New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 77, Blocks: 42 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Actor Assante : ARMAND
7. Imprison : EMBAR
12. Mil. rank : PFC
15. Oregonian : BEAVER
16. Frost lines : VERSE
17. Netscape acquirer : AOL
18. Entrance requirement, maybe : APTITUDETEST
20. Meter-candle : LUX
21. Barack Obama, 2005-08, e.g. : FRESHMANSENATOR
23. Part of Santa's bagful : TOY
24. ___ Enterprise : USS
25. 1950s White House resident : MAMIE
27. Rookie's superstition : SOPHOMOREJINX
32. Skier's wish : SNOW
34. Archaeological find : URN
35. "Just kidding!" : NOT
36. Texas city ... and a hint to the starts of 21-, 27-, 45- and 56-Across : COLLEGESTATION
42. ___-wop : DOO
43. Bum ___ : RAP
44. To be, to Brutus : ESSE
45. Subsidiary member of a firm : JUNIORPARTNER
51. Blockage remover : STENT
52. Actress ___ Ling of "The Crow" : BAI
53. Fool : SAP
56. Some restaurant and pharmacy lures : SENIORDISCOUNTS
62. Feel awful : AIL
63. French Academy's 40 members : THEIMMORTALS
64. Classic British two-seaters : MGS
65. Vapid : INANE
66. Ogle : LEERAT
67. Like Dvorák's "Serenade for Strings" : INE
68. Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
69. Gauge : ASSESS
1. Toward the stern : ABAFT
2. Not an original : REPRO
3. "Ahoy, ___!" : MATEY
4. Company with the stock symbol CAR : AVIS
5. Belg. neighbor : NETH
6. Solicit, as business : DRUMUP
7. Still : EVENSO
8. Subway Series participant : METS
9. "Desperate Housewives" role : BREE
10. Part of P.T.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
11. Bring back to domestication : RETAME
12. Gold-colored horses : PALOMINOS
13. Multipurpose, somehow : FOURINONE
14. 160, to Caesar : CLX
19. Place for a gauge, informally : DASH
22. Persian for "crown" : TAJ
26. Bus. card info : EXT
27. Tijuana tanner : SOL
28. Pooh pal : OWL
29. High school dept. : MUS
30. Little bit : ORT
31. Messenger ___ : RNA
32. Half-salute : SCOUTSIGN
33. Only you : NOONEELSE
37. Make a clanger : ERR
38. Clothing retailer since 1969 : GAP
39. Air monitor, for short : EPA
40. Shirt to wear with shorts : TEE
41. Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
42. CD players : DJS
46. Days ___ : INN
47. Ear inflammation : OTITIS
48. Ones who drive people home? : RBIMEN
49. Australian island: Abbr. : TASM
50. San ___, Christmas figure in Italy : NICOLA
53. Entrap : SNARE
54. World record? : ATLAS
55. Attention getters : PSSTS
57. [Gasp!] : OHNO
58. Tail end : REAR
59. Sup : DINE
60. Tram loads : ORES
61. Shoshone speakers : UTES
62. Ennemi's opposite : AMI

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