New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Author: Elizabeth A. Long
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth A. Long
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The circled letters, starting in square #27 and reading clockwise, will spell a familiar phrase suggested by 20-, 35- and 52-Across.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fifth tire : SPARE
6. Display strong self-esteem : BOAST
11. Onetime "Say it with flowers" sloganeer : FTD
14. Nail on a branch? : TALON
15. Remark that might get you in trouble : ADLIB
16. Live : ARE
17. "For ___ time, call ..." : AGOOD
18. It may have a big mouth : DELTA
19. State whose quarter depicts mustangs and sagebrush: Abbr. : NEV
20. Beef entree : LONDONBROIL
22. Mai ___ : TAI
23. Tool with a curved blade : ADZ
24. Islam, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
25. Severely criticizes, with "on" : UNLOADS
27. Fed. agcy. staffed with number crunchers : GAO
28. Praise : TOUT
30. Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
31. "___ the dotted line" : CUTON
33. He spent time in a lion's den : DANIEL
35. Ice cream dish : BAKEDALASKA
37. Approached : NEARED
39. Abbey residents : MONKS
40. She pined for Narcissus : ECHO
41. ___ cherry : BING
42. Stranded motorist's need : TOW
45. Pie preference : ALAMODE
48. Hodges of baseball : GIL
50. ___ whim : ONA
51. Minnesota governor Pawlenty : TIM
52. Holiday serving : ROASTTURKEY
55. Prefix with center : EPI
56. ___-Detoo of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
57. Christopher who directed "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
58. Cryptanalyst's org. : NSA
59. Where Verdi's "Otello" premiered : MILAN
60. Quickly : APACE
61. Capitol Hill worker: Abbr. : SEN
62. Ones who try to put things past you? : ACERS
63. Takes a break : RESTS
1. W.W. II camp : STALAG
2. Place for a gong : PAGODA
3. Mourning of the N.B.A. : ALONZO
4. Crucifix : ROOD
5. Where King Saul consulted a witch : ENDOR
6. Enmity : BADBLOOD
7. German border river : ODER
8. Maximum : ALLOUT
9. Peaceful demonstration : SITIN
10. Batting game for kids : TBALL
11. 1940 Disney film : FANTASIA
12. Potter's pedal : TREADLE
13. Creation, as of plans : DEVISAL
21. Took home : NETTED
26. Cries from sties : OINKS
29. Camus's "Lettres à ___ Allemand" : UNAMI
31. Bank : CAROM
32. It has four strings, in brief : UKE
33. "Shoot!" : DANGIT
34. "Shoot!" : ASK
35. Nassau native : BAHAMIAN
36. 2,240-pound units : LONGTONS
37. Puts in order : NEATENS
38. See 49-Down : ECLIPSE
41. Harrison, for one : BEATLE
42. Alice B. ___ (Gertrude Stein's partner) : TOKLAS
43. Short, as some plays : ONEACT
44. "___ World" : WAYNES
46. Slangy business suffix : ORAMA
47. Column with a simple capital : DORIC
49. With 38-Down, recurring phenomenon lasting a few hours : LUNAR
53. Hit the stratosphere : SOAR
54. Snare, in a way : ROPE

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