New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 2009

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Z} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Small drafts : SIPS
5. Vice president after Breckinridge : HAMLIN
11. Govt. media monitor : FCC
14. Return from a mountain? : ECHO
15. Dreadful, old-style : UGSOME
16. Mauna ___ : LOA
17. Person making firm decisions : CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD
20. Wasn't up : SLEPT
21. Bobby-___ : SOXER
22. "Different strokes for different folks" : TOEACHHISOWN
27. Radius, e.g. : BONE
28. Intensely interested : AGOG
29. Vujacic of the Los Angeles Lakers, who's nicknamed "The Machine" : SASHA
30. Cup holders? : BRAS
31. Alternatives to cups, in dessert orders : CONES
33. Something to throw on the BBQ : PATTY
35. Salute in stanzas : ODE
36. Mental figures : IQS
39. Click of condescension : TSK
40. On the authority of : PER
43. It's nothing new, with "the" : USUAL
45. Not worthless : OFUSE
47. Pirate Lafitte : JEAN
50. Country statistics : AREAS
53. Maestro Klemperer : OTTO
54. Parris Isl. outfit : USMC
55. 1960s sitcom set at a camp : HOGANSHEROES
57. Chew out : SCOLD
59. Place to escape to : HAVEN
60. Storybook group residing in this puzzle? : THREELITTLEPIGS
66. It has a very large bed : SEA
67. "Niagara" star, 1953 : MONROE
68. Plot piece : ACRE
69. Athena's symbol : OWL
70. Pachacuti's people : INCANS
71. Be in a certain mood? : WERE
1. See 58-Down : SEC
2. Potsdam pronoun : ICH
3. Multistep process starter : PHASEONE
4. Green crops cultivated for fodder : SOILAGE
5. Snorts of disdain : HUMPHS
6. She created Hercule : AGATHA
7. Alternative to AOL or Juno : MSN
8. Bath bathroom : LOO
9. Global lending org. : IMF
10. Cross-court items? : NETS
11. Limb bender : FLEXOR
12. Detroit venue for sporting events and concerts : COBOARENA
13. Training groups : CADRES
18. It's done for fun, for short : REC
19. It's done for fun : HOBBY
22. ___ Bell : TACO
23. Psalm start : OGOD
24. AOL or Juno : ISP
25. "Big deal" : SOWHAT
26. D.C. diamond squad : NATS
32. Granny, to a great-aunt : SIS
34. Ref's call : TKO
37. Thick-shelled seafood selection : QUAHOG
38. Tony-winning "Spamalot" actress Ramirez : SARA
40. Shelve for a while : PUTONICE
41. City in Padua province : ESTE
42. Antique autos : REOS
43. Cry when you've had enough : UNCLE
44. "Live Free or Die Hard" director Wiseman : LEN
46. What Fido "shakes hands" with : FOREPAW
47. To a T : JUSTSO
48. Abstain from : ESCHEW
49. Unconcerned with scruples : AMORAL
51. "Punk'd" host Kutcher : ASHTON
52. Some are bituminous : SHALES
56. Brink : EVE
58. With 1-Down, moderately sweet, to a vintner : DEMI
61. Hoops coach Kruger : LON
62. Magazine with an annual "500" : INC
63. La-la lead-in : TRA
64. [Mumble, mumble] : GRR
65. "Comprende?" : SEE

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