New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 2010

Author: Gary J. Whitehead
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJVZ} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The circles contain state codes for the Midwest, arranged in correct geographic relationship.
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Across Down
1. Denounce : CONDEMN
8. Painters Frank and Joseph : STELLAS
15. Its official bird is the great northern loon : ONTARIO
16. Nasty fall : WIPEOUT
17. 1983 Jean Shepherd film memoir : ACHRISTMASSTORY
19. Out of concern that : LEST
20. Doth speak : SAITH
21. Year of the swine flu epidemic : MMIX
22. Last name in ice cream : EDY
24. Summer refuge : SHADE
26. Botch : MISDO
29. Pompous sort : ASS
30. Canon competitor : RICOH
34. Wall St. happening : IPO
35. Hindu noble : RANI
37. Kind of code : BINARY
38. Preserve : CAN
39. Noxious : MIASMAL
41. Slapstick prop : PIE
42. Temper, as metal : ANNEAL
44. Place for a pot : SILL
45. Silver of the silver screen : RON
46. "The Palindrome" Symphony composer : HAYDN
47. Popular 1980s arcade game based on simple geometry : QIX
48. Minnesota city where part of "Fargo" was filmed : EDINA
50. Really enjoyed : ATEUP
52. "Either you ___ ..." : ORI
53. Bergdorf competitor : SAKS
56. Finish cleaning, say : MOPUP
58. Branch of Islam : SHIA
62. Segue : TRANSITIONPOINT
65. Halo : AUREOLE
66. What the circled parts of this puzzle comprise : MIDWEST
67. Knobby : GNARLED
68. At great length : ONANDON
1. Kentucky resource : COAL
2. First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
3. Unspecified degrees : NTHS
4. Moved like a minnow : DARTED
5. Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
6. Young girl : MISSY
7. "___ chance!" : NOTA
8. What lawn mowers make : SWATHS
9. ___ B'Av, Jewish day of fasting : TISHA
10. Some records, for short : EPS
11. "Open up!" : LETMEIN
12. Hang over : LOOM
13. Hearing: Prefix : AURI
14. Milton called it "The flood of deadly hate" : STYX
18. It runs through the middle of the 66-Across : MISSISSIPPI
23. Inactive : DORMANT
25. Dentist, at times : DRILLER
26. Prophet who prophesied that the Savior would come from Bethlehem : MICAH
27. Classic toothpaste brand : IPANA
28. One of the Corleones : SONNY
29. Literary olio : ANA
31. Italian tourist destination : CAPRI
32. Whom Artemis loved and unwittingly killed : ORION
33. Coyote relative : HYENA
36. Not be well : AIL
37. French court event : BAL
40. This and that : MIX
43. "Rich Man, Poor Man" Emmy winner : EDASNER
47. In Bartlett's, e.g. : QUOTED
49. Cast off : DISOWN
51. Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
52. "Another ___, Another Show" ("Kiss Me, Kate" song) : OPNIN
53. One way to go to a party : STAG
54. Make ___ for it : ARUN
55. ___ Zor-El, Supergirl's birth name : KARA
57. L'___ Vogue, Italian fashion magazine : UOMO
59. Got a move on : HIED
60. "___ doing ..." : INSO
61. Memo heading : ATTN
63. G : SOL
64. iPhone, e.g., briefly : PDA

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