New York Times, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Dweller on an Asian peninsula : MALAY
6. Ballgoer, for short : DEB
9. Steamed : IRATE
14. Whack-___ : AMOLE
15. Org. doing atmospheric tests : EPA
16. Meeting point : NEXUS
17. Gifts for divas : ROSES
18. Shoreline indentation : RIA
19. Has only half-servings, maybe : DIETS
20. *Turn-of-the-millennium explorer : LEIFERICSSON
23. Saudi "son of" : IBN
24. Punk rocker ___ Vicious : SID
25. Immobile : INERT
28. Hounds : NAGS
30. *1996 Grammy winner for the album "Falling Into You" : CELINEDION
34. "Not a chance!" : HAH
36. Kind of place to the left of the decimal point : ONES
37. 1,055 joules: Abbr. : BTU
38. *Treaty of Versailles signer : PRESIDENTWILSON
43. "Give ___ little time" : ITA
44. Pitcher Maddux who won four straight Cy Young Awards : GREG
45. Cleopatra held it close : ASP
46. *Point in a planet's orbit that's closest to the sun : PERIHELION
50. Attract : DRAW
53. Expensive violin, for short : STRAD
54. ___ pad : SOS
56. Before, to Byron : ERE
57. Subject of a children's song associated with the vowels in the answer to each starred clue : OLDMACDONALD
61. Overly thin : GAUNT
64. Fertility clinic samples : OVA
65. Put on, as cargo : LADED
66. Sleep disorder : APNEA
67. "___ the ramparts ..." : OER
68. "Mr. Belvedere" actress Graff : ILENE
69. Brenda of comics : STARR
70. Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
71. Risked : DARED
1. Catch that might be mounted : MARLIN
2. It multiplies by dividing : AMOEBA
3. Becoming discouraged : LOSINGHEART
4. Beth preceder : ALEF
5. Some survey responses : YESES
6. Ridicule : DERIDE
7. Like some battles : EPIC
8. Sounds heard by 57-Across : BAAS
9. World's fourth-most populous country : INDONESIA
10. Restricted, with "in" : REINED
11. Tool used by Hansel and Gretel's father : AXE
12. King ___ : TUT
13. What's extracted from soil to get oil? : ESS
21. Singer Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
22. Tendon : SINEW
26. Tool used in thoracic surgery : RIBSPREADER
27. Kansas canine : TOTO
29. Carrier with a hub in Copenhagen : SAS
31. Second in line? : LONGI
32. Abbr. on a bank statement : INT
33. Carmelite, for one : NUN
35. Sanctuary fixture : HIGHALTAR
38. Any singer with Gladys Knight : PIP
39. Delivery persons' assignments: Abbr. : RTES
40. Judicial title role for Stallone : DREDD
41. Slippery swimmer : EEL
42. It was dropped in the '60s : LSD
47. Worker whose job always has a new wrinkle? : IRONER
48. Hollywood treasures : OSCARS
49. Silent assent : NOD
51. Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
52. Kind of bliss : WEDDED
55. Nonliquid state : SOLID
58. Sounds heard by 57-Across : MOOS
59. Maintain : AVER
60. "The Lion King" role : NALA
61. Nonliquid state : GAS
62. Likely : APT
63. Italian article : UNA

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