New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Pilots : HELMS
6. Biographical info : AGE
9. Lab wear : SMOCK
14. "Farewell, François!" : ADIEU
15. Marked, on a ballot : XED
16. Oscar-winning Marisa : TOMEI
17. Gladiolus : SWORDLILY
19. Ain't how it should be? : ARENT
20. Spic and Span competitor : PINESOL
21. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
22. Rome-to-Belgrade dir. : ENE
23. They're usually aimed at heads : BLOWDRYERS
28. Areas between hills : DALES
31. Like Death Valley : ARID
32. Ancient Greek portico : STOA
33. Captured : WON
35. Furthermore : ALSO
37. Beer may be on it : TAP
38. Shake-up in the global balance of power ... and a hint to the circled letters : NEWWORLDORDER
42. New Jersey's Fort ___ : DIX
43. Author Silverstein : SHEL
44. Originally : NEE
45. Digging : INTO
47. Jai ___ : ALAI
49. Health menace, briefly : STAPH
53. Need a nap : FEELDROWSY
56. Actress Peeples : NIA
57. Copier unit : REAM
58. Doing better at the casino, say : LUCKIER
61. Kind of patch : BRIAR
63. It's done outside a lab : FIELDWORK
65. Idolize : ADORE
66. School department : ART
67. Renaissance faire sight : LANCE
68. "The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
69. "You got it!" : YES
70. Gripped on a bench : VISED
1. Latched, in a way : HASPED
2. Currie who wrote "A Parliamentary Affair" : EDWINA
3. Train company founded in 1900 : LIONEL
4. Piddling : MERE
5. Some cold ones : SUDS
6. Armpit : AXILLA
7. Solidify : GEL
8. Joseph ___, who lent his name to some ice cream : EDY
9. M.V.P. of the first two Super Bowls : STARR
10. Some eels : MORAYS
11. Dish that may be prepared in a special pan : OMELETTE
12. 1900-99, e.g.: Abbr. : CEN
13. Do-it-yourselfer's purchase : KIT
18. It's a long shot, usually : LOB
21. Builds an extension : ADDSON
24. Unwritten rules : ORALLAW
25. Wacky : WILD
26. Jet engine's output : ROAR
27. Spring run : SAP
29. "How disgusting!" : EWW
30. Scatters seeds : SOWS
34. Something a doctor should do : NOHARM
36. Tram loads : ORES
38. Roger Maris, for the Yankees : NINE
39. Like some paint : EXTERIOR
40. Move, to a real-estate broker : RELO
41. The Pistons, on a scoreboard : DET
42. "What's the ___?" : DIF
46. Famed Chicago livestock owner : OLEARY
48. Keys : ISLETS
50. Negatively charged particles : ANIONS
51. Buchanan's predecessor : PIERCE
52. Listened, poetically : HARKED
54. Challenges : DARES
55. Actor Brynner : YUL
59. Year the Vandals sacked Rome : CDLV
60. River in a 1957 film : KWAI
61. Impact sound : BAM
62. Vitamin no. : RDA
63. Former baseball commissioner Vincent : FAY
64. Tick off : IRE

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