New York Times, Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. They put the frosting on the cake : ICERS
6. Grant's is in New York : TOMB
10. ___ as a post : DEAF
14. Pacific archipelago nation : SAMOA
15. "Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
16. Golden State sch. : UCAL
17. Fix the hair just so, say : PRIMP
18. Bind with a band : GIRD
19. Actress Singer of "Footloose" : LORI
20. ___ as an arrow : STRAIGHT
22. Jug capacity : GALLON
24. ___ as a pin : NEAT
25. ___ as a fox : CUNNING
26. ___ as an ox : STRONG
29. Outlaw Barrow : CLYDE
30. "Bingo!" : AHA
31. Newton's Black Panther Party co-founder : SEALE
33. Barbecue remnants : ASHES
37. ___ as an owl : WISE
39. Command to a dog : SPEAK
41. ___ as a dog : SICK
42. Some chips, maybe : SNACK
44. Less loony : SANER
46. 4 on a telephone : GHI
47. Bottom dog : LOSER
49. Some chips : NACHOS
51. Theme of this puzzle : SIMILES
54. Eric who played 2003's Hulk : BANA
55. Like, with "with" : ONAPAR
56. ___ as an eel : SLIPPERY
60. Chowderheads : LUGS
61. Sparkling wine locale : ASTI
63. Indoor trees may grow in them : ATRIA
64. Words after "woe" : ISME
65. One end of a hammer : PEEN
66. ___ as a judge : SOBER
67. ___ as a doornail : DEAD
68. ___ as a diamond : HARD
69. The way things are going : TREND
1. AOL and others : ISPS
2. Auto denter in a supermarket parking lot : CART
3. Leader in a robe : EMIR
4. Italian cheese : ROMANO
5. Latin for 37-Across : SAPIENS
6. ___ as a drum : TIGHT
7. Doing the job : ONIT
8. Apartment bldg. V.I.P. : MGR
9. The Joker in Batman movies, e.g. : BADGUY
10. Tedium : DULLNESS
11. Gastroenteritis cause, maybe : ECOLI
12. Baseball All-Star every year from 1955 to 1975 : AARON
13. Impulsive indulgence : FLING
21. Light green plums : GAGES
23. Lawrence Welk's "one"/"two" connector : ANDA
25. ___ as a whistle : CLEAN
26. Fellers in the woods? : SAWS
27. ___ as a rail : THIN
28. Literally, "scraped" : RASA
29. ___ as a bell : CLEAR
32. Cathedral recesses : APSES
34. ___ as a kite : HIGH
35. Repetitive reply : ECHO
36. Nordic runners : SKIS
38. Overshadowed : ECLIPSED
40. Alaskan peninsula where Seward is located : KENAI
43. Nut for caffeine? : KOLA
45. Told to in order to get an opinion : RANPAST
48. Angelic figure : SERAPH
50. Prisoner's opposite : CAPTOR
51. ___ as a rock : SOLID
52. Busy : INUSE
53. Volcanic buildup : MAGMA
54. ___ as a bat : BLIND
56. Suffix with pun : STER
57. Kathryn of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" : ERBE
58. It means nothing to Sarkozy : RIEN
59. Area within a picket fence, say : YARD
62. Pirate's realm : SEA

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