New York Times, Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Swiss canton : URI
4. Good at one's job : ABLE
8. Parthenon dedicatee : ATHENA
14. Short time to wait : SEC
15. Mast attachment : SAIL
16. Brutalized : MAULED
17. The cross baby was ... : UPINARMS
19. Places for patches : ELBOWS
20. Brief summary : RECAP
21. Book that might contain birth records : BIBLE
23. Homeboys : PALS
24. The cross motorist stuck at a stoplight was ... : SEEINGRED
29. Cooks, as some vegetables : STEAMS
32. Doesn't give up : RETAINS
33. Group with revolutionary ideas : CABAL
36. Author of several New Testament epistles : PAUL
37. The cross man who'd been cloned was ... : BESIDEHIMSELF
42. Pistol ___ (Oklahoma State's mascot) : PETE
43. Amassed, as debt : RANUP
44. People on it get offed : HITLIST
47. Endless talker : GASBAG
52. The cross woman taking her bubble bath was ... : INALATHER
55. Item in a box with seven compartments, say : PILL
56. Gettysburg general : MEADE
57. Windows operating system released in 2007 : VISTA
58. Drift off : DROWSE
62. The cross aromatherapy patient was ... : INCENSED
64. Lacking in knowledge : UNREAD
65. Exploit : FEAT
66. Jimi Hendrix's "___ You Experienced?" : ARE
67. Muslim palace divisions : HAREMS
68. English churchyard trees : YEWS
69. Naval vessel inits. : USS
1. Seizes unlawfully : USURPS
2. Already-aired episode : REPEAT
3. Freezing point? : ICICLE
4. "Now!" : ASAP
5. Object from Mars? : BAR
6. Legs and such : LIMBS
7. Milk carton mascot : ELSIE
8. Whimsical 2001 film set in Paris : AMELIE
9. Currency unit in the 21-Across : TALENT
10. Big airport : HUB
11. "Rockaria!" band, for short : ELO
12. Just out : NEW
13. Net surfer's annoyances : ADS
18. Grp. that sends things up : NASA
22. Once-divided city : BERLIN
25. Stare in shock : GAPE
26. Iranian coin : RIAL
27. Adequately, to Li'l Abner : ENUF
28. ___ modem : DSL
30. Company acquired by Verizon in 2006 : MCI
31. Piteous : SAD
34. Big ___ (German W.W. I cannon) : BERTHA
35. What a teacher likes to hear from a pupil : AHA
37. 1960s hippie event : BEIN
38. James of jazz : ETTA
39. Trader's option : SELL
40. Desktop item, often : MUG
41. It might make you sweat : SPA
42. 21st letter : PHI
45. 2001 drama whose title is taken from "Green Eggs and Ham" : IAMSAM
46. Mounts : STEEDS
48. Do some political damage control : SPIN
49. Guinea-___ (West African nation) : BISSAU
50. Lets out, maybe : ALTERS
51. A&E police drama set in South Florida, with "The" : GLADES
53. Impart pearls of wisdom to : EDIFY
54. "Walk Away ___" (1966 top 10 song) : RENEE
57. Ones out of service? : VETS
58. "Everybody knows that!" : DUH
59. Molecule involved in protein synthesis : RNA
60. Boston Garden legend Bobby : ORR
61. Diminutive : WEE
63. Unlovely bird sound : CAW

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