New York Times, Thursday, March 18, 2010

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 73, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the answers will include a familiar series of 38-Across (minus the middle square). Connect the squares of this series in order with a line, starting with the circled square. The resulting image will be a pair of 38-Across (WITH the middle square). In addition, the clues all share a feature that provides an additional hint to the puzzle's theme.
JimH notes: There are EIGHT NOTES that, when connected in order, form a pair of EIGHTH NOTES. Also, every clue starts with a solfège name: Do, Re, Mi, etc.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tijuana dishes : FAJITAS
8. Relegated to a state of oblivion : INLIMBO
15. Middle name of Sen. Joe Lieberman : ISADORE
16. Resting place for the deceased : MAUSOLEUM
17. False start's result, in football : FIVEYARDPENALTY
19. Red ___ (sushi order) : TAI
20. "Do me ___ and ..." : AFAVOR
21. Reference abbr. : ETAL
22. Ming's 7'6" and Bryant's 6'6", e.g.: Abbr. : HGTS
24. "Resolved: that ...," for debaters : TOPIC
26. D.O.E. part: Abbr. : ENER
28. "'Tis a pity" : SOSAD
30. Tiberius' "to be" : ESSE
32. Last test before starting some advanced deg. programs : GRE
33. Request of a frog in a fairy tale : KISS
36. Missions, for short : OPS
37. Laptop key : ESC
38. [Refer to blurb] : EIGHTHNOTES
40. Last name in ice cream : EDY
42. Laborer's suffix : IER
43. Lance : STAB
44. Reversible preposition : ERE
45. Double-bladed ___ II razor : TRAC
47. Fated for ruin : DOOMED
51. Doily material : LACE
53. Rent down the center : INTWO
56. Milk: Prefix : LACTO
57. Time-share unit : CONDO
59. Latin motto "Ars ___ artis" : GRATIA
61. Tilly of Tinseltown : MEG
62. Doughbags : MULTIMILLIONAIRE
65. Renaissance cradle city : FLORENCE
66. Resident of the Winter Palace before 1917 : TSARINA
67. Last-column element on the periodic table : RAREGAS
68. Relatively piquant : ZESTIER
1. Rémy Martin units : FIFTHS
2. Lasagna cheese, sometimes : ASIAGO
3. Late New York senator Jacob : JAVITS
4. Lanthan- suffix : IDE
5. Michael's sister La ___ : TOYA
6. Mideast peace conference attendee, 1993 : ARAFAT
7. Regulator mechanism, for short : SERVO
8. Doesn't let go? : IMPRISONS
9. Refusal for Rob Roy : NAE
10. Millet's moon : LUNE
11. Reverse of "bring together" : ISOLATE
12. Mishmashes : MELANGES
13. Mister Belvedere and others : BUTLERS
14. Record of 1947 "Peg ___ Heart" : OMY
18. Lamebrain : DOPE
23. "Reginald" writer : SAKI
25. Large bill, slangily : CSPOT
27. Remote button : REC
29. "Far out, man!" : DIGIT
31. Michigan, e.g., to a Spaniard : ESTADO
34. Fashionista ___ Moon Zombie : SHERI
35. Does in with a rope : STRANGLES
38. Factual info on a dating service questionnaire : EYECOLOR
39. Fatal virus : EBOLA
40. Sole alternative? : EEL
41. Fanged villain : DRACULA
46. Laptop key : CTRL
48. "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" was published in this year : MCMIII
49. Timeless, old-style : ETERNE
50. Reader's place marker : DOGEAR
52. Restaurant order : ENTREE
54. Repeat New York City Marathon winner Grete ___ : WAITZ
55. Lazy : OTIOSE
58. Solving, as a puzzle : DOING
60. Miscellanies : ANAS
62. Dow Chemical, e.g.: Abbr. : MFR
63. Mineral in sheets : MICA
64. Michelangelo's field : ART

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