New York Times, Friday, December 18, 2009

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GZ} This is puzzle # 136 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Huh?" : SAYWHAT
8. Rule without exceptions : IRONLAW
15. Sent a line, say : WROTETO
16. "The Imaginary Invalid" playwright : MOLIERE
17. Request for entertainment : AMUSEME
18. Words of acclamation : ALLHAIL
19. 1984 historical novel, with "The" : HAJ
20. Home to Torrey Pines Golf Course : LAJOLLA
22. Bellini's "___ furor delle tempeste" : NEL
23. Think piece? : IDEA
25. Mini replacements : NANOS
26. Tiny opening? : ITTY
27. Shortsighted solution? : LASIK
29. Período de 31 días : MES
30. Fed. bill : TNOTE
31. Peninsula south of the Gulf of Trieste : ISTRIA
33. Breaks : RECESSES
35. The Sun and Mercury are in it: Abbr. : WNBA
37. It may come from a loud speaker : RANT
38. Place for a collared person : SQUADCAR
42. Means of obtaining data about planets : FLYBYS
46. Picks out : CULLS
47. Gen. Pershing's command: Abbr. : AEF
49. Hit to short right, say : BLOOP
50. Calculated thing : RISK
51. Shellac : CREAM
53. Outfielder Chávez : ENDY
54. One in a long line of workers? : ANT
55. Certain pitch : COALTAR
57. "The ___ of Malta," Christopher Marlowe play : JEW
58. Comic character in whiteface : PIERROT
60. Marker maker : CRAYOLA
62. Neither here nor there? : ENROUTE
63. Offer to host : ASKOVER
64. Now gender-neutral : DESEXED
65. Gritty TV series set in Baltimore : THEWIRE
1. "Kwanzaa" comes from it : SWAHILI
2. Forces afloat : ARMADAS
3. "C'mon, that can't be true!" : YOUJEST
4. Birth data: Abbr. : WTS
5. Height enhancer : HEEL
6. Hindu soul : ATMAN
7. Digital detritus : TOEJAM
8. Second song on "Beatles '65" : IMALOSER
9. Drum set? : ROLLS
10. Indian water holder : OLLA
11. Biomedical research inits. : NIH
12. Rough housing : LEANTOS
13. Opera quickie : ARIETTE
14. "Actually, it's true" : WELLYES
21. Standout : ONER
24. High passageway between buildings : AIRWALK
26. Fashionable : INSTYLE
28. Stripes : KINDS
30. Like some dumbbells: Abbr. : TENLB
32. First string? : ABC
34. Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
36. Superior, as an investment : AAARATED
38. Like some elbows and fenders : SCRAPED
39. Tonic water ingredient : QUININE
40. Wool coats : ULSTERS
41. Line holder : REEL
43. First hard rock band to score a #1 country hit : BONJOVI
44. Producer of high and outside pitches? : YODELER
45. Virus kin : SPYWARE
48. Deep-pocketed type : FATCAT
51. "My Fair Lady" actor Robert : COOTE
52. Place for a crane : MARSH
55. Gist : CRUX
56. Make a pile in a casino? : RAKE
59. Eggs sometimes served on toast : ROE
61. "Man, that hurts!" : YOW

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