New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Author: Donna S. Levin
Editor: Will Shortz
Donna S. Levin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Levin. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Did a dog trick : SPOKE
6. ___-Ball (game on an incline) : SKEE
10. "Mamma Mia" quartet : ABBA
14. Renault 5, in North America : LECAR
15. Rain cats and dogs : POUR
16. Film critic Pauline : KAEL
17. First few bars : INTRO
18. Mrs. Dithers in the comics : CORA
19. "This ___ joke!" : ISNO
20. America's so-called Third Coast : GREATLAKES
22. Clementine's shoe size : NINE
23. Playboy or Playgirl-caliber model : HOTTIE
24. Item with a magnetic strip, nowadays : KEY
26. Tyler of "The Incredible Hulk" : LIV
27. What Hail Mary passes rarely result in, briefly : TDS
28. One who must be above suspicion, in a saying : CAESARSWIFE
32. Ex-governor Palin : SARAH
33. Hero maker's aid : SLICER
34. Crèche trio : MAGI
37. Whole bunch : TON
39. Prefix with normal : PARA
40. Hunky sort : ADONIS
43. One who tries : JUDGE
46. Many an autobiographer's need : GHOSTWRITER
48. Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
51. Original Luddite ___ Ludd : NED
52. Oklahoma's ___ Tree National golf course : OAK
53. Like Bill O'Reilly's "zone" on Fox News : NOSPIN
55. Clearance rack words : ASIS
57. Character known for exclaiming the first words of 20-, 28- and 46-Across : PERRYWHITE
60. Like certain sums : TIDY
61. Ballet bend : PLIE
62. Perfect Sleeper maker : SERTA
63. Smooth : EVEN
64. "___ Enchanted" (Anne Hathaway movie) : ELLA
65. Range extending to the Arctic Ocean : URALS
66. Huge quantities : SEAS
67. Gray no more, say : DYED
68. Longtime CBS boss William : PALEY
1. Cold-shoulder : SLIGHT
2. Booth Tarkington title tween : PENROD
3. Largish combos : OCTETS
4. Unit of purity : KARAT
5. Racy reading : EROTICA
6. Pet welfare org. : SPCA
7. Wack job : KOOK
8. "That's it!" : EUREKA
9. Blackboard accessories : ERASERS
10. Closely related : AKIN
11. St. Peter's, e.g. : BASILICA
12. Affleck/Lopez as a tabloid twosome : BENNIFER
13. Important plant in alternative medicine : ALOEVERA
21. Father of Goneril : LEAR
25. Fashion inits. : YSL
29. Mother's cry at a dinner table : EAT
30. Japanese sliding screen : SHOJI
31. Disposable cleaning aid : WIPE
32. Lust and envy, for two : SINS
34. Ones in high places : MAGNATES
35. Post-it component : ADHESIVE
36. Brainstorming result, perhaps : GOODIDEA
38. Wack job : NUT
41. "Who am ___ say?" : ITO
42. Out of order, in a way : SWAPPED
44. Refuse to grant : DENY
45. Matures : GROWSUP
47. Singer with the 1994 #1 hit "Bump N' Grind" : RKELLY
48. Form of a well-thrown pigskin : SPIRAL
49. Y. A. known for well-thrown pigskins : TITTLE
50. On edge : UNEASY
54. Mattel's Princess of Power : SHERA
56. Roget offerings: Abbr. : SYNS
58. Anger : RILE
59. Interpret : READ

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