New York Times, Monday, February 9, 2009

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. French friends : AMIS
5. Four: Prefix : TETRA
10. "___ be a cold day in hell ..." : ITLL
14. Make over : REDO
15. Shake hands (on) : AGREE
16. Heavy cart : DRAY
17. 1968 album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono : TWOVIRGINS
19. Land of the so-called "Troubles" : EIRE
20. Fashion designer Perry : ELLIS
21. Classic muscle car : GTO
22. Men whom women can't trust : CADS
23. It's measured in amperes: Abbr. : ELEC
26. What a wizard casts : SPELL
28. Umpire's call at the start of an inning : BATTERUP
32. Averts, with "off" : STAVES
35. Word before Jordan or Canada : AIR
36. Kitchen wrap brand : SARAN
38. Words to live by : CREDO
39. Shah : Iran :: ___ : Russia : TSAR
41. Boob tube (and a hint to 17- and 65-Across and 11- and 30-Down) : TVSET
43. Bridge or tunnel designer: Abbr. : ENGR
44. Santa's helpers : ELVES
46. Cybercommerce : ETAIL
48. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are part of it: Abbr. : UAE
49. Oozed : SEEPED
51. 2009 Super Bowl champs : STEELERS
53. Luxury Toyota make : LEXUS
55. Construction site watchdog, for short : OSHA
56. Coffee, slangily : JAVA
58. Succeeded at musical chairs : SAT
60. Bewildered : ATSEA
64. News item that often has a person's age in the headline : OBIT
65. Polynesian-themed restaurant chain : TRADERVICS
68. "If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
69. White-feathered wader : EGRET
70. 2.54 centimeters : INCH
71. Norman who created "All in the Family" : LEAR
72. University officials : DEANS
73. "A Death in the Family" author James : AGEE
1. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
2. Whimper : MEWL
3. Fox's "American ___" : IDOL
4. Communist council : SOVIET
5. Contents of a La Brea pit : TAR
6. Silly Putty holder : EGG
7. Calc prerequisite : TRIG
8. Landlords' due : RENTS
9. "___ Fables" : AESOPS
10. "Goodness gracious!" : IDECLARE
11. Courtroom : TRIALVENUE
12. Cooking grease : LARD
13. Caustic compounds : LYES
18. The British ___ : ISLES
24. The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
25. Sneaky pitch : CURVE
27. And so on: Abbr. : ETC
28. ___ Motel ("Psycho" setting) : BATES
29. Airplane seating request : AISLE
30. Document checked at the border : TRAVELVISA
31. They might be checkered : PASTS
33. ___ Allan Poe : EDGAR
34. Sensitive spots : SORES
37. "Keen!" : NEATO
40. Fast-firing firearm : REPEATER
42. Scores like 1-1 and 2-2 : TIES
45. Reason for an R rating : SEX
47. "The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
50. Checked for fingerprints : DUSTED
52. Riga's land : LATVIA
54. "Beetle Bailey" boss : SARGE
56. "Piano Man" performer Billy : JOEL
57. Up to the task : ABLE
59. "Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
61. Do lullabies, e.g. : SING
62. Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
63. Former Davis Cup captain Arthur : ASHE
66. Cozy room : DEN
67. Visitors from Venus, say : ETS

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