New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City SW of Syracuse : ELMIRA
7. Ripoff : SCAM
11. First word of 10-/25-Down's "Billie Jean" : SHE
14. Richie who wrote "We Are the World" with 10-/25-Down : LIONEL
15. 1982 blockbuster by 10-/25-Down : THRILLER
17. Moviegoer's chocolate bite : SNOCAP
18. More honest : SINCERER
19. Kind of cheese : NACHO
21. Its symbol is omega : OHM
22. Right away : NOW
24. Trek to Mecca : HADJ
26. Zero : AUGHT
30. Give the slip to : EVADE
32. 1991 hit album by 10-/25-Down : DANGEROUS
35. "Yum!" : DELISH
37. Air-conditioned : COOL
38. Dir. from Gary, Ind., to Sault Ste. Marie : NNE
39. Grates on : IRKS
40. "Don't you ___ for no favors" (42-Down lyric on 32-Across) : ASKME
42. Joan of rock : JETT
43. Middle of the second century : CLI
44. Ziegfeld and others : FLOS
45. Deluges : SPATES
47. Nickname for 10-/25-Down : KINGOFPOP
50. Romeo's love? : AMORE
51. Popeye creator Elzie ___ : SEGAR
52. Zero : NULL
54. Old spy grp. : OSS
55. Vitality : PEP
57. Juan's uncle? : NOMAS
59. Skin cream ingredient : ALOEVERA
64. Less than wholesale : ATCOST
67. Vocal style of 10-/25-Down, at times : FALSETTO
68. First record label of 10-/25-Down : MOTOWN
69. "Farewell" : BYE
70. Stink up the joint : REEK
71. Small piano : SPINET
1. Some urban rails : ELS
2. Writer ___ Yutang : LIN
3. Classic part of a 10-/25-Down stage act : MOONWALKING
4. Atahualpa, for one : INCA
5. Gets to : REACHES
6. Greek leader? : ALPHA
7. City grid: Abbr. : STS
8. ___-Town (Midwest hub) : CHI
9. River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
10. With 25-Down, this puzzle's honoree : MICHAEL
11. Certain camera, for short : SLR
12. Laugh syllable : HEE
13. Miss the mark : ERR
16. Ring-tailed primate : LEMUR
20. Quirky : ODD
22. Old fast-food chain : NEDICKS
23. Be positioned above : OVERLIE
25. See 10-Down : JACKSON
27. Song on 32-Across : GONETOOSOON
28. Bird dogs, say : HUNTERS
29. Flies over Africa? : TSETSES
31. Bad-mouth : DIS
33. Jean Valjean, e.g. : NOM
34. Takes off : GOES
36. Either 50 of 50/50 : HALF
41. Appeasement : SOP
42. First song on 32-Across : JAM
44. With 10-Down, 1975 album by 10-/25-Down : FOREVER
46. Handheld device : PALMTOP
48. Goggles : GAPES
49. Bit of wordplay : PUN
53. Rich soils : LOAMS
56. Rose family member : PETE
58. Play starter : ACTI
59. Vance in Okla., e.g. : AFB
60. Minstrel's song : LAY
61. Arena cry : OLE
62. Itinerary part: Abbr. : RTE
63. Just dandy : AOK
65. Riksdag locale: Abbr. : SWE
66. Cable channel with the slogan "We Know Drama" : TNT

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