New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 2009

Author: Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Quién ___?" (Spanish "Who knows?") : SABE
5. Player on the 1979 N.B.A. championship team, for short : SONIC
10. "Where's ___?" : WALDO
14. Prefix with port : HELI
15. CNBC host ___ Regan : TRISH
16. Zero ___ : INON
17. First: Abbr. : ORIG
18. "Mona Lisa," e.g. : OILPAINTING
20. Football formation : WISHBONE
22. Literary inits. : RLS
23. Individual retirement account, e.g. : NESTEGG
24. "___ salute!" (Italian drinking toast) : ALLA
25. Must, with "to" : HAS
28. Scottish refusal : NAE
29. Somewhat overdone : ABITMUCH
31. Bush solicitor general Theodore : OLSON
34. Shoe part : INSOLE
35. Lago composition : AGUA
36. TV's Houston and Dillon : MATTS
37. ___-turn : NOU
38. Geographical finger : FJORD
39. Fictional governess : EYRE
40. On ___ track : AFAST
41. Parks and others : ROSAS
42. Pain : NUISANCE
44. Vert.'s opposite : HOR
45. Place to get a 47-Across : SPA
46. Ball catcher : MITT
47. Work for a certain therapist : MASSAGE
51. Some sweepers sweep them: Abbr. : STS
52. Bartender's announcement : LASTCALL
53. Voice of Scar in "The Lion King" : JEREMYIRONS
57. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
58. Big-screen beekeeper : ULEE
59. Stand for something? : EASEL
60. Actress Anderson : LONI
61. Last name in mystery : DOYLE
62. Chip ___, whom many consider the greatest cash game poker player of all time : REESE
63. Remnants : ENDS
1. Aired : SHOWN
2. Raptor's roost : AERIE
3. Cloud nine : BLISS
4. Composition of a 30-Down : EIGHTNOTES
5. Pie-in-the-face giver or receiver : STOOGE
6. Circular seal : ORING
7. Memphis's locale : NILE
8. AOL, e.g. : ISP
9. Bravo follower : CHARLIE
10. First number in a record : WINS
11. Not pro : ANTI
12. Chaney of horror : LON
13. Half a ring : DONG
19. ___ ease : ILLAT
21. Pintos, e.g. : BEANS
24. Smirnoff competitor : ABSOLUT
25. Sci-fi awards : HUGOS
26. Honda division : ACURA
27. Herringlike catch : SHADS
29. Narrowly, after "by" : ANOSE
30. Theme of this puzzle : MAJORSCALE
31. They can be read by the illiterate : OMENS
32. Easy shot : LAYUP
33. Small groove : STRIA
34. Actually : INFACT
38. Nixon interviewer : FROST
40. More nervous : ANTSIER
43. Friendliness : AMITY
44. Pain : HASSLE
47. They're located behind the ears : MANES
48. Claire's boy on "Lost" : AARON
49. Sweat ___ : GLAND
50. ___ Island : ELLIS
51. Portly pirate : SMEE
52. Get checkmated : LOSE
53. Olympic sport since 1964 : JUDO
54. Old bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
55. Rod's partner : REEL
56. Actress Charlotte : RAE

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