New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 2008

Author: Eric Tentarelli
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Tentarelli
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tentarelli. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Choker component : CLASP
6. Music pioneered by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires : SKA
9. ___ secretary : MADAM
14. Rummage : RIFLE
15. Suffer : AIL
16. Bygone Olds : ALERO
17. Sorkin who created "The West Wing" : AARON
18. Section in a record store : CLASSICAL
20. Chestnut-colored mustang offspring? : BROWNBRONCOCOLT
22. Its coat of arms includes a vicuña : PERU
23. "Rule, Britannia" composer Thomas : ARNE
24. Nuts : LOCO
27. Like the space around a first-class seat, say : AMPLE
29. Con : SCAM
33. Pitcher Hideo Nomo's birthplace : OSAKA
35. "No ___" ("Beats me") : IDEA
37. Ripen : AGE
38. Main dedicatee of an Austin cathedral? : CHIEFTEXANSAINT
42. "Talk to ___," Pedro Almodóvar film : HER
43. Time-honored name? : LUCE
44. Food processor setting : PUREE
45. Torpedoed : SANK
47. David ___, founder of the Libertarian Party : NOLAN
50. A.A.A. jobs : TOWS
51. ___ were : ASIT
53. Brick maker : LEGO
55. Hefty invoice for boots and spurs? : GIANTCOWBOYBILL
62. On the fence : NOTSOSURE
63. Dashboard item : RADIO
64. Emasculate : UNMAN
65. Embarrassed, perhaps : RED
66. Last name of Kipling's Kim : OHARA
67. Fresh : SASSY
68. ___ Balls (snack cakes) : SNO
69. Masters champ of 1949, 1952 and 1954 : SNEAD
1. Grouch : CRAB
2. Epithet that's an anagram of 60-Down : LIAR
3. Big do : AFRO
4. Snail : SLOWPOKE
5. Pasta salad ingredient : PENNE
6. Pelvic bone : SACRUM
7. Overseas shipping unit : KILO
8. Star of Broadway's "QED," 2001-02 : ALANALDA
9. Brick placer : MASON
10. Walker, Cooper and others : ALICES
11. Art ___ : DECO
12. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
13. Shed : MOLT
19. Present for viewing ... or prevent from being viewed : SCREEN
21. Bust holder : BRA
24. Ness and Tay : LOCHS
25. Dublin-born film star Milo : OSHEA
26. ___ terrier : CAIRN
28. Dot : PIXEL
30. The City of a Thousand Minarets : CAIRO
31. Predecessor of Ford : AGNEW
32. Doles (out) : METES
34. Org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
36. Saharan viper : ASP
39. Garb for Robin Hood and his band : TUNICS
40. Trips through rain forests, maybe : ECOTOURS
41. Famously fast route : AUTOBAHN
46. Home of Fort Scott National Historic Site : KANSAS
48. Light ratio in astronomy : ALBEDO
49. Prefix with romantic : NEO
52. Like some silences : STONY
54. Spinners : GYROS
55. Prey for lions : GNUS
56. College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
57. Mall conveniences : ATMS
58. Cousin of a treecreeper : WREN
59. Family name suffix in taxonomy : IDAE
60. Money that's an anagram of 2-Down : LIRA
61. Dishwasherful : LOAD

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