New York Times, Friday, May 15, 2009

Author: Xan Vongsathorn
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Tower that's typically scaled from the outside : SILO
5. Confederate general Early : JUBAL
10. Concern for a checker : FACT
14. Confident assertion : ICAN
15. Harmoniously : ASONE
16. Cap material? : SNOW
17. Fun application : TEMPORARYTATTOO
20. Before making the cut? : PREOP
21. Subterranean lines : GASMAINS
22. Bare-bones : AUSTERE
25. "Ubu Imperator" artist, 1923 : ERNST
26. Boom producer : TNT
27. Beach houses, often : RENTALS
31. "Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me" instrument : UKE
32. Pot cover : TEACOZY
33. Playback problem : SKIP
34. Argue (with) : SPAR
37. Ann of "Rebel Without a Cause" : DORAN
38. Some dolls : KENS
39. Get together (with) : ALLY
40. The annus in Dryden's "Annus Mirabilis" : MDCLXVI
42. Response to an e-mailed joke, maybe : LOL
43. Giggles : TEEHEES
44. Dwindle : EBB
47. Stuffy, as air : STALE
49. Barely boiling : ASIMMER
51. Captain Marvel, to Billy Batson : ALTEREGO
55. Hit the big leagues : GOPRO
56. Means of secret writing ... or a description of a 17-Across? : DISAPPEARINGINK
59. Supermodel Sastre : INES
60. Soon to experience : INFOR
61. Lake bordering four states : ERIE
62. Three-___ : PEAT
63. Nobles and knights in the Middle Ages, e.g. : CASTE
64. Start to do well? : NEER
1. Be content with where one is : SITPAT
2. Annual river thaw : ICERUN
3. Like the worst of excuses : LAMEST
4. High, in a way : ONPOT
5. It holds the mayo : JAR
6. ___ Patriot Act (2001 measure) : USA
7. Wimbledon champ, 1976-80 : BORG
8. "Dragonwyck" author Seton : ANYA
9. Do-overs : LETS
10. Canopus or Polaris : FSTAR
11. Protesting the pro-testers? : ANTINUKE
12. Kind of cap with a tail : COONSKIN
13. Some ballroom dances : TWOSTEPS
18. ___ citato : OPERE
19. C.I.A. betrayer arrested in 1994 : AMES
23. Computer instructions heading : README
24. Secure, in a way : ENCODE
28. Image on a dime : TORCH
29. Garden shrub : AZALEA
30. Largish animals with black ear tufts : LYNXES
32. Go for it : TRY
33. Biathlon need : SKI
34. Party dishful : SALSADIP
35. Stripped-down story : PLOTLINE
36. Hopelessly confuddled : ALLATSEA
41. Winning move? : VSIGN
43. Maryland player, informally : TERP
44. Result of many conquests, perhaps : EMPIRE
45. Late comedian Mac : BERNIE
46. Stock figure : BROKER
48. Minimal : LEAST
50. ___ David (six-pointed star) : MOGEN
52. "Beowulf," for one : EPIC
53. Rowlands of "Gloria" : GENA
54. Lubbers : OAFS
57. Hokum : ROT
58. Steam : IRE

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