New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 2010

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is finished, the six circled letters can be arranged to spell an answer to the catchphrase reading diagonally from upper left to lower right.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. One crossing through the strike zone? : SCAB
5. "Speak" response : BARK
9. Gin runs : MELDS
14. "We Need a Little Christmas" musical : MAME
15. ___ all-time high : ATAN
16. Infiniti rival : ACURA
17. Grammy winner from County Donegal : ENYA
18. Incantation #1 : HOCUSPOCUS
20. It may pay off if it has your number : LOTTO
22. Some brothers and sisters : ZETAS
23. ___ Titanic : RMS
24. Lab monitor? : LEASH
25. Confederate flag flier : REB
26. ___-majesté : LESE
27. Nine-digit ID : SSN
28. Former Dodgers third baseman whom Chris Berman nicknamed "Born in the U.S." : CEY
31. "It's time to fly" advertiser : UNITED
33. ___ Green, 1987 L.P.G.A. Rookie of the Year : TAMMIE
36. Somewhat : ABIT
37. Incantation #2 : ABRACADABRA
39. Grab bag : OLIO
40. Ancient Britain : ANGLIA
41. Rolling features of some golf courses : KNOLLS
43. Rathskeller cooler : EIS
44. Polo Grounds legend : OTT
47. Carmaker since 1899 : OPEL
48. "Alphabet web," to Variety : ABC
51. Former capital of Crete : CANEA
53. Texas N.B.A.'er : MAV
54. "Welcome to the islands" : ALOHA
56. Olympian Jesse : OWENS
57. Incantation #3 : OPENSESAME
60. Vacation time in France : AOUT
61. ___ Bok, former Harvard president : DEREK
62. "The Reader" actress Lena : OLIN
63. About : INRE
64. Dissertation defenses : ORALS
65. Classic Jags : XKES
66. ___ off (began) : TEED
1. Needs airing out, maybe : SMELLS
2. Paddlers' craft : CANOES
3. "The Joy Luck Club" author : AMYTAN
4. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others : BEATS
5. Rejection interjection : BAH
6. From ___ (the works) : ATOZ
7. Speed demon : RACER
8. Coach Rockne : KNUTE
9. Google feature : MAPS
10. Modern prefix with balance : ECO
11. Mrs. James A. Garfield : LUCRETIA
12. Equipment that comes with sticks : DRUMSET
13. Mouthed off to : SASSED
19. "Elephant Boy" actor : SABU
21. Top 10 hit for Neil Sedaka : OHCAROL
26. First sign of fall : LIBRA
29. ___ Savahl (couture label) : EMA
30. "It's fun to stay at the ___": Village People : YMCA
32. Acronym associated with Oreos : NABISCO
33. Security that matures in a year or less, briefly : TBILL
34. Janis who sang "At Seventeen" : IAN
35. Margin : EDGE
37. Herbalist's supply : ALOEVERA
38. "When We Were Kings" subject : ALI
39. In theory : ONPAPER
41. ___ dragon (largest living lizard) : KOMODO
42. Kind of price : SALE
44. New Year's Day, datewise : ONEONE
45. Professor's privilege : TENURE
46. Took a sample of : TASTED
49. Bronx Bombers' foes : BOSOX
50. Lesson writer? : CHALK
52. Stand by for : AWAIT
54. Expresses wonder? : ASKS
55. Billet-doux writer : AMIE
58. "Volare (___ Blu Dipinto di Blu)" : NEL
59. Junior officer: Abbr. : ENS

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