New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Author: Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor: Will Shortz
Fran Sabin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 130 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: HALF-CENTURY PUZZLEMAKERS' WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Lou Sabin, of Milltown, N.J., sold his first puzzle to The Times in 1950. He now constructs crosswords with his wife, Fran. Altogether Lou has had more than 150 puzzles in the paper.
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1. *One attracted to a flame : MOTH
5. Maker of the Outback : SUBARU
11. ___ pro nobis : ORA
14. A single time : ONCE
15. Smoothing tools : PLANES
16. Scott Joplin composition : RAG
17. *Bygone $20 gold coin : DOUBLEEAGLE
19. "___ Could Turn Back Time" (1989 Cher hit) : IFI
20. ___ bit (slightly) : AWEE
21. Skillful : ADROIT
23. Cause for a blessing : SNEEZE
27. Joanne of "Red River" : DRU
29. Wrist-elbow connector : ULNA
30. Baby-sat, say : MINDED
31. Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
33. Eye : OGLE
34. Nanosecond : TRICE
36. Just enough to wet one's whistle : SIP
38. What the answers to all the asterisked clues are : THINGSWITHWINGS
42. U.F.O. fliers : ETS
43. "Can't you take ___?" : AHINT
44. Actress Rowlands : GENA
45. Leaning type : ITALIC
47. "To your health!" : PROSIT
49. Was friends with : KNEW
50. One of Captain Ahab's legs : PEG
52. Lifelines? : AORTAS
53. Poet Nash and others : OGDENS
55. "I'm ___!" : ONIT
57. Hydroelectric facility : DAM
58. *President's ride : AIRFORCEONE
64. Pub order : ALE
65. Brainstorm : IDEATE
66. Rocker Stefani : GWEN
67. Guy doll : KEN
68. Dreaded : FEARED
69. *Pest you might slap : GNAT
1. Stylish, '60s-style : MOD
2. Singer who funded New York's Strawberry Fields memorial : ONO
3. Fort Worth sch. : TCU
4. Book after Philemon: Abbr. : HEB
5. Shot out, as lava : SPEWED
6. Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
7. Bleated : BAAED
8. Lee who directed "Taking Woodstock" : ANG
9. Second start : RELAUNCH
10. Secondhand : USED
11. Spherical home in a tree : ORIOLESNEST
12. *Mark on a Brit. military pilot's uniform : RAFINSIGNIA
13. Antsy feeling : AGITA
18. Lie in a hammock all afternoon, e.g. : LAZE
22. Karel Capek play : RUR
23. Whacked, old-style : SMOTE
24. *Nocturnal songster : NIGHTINGALE
25. Grunts : ENLISTEDMEN
26. First place? : EDEN
28. Singer Bonnie : RAITT
32. Morning moisture : DEW
34. More than 14-Across : TWICE
35. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
37. High-school jrs. take them : PSATS
39. Guy's date : GAL
40. Pier, during loading or unloading : SHIPSIDE
41. Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
46. Shock's partner : AWE
47. Like DNA strands : PAIRED
48. Campus mil. group : ROTC
49. Old "You press the button, we do the rest" sloganeer : KODAK
51. Succeed : GOFAR
54. Innocent : NAIF
56. Do, re or mi : NOTE
59. Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
60. Yolk holder : EGG
61. Not rent : OWN
62. Teachers' org. : NEA
63. M.D. specialty : ENT

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