New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Hurts : SMARTS
7. 3, 4 or 5, typically, in golf : PAR
10. Best-selling computer game from the early 2000s, with "The" : SIMS
14. When Hamlet says "To be or not to be" : ACTIII
15. Payment promise : IOU
16. "I'm ___!" ("Will do!") : ONIT
17. "___, please" (diner's request) : CHOPSTICKS
19. Endangered state bird : NENE
20. PC capacity, for short : RAM
21. "Full" sign : SRO
22. Shot using one's noggin : HEADER
24. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
27. "___, please" (announcer's request) : ATTENTION
29. What to do at a crossroads : DECIDE
31. Postpone yet again : RETABLE
32. Vehement speech : TIRADE
35. Roman household god : LAR
36. "___, please" (awards show presenter's request) : THEENVELOPE
40. G.I.'s mail drop : APO
42. "Twelfth Night" duke : ORSINO
43. Malodorous critter : POLECAT
47. Mexican revolutionary played by Brando : ZAPATA
51. "___, please" (operator's request) : ONEMOMENT
54. 18 oz., maybe, on a cereal box : NETWT
55. Hardware store boxful : SCREWS
56. Springsteen's birthplace of song : USA
58. Gerber eater : TOT
59. Old salt's direction : THAR
60. "___, please!" (Henny Youngman's request) : TAKEMYWIFE
64. Past the golf pin, say : LONG
65. Direction from L.A. to K.C. : ENE
66. Band with the 1975 #1 hit "One of These Nights" : EAGLES
67. Ferrara family name : ESTE
68. Blazed a trail : LED
69. Dada, to many : NONART
1. With 45-Down, something not to criticize : SACRED
2. Ernest Borgnine title role : MCHALE
3. ___ FireBall (hot candy) : ATOMIC
4. Job for a tailor : RIP
5. Rejoinder to "'tain't!" : TIS
6. Collects splinters, so to speak : SITS
7. Embroidery loop : PICOT
8. Just fine : AOK
9. Fraternity hopeful : RUSHEE
10. Beethoven keyboard work : SONATA
11. Like poisonous mushrooms : INEDIBLE
12. Seat of Nassau County, N.Y. : MINEOLA
13. Less lenient : STERNER
18. 401(k) alternative : IRA
23. Fangorn in "The Lord of the Rings," e.g. : ENT
25. Jedi enemy : SITH
26. Falco who played Carmela on "The Sopranos" : EDIE
28. Familial diagrams : TREES
30. Bard's before : ERE
33. "I can't sing ___" : ANOTE
34. TiVo, for one : DVR
36. Broad-minded : TOLERANT
37. Taylor who said "I do" eight times : LIZ
38. ___ equal footing : ONAN
39. Wearer of a triple tiara : POPE
40. Last Supper guest : APOSTLE
41. Some rainwear : PONCHOS
44. Come into prominence : EMERGE
45. See 1-Down : COW
46. Dutch brew : AMSTEL
48. The Scourge of God : ATTILA
49. Get-one-free deal : TWOFER
50. Swear (to) : ATTEST
52. Microwaved, slangily : NUKED
53. "The Waste Land" monogram : TSE
57. Grace ender : AMEN
61. "I'd like to buy ___, Pat" : ANE
62. Hoopster ___ Ming : YAO
63. Chicago Cubs' station : WGN

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