New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Place for an oath : ALTAR
6. It's bugled on a base : TAPS
10. Elevs. : HGTS
14. Electron tube with two elements : DIODE
15. Loads : ALOT
16. Asia's shrunken ___ Sea : ARAL
17. "Sharp Dressed Man" band : ZZTOP
18. 1970 Kinks song : LOLA
19. TV explorer of note : DORA
20. Slapstick puppet show : PUNCHANDJUDY
23. Didn't bother : LEFTBE
26. Guthrie at Woodstock : ARLO
27. Baseball's Young and others : CYS
28. The Monkees' "___ Believer" : IMA
29. Kind of tide : LEE
31. Impress permanently : ETCH
33. "I'm ready for anything!" : SOCKITTOME
37. Centers of circles : FOCI
40. Room at the top of stairs : ATTIC
41. Mideast fed. : UAE
42. Tacitus or Tiberius : ROMAN
43. Not a mainstream religion : SECT
44. Go get some shuteye : HITTHESACK
46. Prefix with pad : HELI
48. Mermaid's realm : SEA
49. Mail carrier's assignment: Abbr. : RTE
50. State of shock : AWE
52. Custard ingredients : EGGS
55. Drink said to prolong life : ELIXIR
57. Yuletide tune : DECKTHEHALLS
60. Mercury or Saturn : MAKE
61. Wise to : INON
62. da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM : IAMBS
66. Tied : EVEN
67. Je ne sais ___ : QUOI
68. Like redheads' tempers, supposedly : FIERY
69. Villain in 2009's "Star Trek" : NERO
70. Bygone barrier breakers : SSTS
71. Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
1. Carpenter's tool with a curved blade : ADZ
2. Eight-times-married Taylor : LIZ
3. Tyke : TOT
4. Take on : ADOPT
5. Form of government Plato wrote about : REPUBLIC
6. Baby powder ingredient : TALC
7. Lei giver's greeting : ALOHA
8. ___ opposites : POLAR
9. Co-creator of the Fantastic Four : STANLEE
10. Journey to Mecca : HADJ
11. He said "Here's to our wives and girlfriends ... may they never meet!" : GROUCHOMARX
12. Arriving after the bell, say : TARDY
13. Wows at a comedy club : SLAYS
21. Classic brand of hair remover : NEET
22. E, in Morse code : DOT
23. Simpson and Kudrow : LISAS
24. Ham it up : EMOTE
25. Magazine staffer : FACTCHECKER
30. It has many needles : ETUI
32. Bus. honchos : CFOS
34. Toy you might enjoy while running : KITE
35. Basis for a Quaker cereal : OAT
36. Citi Field team : METS
38. They have many needles : CACTI
39. Worker on a comic book : INKER
42. Actuality : REALLIFE
44. 140 and up, say : HIGHIQS
45. Cad : HEEL
47. Tennis umpire's cry : LET
50. Some Madison Ave. workers : ADMEN
51. Drive drunkenly, perhaps : WEAVE
53. The "Homo" in "Homo sapiens" : GENUS
54. "Tell me" : SHOOT
56. "In case you didn't hear me the first time ..." : ISAID
58. Casino game with Ping-Pong-like balls : KENO
59. Spanish liqueur : ANIS
63. Computer unit, informally : MEG
64. Cup holder? : BRA
65. Leb. neighbor : SYR

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