New York Times, Monday, April 13, 2009

Author: Natan Last
Editor: Will Shortz
Natan Last
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Best-selling computer game of the 1990s : MYST
5. Players in a play : CAST
9. Unwanted e-mail : SPAM
13. Helicopter blade : ROTOR
15. "___ your thirst" (former Sprite slogan) : OBEY
16. Therefore : ERGO
17. Myanmar, once : BURMA
18. Al Capone, for one : RACKETEER
20. Mentalist Geller : URI
21. Little devil : IMP
23. Breadth : EXTENT
24. Not heeding danger : RECKLESS
27. Apartment that's owned, not leased : CONDO
28. Nick at ___ : NITE
29. Computer whiz : TECHIE
32. ___ Antonio, Tex. : SAN
33. Jobs at Apple : STEVE
35. Corridors : HALLS
37. Widespread Internet prank involving a bait-and-switch link to a music video : RICKROLLING
41. Reason for engine trouble, perhaps : NOOIL
42. Christmas carols : NOELS
45. ___ and eggs : HAM
48. Metal that gave its name to a shade of blue : COBALT
51. Writer Harte : BRET
52. Caribbean vacation spot : ARUBA
54. Mick Jagger or Bruce Springsteen : ROCKSTAR
56. Prayer beads : ROSARY
58. Parisian "yes" : OUI
59. Studio that made "Notorious" : RKO
60. Packs for bikers and hikers : RUCKSACKS
63. Young pigeon : SQUAB
65. 52-Across, e.g. : ISLE
66. Cry while careering downhill : WHEE
67. Bulrush, e.g. : SEDGE
68. Fortuneteller : SEER
69. Stop or Do Not Pass : SIGN
70. Almost-failing grades : DEES
1. Owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant on "The Simpsons" : MRBURNS
2. Shout in tag : YOUREIT
3. Less forgiving : STRICTER
4. ___ Sawyer : TOM
5. Body in a whodunit : CORPSE
6. "The ___ Daba Honeymoon" : ABA
7. Fraction of a min. : SEC
8. Little fella : TYKE
9. Fight that might include fisticuffs : SETTO
10. Prettifies oneself, as in a mirror : PREENS
11. Order of business at a meeting : AGENDA
12. "When it rains, it pours" salt brand : MORTON
14. Train travel : RAIL
19. Be great at : EXCELIN
22. Encountered : MET
25. Bandleader Eubanks of "The Tonight Show" : KEVIN
26. Learned one : SCHOLAR
30. "2001" computer : HAL
31. Running a temperature, say : ILL
34. High-m.p.g. vehicles : ECOCARS
36. Hoity-toity sorts : SNOBS
38. Hootchy-___ : KOO
39. "Spare" part of the body : RIB
40. She says "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" in "Hamlet" : GERTRUDE
43. Problem with pipes : LEAKAGE
44. Disco lights : STROBES
45. Joel Chandler ___, creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
46. Excite : AROUSE
47. What a bodybuilder builds : MUSCLE
49. Undo, as laces : LOOSEN
50. Fort Worth sch. : TCU
53. Cake maker : BAKER
55. Smooch : KISS
57. Deviations of a ship's course : YAWS
61. "The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
62. What's tapped at a beer bust : KEG
64. Letters at the end of a proof : QED

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