New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
Oliver Hill
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Baking soda meas. : TSP
4. Brother of Nintendo's Mario : LUIGI
9. Good thing : ASSET
14. Oklahoma Indian : OTO
15. Beaming : AGRIN
16. Prefix with -path : SOCIO
17. Islamabad's land: Abbr. : PAK
18. Nursery purchase : PLANT
19. In unison : ASONE
20. Pre-costume ball activity : DRESSINGUP
23. Salt Lake City team : UTES
24. Ellipsoidal : OVATE
25. Uses rubber on : ERASES
27. "___ life!" : GETA
28. Like Buddy Holly's glasses : HORNRIMMED
32. Like Stephen King novels : SCARY
34. Burning passions : ZEALS
35. Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENC
38. Patient care grp. : HMO
39. Angry cry to a vampire : DIE
41. Zippo : NIL
42. Strong suit : FORTE
44. Supermodel Evangelista : LINDA
46. Prepares part of breakfast, say : FRIESANEGG
49. Tee off : MIFF
53. Long-eared hound : BASSET
54. Rising star : COMER
55. Figure in red : DEBT
57. Cole Porter musical that's a play within a play : KISSMEKATE
60. Break-in deterrent : ALARM
62. Pick up bit by bit : GLEAN
63. Tonic go-with : GIN
64. $2 on the gray mare, e.g. : WAGER
65. Bandleader's command : HITIT
66. Upper-left key : ESC
67. Winter accident cause : SLEET
68. Starts a turn on "Wheel of Fortune" : SPINS
69. Library admonition : SHH
1. Head honcho : TOPDOG
2. "... ___ a fever" : STARVE
3. Jab with a finger : POKEAT
4. Memory glitch : LAPSE
5. Wrinkly citrus : UGLI
6. "Axis of evil" land : IRAN
7. Pungent, like some Asian cuisine : GINGERY
8. One after another : INTURN
9. Simile words : ASA
10. "Well, sorr-r-r-y!" : SOSUEME
11. Tartan wearer : SCOTSMAN
12. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
13. Tot's "piggies" : TOES
21. Metro map points: Abbr. : STAS
22. Scorecard figure : PAR
26. Evaluated, with "up" : SIZED
28. Western omelet need : HAM
29. Conquistador's prize : ORO
30. "Y"-sporting collegian : ELI
31. Upgrade from a dial-up connection : DSL
33. Knight's realm? : CHESS
35. Letter before gee : EFF
36. Hide-hair link : NOR
37. Game to 31 : CRIBBAGE
39. Like, slangily : DIG
40. Gerund end : ING
43. Source of an oil used in aromatherapy : TEATREE
44. Blurt out, say : LETSLIP
45. Bad way to run : AMOK
47. Set a price at : ASK
48. Paddock sounds : NEIGHS
50. Camera card contents : IMAGES
51. Fixation : FETISH
52. Word that can precede the starts of 20-, 28-, 46- and 57-Across : FRENCH
54. Number after a period : CENTS
55. Crow cousins : DAWS
56. Flier to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
58. Alien-seeking program: Abbr. : SETI
59. Common street name : MAIN
61. Villain player in "Rocky III" : MRT

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