New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Author: Bob Johnson
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Johnson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Early calculators : ABACI
6. What it takes not to say "I see you've put on a little weight" : TACT
10. Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
14. Georgia Music Hall of Fame city : MACON
15. Workplace watchdog org. : OSHA
16. Fashion line named for a sport : POLO
17. Conceals, as a card : PALMS
18. Golda of Israel : MEIR
19. Just slightly : ABIT
20. Residential area of California [think Chevy] : SUBURBANMALIBU
23. In the style of : ALA
24. Clumsy sort : OAF
25. Fresh talk : LIP
26. Start of a stampede, maybe [think Ford] : MUSTANGESCAPE
32. "The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
33. Commuter's option : RAIL
34. Realm of Tolkien's Middle-earth : ROHAN
37. Subtle flavor : HINT
39. Sonora snacks : TACOS
42. Elbow : POKE
43. Locale of many outsourced jobs : INDIA
45. Altar exchange : IDOS
47. Be sociable : MIX
48. Part of a peace treaty [think Honda] : ACCORDELEMENT
52. Blue shade : SKY
54. Tot's "piggy" : TOE
55. Letter-shaped cross : TAU
56. Cars suggested by 20-, 26- and 48-Across? : HYBRIDVEHICLES
62. Surface figure : AREA
63. Trevi Fountain throw-in, once : LIRA
64. Colonel North, informally : OLLIE
66. Put on the line : RISK
67. Dr. ___ (Mike Myers character) : EVIL
68. The Beav's big brother : WALLY
69. Rose who surpassed Cobb : PETE
70. Religious offshoot : SECT
71. Soda shop order : SHAKE
1. Roadie's load : AMP
2. Meadow calls : BAAS
3. Rights org. : ACLU
4. Front-line action : COMBAT
5. Isolated, as a people : INSULAR
6. Mummy's locale : TOMB
7. On a cruise : ASEA
8. Casual slacks : CHINOS
9. Takeoff or touchdown site : TARMAC
10. Gem mined in Australia : OPAL
11. It might have a "wide load" sign : MOBILEHOME
12. It's good when airtight : ALIBI
13. Still in bed : NOTUP
21. Charged : RANAT
22. At a distance : AFAR
26. Hawaiian fish, on menus : MAHI
27. ___ arms (indignant) : UPIN
28. Going-to-church clothes : SUNDAYBEST
29. Actress ___ Scala : GIA
30. Conqueror of Valencia, 1094 : ELCID
31. Much Top 40 music : POP
35. Closely related : AKIN
36. Barbershop call : NEXT
38. Quirky habit : TIC
40. "___ to Billie Joe" (1967 #1 hit) : ODE
41. Sir Georg of the Chicago Symphony : SOLTI
44. Play opener : ACTI
46. Dugongs or manatees : SEACOWS
49. Lots and lots : OODLES
50. Bring back, as a fashion : REVIVE
51. Islamic leader : MULLAH
52. Quick-witted : SHARP
53. "___ eleison" ("Lord, have mercy") : KYRIE
57. Do some yard work : RAKE
58. Idle of "Life of Brian" : ERIC
59. Sentry's order : HALT
60. Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
61. Symbol of smoothness : SILK
65. Check out : EYE

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