New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 54 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The monstrous NESSIE pops her head out the top of this grid, joining PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL and the infamous HANGING CHAD as breakout answers. The PDF with slightly different grid numbering looks like this.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
2. Formless lump : BLOB
6. "Chop-chop!" : ASAP
10. Vague sense : VIBE
13. Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
14. H.S. health course : SEXED
16. To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
17. Fraternity party purchase : BEER
18. City where 13-Across debuted : CAIRO
19. Blacken, in cooking : CHAR
20. Supposed evidence of the 38-Across : SURGEONSPHOTO
23. Year of the ___ (what 2008-09 was) : RAT
24. Game piece on a Stratego board : SCOUT
26. Green figure, briefly : STPAT
29. 1999 Frank McCourt memoir : TIS
32. Fungus that affects cereal : ERGOT
34. 24-hour place to hit the links? : IHOP
35. Pre-euro money : PESETA
37. Medieval Eur. domain : HRE
38. Subject of this puzzle : LOCHNESSMONSTER
41. Biblical sanctuary : ARK
42. Feel in one's bones : INTUIT
43. "Your guess ___ good ..." : ISAS
44. Utterly tired : SPENT
46. "You called?" : YES
47. 100 smackers : CNOTE
48. French states : ETATS
50. Marty's scientist pal in "Back to the Future" : DOC
51. Field of study that includes the 38-Across : CRYPTOZOOLOGY
58. Voting alliance : BLOC
60. All lit up : AGLOW
61. Lotion additive : ALOE
62. In-tray item : MEMO
63. DEER XING and others : SIGNS
64. Quaint literary work : IDYL
65. Some Halloween décor : WEBS
66. What some consider the 38-Across to be : FAKE
67. What some consider the 38-Across to be : REAL
1. Poetic contraction : NEER
2. Streisand, familiarly : BABS
3. In ___ of : LIEU
4. Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
5. Chart in many a PowerPoint presentation : BARGRAPH
6. Cousin of a neckerchief : ASCOT
7. Reggae artist ___ Paul : SEAN
8. Pivotal line : AXIS
9. Crook, to a cop : PERP
10. Missile heading : VECTOR
11. "My suspicions were right!" : ITHOUGHTSO
12. Item offering support : BRA
15. Homer Simpson outbursts : DOHS
21. "___ your heart out!" : EAT
22. The Atlantic, e.g. : OCEAN
25. Tried to claw open : TOREAT
26. Miserly Marner : SILAS
27. 2000 and 2004 swimming gold medalist Ian : THORPE
28. Grooming item for one on the go : POCKETCOMB
29. Peckish : TESTY
30. Debate topic : ISSUE
31. Haulers on the highway : SEMIS
33. Hardly wandering : TERSE
35. Confident solver's tool : PEN
36. Rug rat : TOT
39. ___-gritty : NITTY
40. Upton who wrote "Oil!" : SINCLAIR
45. Bust figures : NARCOS
47. Whisper sweet nothings : COO
49. Five-star hotel offerings : SPAS
50. Search for water, in a way : DOWSE
52. "Whew! What a long week!" : TGIF
53. Korbut on a balance beam : OLGA
54. Fall dead asleep, with "out" : ZONK
55. Adjective for a shoppe : OLDE
56. Prado artist : GOYA
57. Hoot and holler : YELL
58. Maker of the 7 Series : BMW
59. Spike behind a camera : LEE

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