New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Author: Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Kavanaugh
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Windy City team : CUBS
5. "Me, me, me" sort : DIVA
9. Like a teddy bear : FUZZY
14. Summer Games org. : USOC
15. Radiate : EMIT
16. Steinbeck migrants : OKIES
17. Certain mortgage, briefly : REFI
18. All over : ANEW
19. Successfully defend : REPEL
20. Spicy bar fare : BUFFALOWINGS
23. Turns, in a way : SPOILS
24. It may have orchids or plumerias : LEI
25. Ceremonial utterance : IDO
28. Yellow : LILYLIVERED
32. Author Ferber : EDNA
36. Kiltie's turndown : NAE
37. Wipe out : NEGATE
38. Cape Cod town : TRURO
40. Baseball bigwigs, for short : GMS
42. Largish combo : NONET
43. Lacking melanin : ALBINO
45. Where It.'s at : EUR
47. "Dear" ones : SIRS
48. Game to 11 points : TABLETENNIS
51. Milk source : SOY
52. Crew leader : COX
53. Place for pampering : DAYSPA
58. Easy preparation instruction ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28- and 48-Across : JUSTADDWATER
61. Big cheese : NABOB
64. Form of silica : OPAL
65. Group of thousands, maybe : CAST
66. Muscat native : OMANI
67. Comstock's find : LODE
68. Scoreboard tally : HITS
69. One, for one : DIGIT
70. Sail support : SPAR
71. 2004 Brad Pitt film : TROY
1. Cuts back : CURBS
2. Finish off : USEUP
3. Super, in showbiz : BOFFO
4. "Futurama" genre : SCIFI
5. Buys and sells : DEALSIN
6. "___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
7. Op-ed's offering : VIEW
8. Freely : ATWILL
9. Pardoned : FORGIVEN
10. Luau strings : UKES
11. Mail aid : ZIP
12. Zuider ___ : ZEE
13. Fashion monogram : YSL
21. Tide competitor : ALL
22. Frau's "forget it" : NEIN
25. Certain Oriental rug maker : IRANI
26. Ward off : DETER
27. "Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
29. Internet annoyance : LAG
30. Red Sea land : YEMEN
31. They may clash : EGOS
32. Les ___-Unis : ETATS
33. 1964 Tony Randall title role : DRLAO
34. Having a rough knotted surface : NUBBY
35. Seed covering : ARIL
39. 18 inches, give or take : ONECUBIT
41. Radiation source : SUN
44. Siouan speakers : OTOS
46. "Batman" villain, with "the" : RIDDLER
49. Sings the praises of : EXTOLS
50. Go back and forth in the woods? : SAW
54. America's Cup entrant : YACHT
55. Flight part : STAIR
56. Green topping : PESTO
57. Too-too : ARTSY
58. Mitchell who wrote and sang "Chelsea Morning" : JONI
59. Per unit : APOP
60. Jean Arp's movement : DADA
61. Signal at Christie's : NOD
62. "___ losing it?" : AMI
63. Avocation, slangily : BAG

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