New York Times, Friday, October 30, 2009

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 12 Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: There are twelve 15-letter answers in this grid, an NYT record. The 44 three-letter answer words is also a record for a 15x grid.
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F
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A
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N
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C
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It no longer circulates around the Seine : FRANC
6. Skate part : FIN
9. Must, informally : GOTTA
14. Rite reading for some 13-year-olds : TORAH
15. ___ state : INA
16. One may be significant : OTHER
17. Whitney Houston hit recorded for the 1988 Summer Olympics : ONEMOMENTINTIME
20. Fat standard, say: Abbr. : RDA
21. One of Steinbeck's twins : CAL
22. Salt additive? : INE
23. Turning meas. : RPS
24. 1974 Rolling Stones hit : DOODOODOODOODOO
28. Thread: Fr. : FIL
29. Long time: Abbr. : CEN
30. Bookie's charge, for short : VIG
31. Home for an addax and dorcas gazelle : THESAHARADESERT
37. Tic-tac-toe loser : OOX
38. Im-ho-___, Boris Karloff's role in "The Mummy" : TEP
39. Celtic sea god : LER
40. Vote in une législature : NON
41. Maisonette : DUPLEXAPARTMENT
45. Cartoonish cry : EEK
46. Behind : CAN
47. "___ Town Too" (1981 hit) : HER
48. André Gide novel whose title comes from Matthew 7:14 : STRAITISTHEGATE
54. Kind of flakes : OAT
55. Went nowhere : SAT
56. Anthropomorphic film villain : HAL
57. Parisian pronoun : TOI
58. Big newsstand seller for some magazines : SWIMSUITEDITION
62. Looped handles : ANSAE
63. Teacher's deg. : EDM
64. "I'm Henry VIII, I am" singer : NOONE
65. Some lock changers : DYERS
66. Deflation indication : SSS
67. Kite relatives : ERNES
1. Mil. base until 1994 : FTORD
2. Concerto component : RONDO
3. Bailiwick : AREAOFEXPERTISE
4. Site of many '60s tours : NAM
5. Sweet little things with points to them : CHOCOLATEKISSES
6. Soil water saturation limits : FIELDCAPACITIES
7. Travel guide listing : INN
8. Country music : NATIONALANTHEMS
9. Taken things a bit too far : GONEOVERTHELINE
10. Diamond figure on a 2006 postage stamp : OTT
11. Like grandchildren : THIRDGENERATION
12. A musician might pick it up : TEMPO
13. Childish comeback : ARESO
18. He said "Learn from the masses, and then teach them" : MAO
19. Like some candidates: Abbr. : IND
25. Slam : DIS
26. Canto contraction : OER
27. French suffix with Québec : OIS
31. Death, in Deutschland : TOD
32. The Astros, on scoreboards : HOU
33. Spell : HEX
34. Austrian article : DER
35. "Bull Durham" director Shelton : RON
36. Charge stuff : TNT
42. Green land : LEA
43. Hearing aids, briefly : PAS
44. Stewie's sister on "Family Guy" : MEG
48. "A pity" : SOSAD
49. Like a lion's coat : TAWNY
50. Cross character : TAU
51. Ate : HAD
52. Odds' end? : TOONE
53. German indefinite article : EINES
59. Nick, say : MAR
60. Bears make them, in brief : TDS
61. The Blue Jays, on scoreboards : TOR

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