New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 2009

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FKQX} This is puzzle # 136 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Shindigs : PARTIES
8. Elf costume add-ons, maybe : EARTIPS
15. Overwhelmingly : INAROMP
16. Property receiver : ALIENEE
17. Vitamin A : RETINOL
18. Game with four jokers : CANASTA
19. Qty. : AMT
20. Like loot, often : STASHED
22. Caste member : ANT
23. Spilled the beans : TOLD
25. Abbr. often repeated redundantly : ETC
26. Detection device : SONAR
28. Monterrey month : ENERO
30. Big truck : RIG
33. Big truck : SEMI
34. Asian goatlike animal : SEROW
35. Official gemstone of Alaska : JADE
36. ___ school : PREP
37. See 21-Down : PERIMETER
40. Latin lesson word : AMAS
43. "___ Gold," 1992 album that has sold 28 million copies worldwide : ABBA
44. Preceded, with "to" : LEDUP
48. Apple, e.g. : POME
49. Set : GEL
50. Loy of old Hollywood : MYRNA
51. Weak ones : RUNTS
53. Self-esteem : EGO
56. End of many company names : SONS
57. Cork's home: Abbr. : IRE
58. Unchanged : THESAME
62. Boxer's handler? : VET
63. Made safe : ENSURED
65. Composer Antonio : SALIERI
67. Sequestering, legally speaking : SEIZING
68. Cowardly : UNBRAVE
69. Trudge : TRAIPSE
70. Foreign currency unit : PIASTER
1. 1979 World Series champs : PIRATES
2. Literally, "daughter of the wind" : ANEMONE
3. Mojave Desert sight : RATTLER
4. Prefix on many chemical compound names : TRI
5. Plus and minus items : IONS
6. Make a big scene? : EMOTE
7. Comic book sound : SPLAT
8. A pop : EACH
9. Wings, zoologically : ALAE
10. Orange coats : RINDS
11. Leaves with a caddy? : TEA
12. More cracked : INSANER
13. Sweets, e.g. : PETNAME
14. Cruise, say : SEATRIP
21. What all the answers on this puzzle's 37-Across are to each other : SCRAMBLES
24. Weight training unit : DROPSET
27. Fish-eating raptors : OSPREYS
29. "You ___ me!" : OWE
31. Head light? : IDEA
32. Pick up : GET
35. Be in sync : JIBE
38. Not the most authoritative journalism source : RAG
39. Slippery ___ : ELM
40. "The one-l lama," to Ogden Nash : APRIEST
41. Funeral attendee : MOURNER
42. Result of butting heads? : AMNESIA
45. Intended to convey : DROVEAT
46. Upset : UNNERVE
47. More sallow : PASTIER
52. Word with club or mine : STRIP
54. Fill the tank : GASUP
55. Rial spender : OMANI
59. Layers : HENS
60. Sharpness : EDGE
61. Island in the Arcipelago Toscano : ELBA
64. Weapon first designed in 1950 : UZI
66. Destination of many filings, for short : IRS

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