New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2010

Author: Kevin Wald
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin Wald
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wald. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Surrounded by : AMID
5. Work with singing Egyptians : AIDA
9. Lower septet of black squares in this grid, typographically : SEVEN
14. "Late Show" host, colloquially : DAVE
15. Crossed, say : BRED
16. Clear, as a windshield : DEICE
17. Three scruples : DRAM
18. Higher septet of black squares in this grid, typographically : CAPITALELL
20. Bone on the pinkie side : ULNA
21. Be mousy? : SQUEAK
22. Actor Wheaton : WIL
23. McCarthy associate Roy : COHN
24. Fancy duds : TUX
25. Hat worn in "Casablanca" : KEPI
26. Octet of black squares in the middle of this grid, typographically : TWODASHES
30. Intrinsically : PERSE
31. React to something striking? : SEESTARS
32. Salon solutions : RINSES
33. Green lights : OKS
34. Groan trigger : PUN
35. Much-read book of 150 poems : PSALMS
39. Containers on desks : PENCASES
44. Units of chains x furlongs : ACRES
45. Nonet of black squares in this grid, typographically : SLASHMARK
46. Miss, south of the border: Abbr. : SRTA
47. Bearded beast : GNU
48. Hothouse plant : ALOE
49. Word before and after "yes" : SIR
50. Bouquets : AROMAS
53. Stun, in a way : TASE
54. Higher pair of black squares in this grid, typographically : APOSTROPHE
56. Skip : OMIT
57. "Work ___" (Beyoncé song) : ITOUT
58. Enthusiasm : ZEST
59. Rend : RIVE
60. Lower pair of black squares in this grid, typographically : COMMA
61. Greek god who figures in an annual holiday : EROS
62. River to the North Sea : YSER
1. Brings together, as two parts of the body : ADDUCTS
2. "Shakespeare in Love" role : MARLOWE
3. Arthur Sullivan opera : IVANHOE
4. Calls for : DEMANDS
5. Fundamentals : ABCS
6. Modern locale of ancient Ur : IRAQ
7. Delegates : DEPUTES
8. Versailles valedictions : ADIEUS
9. Wounded Knee's locale: Abbr. : SDAK
10. Lithe swimmer : EEL
11. Watching people : VIEWERS
12. Sun block? : ECLIPSE
13. Nervous ___ : NELLIES
19. Duty : TAX
25. "Toy Story 3" character : KEN
27. Electron-swathed nuclei : ATOMS
28. Competitor of Bloomie's : SAKS
29. First periods in H.S., often : HRS
30. Pilfer : PINCH
32. Musical scales, e.g. : RUNS
34. It may be split at a restaurant : PEA
35. New Jersey city, river or county : PASSAIC
36. Classic pencil brand : SCRIPTO
37. It has drawers at school : ARTROOM
38. Michele of "Glee" : LEA
39. More well-fed, say : PLUMPER
40. Expressive of 61-Across, e.g. : AMATORY
41. They often hang around delis : SALAMIS
42. Wearing : EROSIVE
43. Outdoor summer pest, slangily : SKEETER
45. Siesta, say : SNOOZE
47. [This is frustrating!] : GRR
50. "___ girl!" : ATTA
51. "Got it," jocularly : AHSO
52. Math items represented using { and } : SETS
55. Math item represented using a plus or a sigma : SUM

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