New York Times, Monday, August 17, 2009

Author: Mike Buckley
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Buckley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {PQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Container for serving wine : CARAFE
7. Kindergarten learning : ABCS
11. Sounds during backrubs : AHS
14. Witty : CLEVER
15. Lunch or dinner : MEAL
16. Gift at Honolulu airport : LEI
17. 1966 : CESARROMERO
19. Norse war god : TYR
20. Treasury secretary Geithner : TIM
21. ___ guy (one who gets things done) : GOTO
22. Flank : SIDE
23. Drinking cup : CHALICE
26. With 51-Across, roles for 17-, 38- and 62-Across : BATMAN
28. Big part of an elephant : EAR
29. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
32. Pictures at a hospital : XRAYS
33. City on the Black Sea : ODESSA
36. Actress Zellweger : RENEE
38. 1989 : JACKNICHOLSON
42. Theater walkway : AISLE
43. Came out with : ISSUED
45. Solar phenomenon : FLARE
48. Laudatory poems : ODES
50. A pair : TWO
51. See 26-Across : JOKERS
53. Chinese blossom : TEAROSE
56. Big name in elevators : OTIS
57. Fashionable : CHIC
60. Official with a whistle : REF
61. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
62. 2008 : HEATHLEDGER
66. "i" topper : DOT
67. French eleven : ONZE
68. Mark slightly longer than a hyphen : ENDASH
69. ___-cone : SNO
70. Be overrun (with) : TEEM
71. Declares emphatically : SAYSSO
1. Roman 300 : CCC
2. Ginger ___ : ALE
3. Place to pull over : RESTAREA
4. Be of help to : AVAIL
5. Physicist Enrico : FERMI
6. Flub : ERR
7. Bullets and BBs : AMMO
8. Borscht vegetable : BEET
9. Chocolate substitute : CAROB
10. ___-mo : SLO
11. Nissan sedan : ALTIMA
12. Period of one's prime : HEYDAY
13. Fire truck sounds : SIRENS
18. Double curve : OGEE
22. Emphasize : STRESS
23. Pooh-bah hired by a board of directors : CEO
24. Muslim's pilgrimage : HADJ
25. Family groups : CLANS
27. Leaps in ice-skating : AXELS
30. Like parabolas : ARCED
31. When doubled, a villain's chuckle : HEH
34. Close calls, perhaps : SCARES
35. One taking to the slopes : SKIER
37. Static, e.g. : NOISE
39. Nobel Prize-winning U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
40. On empty : OUTOFGAS
41. 6:30 p.m. broadcast : NEWS
44. Female deer : DOE
45. Norwegian coastal features : FJORDS
46. Skin soother : LOTION
47. Like : AKINTO
49. Draw like Albrecht Dürer : ETCH
52. Where the action is : SCENE
54. Where the action is : ARENA
55. Helen who sang "I Am Woman" : REDDY
58. Jimi Hendrix's "Purple ___" : HAZE
59. See 62-Down : ITEM
62. With 59-Down, something flying off the shelves : HOT
63. ___ États-Unis : LES
64. Double curve : ESS
65. Letter between pi and sigma : RHO

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