New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
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1. "The Da Vinci Code" priory : SION
5. Disgusting-tasting : VILE
9. The first to stab Caesar : CASCA
14. Feminine suffix : ENNE
15. Key point : CRUX
16. Gordon and Ginsburg : RUTHS
17. Dog in whodunits : ASTA
18. Fine-tune : HONE
19. Register : ENROL
20. Place with a "You Are Here" map : SHOPPINGCENTER
23. Brew source : TAP
24. Dermal opening? : EPI
25. Fleet letters : USN
26. Packed away : ATE
28. Left at sea : APORT
30. Anchor-hoisting equipment : CATTACKLE
33. Go straight : REFORM
35. Howard who parodied Adolf : MOE
36. Affirmative actions? : AYES
37. Longtime Greenwich Village music venue, with "the" : BITTEREND
40. Source of bubbly : ASTI
43. The other army : FOE
44. Innumerable : MYRIAD
48. Protection for Pelé : SHINGUARD
51. Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
52. Ground breaker : HOE
53. Breakfast orders at a 55-Down, briefly : OJS
54. Altar agreement : IDO
56. Muslim convert in 1964 news : ALI
57. Glen Campbell hit, the last word of which is this puzzle's theme : WICHITALINEMAN
61. Half of diez : CINCO
62. Verve : ELAN
63. Instrument played with a mallet : GONG
64. "I don't care if they do" : LETEM
65. Learning by flash cards, e.g. : ROTE
66. Seek out : GOTO
67. Decrease, as support : ERODE
68. Poll closing? : STER
69. Badlands locale: Abbr. : SDAK
1. Five-pointed creature : SEASTAR
2. Like most gym rats : INSHAPE
3. Keeping up with : ONTOPOF
4. Tide type : NEAP
5. TV blocking device : VCHIP
6. Having a twist : IRONIC
7. One getting an inspiration? : LUNG
8. Will figure : EXECUTOR
9. Actor Richard of "Rambo" films : CRENNA
10. Unpaid sitter, perhaps : AUNT
11. Like some dirty windshields : STREAKY
12. "Through the Looking-Glass" laugh : CHORTLE
13. Hand communication: Abbr. : ASL
21. Lab dish inventor : PETRI
22. Hold in regard : ESTEEM
27. Some R.P.I. grads : EES
29. Batpole user : ROBIN
31. Mideast leader: Var. : AMEER
32. Core group : CADRE
34. Japan's highest point: Abbr. : MTFUJI
38. Wedding reception participants, often : TOASTERS
39. Hose material : NYLON
40. Smokestack emission : ASH
41. More ostentatious : SHOWIER
42. Connect with : TIEINTO
45. Sulky : INAMOOD
46. Emory University's home : ATLANTA
47. Hanging in there : DOINGOK
49. "Beat it, kid!" : GOHOME
50. Get wider : DILATE
55. Where hash is "slung" : DINER
58. E-mailed a dupe to : CCED
59. Jillions : ALOT
60. Orders at a 55-Down : EGGS
61. A.L. Central city : CLE

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