New York Times, Monday, March 16, 2009

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: The answers to the eight starred clues all have something in common, each in a different way.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. China's ___ Zedong : MAO
4. ___ and sciences : ARTS
8. Wrist, elbow and ankle : JOINTS
14. Reach : ARRIVEAT
16. Shook hands (on) : AGREED
17. *Fraternity with a sweetheart of a song : SIGMACHI
18. *Drink that often comes with an umbrella : MAITAI
19. Afternoon socials : TEAS
20. "My bad!" : OOPS
22. Cold war foe, for short : USSR
23. Info on a W-2 form: Abbr. : SSN
24. *Like some socks : KNEEHIGH
26. "Après ___ le déluge" : MOI
28. Ready for skinny-dipping : NUDE
29. Rx signers : MDS
32. Bryn Mawr graduate : ALUMNA
35. Cause of a clock change twice a yr. : DST
36. Paint layer : COAT
37. *Smart aleck : WISEGUY
39. *Salon supply in a bottle : HAIRDYE
41. "___ go bragh!" : ERIN
42. Cold and blustery : RAW
44. Attach with Elmer's : GLUEON
45. Cul-de-___ : SAC
46. "___ Was a Rollin' Stone" : PAPA
47. "Bad" cholesterol, for short : LDL
48. *Good picnic forecast : CLEARSKY
51. Opposite of post- : PRE
54. "The Simpsons" girl : LISA
56. Lt. Kojak : THEO
57. Plenty : ALOT
58. *Chocolaty ice cream dessert : MUDPIE
60. *Second-generation senator from Indiana : EVANBAYH
62. Away from the coast : INLAND
63. Faith : RELIANCE
64. Insurance sellers : AGENTS
65. Exam given face-to-face : ORAL
66. Snaky swimmer : EEL
1. Sail holders : MASTS
2. First sign of the zodiac : ARIES
3. Hymn accompaniment : ORGANMUSIC
4. ___ Gardner, Mrs. Sinatra #2 : AVA
5. Military info-gathering : RECON
6. Sierra Nevada resort lake : TAHOE
7. Grad student's income, often : STIPEND
8. Smucker's product : JAM
9. Track choice for Lionel trains : OGAUGE
10. Like many St. Patrick's Day celebrants : IRISH
11. Meshes : NETS
12. Rip : TEAR
13. U.S. Star Wars program : SDI
15. AOL chitchat : IMS
21. "Be quiet!" : SHUSH
24. Queen's mate : KING
25. Dangler on a dog collar : IDTAG
27. Broken mirror, to some : OMEN
29. Small replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, e.g. : MODELPLANE
30. Harry Belafonte catchword : DAYO
31. Brit's W.W. II gun : STEN
32. Fills with wonder : AWES
33. Franc : France :: ___ : Italy : LIRA
34. Saintly glows : AURAE
36. Gunk : CRUD
38. Talk to persistently and with a big mouth : YAPAT
40. Badly : ILLY
43. Purple Heart recipient : WARHERO
46. Lament : PLAINT
48. Network showing Capitol Hill proceedings : CSPAN
49. Cut off : SEVER
50. Australian eucalyptus eater : KOALA
52. Rolls-___ (car) : ROYCE
53. Jazzy Waters : ETHEL
54. Where inhaled air goes : LUNG
55. No longer working : IDLE
57. Lawyers' org. : ABA
58. ___ Farrow, Mrs. Sinatra #3 : MIA
59. Bradley and Begley : EDS
61. Zilch : NIL

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