New York Times, Monday, June 22, 2009

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GKQ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. King Kong, e.g. : APE
4. Trailer's connection to a car : HITCH
9. Highly skilled : ADEPT
14. Where IVs may be administered : ERS
15. Japanese automaker : ACURA
16. Theatrical medley : REVUE
17. Emphatic south-of-the-border assent : SISISENOR
19. Lessen : ABATE
20. Comet, say, to the impressionable : OMEN
21. Mocking remark : JAPE
22. After-dinner candies : MINTS
23. Central American canal locale : PANAMA
25. In great shape : FIT
26. Beginning piano student's exercise : CMAJORSCALE
33. Feeds, as pigs : SLOPS
37. Thing to hum or whistle : TUNE
38. Neural transmitter : AXON
39. Vagrant : HOBO
40. Test answer you have a 50/50 chance of guessing right : FALSE
41. Nevada gambling mecca : RENO
42. Demon's doing : EVIL
43. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
44. Just sits around : IDLES
45. Parting words : SEEYOULATER
48. Finish : END
49. Prickly plant : NETTLE
54. No longer fashionable : PASSE
57. Killer whale : ORCA
60. United ___ Emirates : ARAB
61. A-list : ELITE
62. Wind that cools a beach : SEABREEZE
64. Aviator ___ Post : WILEY
65. Word said upon answering a phone : HELLO
66. Suffix with rocket or racket : EER
67. Shop : STORE
68. Woody or Gracie : ALLEN
69. Banned bug spray : DDT
1. See 8-Down : AESOP
2. ___ donna (vain sort) : PRIMA
3. Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
4. Contains : HAS
5. Winter river obstruction : ICEJAM
6. Bluefin, for one : TUNA
7. Wheat or soybeans : CROP
8. Loser to a tortoise, in a fable by 1-Down : HARE
9. Fragrance named for a Musketeer : ARAMIS
10. Quick, cashless way to pay for things : DEBITCARD
11. "___ Almighty" (2007 movie) : EVAN
12. Miniature golf shot : PUTT
13. Gadgets not needed in miniature golf : TEES
18. "___ pig's eye!" : INA
24. Roast hosts, for short : MCS
25. Costing nothing : FREE
27. The Beatles' "Any Time ___" : ATALL
28. Roberts of "Erin Brockovich" : JULIA
29. Beginning : ONSET
30. Rink leap : AXEL
31. The ___ Ranger : LONE
32. Outfielder Slaughter in the Baseball Hall of Fame : ENOS
33. Kenny Rogers's "___ a Mystery" : SHES
34. Zero, in tennis : LOVE
35. Village Voice award : OBIE
36. Leisure suit fabric : POLYESTER
40. Hatfield/McCoy affair : FEUD
44. Ill temper : IRE
46. Cyclops feature : ONEEYE
47. Give power to : ENABLE
50. ___ kwon do : TAE
51. Cornered : TREED
52. Vegged out : LAZED
53. Roger with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down : EBERT
54. Sunday seats : PEWS
55. Touched down : ALIT
56. Storage for forage : SILO
57. Workplace watchdog org. : OSHA
58. Irish dance : REEL
59. Do some telemarketing : CALL
63. "Apollo 13" director Howard : RON

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