New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 2009

Author: Chuck Deodene
Editor: Will Shortz
Chuck Deodene
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Through the efforts of : THANKSTO
9. Crystals used for dishes : SUGAR
14. Sputnik launch time : SOVIETERA
16. Meter reading : USAGE
17. Didn't rely just on memory : TOOKNOTES
18. Tearful : MOVED
19. Pooch in panels : ODIE
20. Not comprehending at all : LOST
21. Track speedster beginning in 2000 : ACELA
22. Unburdened : RID
23. Of the seafloor : BENTHIC
25. Underworld goddess : HEL
26. Tough to resolve : MESSY
28. It's a real stretch : EON
29. Drift : ROVE
30. Gorges (on) : LOADSUP
33. One making a good impression? : APER
34. Unlike seawater : POTABLE
37. Piece keeper? : GUNBELT
39. "Rocky IV" villain ___ Drago : IVAN
40. It may have clawed feet : BATHTUB
42. Soon to be up : NEXT
43. "Do they not ___ that devise evil?": Proverbs 14:22 : ERR
44. Minute : BITSY
48. Municipal reg. : ORD
49. Bows out : RESIGNS
52. Cast : HUE
53. Went with : CHOSE
55. Bit of ingéniosité : IDEE
56. Moravian capital : BRNO
57. Lacked : HADNT
58. Get some quick lodging : RENTAROOM
60. Sen. Bayh's senior counterpart : LUGAR
61. Guard against drifting : SNOWFENCE
62. Passing lines? : ELEGY
63. Rat out : TATTLEON
1. Brief weather phenomenon? : TSTORM
2. Hip-hop top : HOODIE
3. Bypasses : AVOIDS
4. Brand that may be worn with a 2-Down : NIKE
5. The New Yorker writer Auletta : KEN
6. Pirated : STOLE
7. County in Idaho, Montana or Wyoming : TETON
8. Matricidal figure of myth : ORESTES
9. Cause of a rash response? : SUMAC
10. Natl. athletics supporter : USOC
11. Offered a way out : GAVEHOPE
12. What pupils are separated by : AGELEVEL
13. Klaxon-sounding occasion : REDALERT
15. Like : ASTHOUGH
23. Invitation notation : BYOB
24. Keypad's function : INPUT
27. Editorial feature : SLANT
29. Literally, "my master" : RABBI
31. He said "If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic" : ALBEE
32. Fusty greeting : DEARSIRS
34. Double-decker? : PINOCHLE
35. Remake : OVERHAUL
36. Bit of trickery on the schedule : TAXDODGE
38. Lumps : NUBS
41. Fishing weapon : TRIDENT
45. It's definitely a reserved seat : THRONE
46. BP competitor : SUNOCO
47. Tower of London figures : YEOMEN
49. Second shot : RETRY
50. Piazza de Ferrari setting : GENOA
51. Wrapper stat. : NETWT
54. It might result in a run : SNAG
56. Belgian balladeer : BREL
59. Tailward : AFT

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