New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 2009

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Examines a passage : READS
6. Low islands : CAYS
10. Some Morgan Stanley announcements, for short : IPOS
14. Maker of Gauntlet and Area 51 : ATARI
15. Cousin of a heckelphone : OBOE
16. Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
17. Hospital employee's role as an opera girl? : NURSESAIDA
19. Lord, e.g. : PEER
20. Swear words? : IDO
21. Mattress brand : SERTA
22. Tiramisu topper : COCOA
23. Locales for some orators : SENATES
25. Attorney general before Reno : BARR
26. What Starkist decided to do for "Charlie"? : NAMETHATTUNA
31. Circles overhead? : HALOS
34. Carbonium and others : IONS
35. Boom preceder : SIS
36. Grace period? : AMEN
37. Hard-to-refute evidence in court : TAPES
39. Boarding zones: Abbr. : STNS
40. Veto : NIX
41. Does some floor work : MOPS
42. In turmoil : UPSET
43. A girl, born 8:48 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces, e.g.? : DELIVERYDATA
47. You might be safe with them : UMPS
48. Came out : EMERGED
52. Trajectories : PATHS
54. Where some dye for a living : SALON
56. Band from Japan : OBI
57. Hollow response : ECHO
58. Where a Hungarian toy inventor vacations in the Caribbean? : RUBIKSCUBA
60. McAn of footwear : THOM
61. Valuable deposits : ORES
62. Goof-off : IDLER
63. Orphan of literature : EYRE
64. 1976 top 10 hit for Kiss : BETH
65. Talk radio's G. Gordon ___ : LIDDY
1. Indian royalty : RANIS
2. Exercise performed on a bench : ETUDE
3. Singer Neville : AARON
4. Vets, e.g.: Abbr. : DRS
5. Shop-closing occasions : SIESTAS
6. Not cultured : COARSE
7. Slightly : ABIT
8. His planet of exile is Dagobah : YODA
9. Last word of "America the Beautiful" : SEA
10. BMW, e.g. : IMPORT
11. Cobbler bottoms : PIECRUSTS
12. Three-layer snack : OREO
13. Title sister played by Shirley MacLaine, 1970 : SARA
18. "... bad as they ___" : SEEM
22. Burmese and others : CATS
24. Not long from now : ANON
25. Most of the Ten Commandments, basically : BANS
27. A little stiff? : TIPSY
28. Furrow maker : HOE
29. Almost perfect? : NINE
30. Number two: Abbr. : ASST
31. Full house, e.g. : HAND
32. Gérard's girlfriend : AMIE
33. Villain from DC : LEXLUTHOR
37. Pirouette points : TOES
38. Shower time: Abbr. : APR
39. Train in a ring : SPAR
41. Court stars, maybe, in brief : MVPS
42. Knife, e.g. : UTENSIL
44. Returnee's "hello!" : IMHOME
45. "Yum!" : DELISH
46. Every which way : AMOK
49. Creator of "Dick Tracy" : GOULD
50. Fell back : EBBED
51. Holder of secrets, often : DIARY
52. Black ___, archnemesis of Mickey Mouse : PETE
53. Sore : ACHY
54. "You betcha!" : SURE
55. Support when one shouldn't : ABET
58. Take the wrong way? : ROB
59. Year Saint Innocent I became pope : CDI

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