New York Times, Monday, September 20, 2010

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bernice Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 142 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Bernice Gordon constructed this crossword at the age of 96. That sets a new record for oldest NYT constructor. The previous record holder? Bernice Gordon, last year, at a mere age 95. Her first NYT puzzle was in 1952.
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Across Down
1. Plunge : DROP
5. More dishonorable : BASER
10. "What ___!" ("That was fun!") : AGAS
14. "I loved, loved, loved that!" review : RAVE
15. Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
16. Fitzgerald who sang "A-Tisket A-Tasket" : ELLA
17. "Designing Women" actress is intelligent? : JEANSSMART
19. Bridle part : REIN
20. "Excuse me ..." : AHEM
21. Husband-to-be : FIANCE
23. Little pooches : DOGGIES
27. Person producing Bordeaux or Beaujolais : VINTNER
28. What a gofer is sent on : ERRAND
29. Takes little steps : MINCES
30. Jumped : LEAPT
31. Willy with a chocolate factory : WONKA
32. The Windy City, for short : CHI
35. Viva ___ : VOCE
36. Does some mending : DARNS
37. Pleased : GLAD
38. Suffix with Siam : ESE
39. Daring : GUTSY
40. Roger who played 007 : MOORE
41. Batter's position : STANCE
43. It might produce a snore in Sonora : SIESTA
44. Capital of Suffolk, England : IPSWICH
46. Hold : POSSESS
47. Saying "Please" and "How do you do?," say : POLITE
48. Tense : TAUT
49. Chief Norse god : ODIN
50. "Blondie" cartoonist is not old? : CHICSYOUNG
56. Chop up : DICE
57. Anouk of le cinéma : AIMEE
58. Mongols' home : ASIA
59. Fifth Avenue landmark : SAKS
60. Lords and ladies : PEERS
61. Retained : KEPT
1. Nickname of a 6'7" former basketball great : DRJ
2. "Norma ___" : RAE
3. Eggs : OVA
4. Cross or Parker : PEN
5. Clobbered : BASHED
6. Topmost points : ACMES
7. Many an e-mail "click here" offer : SCAM
8. Go astray : ERR
9. Squealers : RATFINKS
10. Infuse with carbon dioxide : AERATE
11. "Fatal Attraction" actress is nearby? : GLENNSCLOSE
12. Girl who went through a looking glass : ALICE
13. Less addled : SANER
18. Superdome player : SAINT
22. Machu Picchu resident : INCA
23. Look (into) : DELVE
24. Cookies in a box lunch : OREOS
25. "White Rabbit" singer is smooth? : GRACESSLICK
26. Open the mouth wide : GAPE
27. "My cousin" in a 1992 film : VINNY
29. Man with a code : MORSE
31. Keep an eye on : WATCH
33. Mates for does : HARTS
34. Notions : IDEAS
36. Corner sitter's headwear : DUNCECAP
37. "Anything ___" : GOES
39. Trot or canter : GAIT
40. Like eyes when you're getting nostalgic, maybe : MISTY
42. Twists and turns, as a tendril : TWINES
43. Drunkards : SOUSES
44. Products for music downloads : IPODS
45. Speakers' places : PODIA
46. Nervous person in a hospital waiting room, perhaps : PACER
48. Use a stop clock on : TIME
51. Hurry : HIE
52. "Mighty" fine home for a squirrel? : OAK
53. "What's the ___?" : USE
54. Tuck's partner : NIP
55. Gangster's gun : GAT

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