New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Author: Tim Wescott
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Wescott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {VX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Clinks : JAILS
6. Way out : AFAR
10. Baseball star in Senate steroid hearings : SOSA
14. Sheltered water : INLET
15. Repetitive routine : ROTE
16. It may be pumped : IRON
17. Argue forcibly : MAKEASTRONGCASE
20. South American cruise stop : RIO
21. Finish lacing up : TIEAKNOT
22. ___ fly (run producer) : SAC
25. Catch red-handed : NAB
27. Royal Navy drink of old : GROG
28. Pesticide spreader, e.g. : CROPSPRAYER
32. Brian of ambient music : ENO
35. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
36. Arthurian times, say : YORE
37. Name in 2001 bankruptcy news : ENRON
39. Knoxville sch. : UTENN
41. Grizzlies' org. : NBA
42. "Call it!" call : TAILS
43. Lehmann of opera : LOTTE
44. Damage, so to speak : COST
46. Con man? : ANTI
47. Chaotic place : ZOO
48. Terse : SHORTWINDED
51. "Don't ___ me, bro!" : TASE
53. Dark half of a Chinese circle : YIN
54. G.P.S. heading : SSE
55. Like a Möbius strip : ONESIDED
59. Class with the periodic table on the wall, often: Abbr. : SCI
61. Where Olaf I or Olaf II sat : NORWEGIANTHRONE
66. "___ la Douce" (1963 film) : IRMA
67. Fish-eating raptor : ERNE
68. Moves gingerly : EASES
69. Cold war propaganda disseminator : TASS
70. Rink fake : DEKE
71. Like Yogi Berra, physically : SQUAT
1. Huck's raftmate : JIM
2. Bibliophile's suffix : ANA
3. Sort : ILK
4. Lounge lizard's look : LEER
5. Discolorations : STAINS
6. Works in a gallery : ART
7. Snow structure : FORT
8. Yours, in Tours : ATOI
9. Bridge no-no : RENEGE
10. 2007 Michael Moore documentary : SICKO
11. Juicer remnants : ORANGERINDS
12. Eh : SOSO
13. Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
18. Needing a rinse : SOAPY
19. "La Bohème" setting : GARRET
22. Charles who created Peppermint Patty : SCHULZ
23. "Am not!" response : ARETOO
24. Shake hands : COMETOTERMS
26. It's most useful when it's broken : BRONCO
29. Blood drive donation : PINT
30. Shady retreat : ARBOR
31. Like bread dough or beer : YEASTY
33. Actor Nick and family : NOLTES
34. Like some football kicks : ONSIDE
38. Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
40. Storied monster, informally : NESSIE
45. Dance for Chubby Checker : TWIST
49. Counterbalanced, as bets : HEDGED
50. What some races are won by : INCHES
52. ___ the custom (traditionally) : ASWAS
55. "Get ___!" ("Stop procrastinating!") : ONIT
56. "The Thin Man" detective : NORA
57. Mayo's land : EIRE
58. Dungeonlike : DANK
60. Modern home of ancient Ur : IRAQ
62. Alumna bio word : NEE
63. Columbus sch. : OSU
64. Teachers' org. : NEA
65. 1970s self-improvement program : EST

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