New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "The Hobbit" hero : BILBO
6. College V.I.P.'s : BMOCS
11. Drs.' org. : AMA
14. ___ flu : ASIAN
15. Mother ___ : EARTH
16. Defeat by just a tad : NIP
17. Entree on many a Chinese menu : BUTTERFLYSHRIMP
20. Pioneering anti-AIDS drug : AZT
21. Blackener of Santa's boots : SOOT
22. Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
23. "No shirt, no shoes, no service," e.g. : RULE
25. Cramped alternative to a basement : CRAWLSPACE
29. Clear the board : ERASE
31. "I could ___ horse!" : EATA
32. Signs to heed : OMENS
34. Rotting : DECAYING
38. Pastor, for short : REV
39. Pets ... or what the starts of 17-, 25-, 50- and 61-Across are all kinds of : STROKES
42. It can be cast : DIE
43. Tabriz residents : IRANIANS
45. "Goodnight" girl of old song : IRENE
47. Greek peak : OSSA
48. Amber is a fossilized one : RESIN
50. Old New Yorkers, e.g. : BACKISSUES
54. Lots : ATON
57. Prefix with cultural : AGRI
58. Intl. group with many generals : NATO
60. Big milestone for a young co. : IPO
61. Basic hotel banquet entree : BREASTOFCHICKEN
66. Still : YET
67. Anticipate : AWAIT
68. River that drains more than 20% of France : LOIRE
69. Date : SEE
70. Labor's partner : PARTS
71. Attack : SETAT
1. King of the elephants in a children's book series : BABAR
2. Trooper on the highway : ISUZU
3. "The Loco-Motion" singer, 1962 : LITTLEEVA
4. Dracula's altered form : BAT
5. Telephone numbers without letters : ONES
6. Prior to : BEFORE
7. Island south of Sicily : MALTA
8. Suffix with direct : ORY
9. Small change: Abbr. : CTS
10. It may precede "Don't let anyone hear!" : SHH
11. Inner self : ANIMA
12. Make like : MIMIC
13. Beatles record label : APPLE
18. Fabled fliers : ROCS
19. Settle a debt with : REPAY
24. Directional suffix : ERN
26. Sports Illustrated span : WEEK
27. Feature of many a bodice : LACE
28. Equilibrium : STASIS
30. Franciscans' home : ASSISI
32. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
33. Debussy's "La ___" : MER
34. Affairs : DOS
35. Facial recognition aid : IDENTIKIT
36. Diarist Anaïs : NIN
37. "___ whiz!" : GEE
40. News agency that was the first to report on Sputnik : TASS
41. Genetic materials : RNAS
44. Mobile phone giant : NOKIA
46. Small inlet : RIA
48. Shows shock, e.g. : REACTS
49. Book after Neh. : ESTH
50. ___ breath : BABYS
51. Concur : AGREE
52. Where Minos reigned : CRETE
53. Out of shape : UNFIT
55. Word with grand or soap : OPERA
56. Largish musical group : NONET
59. Many works at the Met : OILS
62. Patsy : SAP
63. Eero Saarinen designed its J.F.K. terminal : TWA
64. Viking ship need : OAR
65. Runner Sebastian : COE

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