New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Author: Victor Barocas
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Barocas
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Grant for a movie? : CARY
5. Painter's preparation : GESSO
10. Make lace : TAT
13. Succulent plant : ALOE
14. Richard nominated for seven Oscars : BURTON
15. Writer Umberto : ECO
16. *Cracker feature : TOYSURPRISE
18. 1930s org. with a blue eagle logo : NRA
19. When repeated, a dance : CHA
20. Discourage : DETER
21. Pimply : ACNED
23. How a hangover sufferer might feel : HALFDEAD
25. Scottish hillside : BRAE
26. Was in charge : LED
27. Springfield family name : SIMPSON
30. Essential oil : ATTAR
33. *Union, e.g. : FLAG
35. "There ___ 'I' in 'team'" : ISNO
36. Some salamanders : NEWTS
37. Otologist's focus : EAR
38. Bethlehem ___ : STEEL
39. Onetime hair-removal name : NEET
40. *It's bad when it knifes : SEMI
41. Much-advertised exercise program : TAEBO
42. Containing many items, as a bill : OMNIBUS
44. Actor Kilmer : VAL
45. "That is correct" : TRUE
46. Certain tuna ... or what this puzzle's 10 starred clues do : SKIPJACK
51. Emulated a wolf : BAYED
53. "The Threepenny Opera" composer : WEILL
54. Got the gold : WON
55. Fraternity letter : RHO
56. *Flap : GRIDDLECAKE
59. Na+, e.g. : ION
60. Nasdaq company with an asterisk in its name : ETRADE
61. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
62. Image on the back of a dollar bill : EYE
63. Wee : TEENY
64. Optimal : BEST
1. Cry after "Here!" : CATCH
2. It may accompany waves on a Hawaiian beach : ALOHA
3. Palace-related : ROYAL
4. Word of affirmation : YES
5. CNN's "Sanjay ___ MD" : GUPTA
6. Was off base : ERRED
7. Make a mistake preparing James Bond's martini : STIR
8. "Sending out an ___" (repeated Police lyric) : SOS
9. Physical feature of Britain's Lord Nelson : ONEARM
10. *Daniel's home : TENNESSEE
11. One of a thousand in a Jane Smiley title : ACRE
12. *Natter, e.g. : TOAD
14. Dalmatian or Pomeranian : BREED
17. Cow features : UDDERS
22. *Start of the name : CAPITALJ
24. *Necessitator : FLATTIRE
25. 1988 Tom Hanks film : BIG
27. Bollywood costume : SARI
28. First-class aisle seat on most planes : ONEB
29. ___ contendere : NOLO
30. Start of many dates : ANNO
31. Abound : TEEM
32. *Black : TWENTYONE
33. Airfare add-ons : FEES
34. Flight : LAM
38. Rice, for many : STAPLE
40. Go a-courting? : SUE
43. Bad thing to be over : BUDGET
44. Suffix in many place names : VILLE
46. Four-door, often : SEDAN
47. Kind of pool or ride : KIDDY
48. Alert : AWARE
49. Drinks in red-and-white cans : COKES
50. Genuflected : KNELT
51. *Distant relative of Monterey : BRIE
52. Seafarer's greeting : AHOY
53. Finish line marker : WIRE
57. 66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
58. Male swan : COB

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