New York Times, Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Author: Mike Buckley
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Buckley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Wing it : ADLIB
6. It may dangle from a dog collar : IDTAG
11. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
14. Pioneer in 35mm cameras : LEICA
15. Food strainer : SIEVE
16. It flows in the Seine : EAU
17. Kind of mint : AFTERDINNER
19. Electee of '48 : HST
20. Indeterminate ordinal : NTH
21. Eric who played the villain in 2009's "Star Trek" : BANA
22. Lively wit : ESPRIT
24. "Just you wait, ___ 'iggins ..." : ENRY
26. Chicken coop : HENHOUSE
28. It's known as the Ship With the Mighty Stinger : USSWASP
31. Heading for half of crossword clues : DOWN
32. Plunder : LOOT
33. "So that's done!" : PHEW
35. How mosquitoes can leave you : ITCHY
39. Game with matchsticks : NIM
40. Repeated "Wayne's World" cry ... or a hint to each half of 17-, 26-, 51- and 63-Across : PARTYON
42. Letters on a motel sign : AAA
43. First Hebrew letter : ALEPH
45. Oxy 10 target : ACNE
46. Env. within an env., perhaps : ENCL
47. Highland girl : LASS
49. Baked dessert with a little crunch : NUTCAKE
51. Traditional Chinese beverage : GREENTEA
55. Instrument played with a bow : VIOL
56. "I can ___" : RELATE
57. Old schoolmistress : MARM
59. Unyielding Dr. Seuss character : ZAX
62. "Honest" prez : ABE
63. Multiple-company building, to Brits : OFFICEBLOCK
66. Implore : BEG
67. One of the Simpsons : MARGE
68. "___ Meenie" (2010 hit) : EENIE
69. Done with a wink : SLY
70. Hair net : SNOOD
71. Oboes and saxes : REEDS
1. Simpson of the Simpson-Bowles commission : ALAN
2. Adroit : DEFT
3. Like ballerinas : LITHESOME
4. Motel machine sign : ICE
5. Singer Streisand : BARBRA
6. "Love ___ the air" : ISIN
7. Someone who's "in the kitchen" in "I've Been Working on the Railroad" : DINAH
8. Easy-to-multiply number : TEN
9. Skin-care brand : AVEENO
10. "They All Laughed" composer : GERSHWIN
11. ___ jacket : NEHRU
12. Camel's rest stop : OASIS
13. Montana mining city : BUTTE
18. Locale for some brief R&R : DAYSPA
23. France's ___ d'Avignon : PONT
25. It's above Alta. and Sask. : NWT
27. Comic who sang "I Love to Laugh" in "Mary Poppins" : EDWYNN
28. Radius neighbor : ULNA
29. Earth : SOIL
30. "Wheel of Fortune" category : PHRASE
34. List shortener: Abbr. : ETC
36. Former U.S. territory : CANALZONE
37. Break into, as a computer : HACK
38. New Haven school : YALE
40. Ghostly figures : PHANTOMS
41. Hors d'___ : OEUVRE
44. "Have mercy!," e.g. : PLEA
46. Earth Day prefix : ECO
48. Tennis's Edberg : STEFAN
50. Cry in a forest : TIMBER
51. Snaps up : GRABS
52. Maverick : REBEL
53. Words of passing interest? : ELEGY
54. Compañero : AMIGO
58. Served a ball past : ACED
60. Nitric ___ : ACID
61. Vintage Jags : XKES
64. Frizzy do, informally : FRO
65. Peggy of "Lady and the Tramp" : LEE

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