New York Times, Thursday, February 4, 2010

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The answers to the combined Across clues are anagrams of each other. The order in which the answers in each pair are to be entered in the grid is for you to discover.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. With 8-Across, World records? * Natural seasoning : SEASALT
8. See 1-Across : ATLASES
15. With 16-Across, Division division * Cut : ABRIDGE
16. See 15-Across : BRIGADE
17. With 18-Across, Was sorrowful * Separate : GRIEVED
18. See 17-Across : DIVERGE
19. Dry white : SOAVE
20. Cheek : SAUCE
22. Where Joe gets a six-pack? : GYM
23. Be human : ERR
25. Common people : PLEBS
27. Big mouth : MAW
30. Bygone Yankee great, with "the" : BABE
32. Declare, once : SAYEST
36. Lyrical works : ODES
38. Meter reader's place : TAXI
40. Bisected : INTWO
41. With 43-Across, Coagulate * Galley : THICKEN
43. See 41-Across : KITCHEN
45. Indian shelter : HOGAN
46. Radiate, as light : SHED
48. Stevenson's misanthrope : HYDE
49. Lug : SCHLEP
51. Tailor's chalk, typically : TALC
53. Laid out a club, maybe : LED
54. Passed out on the table? : DEALT
56. Big mouth : YAP
58. Brief moment : SEC
61. Short-lived phenomena : BLIPS
63. Soda jerk's creation : FLOAT
67. With 69-Across, Longtime Penn State head coach * Versatile : PROTEAN
69. See 67-Across : PATERNO
71. With 72-Across, Moderate tempo * Done : ANDANTE
72. See 71-Across : ATANEND
73. With 74-Across, Like St. Petersburg in 1914, 1924 and 1991 * Drift aimlessly : MEANDER
74. See 73-Across : RENAMED
1. Gives a little : SAGS
2. River that was the ancient dividing line between Rome and Carthage : EBRO
3. "Summertime," e.g. : ARIA
4. Strain : SIEVE
5. Always or forever : ADVERB
6. Big: Abbr. : LGE
7. Dr. Seuss, informally, and others : TEDS
8. "Spellbound" singer, 1991 : ABDUL
9. Brief moments : TRICES
10. Worm, often : LIVEBAIT
11. Gray : AGE
12. America's Puppet Master : SARG
13. Unconventionally provocative : EDGY
14. Come across as : SEEM
21. Peak : APEX
24. Deserve special treatment : RATE
26. Mesh : SYNCH
27. What some balls repel : MOTHS
28. Literally, "for this" : ADHOC
29. Heave up, as an anchor : WEIGH
31. Blacks out : BANS
33. Antiknock additive : ETHYL
34. Dag Hammarskjöld, for one : SWEDE
35. Fit : TONED
37. Almost boil : SCALD
39. Unböring retailer : IKEA
42. Quadriceps exercise : KNEEBEND
44. Without aim : IDLY
47. Link letters : HTTP
50. Vintner's asset : PALATE
52. Cousin of a boubou : CAFTAN
55. Tough hit for an infielder : LINER
57. Legislative assemblies : PLENA
58. Hormel canned it in 1937; Congress, in 2003 : SPAM
59. White-tailed flier : ERNE
60. End notes? : CODA
62. Boom : SPAR
64. Utah city : OREM
65. Jesus' maternal grandmother : ANNE
66. One of the Palins : TODD
68. Almost burn : TAN
70. Eroded, with "away" : ATE

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