New York Times, Monday, February 23, 2009

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Offspring of bucks and does : FAWNS
6. Tobacco mouthful : CHAW
10. ___ slaw : COLE
14. Alaskan native : ALEUT
15. Top-notch : AONE
16. N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Dickerson : ERIC
17. Stretchable holder : RUBBERBAND
19. Molten flow : LAVA
20. "Delicious!" : MMM
21. Genre for "The Maltese Falcon" : NOIR
22. Lose steam, with "out" : PETER
23. Loony : AROUNDTHEBEND
27. Stats in hockey and basketball : ASSISTS
29. Endings with mountain and election : EERS
30. Western alliance, for short : NATO
31. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
32. Get a move on : HIE
35. Strong family connections, idiomatically : THETIESTHATBIND
40. Camera choice, in brief : SLR
41. French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
42. Pretentiously styled : ARTY
43. "That's a good one!" : HAHA
44. OPEC units : BARRELS
47. Tax-free investment : MUNICIPALBOND
51. Aids and ___ : ABETS
52. "___ 18" (Leon Uris novel) : MILA
53. Fed. property manager : GSA
56. Basis of a lawsuit : TORT
57. Tux go-with : CUMMERBUND
60. Projecting edge on a roof : EAVE
61. Sound heard with the phrase "Just like that!" : SNAP
62. Country singer Tennessee ___ Ford : ERNIE
63. Suffix with poll or pun : STER
64. Atoms with + or - symbols : IONS
65. Talks like Don Corleone : RASPS
1. 50-acre homestead, maybe : FARM
2. Reunion attendee, for short : ALUM
3. Internet guru : WEBMASTER
4. Heart : NUB
5. Dictation takers : STENOS
6. Mountain retreats : CABINS
7. Stockpile : HOARD
8. The Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
9. Thu. preceder : WED
10. OK! magazine topics : CELEBS
11. Talk bombastically : ORATE
12. Animate : LIVEN
13. Modern-day birthday greeting : ECARD
18. Win by a wide margin : ROUT
22. Ross who founded the Reform Party : PEROT
24. Big melee : RIOT
25. Kind of support offered by a 3-Down : TECH
26. Wife of Zeus : HERA
27. Aardvarks' fare : ANTS
28. Wry comic Mort : SAHL
31. Lunched, say : ATE
32. Armed thugs : HIREDGUNS
33. Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
34. Alternative to Häagen-Dazs : EDYS
36. Apples on desktops : IMACS
37. For grades 1-12 : ELHI
38. Part of a Three Stooges routine : SLAP
39. 1-Down building : BARN
43. One getting a single or a double, e.g. : HITTER
44. Hoverers over sports stadiums : BLIMPS
45. Well-suited : ABLE
46. One guffawing : ROARER
47. Chess endings : MATES
48. W.W. II Atlantic lurker : UBOAT
49. Chutzpah : NERVE
50. Jordan's capital : AMMAN
54. Paper doll-making sound : SNIP
55. Hot-weather quenchers : ADES
57. CBS forensic drama : CSI
58. Numero ___ : UNO
59. Victoria's Secret purchase : BRA

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