New York Times, Friday, February 13, 2009

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Activity involving a needle : SPINALTAP
10. Expression of praise : PAEAN
15. Household help? : HOMELOANS
16. Flavor of Calvados brandy : APPLE
17. Wave measurement : AMPLITUDE
18. Unusually high 17-Across : SPIKE
19. Closest to nil : LEAST
20. Potential sucker : RUBE
22. Wretched : SAD
23. Gallimaufry : OLIO
24. One getting pinned? : VOODOODOLL
27. Even's counterpart : MORN
28. It's hard to penetrate : ARMOR
29. "Desperate Housewives" housewife : EDIE
30. "Point taken" : ISEE
31. Out-of-the-way spots : GLENS
32. Big draw of early Broadway : ZIEGFELDFOLLIES
38. Putters : IDLES
39. Ray in pictures : ALDO
40. Dispensary stock, for short : MEDS
41. Cat's-eye alternative : AGGIE
43. Furry sci-fi figure : EWOK
47. Self-starter's equipment? : BOOTSTRAPS
49. Something that's picked up : VIBE
50. Field of field workers: Abbr. : AGR
51. Small dabbler : TEAL
52. Grinder in an Italian restaurant : DENTE
53. Indication of a job well done : BRAVO
55. Getting ready to make one's move? : PACKINGUP
58. Crane, e.g. : WADER
59. Command : EXPERTISE
60. Act unprofessionally : EMOTE
61. Merrie Melodies regular : SYLVESTER
1. Peace : SHALOM
2. Thick-skinned fruit : POMELO
3. Debilitate : IMPAIR
4. "The Simpsons" bully : NELSON
5. Set down : ALIT
6. Choosing method : LOT
7. 19th of 24 : TAU
8. Locale of Krypton in the Superman saga : ANDROMEDAGALAXY
9. Feigned : PSEUDO
10. Madrid's ___ del Prado : PASEO
11. Useful piece of code, briefly : APP
12. Series kickoff : EPISODEI
13. 1955 A.L. batting champ : ALKALINE
14. Gratuitous : NEEDLESS
21. Part of N.Y.C.: Abbr. : BOR
24. Boughpot : VASE
25. City liberated during the Battle of Kursk : OREL
26. Hollow : DELL
30. Hypotheticals : IFS
31. ___ Worm (1980s light-up toy) : GLO
32. Victoria Falls forms part of its border : ZIMBABWE
33. "No smoking" symbol, e.g. : IDEOGRAM
34. Poe poem about a knight's lifelong quest : ELDORADO
35. Exploit : GEST
36. Disrespectful : FLIP
37. Expressions of praise : ODES
41. Bolted things down : ATE
42. Balsamic vinegar source : GRAPES
43. Composition of some chains : EVENTS
44. Ad-lib : WINGIT
45. Thick : OBTUSE
46. Big-enough catch : KEEPER
48. Browser setting? : STORE
52. Very serious : DIRE
54. Clinic worker : VET
56. Person in the fourth grade: Abbr. : CPL
57. "The Wonder Years" teen who loved Winnie : KEV

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