New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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421/17/20081/4/20157
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Pete Muller
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174/18/20069/8/20136
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1.60240

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Contents of many files: Abbr. : LTRS
5. McCartney, e.g. : SIR
8. "___ for you!" ("Seinfeld" refusal) : NOSOUP
14. Virgil, for one : POET
15. U.N. observer since '74 : PLO
16. Lock up : SECURE
17. Restricted zone : NOGOAREA
19. Temperamental one, supposedly : ARTIST
20. Slowpokes : LAGGARDS
22. Big brand in basketballs : VOIT
23. English monarch who shared the throne : MARYII
24. Citi Field predecessor : SHEA
27. A, in Alsace : UNE
28. "___ be my pleasure" : ITD
29. ___ budget : ONA
31. More eager : ITCHIER
33. Hold as : DEEM
35. Author of "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship" : GOETHE
37. Dish with ham : DENVEROMELETTE
41. Trident wielder, typically : SEAGOD
42. Improve : HONE
45. Hare follower : KRISHNA
48. Volleyball action between bump and spike : SET
51. Hesitate in speaking : HEM
52. Call : REF
53. Connection means, for short : ISPS
55. Uses : AVAILS
57. "And giving ___, up the chimney ..." : ANOD
59. Observatory references : STARMAPS
61. Classic camera : KONICA
64. Michael Jackson genre : URBANPOP
66. It's well-positioned : OILRIG
67. Base figure, for short : NCO
68. Buggy locale? : DUNE
69. Most twisted : WRYEST
70. Lot : GOB
71. "Mi casa ___ casa" : ESSU
1. I.C.U. worker : LPN
2. "You missed it" : TOOLATE
3. Seen : REGARDED
4. Howard the Duck prop : STOGY
5. Sidelining cause : SPRAIN
6. "The Sopranos" actor : ILER
7. There are four hidden in this puzzle, which together suggest a familiar five-word saying (3,5,4,2,4) : ROADS
8. Code-breaking central, in brief : NSA
9. "___ the hills and far away" : OER
10. Old sketch comedy show : SCTV
11. "Absolument!" : OUIOUI
12. Bearish : URSINE
13. Attentive dog owner : PETTER
18. Exchange premium : AGIO
21. U.S.S. Enterprise defenses : SHIELDS
23. Night's start? : MID
25. Little: Suffix : ETTE
26. Zwei x vier : ACHT
30. Features of May-December marriages : AGEGAPS
32. The "H" in Hanukkah : HETH
34. Play (with) : MESS
36. Cry from Juliet : OROMEO
38. Radar selection : NEHI
39. Hotel transportation : VANS
40. Ancestor of the modern horse : EOHIPPUS
43. Holds on a mat : NELSONS
44. Medium on the outside? : EMS
45. Polish capital, 1038-1596 : KRAKOW
46. "La Grenouillère," e.g. : RENOIR
47. Words of regret : IFONLY
49. Bit of jewelry : EARBOB
50. Adult rating for the small screen : TVMA
54. Scammed : STUNG
56. Cable choice : AANDE
58. Presaging disaster : DIRE
60. Not pizzicato : ARCO
62. U.S.S.R.'s successor : CIS
63. Bond, e.g.: Abbr. : AGT
65. Little, in Lille : PEU

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