New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Cheney's successor as vice president : BIDEN
6. Prize in the ad biz : CLIO
10. ___ irregular basis : ONAN
14. Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
15. Prefix with nautical : AERO
16. Count (on) : RELY
17. Decide against reorganizing the pet store? : DONTMOVEAMUZZLE
20. Mediterranean tree : FIG
21. Geog. or geol. : SCI
22. Stagehands' items : PROPS
23. Picked out of a lineup : IDED
25. Ankle-related : TARSAL
28. Announcement from a cockpit, for short : ETA
30. Doughnut-shaped : TORIC
32. Very chocolaty, say : RICH
33. Finish shooting a movie : WRAP
34. Bathroom fixture : TUB
36. Break in the day : NAP
37. Cousin of beige : ECRU
38. Conversation-filled places in a restaurant? : BUZZINGTABLES
42. Oscar winner Winslet : KATE
43. ___ Aviv, Israel : TEL
44. Evil computer in "2001" : HAL
45. Mother of Horus : ISIS
46. Sign of the future : OMEN
48. Come up again and again : RECUR
52. Computer connection choice : DSL
53. Massless particle : PHOTON
55. A MS. might come back in it : SASE
56. Make a connection with : TIETO
58. "Au Revoir, ___ Enfants" : LES
60. Pre-___ (undergrad study) : MED
61. What chicks have? : FUZZANDFEATHERS
65. "Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
66. "Windows to the soul" : EYES
67. Amazingly coincidental : EERIE
68. Zero : NADA
69. Certain conifers : YEWS
70. "The Devil Wears ___" : PRADA
1. Mismatch : BADFIT
2. Musical whose opening song is "All the Dearly Beloved" : IDOIDO
3. What a flashing red light may indicate : DANGER
4. Suffix with differ : ENT
5. Jules et Jim, par exemple : NOMS
6. Expensive eggs : CAVIAR
7. Washington and ___ University : LEE
8. Certain savings plan, for short : IRA
9. Sound from a 38-Down : OOMPAHPAH
10. Very small pasta : ORZO
11. Pacific Northwest tribe : NEZPERCE
12. Baseball V.I.P.'s : ALLSTARS
13. Comedian Louis : NYE
18. When Canada celebrates Thanksgiving: Abbr. : OCT
19. Web address : URL
24. Airheads : DITZES
26. Hair curl : RINGLET
27. Nonsense singing : SCAT
29. Clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
31. Since, slangily : CUZ
33. "Citizen Kane" director : WELLES
35. Nestlé candy : BITOHONEY
38. Low-pitched instrument : BASSTUBA
39. Availed oneself of : UTILIZED
40. Whom Marlin sought in a 2003 film : NEMO
41. Tavern : BAR
42. Young goat : KID
47. Amazingly enough : NOLESS
49. Cell phone feature, often : CAMERA
50. Computer handle : USERID
51. Sudan/Saudi Arabia separator : REDSEA
53. Sch. group : PTA
54. Largest U.S. labor union: Abbr. : NEA
57. Old Testament book : EZRA
59. Dance lesson : STEP
61. Enjoyment : FUN
62. Hide the gray, say : DYE
63. Many's opposite : FEW
64. "How Stella Got ___ Groove Back" : HER

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