New York Times, Saturday, November 7, 2009

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Klahn
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This is generally considered to be the most difficult puzzle of 2009.
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Across Down
1. Peter who wrote "Underboss" : MAAS
5. Squarely : SPANG
10. Landlocked Muslim land : MALI
14. "Down ___" (1967 Janis Joplin song) : ONME
15. Cheyenne Kid portrayer : LARUE
16. Where Aldous Huxley taught George Orwell : ETON
17. "Little Diane" singer, 1962 : DION
18. ___ blue, color named after a first daughter : ALICE
19. Like some friends : FAST
20. "That's really cheap!" : ITSASTEAL
22. West Coast N.F.L.'er : NINER
23. Insubstantial : FROTHY
24. Appeal from a diplomat : DEMARCHE
26. Mississippi river named by La Salle : YAZOO
27. Local operation? : UNIONSHOP
28. En ___ (by the rules: Fr.) : REGLE
30. Well-armed predators? : OCTOPI
31. Sink : SET
34. Base of a column : SUM
35. Lopsided : WRY
36. Flushed : RED
37. As different as night and day, e.g. : CLICHE
39. The Who's "Live at ___," 1970 double-platinum album : LEEDS
41. Harem slave : ODALISQUE
43. A slew : RAFTS
47. Don Quixote type : ROMANTIC
48. Single shot : PELLET
49. Flivver : CRATE
50. Reluctantly accept : GIVEWAYTO
52. See 55-Across : HART
53. World capital at the foot of Mount Vitosha : SOFIA
54. Remark from a draft dodger? : BRRR
55. With 52-Across, lead female role in TV's "Peter Gunn" : EDIE
56. Dead ringer? : KNELL
57. Wall-plastering material : LOAM
58. Hubbub : ROAR
59. Harmonize : AGREE
60. It may be found near a drain : EDDY
1. Reshape : MODIFY
2. Dancer in a suite : ANITRA
3. "A Tale of Love and Darkness" author, 2003 : AMOSOZ
4. "Damn Yankees" chorister : SENATOR
5. Dull blue-gray : SLATY
6. Cadaverous : PALE
7. Strauss heroine from classical myth : ARIADNE
8. Cores : NUCLEI
9. "Oh, I don't know" : GEE
10. Selfish : MEFIRST
11. Not likely to go with the flow : ATANCHOR
12. Despair : LOSEHOPE
13. Doughty : INTREPID
21. Low finish? : SHOESHINE
22. "The Bungalow Mystery" solver : NANCYDREW
25. English sculptor Henry : MOORE
27. 1805 Napoleonic victory site : ULM
29. Partygoer : GUEST
31. Hard-hit line drive : SCORCHER
32. The first complete navigation of the Amazon was in search of this : ELDORADO
33. Liqueur reputedly named for a noblewoman's chambermaid : TIAMARIA
35. Baby : WEE
38. Racket : CLATTER
39. "Doctor Faustus" character : LUCIFER
40. Ready to move : SALABLE
42. Chinese meditative practice : QIGONG
44. Casting option : FLYROD
45. Four-note chord : TETRAD
46. Not at all fair : STORMY
48. Artist Rembrandt : PEALE
51. Flagitious : VILE
53. Music genre of the English Beat and the Specials : SKA

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