New York Times, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Every Across clue follows the same form.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Guitarist Paul : LES
4. Sportscaster Albert : MARV
8. Singer Baker : ANITA
13. Humorist Buchwald : ART
14. Comedian Anderson : LOUIE
15. Philosopher Diderot : DENIS
16. First lady McKinley : IDA
17. Director Welles : ORSON
18. Comedian Sykes : WANDA
19. Mezzo-soprano Resnik : REGINA
21. Poet Teasdale : SARA
23. Author Fleming : IAN
24. Actress Carter : NELL
26. Statesman Sharon : ARIEL
28. Director Kubrick : STANLEY
31. Author Waugh : ALEC
32. Actor Feldman : COREY
33. Baseball player Yastrzemski : CARL
35. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
39. General Bradley : OMAR
40. Designer Ellis : PERRY
41. Newsman Huntley : CHET
42. Tennis player Sampras : PETE
43. Country singer Bryan : LUKE
44. Dancer Castle : IRENE
45. Economist Smith : ADAM
47. Actress Bening : ANNETTE
49. Political adviser Hughes : KAREN
51. Civil rights figure Parks : ROSA
52. Novelist Radcliffe : ANN
53. Keyboardist Saunders : MERL
56. Skier McKinney : TAMARA
60. Actress Zellweger : RENEE
62. Composer Copland : AARON
64. TV writer/host Serling : ROD
65. Nurse Barton : CLARA
66. Soap actress Kristen : ILENE
67. Actress MacGraw : ALI
68. Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
69. Basketball player Archibald : NATE
70. Newspaper editor Bradlee : BEN
1. Place to hibernate : LAIR
2. Earth, in Essen : ERDE
3. Unaccompanied : STAG
4. A pep talk may boost it : MORALE
5. Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
6. Carriers of water to los océanos : RIOS
7. ___ cava : VENA
8. Pop-up-producing program : ADWARE
9. Cultural grant org. : NEA
10. Certain navel : INNIE
11. Kind of basin : TIDAL
12. Dumb ___ ox : ASAN
14. In need of company : LONELY
20. The body's balance regulator : INNEREAR
22. Good news on Wall Street : RALLY
25. Lecture hall : LYCEUM
27. Good Humor product : ICECREAM
28. Old English bard : SCOP
29. No light reading : TOME
30. "I smell ___" : ARAT
31. Overdue debt : ARREAR
34. Genesis craft : ARK
36. Orator's skill: Abbr. : RHET
37. Puzzle completion? : MENT
38. Perfectly, after "to" : ATEE
40. Creator of shavings : PLANE
44. Bonkers : INSANE
46. Humiliate : DEMEAN
48. Zero : NOTONE
49. Mournful ring : KNELL
50. Yearly record : ANNAL
52. Old Spanish treasure chest : ARCA
54. Parade stopper : RAIN
55. Follower of "ooh" or "tra" : LALA
57. Spirited horse : ARAB
58. Credits listing : ROLE
59. Tennis edge : ADIN
61. Bard's "before" : ERE
63. Abbr. after many a general's name : RET

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