New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Author: Jim Hilger
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hilger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Job for a cleanup crew : MESS
5. Fasten, in a way : STAPLE
11. PC "brain" : CPU
14. Place for a pavilion : EXPO
15. Wild child : TERROR
16. Cauldron stirrer : HAG
17. Sing-along direction : THEBOUNCINGBALL
20. Masago, e.g., at a sushi bar : ROE
21. Writer Chekhov : ANTON
22. Team nicknamed the Black Knights : ARMY
23. Obey : ORDERS
25. Frank with six Oscars : CAPRA
28. River ferried by Charon : STYX
29. Children's game : THELEADER
33. Direction to an alternative musical passage : OSSIA
36. Become fond of : TAKETO
37. Fertility lab stock : OVA
40. Chase scene shout : THATCAR
42. "___ who?" : SEZ
43. Figure of many a Mayan deity : JAGUAR
45. Before dawn, say : EARLY
47. Pursue a passion : ONESHEART
49. Spreadsheet function : SORT
53. Neuters : GELDS
54. Word missing from the answers to 17-, 23-, 29-, 40-, 47- and 62-Across : FOLLOW
56. Worthless sort : ZERO
58. One of 22 in a Krugerrand : KARAT
61. "Agnus ___" : DEI
62. Do as a mentor did, say : INONESFOOTSTEPS
66. Home of the Tisch Sch. of the Arts : NYU
67. First-timer : ROOKIE
68. Play ___ (enjoy some tennis) : ASET
69. Longtime mall chain : GAP
70. Times for showers : APRILS
71. Modest response to kudos : ITRY
1. Some urban transit systems : METROS
2. Urge on : EXHORT
3. Quick : SPEEDY
4. Turn on the waterworks : SOB
5. Knocks for a loop : STUNS
6. Oxygen ___ : TENT
7. Sacramento's former ___ Arena : ARCO
8. Singer whose "name" was once a symbol : PRINCE
9. Chaney of film : LON
10. Dyne-centimeter : ERG
11. Game with many "points" : CHARADES
12. Lifeline's location : PALM
13. Like a 16-Across : UGLY
18. Thole insert : OAR
19. Netanyahu's successor, 1999 : BARAK
24. Prefix with biology : EXO
26. The constellation Ara : ALTAR
27. Cultured gem : PEARL
29. ___ Maria (liqueur) : TIA
30. Misanthrope, e.g. : HATER
31. Balmy time in Bordeaux : ETE
32. "Frasier" role : ROZ
34. Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
35. Tiny bit : SHRED
37. Acapulco "eye" : OJO
38. Transportation for many a rock band : VAN
39. Demographic division : AGEGROUP
41. Whiskas eater : CAT
44. Apply to : USEON
46. Fashion monogram : YSL
48. Invite, as trouble : ASKFOR
50. Guinness superlative : OLDEST
51. Richard with a much-used thumb : ROEPER
52. Like pretzels, typically : TWISTY
54. Clotho and sisters : FATES
55. Game extenders: Abbr. : OTS
56. Throw a barb at : ZING
57. "And Winter Came ..." singer : ENYA
59. Isao of the Golf Hall of Fame : AOKI
60. Stir up : ROIL
63. Sports stat that's best when low : ERA
64. Bribe : SOP
65. ___ chi : TAI

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