New York Times, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Author: Dan Naddor
Editor: Will Shortz
Dan Naddor
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Naddor. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Commercial name that literally means "to the skies" : ELAL
5. Shouts while shaking pompoms : RAHS
9. Break : LULL
13. "___ 18" (Leon Uris novel) : MILA
14. "Law & Order: S.V.U." actor : ICET
15. Insurance figure : COPAY
16. Opposite of hinder : ABET
17. *Privilege : PEROGATIVE
19. *No matter : IRREGARDLESS
21. Milch : German :: ___ : Italian : LATTE
22. Common seal : SEACALF
25. Virgil described its "roar of frightful ruin" : ETNA
28. New Deal org. : NRA
29. Use the answer to any of this puzzle's starred clues in ordinary conversation? : ERR
31. *And so forth : EXCETERA
35. Lady of the Haus : FRAU
36. *Ways things are said : PRONOUNCIATIONS
40. All ___ : EARS
41. *Sign to look elsewhere : ASTERICK
42. Check out : EYE
43. Comedian Margaret : CHO
46. Some fund-raisers : TEAS
47. One side in Mideast talks : SYRIANS
50. Peak for Zeus, in Homer : MTIDA
54. *Stumbled upon : CAMEACROSSED
57. *As it's widely believed : SUPPOSABLY
60. Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
61. Stocking caps, e.g. : KNITS
62. Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
63. 24-Down replacement : EURO
64. Ammonium particles, e.g. : IONS
65. Gets ready, with "up" : TEES
66. Rick with the 1976 #1 hit "Disco Duck" : DEES
1. Modern letters : EMAIL
2. Scales seen at night : LIBRA
3. Ready : ALERT
4. Age range for most first-year college students : LATETEENS
5. TV host Kelly : RIPA
6. One-hit wonder? : ACER
7. Range rovers : HERDS
8. Hot : STOLEN
9. Much, slangily : LOTSA
10. News inits. : UPI
11. John : LAV
12. Cause of some skin burns : LYE
15. Conspirator against Caesar : CASCA
18. Backpack fill : GEAR
20. Really irk : GETTO
23. "Vive ___!" : LEROI
24. Coin with a laurel branch on the back : FRANC
26. Modern: Ger. : NEU
27. Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
30. Kennedy's secretary of state : RUSK
31. Individual and team event at the Olympics : EPEE
32. Imaging lab output : XRAYS
33. Actor Feldman : COREY
34. Here, to Javier : ACA
35. Tournament favorite : FIRSTSEED
37. Suffix with sex : IST
38. Had : ATE
39. Juan's words of affection : TEAMO
43. Informal byes : CIAOS
44. Unlikely Oscar nominees : HAMS
45. Without a break : ONEACT
48. Sales slips: Abbr. : RCPTS
49. New York hockey player : SABRE
51. Put out : ISSUE
52. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
53. Informal bye : ADIOS
55. Object under a magnifying glass, maybe : CLUE
56. Some whiskeys : RYES
57. Make tracks? : SKI
58. Formula ___ (Italian auto racing) : UNO
59. A.T.M. need : PIN

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