New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 2009

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FJXY} Spans: 4 Grid has super symmetry There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This grid looks like a compass and the four unchecked squares on each edge place N, W, E and S in their appropriate locations.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Drug combination? : MORTARANDPESTLE
15. Many a vigilante : AVENGER
16. Call for dishes : ORDERIN
17. Going for : COSTING
18. Unspoken language : SIGNING
19. Not in the dark : HIP
20. Scent : ODORIZE
22. River that meets the Thames at London : LEA
23. Very hot star : IDOL
25. Insinuating : SNIDE
26. No walk in the park : SLOG
27. Players that replaced Minis : NANOS
29. Base pay recipient?: Abbr. : NCO
30. Title holder : SPINE
31. Pitcher Orlando Hernández's nickname : ELDUQUE
33. Undercover Playboy bunny of 1963 : STEINEM
35. Continuous series : RUN
36. "Lost" Emmy nominee Henry ___ Cusick : IAN
37. Sans strife : ATPEACE
41. Break, as a habit : UNLEARN
44. Started : SHIED
45. ___ Morris College, in Jacksonville, Tex. : LON
47. Electric guitar model, familiarly : STRAT
48. Mind : HEED
49. Praise for Nero? : LAUDE
51. Bygone boomers : SSTS
52. Gate info: Abbr. : ARR
53. Bebe who co-starred in "The Maltese Falcon," 1931 : DANIELS
55. Act on a primal urge : EAT
56. "Krapp's Last Tape" playwright : BECKETT
58. Chew out : RIPINTO
60. Be postponed : LIEOVER
61. Dweller along Lake Volta : GHANIAN
62. Doesn't get wrapped up well? : ENDSONASOURNOTE
1. Not taken to the cleaners? : MACHINEWASHABLE
2. Not perfectly round : OVOIDAL
3. Come back : RESPOND
4. Major downer? : TNT
5. Money-changer's profit : AGIO
6. Splits : RENDS
7. W.W. I battle locale near the Belgian border : ARGONNE
8. Hoedown moves : DOSIDOS
9. It may be received after sweeping : PRIZE
10. Sedative target, with "the" : EDGE
11. Beltway fig. : SEN
12. Longtime columnist for The Nation : TRILLIN
13. Phone system starting point : LINEONE
14. One set for a future wedding? : ENGAGEMENTSTONE
21. Pro wrestler Flair : RIC
24. "Walk on the Wild Side" singer : LOUREED
26. Upright relatives : SPINETS
28. Platoon part : SQUAD
30. They make lasting impressions : SEALS
32. Family moniker : UNC
34. Roofing material : TIN
38. Legalese adverb : THEREIN
39. Like some navels : PIERCED
40. Hyundai model : ELANTRA
41. Bear : UNDERGO
42. First name in late-night talk, once : ARSENIO
43. Automatic sound : RATATAT
46. Réponse affirmative : OUI
49. Round midnight? : LATEN
50. Root of law : ELIHU
53. Band that famously remade "Satisfaction" on its first album : DEVO
54. Work to help one get 57-Down : SPAR
57. See 54-Down : KOS
59. Night spot : INN

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