New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Author: Donna S. Levin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Levin. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Partner of punishment : CRIME
6. John Irving title character : GARP
10. Leftovers from threshing : CHAFF
15. Dwelling section whose name comes from the Arabic for "forbidden place" : HAREM
16. Kind of exam : ORAL
17. Oscar winner Berry : HALLE
18. Dickens novel with the 56-Across as its backdrop : ATALEOFTWOCITIES
21. Not an elective: Abbr. : REQ
22. Like hen's teeth : RARE
23. Features of the Sierras : ARETES
24. Venue : SITE
25. Nickelodeon explorer : DORA
27. Declaration attributed to Marie Antoinette just before the 56-Across : LETTHEMEATCAKE
33. Oyster eater in a Lewis Carroll verse : WALRUS
34. Fraternal group : ELKS
35. Stale Italian bread? : LIRE
37. "___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
38. Catch sight of : ESPY
39. Miserly Marner : SILAS
40. ___ Pahlevi, last shah of Iran : REZA
41. Launder : WASH
42. Without profit : ATCOST
43. Song of the 56-Across : LAMARSEILLAISE
46. Butter slices : PATS
47. Indian tourist mecca : AGRA
48. 109, famously : PTBOAT
52. "Yikes!" : EGAD
53. To's opposite : FRO
56. Event that began in 1789 : FRENCHREVOLUTION
60. Play caller : COACH
61. "Milk's favorite cookie," in commercials : OREO
62. Unguent : SALVE
63. Binge : SPREE
64. Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
65. Grove constituents : TREES
1. Scorch : CHAR
2. Assign stars to, say : RATE
3. With 33-Down, topic in the 2008 presidential campaign : IRAQ
4. ___ B or ___ C of the Spice Girls : MEL
5. Retired : EMERITUS
6. Get out of jail : GOFREE
7. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
8. Unprocessed : RAW
9. Negotiating partner of Isr. : PLO
10. Sarkozy's presidential predecessor : CHIRAC
11. Loathe : HATE
12. Landed : ALIT
13. Leave, as out of fear : FLEE
14. Admit, with "up" : FESS
19. Solemn promises : OATHS
20. Vehicles on the links : CARTS
24. Dam site : STREAM
25. Oracle site : DELPHI
26. Like some chardonnays : OAKY
27. Arista or Motown : LABEL
28. "My Fair Lady" role : ELIZA
29. Tinkers (with) : MESSES
30. Singer Keys : ALICIA
31. Drug units : KILOS
32. Wipe out : ERASE
33. See 3-Down : WAR
36. Superlative suffix : EST
38. Big ___ Conference : EAST
39. Hoagy Carmichael classic : STARDUST
41. Anger : WRATH
42. Like some pond life : ALGAL
44. Geronimo, e.g. : APACHE
45. Middle of an atoll : LAGOON
48. Gomer Pyle and platoonmates, by rank: Abbr. : PFCS
49. Classic Vegas hotel, with "the" : TROP
50. Winnie-the-Pooh, for one : BEAR
51. On a single occasion : ONCE
52. Tied up : EVEN
53. Manicurist's tool : FILE
54. Wander : ROVE
55. Change for a five : ONES
57. Spoil : ROT
58. "Able was I ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
59. La Brea goo : TAR

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