New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 2009

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GX} Scrabble average: 1.97 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brewer Joseph : SCHLITZ
8. "America This Morning" outfit : ABCNEWS
15. "Comin' through loud and clear" : IHEARYA
16. Region south of Silesia : MORAVIA
17. Database search option : KEYWORD
18. Curt comment to an ogler : YOUMIND
19. Border line? : HEM
20. Hard bop, e.g. : NEOJAZZ
22. Surpassed : LED
23. Clothing store bargain fodder: Abbr. : IRRS
25. Dwindle, as support : ERODE
26. Greek goddess of youth : HEBE
27. Move stealthily : SIDLE
29. Record letters : AKA
30. Like the Topoxte archaeological site : MAYAN
31. Setting for Joshua trees : MOJAVE
33. Permits : EMPOWERS
35. Mistress of Charles II : NELL
37. Can : SACK
38. Where things get checked : COATROOM
42. Passed pleasantly : WHILED
46. No place for a big rig : ALLEY
47. The following: Abbr. : SEQ
49. Current terminus : ANODE
50. Mixture : MELD
51. Magellan visited it : VENUS
53. Participated in a pool, say : SWAM
54. Suffix that may appear in a record : EST
55. Language of central Mexico : NAHUATL
57. About 20 pinches: Abbr. : TSP
58. Noted Venetian army general : OTHELLO
60. People who may be removed : COUSINS
62. Potential cause of a wrongful conviction : FRAMEUP
63. Singer of the 1974 hit "I've Got the Music in Me" : KIKIDEE
64. Made with 39-Down, maybe : FATFREE
65. Stage production : SCENERY
1. It rejects the caste system and idolatry : SIKHISM
2. English toast : CHEERIO
3. 1993 hit for the R&B duo Zhané : HEYMRDJ
4. Counselor's area : LAW
5. Hard stuff : IRON
6. David who caught a key pass in the 2008 Super Bowl : TYREE
7. "Butterfly" star, 1981 : ZADORA
8. 2005 Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Junebug" : AMYADAMS
9. Hard stuff : BOOZE
10. Cristiano symbol : CRUZ
11. 1986-93 war-themed Marvel Comics series, with "The" : NAM
12. Supposed bringer of bad luck : EVILEYE
13. Bouquet setting : WINEBAR
14. Gets down : SADDENS
21. Cause for winking : JOKE
24. Not on the level : SLANTED
26. "Treasure Island" hero : HAWKINS
28. ___ other : EVERY
30. Latte variety : MOCHA
32. "Eldorado" grp. : ELO
34. Nail site : PAW
36. Become despondent : LOSEHOPE
38. Appeared (as) : CAMEOFF
39. Ingredient in some chips : OLESTRA
40. Something great, informally : ALLTHAT
41. See 51-Down : MENU
43. When some sea creatures are exposed : LOWTIDE
44. Santa Claus player in a 2003 comedy : EDASNER
45. "Honey, I just forgot to duck" speaker : DEMPSEY
48. They treat people badly : QUACKS
51. With 41-Down, cheap fast-food offerings : VALUE
52. Immovable type : STOIC
55. Giant, e.g., briefly : NLER
56. Patron saint of surgeons : LUKE
59. Energy expressed in volts: Abbr. : EMF
61. You might pay for it later : SIN

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