New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Author: Robert A. Doll
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert A. Doll
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Doll. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Parroting sorts : APERS
6. Stud on a stud farm : SIRE
10. Good name, casually : REP
13. Venue for some clowns : RODEO
14. Word before city or child : INNER
15. Basis for some discrimination : AGE
16. Mystery desserts? : RIDDLECAKES
18. Thing to roll over, in brief : IRA
19. East ___, U.N. member since 2002 : TIMOR
20. Central part : KERNEL
22. Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
25. Acquired relative : INLAW
27. Musical with the song "Mr. Mistoffelees" : CATS
28. Equal to, with "with" : ONAPAR
30. O.K. to do : LEGAL
32. Orange feature : NAVEL
33. Bates's business, in film : MOTEL
35. Video shooter, for short : CAM
38. Direction from K.C. to Detroit : ENE
39. Stir up : PROVOKE
41. ___-Ida (Tater Tots maker) : ORE
42. Top end of a scale : TEN
43. Miming dances : HULAS
44. Visibly frightened : ASHEN
46. Bucky Beaver's toothpaste : IPANA
48. High-hats : SNOOTS
49. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
51. Refrain syllables : TRALA
54. "Spare me!," e.g. : PLEA
55. Place for a lark : MEADOW
57. Winter coat feature : LINER
59. Diamond corner : BAG
60. Sculler's affliction? : ROWINGPAINS
65. Time of anticipation : EVE
66. First-rate : CRACK
67. Many an art film : INDIE
68. ___ judicata : RES
69. Hebrides isle : SKYE
70. Take as one's own : COOPT
1. Flight board abbr. : ARR
2. Samoan staple : POI
3. Byrnes of TV's "77 Sunset Strip" : EDD
4. Reason for a long delay in getting approval, maybe : REDTAPE
5. Arias, e.g. : SOLI
6. Motorist's headache : SNARL
7. Calligrapher's buy : INK
8. Period of seven days without bathing? : REEKWEEK
9. Gaelic tongue : ERSE
10. What the sky might do in an inebriate's dream? : RAINALCOHOL
11. Everglades denizen : EGRET
12. Belfry sounds : PEALS
14. Pic to click : ICON
17. Mideast V.I.P. : EMIR
21. Zenith competitor : RCA
22. "Impression, Sunrise" painter : MONET
23. Cockamamie : INANE
24. Illustrations for a Poe poem? : RAVENIMAGES
26. Choir voices : ALTOS
29. Leader of the pack : ALPHA
31. Pick up bit by bit : GLEAN
33. Place for a crown : MOLAR
34. In vitro items : OVA
36. Mountain ridge : ARETE
37. Group with a meeting of the minds? : MENSA
40. Employment in Munchkinland? : RUNTWORK
45. Choir voice : SOPRANO
47. Inflate, in a way : PAD
48. Spilled the beans : SANG
49. Honey-hued : AMBER
50. Take a powder : LEAVE
52. Sitcom with the catchphrase "Kiss my grits!" : ALICE
53. ___ sausage : LINK
56. Tolkien beasts : ORCS
58. "Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
61. Modus operandi : WAY
62. Courtroom vow : IDO
63. Barely beat : NIP
64. The "all" in "Collect them all!" : SET

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