New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: The theme is DOUBLE HEADERS. Four theme answers consist of two words that can be made into new words by appending HEAD to each. So, "Thor, for one" is THUNDER GOD which becomes THUNDERHEAD and GODHEAD. Similarly with WARHEAD and BRIDESHEAD, STEELHEAD and DRUMHEAD, DEADHEAD and LETTERHEAD.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kept in a cellar, perhaps : AGED
5. Droids, iPhones, etc. : PDAS
9. Non-PC computer : IMAC
13. ___ amandine : SOLE
14. Language that gave us "kiwi" : MAORI
15. Roll up, as a sail : FURL
16. Thor, for one : THUNDERGOD
18. Michigan college town : ALMA
19. Porcupine, e.g. : RODENT
20. Actresses West and Clarke : MAES
22. Hosp. areas : ERS
23. Creature on a slide : AMEBA
24. Ones often marrying in a hurry : WARBRIDES
26. Took by the hand : LED
27. My ___, Vietnam : LAI
29. Needing a seat belt extender, say : OBESE
30. Shore leave taker : SAILOR
33. Collectors' completions : SETS
34. Once-common baseball events ... and a hint to 16-, 24-, 46- and 57-Across : DOUBLEHEADERS
38. Chicago exchange, for short : MERC
39. Absorb thoroughly : SOAKIN
40. Agassi of tennis : ANDRE
42. Beat it : LAM
43. It borders two Great Lakes: Abbr. : WIS
46. Calypso instrument : STEELDRUM
50. Place secretly : PLANT
52. Mangy mutt : CUR
53. Seeks redress : SUES
54. Like Mrs. Bumstead : BLONDE
55. Yankee nickname starting in 2004 : AROD
57. It's undeliverable : DEADLETTER
59. Extend one's tour : REUP
60. "The Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
61. Shape (up) : TONE
62. Piedmont city : ASTI
63. Cold war-era lands: Abbr. : SSRS
64. Not taken in by : ONTO
1. Kind of projection : ASTRAL
2. "Beat it!" : GOHOME
3. Got away from : ELUDED
4. Summer Triangle star : DENEB
5. Links figure : PAR
6. Set of beliefs : DOGMA
7. Like crowds in the heat of a match : AROAR
8. 45 half : SIDEB
9. "___ tree falls ..." : IFA
10. Yellowstone forager : MULEDEER
11. Pair on a couch : ARMRESTS
12. Business and tourist : CLASSES
14. Shook hands, say : MET
17. Paternity testing locale : DNALAB
21. B.O. sign : SRO
24. Bits of cunning : WILES
25. "Peer Gynt" playwright : IBSEN
28. Have a bug : AIL
30. A capital of Bolivia : SUCRE
31. "Caught you!" : OHO
32. Queendom, e.g. : REALM
34. Stereotypical glass fillers : DENTURES
35. Not have a home-cooked meal, maybe : ORDEROUT
36. Wanted-poster abbr. : AKA
37. Part of a golf ball : DIMPLE
38. It might run in the rain : MASCARA
41. Golf's Big Easy : ELS
43. Far from demure : WANTON
44. Set right : INDENT
45. Word on many LPs : STEREO
47. Fancy dressers : DUDES
48. Walks like a tosspot : REELS
49. Carrier renamed in 1997 : USAIR
51. Pick 6, e.g. : LOTTO
54. Short-order lunch : BLT
56. Print resolution meas. : DPI
58. Galas : DOS

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