New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Author: Chris Handman
Editor: Will Shortz
Chris Handman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Handman. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Wired Magazine did a blurb on this puzzle. The article includes a clip from The Colbert Report.
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Across Down
1. With 17-Across, event of 10/30/10 : RALLY
6. With 10-Across, sobriquet for Bill O'Reilly used by 39-Across : PAPA
10. See 6-Across : BEAR
14. Duck, as a question : AVOID
15. Real comedian : RIOT
16. Tolstoy's Karenina : ANNA
17. See 1-Across : TORESTORESANITY
20. Knights : SIRS
21. White House fiscal grp. : OMB
22. Deals in a fantasy league : TRADES
23. Fashionably old : RETRO
25. Reuniongoer : ALUM
27. Buffoon : OAF
28. Gambler's best friend? : LADYLUCK
33. Wizards' and Celtics' org. : NBA
36. Winner when heads loses : TAILS
38. Pi r squared, for a circle : AREA
39. Organizer of the 54-/65-Across : COLBERT
41. Organizer of the 1-/17-Across : STEWART
44. Uffizi display : ARTE
45. Tempest : STORM
47. Troubadour's song : LAY
48. Object of loathing : ANATHEMA
51. Envoy's bldg. : EMB
53. "Shake ___!" : ALEG
54. With 65-Across, event of 10/30/10 : MARCH
57. Song part : STANZA
61. Duo : TWO
63. Breakfast place that's often open 24 hrs. : IHOP
65. See 54-Across : TOKEEPFEARALIVE
68. "Caro nome," e.g. : ARIA
69. Cook in a way, as tuna or beef tenderloin : SEAR
70. Rehem, say : ALTER
71. Not straight : BENT
72. Award won for 39- and 41-Across's programs : EMMY
73. "The Fountainhead" hero : ROARK
1. "Darn it!" : RATS
2. To have, to Henri : AVOIR
3. Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
4. Deceives : LIESTO
5. They are 3 ft. long : YDS
6. Annual coronation site : PROM
7. Complete miss in basketball : AIRBALL
8. "The Tell-Tale Heart" writer : POE
9. Offered for breeding : ATSTUD
10. Eric who played the Hulk in 2003 : BANA
11. An OK city : ENID
12. Throw in a few chips, say : ANTE
13. Tampa Bay team : RAYS
18. How a practical joke or a subway train may be taken : TOOFAR
19. "Be All You Can Be" group : ARMY
24. 2.5%/year interest, e.g. : RATE
26. Rodeo rope : LASSO
29. Supreme Court's sphere : LAW
30. ___ Mountains, Europe/Asia separator : URAL
31. Michael of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" : CERA
32. 1918 song girl whose name was sung with a stutter : KATY
33. Final Four inits. : NCAA
34. Brought into the world : BORN
35. Utah ski resort : ALTA
37. Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
40. Wager : BET
42. 2 or 3 on the Richter scale, maybe : TREMOR
43. Jane Austen meddler : EMMA
46. Wrestling duo : TAGTEAM
49. Smog, e.g. : HAZE
50. Go by, as time : ELAPSE
52. S.O.S alternative : BRILLO
55. Tony-winning Rivera : CHITA
56. Act like an overly protective parent : HOVER
57. Pierce : STAB
58. Ripped : TORE
59. Comparable (to) : AKIN
60. Tidy : NEAT
62. Cautious : WARY
64. Employee discount, e.g. : PERK
66. Opposite of masc. : FEM
67. Swiss river : AAR

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