New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Author: Ronald J. and Nancy J. Byron
Editor: Will Shortz
Ron Byron
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Nancy Byron
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Byron. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Byron. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soft or crunchy snack : TACO
5. Like a 52-Across : SMART
10. Start of an incantation : ABRA
14. The "A" in Chester A. Arthur : ALAN
15. Rudely assertive : PUSHY
16. When repeated, Road Runner's call : BEEP
17. 1908 Cubs player and position : TINKERSHORTSTOP
20. How fame comes, sometimes : ATAPRICE
21. Friars Club event : ROAST
22. The Braves, on a scoreboard : ATL
23. "Pants on fire" person : LIAR
25. 1908 Cubs player and position : EVERSSECONDBASE
33. Chutzpah : NERVE
34. Put an edge on : HONE
35. Hydrotherapy locale : SPA
36. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
37. Barbers' touch-ups : TRIMS
39. Polish's partner : SPIT
40. U. of Miami's athletic org. : ACC
41. Baseball analyst Hershiser : OREL
42. Command to an attack dog : SICEM
43. 1908 Cubs player and position : CHANCEFIRSTBASE
47. Salt Lake City athletes : UTES
48. Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
49. "Yes we can" sloganeer : OBAMA
52. 2006 Ken Jennings book ... or the author himself : BRAINIAC
57. What 17-, 25- and 43-Across were, famously : DOUBLEPLAYCOMBO
60. Virginia ___ (noted 1587 birth) : DARE
61. The Dapper Don : GOTTI
62. Fountain order : MALT
63. Polaris or Sirius : STAR
64. Jimmy of the Daily Planet : OLSEN
65. They're splitsville : EXES
1. "Toodles" : TATA
2. Touched down : ALIT
3. Water-to-wine site : CANA
4. Peeling potatoes, stereotypically : ONKP
5. Mast extensions : SPRITS
6. Bodyguard's asset : MUSCLE
7. Only African-American male to win Wimbledon : ASHE
8. P, on a fraternity house : RHO
9. Norse war god : TYR
10. Work like paper towels : ABSORB
11. Software test version : BETA
12. Vintage autos : REOS
13. Date with an M.D. : APPT
18. Clear, as a tape : ERASE
19. The "t" in Nafta : TRADE
23. Machine with a shuttle : LOOM
24. Rustic lodgings : INNS
25. 1946 high-tech wonder : ENIAC
26. Climbing plant with pealike flowers : VETCH
27. Novelist Jong : ERICA
28. Homes on wheels, in brief : RVS
29. Hot dog topper : CHILI
30. Humane org. since 1866 : ASPCA
31. Black-clad and white-clad Mad adversaries : SPIES
32. Wonderland cake phrase : EATME
37. Logic diagram : TREE
38. Flag tossers, for short : REFS
39. Bro or sis : SIB
41. Of base 8 : OCTAL
42. Showing no emotion : STOIC
44. "Sorry, Wrong ___" : NUMBER
45. Add a star to, say : RERATE
46. Not leave the house : STAYIN
49. They may be stacked against you : ODDS
50. Dinghy, e.g. : BOAT
51. Surrounding glow : AURA
52. Nonkosher diner offerings : BLTS
53. Iditarod terminus : NOME
54. Huge-screen format : IMAX
55. Up to it : ABLE
56. Hotel room roll-ins : COTS
58. Part of Freud's "psychic apparatus" : EGO
59. Vote seeker, for short : POL

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