New York Times, Thursday, July 30, 2009

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Facility : EEEE
5. <-- What this is, on a calendar : MAY
8. Signals : QQQQ
12. Jiltee of myth : MEDEA
14. Yamaha offering, in brief : ATV
15. Perform acceptably : CUTIT
16. Profanities (and a hint to this puzzle's anomalies) : FOURLETTERWORDS
19. Peer group? : IIII
20. Razz : TTTT
21. Liverpool-to-Portsmouth dir. : SSE
23. Buzzers : GNATS
25. Some exchanges, quickly : IMS
28. Arrives : GETSTHERE
30. Mean mien : SNEER
32. Scale range : ONETOTEN
33. Do what Jell-O does : JIGGLE
34. Alley of Moo : OOP
35. Patient responses : AHS
36. Geisha's accessory : FAN
37. Like : ALA
38. Many "Star Wars" fighters : DROIDS
40. Blood, e.g. : GANGSTER
42. Forward : SAUCY
43. Some people in a tree : ANCESTORS
44. Division of an office bldg. : STE
45. Wasn't straight : ARCED
46. Carry-___ : ONS
47. Garden sights : BBBB
49. Is behind : OOOO
51. Record holders? (and a punny hint to this puzzle's anomalies) : REPEATOFFENDERS
58. Sluggish : INERT
59. Whistle blower : REF
60. "American Idol" judge : ABDUL
61. "Man oh man!" : GGGG
62. ___ admin (computer techie) : SYS
63. Hip : YYYY
1. Voltaic cell meas. : EMF
2. Abbr. in a help-wanted ad : EEO
3. E-mail address ending : EDU
4. Like H. P. Lovecraft among all popular writers? : EERIEST
5. Show types : MATINEES
6. Part of a 2005 SBC merger : ATT
7. Actress Mimieux of "Where the Boys Are" : YVETTE
8. Offering, as a price : QUOTING
9. 12 or 15 min. : QTR
10. Rx abbr. : QID
11. Peck parts: Abbr. : QTS
13. Iranian supreme leader ___ Khamenei : ALI
15. 100 lbs. : CWT
17. Some musical notes : EIGHTHS
18. Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
21. They may have niños and niñas : SENORAS
22. Exit : STEPOUT
24. Royal son of the comics : ARN
26. Nuclear unit : MEGATON
27. Merchants : SELLERS
28. Stuff on a shelf : GOODS
29. Kowtower : TOADY
30. Squeals : SINGS
31. Cans : REARS
33. Courtroom identification : JANEDOE
36. Starts of some sporting events : FACEOFFS
39. Big chip off the old block? : ICEBERG
40. Health supplement chain : GNC
41. Defended : STOODBY
43. Pergolas : ARBORS
45. Dance grp. at the Met : ABT
48. It goes over a plate : BAT
50. ___ leash : ONA
51. Horse and buggy : RIG
52. Official lang. of Barbados : ENG
53. Part of a violin : PEG
54. Hardly macho : FEY
55. Actress Williams of the 1960s-'70s : EDY
56. ___ Lopez (chess opening) : RUY
57. On the ___ : SLY

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