New York Times, Monday, August 3, 2009

Author: Janet R. Bender
Editor: Will Shortz
Janet R. Bender
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. What some people do in an online "room" : CHAT
5. Shoe bottom : SOLE
9. Swift : RAPID
14. Circle of light around the sun or moon : HALO
15. Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
16. Microscopic creature : AMEBA
17. "So be it" : AMEN
18. Nourish : FEED
19. Beckett's "Waiting for ___" : GODOT
20. MAYS : SLUGGERWILLIE
23. Zinc or zirconium : METAL
24. Home of Barack Obama's father : KENYA
25. Radical 1960s org. : SDS
28. 1st to 220th, in Manhattan: Abbr. : STS
29. Israeli-made gun : UZI
31. Like hereditary factors : GENETIC
33. English dramatist George : PEELE
35. Actress Turner : LANA
36. MAIZE : PALEYELLOWCOLOR
42. ___ Mountains (Asia/Europe separator) : URAL
43. What the dish ran away with, in "Hey Diddle Diddle" : SPOON
44. Soda can feature : PULLTAB
48. "___ the ramparts we watched ..." : OER
49. Butter serving : PAT
52. One step ___ time : ATA
53. Zones : AREAS
55. Rock with a crystal inside : GEODE
57. MAZE : LABRATSMILIEU
60. Tangle : SNARL
62. "Honest to God!" : TRUE
63. Place of research: Abbr. : INST
64. With 34-Down, golf's U.S. Open champion of 1994 and 1997 : ERNIE
65. Peru's capital : LIMA
66. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
67. West Pointer, e.g. : CADET
68. Toward the rising sun : EAST
69. First-year college student, usually : TEEN
1. Gorges : CHASMS
2. Small village : HAMLET
3. Native Alaskans : ALEUTS
4. South Pacific kingdom : TONGA
5. Official's call with outspread arms : SAFE
6. Excess : OVERKILL
7. Frederick ___, "My Fair Lady" composer : LOEWE
8. Part of a whodunit that reveals who done it : ENDING
9. Overcoat sleeve : RAGLAN
10. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
11. Statue's support : PEDESTAL
12. Nigerian native : IBO
13. "Gimme ___!" (rude order) : DAT
21. Viscous : GLUEY
22. Soapmaker's supply : LYE
26. Flintstones' pet : DINO
27. Surgery souvenir : SCAR
30. Zuider ___ (former inlet in the Netherlands) : ZEE
32. North Carolina university : ELON
33. ___-mell : PELL
34. See 64-Across : ELS
36. Larva successor : PUPA
37. In ___ (stuck in the same old same old) : ARUT
38. Dreamy place : LALALAND
39. Arboreal animals with pouches : OPOSSUMS
40. Anguish : WOE
41. Welsh dog : CORGI
45. One of two for the Ten Commandments : TABLET
46. Departure's opposite: Abbr. : ARR
47. Any of the Fab Four : BEATLE
49. Ballerina's position : POINTE
50. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
51. German : TEUTON
54. Courtyards : ATRIA
56. Writer T. S. : ELIOT
58. Singer India.___ : ARIE
59. Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
60. Dry, as wine : SEC
61. Gun lobbyists' org. : NRA

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