW
36. It flows near the Piazzale Michelangelo : ARNO
37. Workplace where there are many openings : OPERATINGROOM
40. Sorento and Sedona : KIAS
41. "Our Gang" approval : OTAY
42. Plentiful : AMPLE
43. Song played at the school dance in "Back to the Future" : EARTHANGEL
46. Kind of year: Abbr. : FISC
47. Chinese for "black dragon" : OOLONG
50. Officially : FORTHERECORD
56. Schubert's "Eine kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
57. 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow title role : EMMA
58. River in a 1957 hit film : KWAI
59. Warning to intruders : NOTRESPASSING
62. Young fish that has migrated from the Sargasso Sea : ELVER
63. Rubble maker, for short : TNT
64. Some Windows systems : NTS
1. Rent-___ : ACOP
2. Synagogues : SHULS
3. Attacks : HASAT
4. Cholesterol medication : STATIN
5. Helper's offer : LETME
6. Sea menace : ORCA
7. Certain pie toppers : PECANS
8. Big bug : IMAGO
9. Fit : ABLE
10. Thomas Moore's "___ Ask the Hour" : NEER
11. Eye, to poets : ORB
13. Some passport applicants : RENEWERS
15. It's all the same : MONOTONY
24. Something that's stamped : VISA
26. Green : RAW
28. Town on Lake Geneva opposite Lausanne, Switzerland : EVIAN
29. Too: Fr. : TROP
30. Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
31. Setting for "Coriolanus" : ROME
32. One may be running over time : JOKE
33. Headquarters for Polynesian Airlines : APIA
34. Schnapps flavor : PEAR
35. Legal cases? : ATTACHES
36. Judo maneuvers : ARMLOCKS
39. Highlander : GAEL
41. Song words accompanying "Sherrie" and "Susanna" : OHS
44. Nervous laugh : TITTER
45. Enter an Ivy League school, maybe : GOEAST
46. Many a French business partner : FRERE
47. "The Suze ___ Show" : ORMAN
48. Kind of situation : NOWIN
49. Award : GRANT
50. Half-wit : FOOL
51. Airing : ONTV
53. Pre-___ (take the place of) : EMPT
55. Pad : DIGS
56. Ft. Myers-to-Orlando dir. : NNE

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