New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 2009

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQVX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Irish interjection : BEGORRA
8. Part of some resort names: Abbr. : SPR
11. One way to get something down : PAT
14. The Black Stallion, e.g. : ARABIAN
15. Paul Anka hit that made it to #19 : ESOBESO
17. With 18-Across, "J'ai Deux Amours" singer : JOSEPHI
18. See 17-Across : NEBAKER
19. Whitish : ASHY
20. Extended vacationers may take them : SUBLETS
21. Goes back : EBBS
25. Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
26. With 29-Across, tangerine : MANDARI
29. See 26-Across : NORANGE
33. Nickname preceder : AKA
34. "One Song Glory" musical : RENT
36. Rice pad : DORM
37. U.S.N. clerk: Abbr. : YEO
38. Burglary ... or a hint to 17/18-, 26/29-, 47/51- and 62/63-Across : BREAKIN
42. Viral inflammation, informally : HEP
43. Sailor's saint : ELMO
45. Paradoxical fellow : ZENO
46. 12-time baseball All-Star : OTT
47. With 51-Across, wet-day wish : RAINRAI
51. See 47-Across : NGOAWAY
53. Crush : RUIN
54. Literary pen name : SAKI
55. Chinese chicken flavorers : SESAMES
58. Gracile : SLIM
62. With 63-Across, temporary setback : STUMBLI
63. See 62-Across : NGBLOCK
66. Baby shower attendees, often : GALPALS
67. Can't-miss proposition : SUREBET
68. "Shame on you!" : TSK
69. Lush : SOT
70. Gets together : AMASSES
1. Mexican peninsula : BAJA
2. One taking a bow? : EROS
3. Nasty wound : GASH
4. Minded : OBEYED
5. It may be written in stone : RIP
6. Rallying cry? : RAH
7. What causes Fred to be fired? : ANI
8. Longtime breath freshener : SENSEN
9. Fake : PSEUDO
10. Person holding things up? : ROBBER
11. Chow alternative : PEKE
12. Play ___ (do some tennis) : ASET
13. Rocky peaks : TORS
16. "The ___ of Reading Gaol" (Wilde poem) : BALLAD
22. Zinger : BARB
23. Word before Rabbit or Fox : BRER
24. Trig ratio : SINE
26. Early film executive : MAYER
27. "The Jungle Book" wolf : AKELA
28. She renamed herself Mara, in Scripture : NAOMI
30. Slangy negative : NOHOW
31. Scacchi of "Presumed Innocent" : GRETA
32. Drain : EMPTY
35. Looney Tunes nickname : TAZ
39. Grasps : KENS
40. Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
41. Hiding place : NOOK
44. Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
48. Relatives of cha-cha-chas : RUMBAS
49. Danny of "Ruby" : AIELLO
50. Be emphatic : INSIST
52. Where shopping carts are pushed : AISLES
55. Mil. rank : SSGT
56. Some guesses, for short : ETAS
57. Be ill-humored : SULK
59. High balls? : LOBS
60. Summer cooler : ICEE
61. Trading places: Abbr. : MKTS
63. Code crackers' org. : NSA
64. Bazooka, e.g. : GUM
65. Word with sports or training : BRA

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