New York Times, Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Author: Steven Ginzburg
Editor: Will Shortz
Steven Ginzburg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ginzburg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Moody's rates them : BONDS
6. Oceanic in scope : VAST
10. Early software version : BETA
14. Musical work that's often not in English : OPERA
15. Gross, in kidspeak : ICKY
16. Cart-pulling beasts : OXEN
17. Pretentious and showy : ARTSY
18. See 37-Across : SHARPTURN
20. Uncooked : RAW
21. Old woman's home, in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
23. "___ Was a Lady" (Ethel Merman tune) : EADIE
24. See 37-Across : SHEPHERDSCANE
28. "___ to please!" : IAIM
29. "Careful, now!" : EASY
30. Woody Allen's trademark emotion : ANGST
32. It may be worse than a bite : BARK
34. Winter hrs. in New Orleans : CST
37. How 18-, 24-, 47- and 56-Across may be defined : BYHOOKORBYCROOK
41. Director's "Stop!" : CUT
42. Tops of many Halloween getups : WIGS
43. "You ___ be there" : HADTO
44. Bell-ringing cosmetics company : AVON
46. Theater area : LOGE
47. See 37-Across : SWINGINGPUNCH
52. A pet collar repels them : FLEAS
54. Flip, as a coin : TOSS
55. Tuna at a sushi bar : AHI
56. See 37-Across : RACKETEER
59. Rambo type : HEMAN
61. Start the pot : ANTE
62. Equips for war : ARMS
63. In-your-face : OVERT
64. "Guarding ___" (1994 MacLaine movie) : TESS
65. First, second, third or home : BASE
66. Noodges : PESTS
1. Sows' mates : BOARS
2. TV host with a book club : OPRAH
3. Food package datum : NETWEIGHT
4. "M*A*S*H" staffers: Abbr. : DRS
5. Greets informally : SAYSHITO
6. Baseball cap part : VISOR
7. Needed a massage, maybe : ACHED
8. Precursor of reggae : SKA
9. 49-Down war god : TYR
10. Plant expert's field : BOTANY
11. Give off, as charm : EXUDE
12. Garr or Polo : TERI
13. Rice who wrote of vampires : ANNE
19. Accompaniers of carrots in a Birds Eye package : PEAS
22. Haw's partner : HEM
25. El ___, Tex. : PASO
26. Belgrade natives : SERBS
27. Forming clumps, like drying mud : CAKY
30. Epitome of simplicity : ABC
31. Big Apple sch. : NYU
32. Spring sound : BOING
33. Land SW of Uru. : ARG
34. Utah, Omaha and others, on D-Day : CODENAMES
35. Pink elephant sighter : SOT
36. Fight ender, for short : TKO
38. Tae ___ do : KWON
39. Hot car's destination : CHOPSHOP
40. Giant in pasta sauce : RAGU
44. Responds to a morning alarm : AWAKES
45. Workbench gripper : VISE
46. Some football linemen: Abbr. : LGS
47. Sunni and Shia, for two : SECTS
48. "10 ___ or less" (checkout sign) : ITEMS
49. Like Odin or 9-Down : NORSE
50. Business presentation aid : CHART
51. Aids for the stumped : HINTS
52. Rush week venue, for short : FRAT
53. Sprinter's assignment : LANE
57. Running account at a bar : TAB
58. Geologic time : ERA
60. Day before a big event : EVE

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