New York Times, Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Leave in a hurry : RUNOFF
7. Toothed tools : SAWS
11. Where a truck driver sits : CAB
14. Swingline item : STAPLE
15. Field yield : CROP
16. Corrida cheer : OLE
17. *Impervious to picking, as a lock : TAMPERPROOF
19. Telecom giant acquired by Verizon : MCI
20. Legal ending : ESE
21. Leisure : EASE
22. Air apparent? : SMOG
23. "Liquid diet" devotee : SOT
25. *Engraver's surface : COPPERPLATE
28. Piled carelessly : INAHEAP
30. Superlative suffix : IEST
31. Seized vehicle : REPO
32. High-rise apartment garden site : TERRACE
36. *Motto of the U.S. Coast Guard : SEMPERPARATUS
40. Playful kissing : BUSSING
41. Middle-earth creatures : ENTS
43. Catherine, the last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
45. Nestles : CUDDLES
47. *Routine-bound bureaucrat : PAPERPUSHER
51. Online communications, for short : IMS
52. Notable times : ERAS
53. Start the kitty : ANTE
54. Tibetan beast : YAK
56. Rocker Ocasek : RIC
57. *Countries with big militaries : SUPERPOWERS
61. Part of a tuba's sound : PAH
62. Vietnam's continent : ASIA
63. Naturally illuminated : SUNLIT
64. Petal plucker's pronoun : SHE
65. Remain undecided : PEND
66. Compliment heard in the dress department : ITSYOU
1. Q-U connection : RST
2. Hagen of Broadway : UTA
3. Camp clothing identifier : NAMETAPE
4. Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
5. Lamb's coat : FLEECE
6. Not agin : FER
7. Bit of fabric : SCRAP
8. Got out of bed : AROSE
9. Affection seeker : WOOER
10. Tanning lotion letters : SPF
11. ,,,,, : COMMAS
12. "Little Women" author : ALCOTT
13. It's darker than cream : BEIGE
18. Jalapeños and chilies : PEPPERS
22. Rained pellets : SLEETED
23. Knight's title : SIR
24. Bills in tills : ONES
26. Hall's singing partner : OATES
27. Type size : PICA
29. Men of La Mancha : HOMBRES
33. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
34. Owner of a brand? : RANCHER
35. Debate the pros and cons : ARGUE
37. Sign of a contented cat : PURR
38. Improbable : UNLIKELY
39. Flower holder : STEM
42. Deflation sound : SSS
43. Persona non grata : PARIAH
44. Geronimo's tribe : APACHE
46. Recover from a soaking : DRYOUT
47. Those "walking" through the answers to the starred clues : PERPS
48. YouTube button : PAUSE
49. Remove, as a corsage : UNPIN
50. Lieu : STEAD
55. Barley beards : AWNS
57. Knucklehead : SAP
58. Letter before omega : PSI
59. ___ Grande : RIO
60. "The ___ Erwin Show" of 1950s TV : STU

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