New York Times, Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Author: Robert Cirillo
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert Cirillo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cirillo. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Warm-up for the college-bound : PSAT
5. Vena ___ (blood line to the heart) : CAVA
9. Victory overcoming 100-to-1 odds, e.g. : UPSET
14. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
15. Horatian verses : ODES
16. ___ del Rey, Calif. : PLAYA
17. Shiite leader : IMAM
18. Lead-in to tiller : ROTO
19. Put a duty on : TAXED
20. Chocolate candy from Portugal? : LISBONBONBON
23. Gist : ESSENCE
24. Missing link, possibly : APEMAN
28. Milne hopper : ROO
29. "___ grip!" : GETA
31. "Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
32. African nomad who hasn't had a thing to drink? : SOBERBERBER
36. Rep. rival : DEM
37. Mississippi senator Cochran : THAD
38. Generous ___ fault : TOA
39. Small amount : IOTA
40. Tummy muscles : ABS
41. Lively Indian dance? : INCANCANCAN
45. ___ polloi : HOI
46. "High Hopes" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
47. Pizza ___ : HUT
48. French schools : LYCEES
50. Fill and then some : SATIATE
54. Drum that's under all the others? : BOTTOMTOMTOM
57. No. 2 in the statehouse : LTGOV
60. See 61-Across : UNIT
61. Molecular 60-Across : ATOM
62. How a bride and groom leave the altar, metaphorically : ASONE
63. 60-Across of computer memory : BYTE
64. "Treasure Island," for one : TALE
65. Lecher : SATYR
66. Required element in many figure skating competitions : AXEL
67. Lead-in to while : ERST
1. Lover: Suffix : PHILE
2. They're followed by the finals : SEMIS
3. Heap up : AMASS
4. Filled with trees : TIMBERED
5. Pipe material for Frosty the Snowman : CORNCOB
6. Acrobat software maker : ADOBE
7. Presidential "no" : VETO
8. "___ of the Sun" (Jack London novel) : ASON
9. Feeling well : UPTOPAR
10. Vehicle that taxis : PLANE
11. Instrument for Kenny G : SAX
12. Part of a storm or a potato : EYE
13. Small amount : TAD
21. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
22. Diminish : BATE
25. French red wine : MEDOC
26. Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
27. "What God has joined together, let ___ put asunder" : NOMAN
29. What a lame joke might elicit : GROAN
30. Israeli statesman Abba : EBAN
32. Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
33. "Wow!" : OHBOY
34. Like the A B C's : BASIC
35. Prepare a commemorative plate, say : ETCH
39. Very close friend : INTIMATE
41. Freeze up : ICEOVER
42. Condé ___ (magazine publisher) : NAST
43. Movable article of personal property : CHATTEL
44. Garage occupant : AUTO
49. Black key material : EBONY
50. Whack, biblically : SMITE
51. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
52. What a poor workman blames, in a saying : TOOLS
53. Irish patriot Robert : EMMET
55. Marching band instrument : TUBA
56. Common cameo stone : ONYX
57. The Shangri-___ ("Leader of the Pack" group) : LAS
58. Airport screening org. : TSA
59. "___ milk?" : GOT

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