New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Author: Jim Hilger
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hilger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JMQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Poorly developed, as an idea : HALFBAKED
7. Clear of dishes : BUS
10. 50% : ONEHALF
14. Milton Berle's longtime sponsor : TEXACO
15. Actress ___ Alicia : ANA
16. ___-Dixie Stores : WINN
17. Spoil, as a parade : RAINON
18. "Stat!" : NOW
19. "___ homo" : ECCE
20. Tony winner Hagen : UTA
21. Joule fraction : ERG
23. "Misty" composer Garner : ERROLL
25. The second "T" in TNT : TOLUENE
28. Vitamin label fig. : RDA
29. Rock's ___Lonely Boys : LOS
30. Sunken ships : HULKS
31. Unmoved : STOIC
33. Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
34. Port on the eastern Mediterranean : TYRE
35. Go ___ length : TOANY
36. Q's point value in Scrabble : TEN
37. Coffee additive : HALFANDHALF
38. Bikini part : BRA
41. Draws back : SHIES
42. Big Apple enforcement org. : NYPD
46. Improviser's asset : EAR
47. Artist Matisse : HENRI
48. Tahitian-style wraparound skirt : PAREO
50. Dam-building org. : TVA
51. Western treaty grp. : OAS
52. Most dismal : DARKEST
54. Worker in a cage : TELLER
56. Pickup truck feature : BED
57. Book before Esth. : NEH
58. Joy Adamson's lioness : ELSA
59. Way of the East : TAO
61. "As if!" : OHSURE
64. Marsh growth : REED
65. Year-end helper : ELF
66. "Time After Time" singer Cyndi : LAUPER
67. Four hours on the job, perhaps : HALFDAY
68. Cool, in slang : DEF
69. Opening 30 minutes of football : FIRSTHALF
1. Deceptive remark : HALFTRUTH
2. Barely defeat : BEATOUT
3. With respect to a graph line, e.g. : AXIALLY
4. Toto's state: Abbr. : KAN
5. Prefix with system : ECO
6. "Singin' in the Rain" director Stanley : DONEN
7. Prank cigar sound : BANG
8. Game with Draw 2 cards : UNO
9. How a magician's assistant might appear : SAWEDINHALF
10. Person in the hole : OWER
11. Lake Michigan explorer Jean ___ : NICOLET
12. Box in : ENCLOSE
13. Wrestling hold : HALFNELSON
22. Puts a new finish on : RESTAINS
24. Risqué : RACY
26. Kiev's land: Abbr. : UKR
27. Suffix with Sudan : ESE
28. Like some inns or hot dog stands : ROADSIDE
32. Cartridge filler : TONER
37. Hardly enthusiastic : HALFHEARTED
38. Wife, colloquially : BETTERHALF
39. In a tangled mess : RAVELED
40. Amu Darya's outlet : ARALSEA
41. Do some blacksmith's work on : SHOE
42. "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" airer : NPR
43. Shaggy animal in a herd : YAK
44. Marriage contracts, briefly : PRENUPS
45. Provisional Mormon state : DESERET
49. Jacob Riis subjects, with "the" : OTHERHALF
53. Moe parodied him in some W.W. II-era Three Stooges shorts : ADOLF
55. Tramp's love : LADY
56. Broadway hit, slangily : BOFF
60. Pub offering : ALE
62. Yes, in Yokohama : HAI
63. Big ___, Calif. : SUR

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