New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 2009

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Modern campaign element : ROBOCALL
9. Fracas : TUSSLE
15. One who used to get Bronx cheers? : EXYANKEE
16. To be or not to be, e.g. : OPTION
17. Ice varieties : SHERBETS
18. Band hand : ROADIE
19. Cigarette holder : TIN
20. Money holder : CLIP
21. Mooring site : INLET
22. Japanese noodles : UDON
24. Not much : ATAD
26. Port annexed by Britain in 1839 : ADEN
28. Plover named for its call : PEWIT
30. 2000 Supreme Court case hinging on the 14th Amendment : BUSHVGORE
33. Tabloid publisher's check : LIBELLAW
35. The Who's "Love, Reign ___ Me" : OER
36. Maserati headquarters city : MODENA
39. Alternative to Uno Chicago Grill : SBARRO
41. Arthur Godfrey played it : UKE
42. Corporate retreat closer, perhaps : GROUPHUG
46. Not open : SECRETIVE
48. Trilogies, often : SAGAS
52. "Notes on a Scandal" director Richard : EYRE
53. Old capital of 36-Across : LIRA
55. Undulate : ROLL
56. They work to maintain their faculties : DEANS
59. Frequent 5-Down topic : NYSE
61. Los : Spanish :: ___ : Italian : GLI
62. The Carpenters, e.g. : POPDUO
63. Opposite of encouraged : DETERRED
65. One way to stand : AKIMBO
66. 6 or 7, but not 60 or 70 : EARLYAGE
67. Second chance in education? : RETEST
68. Producer of a piercing look : XRAYEYES
1. Recharge : RESTUP
2. Leather type : OXHIDE
3. "Later!" : BYENOW
4. Sweeping instrument : OAR
5. "Squawk on the Street" airer : CNBC
6. Cubs' leader : AKELA
7. 1970 hit documentary : LETITBE
8. "Vaya Con Dios" hitmaker, 1953 : LESPAUL
9. Bagels, e.g. : TORI
10. Part of many British place names : UPON
11. War film setting : STALAG
12. It may be used to avoid paparazzi : SIDEDOOR
13. Laggard : LOITERER
14. Navigation abbr. : ENE
23. Where Aida sings "O patria mia" : NILE
25. Upgrade from dial-up : DSL
27. First-century coup victim : NERO
29. Soupçon : TINGE
31. Jumble : HASH
32. Model featured in "Little Miss Sunshine" : VWBUS
34. TV character who says "I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows" : BART
36. Cogitate : MUSE
37. "You got it" : OKEYDOKE
38. Condemnable? : DECREPIT
40. Environment for multiplication, of sorts : AGAR
43. Covering for some wrestlers : OIL
44. It drops to 0 after sundown : UVINDEX
45. Annually : PERYEAR
47. Common text file name : README
49. Start developing achromotrichia : GOGRAY
50. Hold : ALLEGE
51. Begins to fail : SLIDES
54. Ad ___ (National Space Society's magazine) : ASTRA
57. Worn-down pencils, say : NUBS
58. Film about a furnace : SOOT
60. Difficult to grasp : EELY
62. Acceptable shooting? : PAR
64. Kind of vodka : RYE

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