New York Times, Thursday, June 11, 2009

Author: Alex Boisvert
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 13, Columns: 19, Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bikini blast : ATEST
6. Car wash aid : RAG
9. Bugs : IRKS
13. Track branch : SPUR
17. Film character played by a full-blooded Cherokee : TONTO
18. Ear: Prefix : OTO
19. Cry : WAIL
20. Name, in a way : CITE
21. Ferrari competitor : LOTUS
22. Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
23. Suburb south of Paris : ORLY
24. Give a star, say : RATE
25. Japanese dog : AKITA
26. Trendy prefix : ECO
27. Cultural org. : NEA
28. iPod contents : TUNES
29. Spruce : NATTY
30. "Heads for the hills" locale? : MOUNTRUSHMORE
33. It may be fired : TILE
34. Poker champ Ungar : STU
35. Actress Mendes : EVA
36. Whence "Thine alabaster cities gleam" lyric : AMERICATHEBEAUTIFUL
46. Baseballer with a "W" on his cap : NAT
47. Kilmer of "Batman Forever" : VAL
48. Mideast capital : SANA
49. 1775 flag motto : DONTTREADONME
56. Actress Moran and others : ERINS
57. Stock : USUAL
58. Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
59. Drunk's woe, with "the" : DTS
60. Bikers may have them : LANES
61. Some RCA products : VCRS
62. Take on : HIRE
63. Knack : ART
64. ___ area : METRO
65. The right point? : EAST
66. Kind of salad : BEET
67. "Holy smokes!" : GEE
68. Pupil, in Picardie : ELEVE
69. Three-point shot, in slang : TREY
70. "... ___ he said" : ORSO
71. Chariot attachment? : EER
72. Pony farm sign : RIDES
1. Hawk's home : ATLANTA
2. Lined up the cross hairs : TOOKAIM
3. Name : ENTITLE
4. Possible result of anxiety : STUTTER
5. "... ___ the least" : TOSAY
6. "Air Music" composer : ROREM
7. Not free : ATACOST
8. Turn bad : GOSOUTH
9. "Forget it!" : IWONT
10. Pinker, perhaps : RARER
11. Hawaiian tourist attraction : KILAUEA
12. Hugger-mugger : SLY
13. Rugby scuffle : SCRUM
14. Softly : PIANO
15. Total : UTTER
16. "The Terminator" man Kyle ___ : REESE
28. "___ so?!" : THAT
31. ___ León (Mexican state bordering Texas) : NUEVO
32. "Law & Order" spinoff, informally : SVU
37. U.N.-like : INTL
38. Wheels : CAR
39. Oil production site? : ATELIER
40. Operator's need : BANDAGE
41. Stately thing in Browning's "Oh, to be in England ..." : ELMTREE
42. Like Bar-Ilan University : ISRAELI
43. Blacked out : FAINTED
44. Rattle : UNNERVE
45. Rodeo rings? : LASSOES
49. Bed cover : DUVET
50. Jazz's Peterson : OSCAR
51. Sip : NURSE
52. Delectable : TASTY
53. Buenos ___ : AIRES
54. As a result of : DUETO
55. Aromatic compound : ESTER
56. Whom Bugs bugs : ELMER
62. "The Wire" shower : HBO

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