New York Times, Monday, December 7, 2009

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Club (discount chain) : SAMS
5. Pain : ACHE
9. Country adjacent to the Dominican Republic : HAITI
14. "Quickly!," on an order : ASAP
15. Runaway victory : ROUT
16. More peculiar : ODDER
17. Blended fruit-flavored drinks : YOGURTSMOOTHIES
20. Available from a keg : ONDRAFT
21. Opposite of naughty : NICE
22. Hawaii's Mauna ___ : KEA
23. Christmastime : YULE
25. Old-time singer Julius : LAROSA
29. "Jumpin' Jehosaphat!" : HOLYMACKEREL
31. News anchor Williams : BRIAN
34. Highlands hillside : BRAE
35. ___ tai (cocktail) : MAI
36. Oodles : LOTS
37. Nothing fancy : PLAIN
39. "Woof!," e.g. : BARK
40. Tummy muscles : ABS
41. Peacock's distinctive feature : TAIL
42. Past, present or future : TENSE
43. TV character who says "It's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids" : HOMERSIMPSON
47. Shorthand pros : STENOS
48. Before long : SOON
49. 1970s Dodgers All-Star Ron : CEY
52. Harbor vessels : TUGS
54. Thrust out : OBTRUDE
56. Words after the starting syllables of 17-, 29- and 43-Across : ANDABOTTLEOFRUM
60. Oven setting : BROIL
61. Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
62. What high rollers roll : DICE
63. Golf score of two under par : EAGLE
64. Pea holders : PODS
65. "... ___ and not heard" : SEEN
1. Give permission : SAYOK
2. Unanimously : ASONE
3. A Gabor sister : MAGDA
4. Cowboy boot feature : SPUR
5. Wily : ARTFUL
6. High-priced : COSTLY
7. What you can do if you don't know the words : HUM
8. British prep school : ETON
9. Flapjack : HOTCAKE
10. Stick (to) : ADHERE
11. Uganda's ___ Amin : IDI
12. Summer shirt, for short : TEE
13. Org. with a 4/15 deadline : IRS
18. Silky synthetic fabric : RAYON
19. Squirter at an auto garage : OILCAN
24. Mummifies : EMBALMS
26. Financial adviser Suze : ORMAN
27. Roebuck's partner in retailing : SEARS
28. Look-___ (twin) : ALIKE
29. Owns : HAS
30. Bush spokesman Fleischer : ARI
31. Sense of tedium, with "the" : BLAHS
32. C-3PO or R2-D2 : ROBOT
33. Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
37. Collect $200 in Monopoly : PASSGO
38. 52, in old Rome : LII
39. London's Big ___ : BEN
41. Reason for a 911 call : TROUBLE
42. Lone Ranger's companion : TONTO
44. Call for : ENTAIL
45. Combined, as assets : POOLED
46. Recovers from a bender, with "up" : SOBERS
49. Physics Nobelist Marie : CURIE
50. Draw out : EDUCE
51. Modern locale of ancient Sheba : YEMEN
53. Rung : STEP
55. Country mail rtes. : RFDS
56. Lincoln, informally : ABE
57. Gun rights org. : NRA
58. Woofer? : DOG
59. Duet number : TWO

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