New York Times, Monday, October 11, 2010

Author: Robert Fisher
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert Fisher
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fisher. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Close with a bang : SLAM
5. Crimson Tide, to fans : BAMA
9. Loss's opposite : GAIN
13. Aria da ___ : CAPO
14. Establishment with hair dryers : SALON
15. Hip about : ONTO
16. Muscat is its capital : OMAN
17. Warning : ALERT
18. Slightly open, as a door : AJAR
19. Shifting piece of the earth's crust : TECTONICPLATE
22. Exist naturally : INHERE
23. ___ Royal Highness : HER
24. Cut (off), as with a sweeping motion : LOP
27. Supped : ATE
28. ___Vista (search engine) : ALTA
31. Dwell : RESIDE
33. Extraterrestrial's transportation : FLYINGSAUCER
35. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
38. Psychology 101 topic : EGO
39. Sail holder : MAST
40. Quadrennial soccer championship : FIFAWORLDCUP
45. Traveled with Huck Finn, e.g. : RAFTED
46. Those, in Tijuana : ESAS
47. ___-Town (Cubbies' home) : CHI
50. Surgeons' workplaces, for short : ORS
51. Sponsors' spots : ADS
53. Showy cock's object of affection : PEAHEN
55. Los Angeles Philharmonic summer venue : HOLLYWOODBOWL
59. Dud : FLOP
61. The Hunter constellation : ORION
62. Merle Haggard's "___ From Muskogee" : OKIE
63. "I bet you won't go bungee jumping," e.g. : DARE
64. Give 10% to one's church : TITHE
65. A/C opening : VENT
66. Gave the boot : AXED
67. Impudence : SASS
68. Energy output units : ERGS
1. Nova ___, Canada : SCOTIA
2. Bemoan : LAMENT
3. Cochise or Geronimo : APACHE
4. Del ___ Foods : MONTE
5. Storied isle near Java : BALI
6. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
7. Undergo transformation, as one image into another : MORPH
8. Stag's pride : ANTLERS
9. Billy or nanny : GOAT
10. Oscar winner Huston : ANJELICA
11. Make ___ habit : ITA
12. Neither's partner : NOR
14. In a rational way : SANELY
20. ___ vaccine : ORAL
21. General location : AREA
25. Poems of praise : ODES
26. Bouncy : PERT
29. Stadium level : TIER
30. Viewpoint : ANGLE
32. Drainage pit : SUMP
33. Impressive act : FEAT
34. Dwellers on Mount Olympus : GODS
35. Hardly a close-cut hairdo : AFRO
36. Fabricator : LIAR
37. Not on land, as an oil rig : OFFSHORE
41. Prosperity : WEAL
42. Stock in nonstandard quantities : ODDLOTS
43. Gangster known as Scarface : CAPONE
44. Exploited : USED
47. Snug necklace : CHOKER
48. Felling : HEWING
49. Small bays : INLETS
52. Neighbor of Israel : SYRIA
54. Over : ABOVE
56. ___ page (newspaper part) : OPED
57. Jokesters : WITS
58. Sounds of amazement : OOHS
59. Prescription safety org. : FDA
60. Too permissive : LAX

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