New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 2010

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, the circled letters, starting at 21-Across and reading clockwise, will reveal the first part of 17-Across.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like many a cellar : DANK
5. "The Usual Suspects" setting : JAIL
9. Peddle : HAWK
13. Suit material? : LIBEL
14. Unwanted spots : ACNE
15. Ireland's ___ Islands : ARAN
16. Come next : ENSUE
17. Musical work in four parts, with its first part opening the Met's 2010-11 season : RINGCYCLE
19. Went off on a tangent : VEERED
21. Sugar : DEAR
22. Letters between a name and a nickname : AKA
23. Hebrides isle : IONA
24. Meet, as expectations : RISETO
26. Turkey : DUD
27. With 6-Down, genetic carriers : NUCLEIC
29. Divining rods : DOWSERS
31. Somme time : ETE
32. ___ Kramer, 2010 Dutch Olympic gold medalist in speed skating : SVEN
34. Practice : USE
35. Attendee at a 17-Across performance : OPERAGOER
39. Bottom line : SUM
41. Boomers' kids : GENX
42. What you might need after a breakdown : TOW
45. Clog up : CONGEST
49. Savings vehicle : ROTHIRA
51. Decide : OPT
52. ___ Rouge : MOULIN
54. Eat like ___ : APIG
55. Hosp. test in a tube : MRI
56. Letters on a crucifix : INRI
57. Yankee ___ Howard, 1963 A.L. M.V.P. : ELSTON
59. Singing voices in the 17-Across : BARITONES
62. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
63. All over : ANEW
64. Parcel (out) : METE
65. First company to successfully manufacture bubblegum : FLEER
66. Bother : TODO
67. In ranks : AROW
68. Trueheart of the comics : TESS
1. Patronize a bistro, say : DINEOUT
2. It may be excused : ABSENCE
3. Kind of network : NEURAL
4. Artist Paul : KLEE
5. It might get tips : JAR
6. See 27-Across : ACIDS
7. Strapped : INNEED
8. Smooth and connected : LEGATO
9. Mudder's fodder : HAY
10. Pac-Man centers : ARCADES
11. "Die ___" (second part of the 17-Across) : WALKURE
12. Folds, presses and stretches : KNEADS
13. Met maestro James, longtime conductor of the 17-Across : LEVINE
18. Exult : CROW
20. Motivation : DRIVE
25. "Happy Birthday" writer, say : ICER
28. Medium strength? : ESP
30. Big ___ : SUR
33. Kvetch : NAG
35. "Yikes!," online : OMG
36. Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
37. Down ___ knee : ONONE
38. No. after a no. : EXT
39. Singing voice in the 17-Across : SOPRANO
40. Peppy : UNTIRED
42. Sneaks (around) : TIPTOES
43. Birds with hanging nests : ORIOLES
44. Composer of the 17-Across : WAGNER
45. Fighting : COMBAT
46. Issue : EMIT
47. County next to Napa : SONOMA
48. Hurt's "Body Heat" co-star : TURNER
50. Bother : HASSLE
53. Mislead, and more : LIETO
58. Artist's pad? : LOFT
60. W.W. II site, briefly : IWO
61. Clinch, with "up" : SEW

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