New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Author: Zoe Wheeler, Brown University '12
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: BROWN CROSSWORD WEEK — Every crossword this week has been created by a member of the Puzzling Association of Brown University.
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Across Down
1. Org. known for drilling? : ROTC
5. Masseur's target : KNOT
9. Soap operas, essentially : SAGAS
14. Offshore : ASEA
15. What adolescents may fight : ACNE
16. Bit of dental work : PLATE
17. Where lead weights grow? : PLUMBTREE
19. Horatio who wrote about down-and-out boys : ALGER
20. How babies may be carried : TOTERM
21. Bit of a Coleridge poetry line? : SAMIAMB
23. Takes it easy : LOAFS
26. Nine-digit ID : SSN
27. Harvard degree earned by J.F.K. in 1956 : LLD
30. 10 of them make a thou : CNOTES
32. "Take a Chance on Me" group : ABBA
36. Little battery : AAA
37. "Let's call it ___" ("We're even") : ADRAW
38. S O S's, essentially : PLEAS
39. Ammo for idiots? : DUMBDUMBBULLETS
42. Bert's "Sesame Street" buddy : ERNIE
43. Actress Stewart : ALANA
44. ___ mater (brain cover) : PIA
45. Cheeky chatter : SASS
46. Surgical inserts : STENTS
47. What's up? : SKY
48. Gulager of "The Virginian" : CLU
50. "Saturday Night Live" segments : SKITS
52. "Shut up!" ... or a phonetic hint to this puzzle's theme : BEQUIET
56. No-good sort : MEANIE
60. ___ wait : LIEIN
61. Toy house door support? : PAPERJAMB
64. Verdi aria : ERITU
65. German port : KIEL
66. ___ Minor : ASIA
67. "Marat/Sade" playwright Peter : WEISS
68. Pushing the envelope : EDGY
69. Singer Perry with the 2010 #1 hit "California Gurls" : KATY
1. Enthralled : RAPT
2. Munch Museum's locale : OSLO
3. German: Abbr. : TEUT
4. Certain cigarette : CAMEL
5. Capital of Nepal : KATMANDU
6. Big name in A.T.M.'s : NCR
7. Single : ONE
8. Ball supporters : TEES
9. Sends cyberjunk : SPAMS
10. Everything considered : ALLINALL
11. Lady ___ : GAGA
12. "Lemme ___!" : ATEM
13. Balkan native : SERB
18. Wedding gown fabric : BROCADE
22. Long-eared farm animal : ASS
24. Layout : FORMAT
25. Equine areas : STABLES
27. Works as a stevedore : LADES
28. Object of Petrarch's passion : LAURA
29. Curses : DAMNS
31. Only coach to win both N.F.L. and A.F.L. championships : EWBANK
33. Prompts on answering machines : BEEPS
34. Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
35. Analyze : ASSAY
38. Bandage, across the pond : PLASTER
40. Dog treats : BISCUITS
41. Not expected : UNTIMELY
46. Take to court : SUE
49. "Peanuts" boy with a blanket : LINUS
51. Pat of "Wheel of Fortune" : SAJAK
52. Muffed : BLEW
53. Homeland of Joyce and Yeats : EIRE
54. Helen Mirren's crowning role, informally? : QEII
55. It takes a toll: Abbr. : TPKE
57. Astronaut's letters : NASA
58. Cry during a recess game : IMIT
59. Web site with a "Buy It Now" option : EBAY
62. Help : AID
63. Accurate throw : PEG

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