New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 2009

Author: Steve Dobis
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Dobis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Starring role : LEAD
5. Way to go : PATH
9. Certain sultan's subject : OMANI
14. "There was a time ..." : ONCE
15. It's headed by a deputy asst. secy. of labor : OSHA
16. They need their bearings : AUTOS
17. See 71-Across : GODFATHEROFSOUL
20. Romance fiction or horror films, e.g. : ESCAPE
21. Midcentury year : MDL
22. European tongue : ERSE
23. Small change : CENT
25. Letters at sea : USS
27. See 71-Across : FEDEXCOMPETITOR
35. Basic education, familiarly : RRR
36. House support? : YEA
37. Language that contains no adjectives : NAVAHO
38. Redolence : AROMA
41. Do colorful work : DYE
43. Coffee break time, maybe : TENAM
44. Generic : NONAME
46. "I'll take that as ___" : ANO
48. E.T.S. offering : GRE
49. See 71-Across : CLEVELANDPLAYER
53. "Yes, ___!" : SIR
54. Alternative to "roll the dice" : SPIN
55. Band lineup : GIGS
59. Microwave : ZAP
61. Available : ONCALL
65. See 71-Across : IVYLEAGUESCHOOL
68. Drill : BORER
69. Def Leppard hit "Pour Some Sugar ___" : ONME
70. Approved : OKED
71. Shade that defines 17-, 27-, 49- and 65-Across : BROWN
72. Title grp. in an ABC drama : NYPD
73. Barbecue order : RIBS
1. High-priced ticket option : LOGE
2. Great-great-great-grandfather of Methuselah : ENOS
3. Electrical letters : ACDC
4. Scrawl graffiti on, e.g. : DEFACE
5. Strength : POTENCY
6. Word with mountain or fly : ASH
7. Not us : THEM
8. Indigent : HARDUP
9. Klutz : OAF
10. Inspiration : MUSE
11. Decor finish? : ATOR
12. Us, abroad : NOUS
13. Bikini, e.g. : ISLE
18. Culminating point : APEX
19. Merlin of football and TV : OLSEN
24. Pointy-___ : TOED
26. Rebounds, e.g. : STAT
27. Swiss capital : FRANC
28. Documentarian Morris : ERROL
29. Queen's attendant : DRONE
30. Like some pyramids : MAYAN
31. "___ got you" : IVE
32. Having a bite : TANGY
33. Almost 80 million people visit it yearly : OHARE
34. Former Colorado governor Roy : ROMER
39. Dallas hoopster, briefly : MAV
40. Where the Iowa Straw Poll is done : AMES
42. Goals : ENDS
45. "My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
47. Fought against : OPPOSED
50. One of Isabella I's kingdoms : ARAGON
51. "The Mod Squad" role : LINC
52. Mainstay : ANCHOR
55. 1970s-'80s singer Andy : GIBB
56. Songwriter Novello : IVOR
57. Urban sidewalk vendor's offering : GYRO
58. Boatload : SLEW
60. Pint-size : PUNY
62. Golfer Isao ___ : AOKI
63. Financial writer Marshall : LOEB
64. Attorneys' degs. : LLDS
66. Coastal flier : ERN
67. Great Brit., e.g., in years past : EMP

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