New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Author: Richard Chisholm
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Chisholm
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Comprehend : GRASP
6. Contemptible : BASE
10. Shade of many a swimming pool basin : AQUA
14. Surgeon's tool : LASER
15. Web addresses : URLS
16. Parts of a tea set : CUPS
17. Sprightly : AGILE
18. Politician's goal : SEAT
19. Give the heave-ho : TOSS
20. 1940s hit radio show featuring the bartender Archie : DUFFYSTAVERN
23. Salad additive : OIL
24. Marveled audibly (at) : OOHED
28. 1939 James Joyce novel : FINNEGANSWAKE
33. Second-smallest state: Abbr. : DEL
34. Instrument held with two hands : OBOE
35. Pakistani leader, 1977-88 : ZIA
36. 1960s sitcom about a group of castaways : GILLIGANSISLAND
41. G.I. entertainers : USO
42. X ___ xylophone : ASIN
43. Work unit : ERG
44. 1946 Bing Crosby hit : MCNAMARASBAND
49. Blog messages : POSTS
50. Sculler's item : OAR
51. 1960s sitcom set in a P.O.W. camp : HOGANSHEROES
59. On the briny : ASEA
62. "Am ___ late?" : ITOO
63. ___ cotta : TERRA
64. Wimbledon surface : LAWN
65. Head for : GOTO
66. Jew traditionally dressed in a black coat and hat : HASID
67. Canned : AXED
68. Period of time : SPAN
69. Solo : ALONE
1. Delighted : GLAD
2. Prego competitor : RAGU
3. "Yeah, right!" : ASIF
4. "To thine own ___ be true" : SELF
5. Victimize : PREYON
6. Ado : BUSTLE
7. Geographical datum : AREA
8. Czech, e.g., but not a Hungarian : SLAV
9. Ferrara ruling family : ESTE
10. Ad exhortation : ACTNOW
11. Status ___ : QUO
12. Good times : UPS
13. Numbskull : ASS
21. Transgress : SIN
22. Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
25. Sand trap, e.g. : HAZARD
26. Barely making, with "out" : EKING
27. Defunct : DEAD
28. Prison population : FELONS
29. Needing a doctor's attention : ILL
30. "___ Fly Now" ("Rocky" theme) : GONNA
31. Tummy muscles : ABS
32. "___ won't!" : NOI
33. Establishment with a revolving mirrored ball : DISCO
36. Forrest ___, 1994 Oscar-winning role : GUMP
37. Schoolyard retort : IAMSO
38. Fed. property overseer : GSA
39. Publicize : AIR
40. Novelist Deighton : LEN
45. Available : ATHAND
46. "Already?" : SOSOON
47. "Rubbish!" : BAH
48. First name in soul : ARETHA
52. Play dates? : GIGS
53. Surmounting : ATOP
54. ___ bene : NOTA
55. Down-to-earth : REAL
56. Roughly : ORSO
57. Land that's saluted in this puzzle : ERIN
58. Marquis de ___ : SADE
59. Menu phrase : ALA
60. Instrument famously played by Bill Clinton on "The Arsenio Hall Show" : SAX
61. One catching a ram's eye : EWE

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