Mike Nothnagel
Mike Nothnagel

NY Times, Sun, Dec 27, 2009 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Mike Nothnagel
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 76, Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sword handle : HILT
5. "Concentrate!" : FOCUS
6. Take to the altar : WED
9. I.B.M. and AT&T: Abbr. : COS
12. *Austin or Boston : STATECAPITAL
16. Box on a spreadsheet : CELL
17. Broadway lyricist Richard : MALTBY
18. "Bye-bye!" : SEEYA
19. Opera featuring Amneris and Radames : AIDA
20. Cop ___ : APLEA
21. *Female Clue suspect : MISSSCARLET
23. If nothing goes wrong : ATBEST
25. "Be young, have fun, drink ___" (1990s ad slogan) : PEPSI
26. Farm sound : BAA
29. Old what's-___-name : HIS
30. Hurry : HASTEN
31. Societal woes : ILLS
33. Second-stringers : BTEAM
36. Good advisers : SAGES
39. Bar tab, e.g. : DEBT
40. *Unsuitable behavior : BADFORM
43. Brand of nonstick cookware : TFAL
44. Far-out place to live? : EXURB
46. "___ to you!" : ITSUP
47. Coupon word : SAVE
48. Opponent of Chiang Kai-shek : MAOIST
51. "___ Trois Mousquetaires" : LES
53. Partner of improved : NEW
54. "She Bop" singer Lauper : CYNDI
55. Botanist Mendel : GREGOR
58. *"Give the audience all you've got!" : KNOCKEMDEAD
61. "Dancers in Pink" artist : DEGAS
65. Star's blowup : NOVA
66. In the company of : AMONG
67. First Stuart king : JAMESI
68. Marvin Gaye's "Can ___ a Witness" : IGET
69. Desk item ... or the end of the answer to each of the six starred clues? : LETTEROPENER
71. Rocky peak : TOR
72. Hi-___ monitor : RES
73. Home sweet home : ABODE
74. Catch sight of : ESPY
1. Throat-soothing beverage : HOTTEA
2. Means of giving the body a rapid cool-down : ICEBATH
3. "Peanuts" girl : LUCY
4. Airport uniform abbr. : TSA
5. Autumn : FALL
6. Actress Dianne : WIEST
7. Seasons when ├ęcoles aren't in session : ETES
8. Retreat for a pampering : DAYSPA
9. *Overhead air circulator : CEILINGFAN
10. Shoppe description : OLDE
11. Bed support : SLAT
12. Little, to a Scot : SMA
13. Faucet : TAP
14. Omega preceders : PSIS
15. They may be tied before a game even starts : LACES
16. Travel needs for tots : CARSEATS
21. Legendary hostess Perle : MESTA
22. In ads they're often measured in sq. ft. : APTS
24. Lettuce variety : BIBB
26. Wait : BIDE
27. "I'll make it a true Daily Double, ___" : ALEX
28. *Where a band photo might appear : ALBUMCOVER
30. Med. care providers : HMOS
32. Nomadic Persian, maybe? : STRAYCAT
34. Do some polishing : EDIT
35. Rearward : AFT
37. Roofer's projected expense? : EAVE
38. Offed : SLEW
41. Like much notepaper : RULED
42. Digital video file format, briefly : MPEG
45. Hit on the noggin : BONK
49. Faultless : IDEAL
50. Direction in a stew recipe : SIMMER
52. 25-Across, for one : SODAPOP
55. Courteous fellows : GENTS
56. Craze : RAGE
57. Fix : REMEDY
58. Like a wool sweater : KNIT
59. Off-limits : NOGO
60. Shower attention (on) : DOTE
62. It can be used to pass things on to your children : GENE
63. Enzyme suffix : ASE
64. Round Table title : SIR
67. Perennial campaign issue : JOBS
70. "Norma ___" : RAE
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