New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 2009

Author: Gary & Stephen Kennedy
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Kennedy
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 85, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kennedy. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kennedy. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: As the long answer at 7 Down implies, there are ten symmetrically arranged Across answers which need the word DOG added to make sense. 1 Across is HOT DOG, 9 is DEVIL DOG, 15 is ALPHA DOG, 36 is DOG EAR, 34 is DOG CATCHER. Those are all in the top half. Rotating the grid to see the symmetric answers in the bottom half you get DOG TAG, DOG BREEDER, LUCKY DOG, SALTY DOG, and at 74 across you need to add the missing word twice to get DOG EAT DOG.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Show-off : HOT
4. Manx cries : MEOWS
9. U.S. Marine : DEVIL
14. "Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANA
15. Leader of the pack : ALPHA
16. Like some flocks : OVINE
17. Neurotic cartoon character : REN
18. End of the line, e.g. : DEPOT
19. Auto debut of 1989 : LEXUS
20. Bullet train type : MAGLEV
22. Go for : LIKE
24. Hosp. locations : ERS
25. Innards : VISCERA
27. Common sports injury site : KNEE
28. Certain occupation : SITIN
31. Milo's canine pal : OTIS
32. See 4-Down : USSR
33. "Star Trek" empath : TROI
34. Animal control officer : CATCHER
36. Folded corner : EAR
37. Trail : PATH
38. 1927-31 Ford : MODELA
42. Alexander ___, Russian who popularized a chess opening : PETROV
44. Hibernia : ERIN
46. G.I.'s ID : TAG
47. Person who raises and sells pups : BREEDER
49. City containing a country : ROME
50. Big rig : SEMI
53. "Get ___!" : AJOB
54. Plotted for urban uses : ZONED
55. Cans : AXES
56. Entertains : REGALES
58. "Holy moly!" : MAN
59. 20 places? : ATMS
60. Cry that may accompany pounding : OPENUP
64. Using base 8 : OCTAL
66. Steal : POACH
68. ___ Miss : OLE
69. One bit : ATALL
70. One falling into good fortune : LUCKY
71. NBC-TV inits. : SNL
72. Old sailor : SALTY
73. Animal in a lodge : OTTER
74. Cutthroat : EAT
1. Damage : HARM
2. Ready to serve : ONEA
3. Kraft Foods drink : TANG
4. With "the" and 32-Across, describing an old Matryoshka doll : MADEIN
5. Hgts. : ELEVS
6. Antonym: Abbr. : OPP
7. Hit song from 2000 ... and a hint to 10 symmetrically arranged Across answers : WHOLETTHEDOGSOUT
8. Mocking, in a way : SATIRIC
9. Loser to Clinton : DOLE
10. The 31st vis-à-vis the 1st, e.g. : EVE
11. She-foxes : VIXENS
12. Habituates : INURES
13. Inferior : LESSER
21. Super Bowl of 2023 : LVII
23. K2 locale : KASHMIR
26. Mac, e.g. : COAT
27. Many a Kirkuk resident : KURD
28. Dance bit : STEP
29. "Dies ___" : IRAE
30. Injury, in law : TORT
34. Lascaux paintings, e.g. : CAVEART
35. Long, long time : EON
37. With 48-Down, for example, south of the border : POR
39. Cornwallis's school : ETON
40. Pricey fabric : LAME
41. Yellowing, maybe : AGED
43. Parts of box scores: Abbr. : RBIS
45. Sitcom with the character B.J. : REBA
48. See 37-Down : EJEMPLO
49. Shot up : ROSE
50. Some Girl Scout cookies : SAMOAS
51. First-and-second bet : EXACTA
52. A little nuts : MENTAL
54. Feature of a pleasant summer day : ZEPHYR
57. "Two Treatises of Government" writer : LOCKE
59. Friend : ALLY
61. It has two holes : NOSE
62. Arms runner? : ULNA
63. Stone, e.g. : PELT
65. PC key : ALT
67. Not delay : ACT

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