New York Times, Friday, May 7, 2010

Author: Tyler Hinman
Editor: Will Shortz
Tyler Hinman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Not just a mess-up, in modern lingo : EPICFAIL
9. Necessary : NEEDBE
15. Alternative to Holiday Inn : LAQUINTA
16. First name that's feminine in English and masculine in Italian : ANDREA
17. Picker-uppers? : ANTENNAS
18. Steps taken on a farm? : STILES
19. Ball holders : TEES
20. Nickname since 1959 : ALOHASTATE
22. "___ you!" : ITS
23. Fern feature : SPORE
24. Voiceless, in phonetics : SURD
25. National capital on a river of the same name : OTTAWA
27. Dinner ___ : DATE
30. Union opponent : REB
31. Big company located in Times Square : NASDAQ
32. Salesperson who may give you a ring : AVONLADY
34. Knock out, in a way : DRUG
36. Film character who lives to be 877 : YODA
37. Swiss cheese ingredient : COWSMILK
41. Step on the way to the Olympics, maybe : TRIALS
45. Old Spanish queen : ENA
46. With 35-Down, something meant to be shaken : SNOW
47. Naturally bright : SUNLIT
48. High-school put-down : NERD
50. Drainage area : BASIN
52. Big inits. in camping : KOA
53. Musician nicknamed El Rey : TITOPUENTE
56. Guilt symptom : PANG
57. Support in a stadium : ROOTON
58. Staple of classic rock, informally : ZEPPELIN
60. Still : ATREST
61. Spread out over time, in a way : AMORTIZE
62. Welcome cry for the seasick : LANDHO
63. Slurs : ASPERSES
1. Rapture : ELATION
2. C.I.A. director under Obama : PANETTA
3. Battery used to measure brightness? : IQTESTS
4. Providers of tips for improving one's English? : CUES
5. Five bones : FIN
6. "True Blood" actress : ANNAPAQUIN
7. ___-Ethiopian War, 1935-36 : ITALO
8. His #2 was retired in 1997 : LASORDA
9. Org. with the motto "For the benefit of all" : NASA
10. Docs with penlights : ENTS
11. Shortens, maybe : EDITS
12. Big name in radio advice : DRLAURA
13. Really embarrassed, perhaps : BEETRED
14. Passed effortlessly : EASEDBY
21. Emotionally tough to take : HEAVY
23. They're all abuzz : SWARMS
26. Elaborates : ADDS
28. Treat on a stick : TOOTSIEPOP
29. Evasive maneuver : ENDRUN
33. Gone flat? : LAIN
35. See 46-Across : GLOBE
37. Key : CENTRAL
38. The tiniest bit : ONEIOTA
39. Opposite of pacific : WARTORN
40. Annual celebration with candles : KWANZAA
42. They're basic : ALKALIS
43. Put on a pedestal : LIONIZE
44. Symbol of chastity : STAGNES
49. Lavished gifts (on) : DOTED
51. Cuts off : STEMS
54. Deluxe : POSH
55. "Come ___ these yellow sands": "The Tempest" : UNTO
56. Czech-born N.H.L.'er Sykora or Prucha : PETR
59. Lead-in to wash : PRE

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