New York Times, Friday, September 10, 2010

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: none – this is a pangram Scrabble average: 2.14 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Hot dogs : SHOWOFFS
9. It's all ivory and no ebony : CMAJOR
15. NyQuil ingredient? : CAPITALQ
16. Change the boundaries of : REZONE
17. "Speak of the devil!" : OHITSYOU
18. Opposite of abridge : EXTEND
19. Racked (up) : RAN
20. Some westerns : EPICS
22. Class with graphs, for short : ECON
23. Danger for a king : CHECK
26. Its max. score is 240 : PSAT
27. Leonardo's "The Aviator" co-star : CATE
28. Sported : HADON
29. Crotchety cries : EHS
30. ___ acid (microscopic staining compound) : OSMIC
31. Hayseed's greeting : HOWDYEDO
34. Luther opponent Johann : ECK
35. Derek who played Claudius in "I, Claudius" : JACOBI
38. Walks in the park : AMBLES
40. Havana greeting : ALO
41. 1995 platinum rap hit that starts "To all the ladies in the place with style and grace" : BIGPOPPA
45. Polish capital : ZLOTY
47. Formal girl : DEB
48. Salma of the screen : HAYEK
52. Big name in retail jewelry : ZALE
53. Structures near cell walls : BARS
54. Trash-talks : SLAMS
55. Golden Globe winner Sommer : ELKE
56. "Leaving Brooklyn: ___!" (Williamsburg Bridge sign) : OYVEY
58. One with notions : KIT
59. What's going on : DOINGS
61. Fiji rival : AQUAFINA
64. Briefs, e.g. : UNDIES
65. Literally, "sweet song" : DULCIMER
66. Bygone currency : PESETA
67. Visual aids? : EYEEXAMS
1. Really let have it : SCORCH
2. Response to sarcasm : HAHAHA
3. Theorized : OPINED
4. Swift gift : WIT
5. Decisive periods, briefly : OTS
6. Tammy ___ of 1970s-'80s TV : FAYE
7. Was a turkey : FLOPPED
8. Like a wet Nerf ball : SQUISHY
9. Roadrunner feature : CREST
10. Code for Latin America's busiest airport : MEX
11. San Diego State team : AZTECS
12. Much-maligned mascot : JOECAMEL
13. Warned : ONNOTICE
14. Hillbillies' cousins : REDNECKS
21. What a sleuth tries to close : CASE
24. Alaskan salmon : COHO
25. Tuberous : KNOBBY
30. Punches : OOMPHS
32. Boom Blox console : WII
33. Fist bump : DAP
35. With added spice : JAZZEDUP
36. Without any help : ALLALONE
37. Nerd-rejecting high-school group : COOLKIDS
39. Ancient fertility god : BAAL
42. Victorian's greeting : GDAY
43. Be everywhere in : PERVADE
44. Burial rite : OBSEQUY
46. Very small, as a bikini in a 1960 hit : TEENIE
49. Washington city or county : YAKIMA
50. 2009 Grammy winner for "Relapse" : EMINEM
51. Orange dwarfs : KSTARS
53. Nova lead-in : BOSSA
57. Time to visit a lot of trees : YULE
60. Confound : GET
62. Buddy : ACE
63. Pickle : FIX

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