New York Times, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Author: Alex Boisvert
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex Boisvert
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: In the print version of today's puzzle, some of the horizontal rules of the grid are not solid all the way across. They appear broken, for reasons relating to the puzzle's theme. Specifically, the horizontal rules under the following squares are not solid:
Row #3 -- under squares 5-7
Row #5 -- under squares 9-13
Row #8 -- under squares 6-10
JimH notes: Here's another example of a crossword with an unusual visual element that Across Lite can't reproduce. Hence, the convoluted notepad. The print version had no notes.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Still mooing" : RARE
5. Old flames? : ASHES
10. Forage storage : SILO
14. Old flames : EXES
15. Job made almost obsolete by voice recorders : STENO
16. Privy to : INON
17. Tots : LITTLEONES
19. Upper hand : EDGE
20. Plaza de toros cry : OLE
21. First murderer : CAIN
22. "Entourage" agent Gold : ARI
23. Moor's deity : ALLAH
25. Make fine adjustments to : CALIBRATE
30. Home of the Stars : DALLAS
32. Fictional airline on "Lost" : OCEANIC
33. Wine label datum : VINTAGE
36. "It's ___-brainer" : ANO
37. "On the Waterfront" Oscar winner : EVAMARIESAINT
41. Actress Larter of "Heroes" : ALI
42. Stars that exhibit the "lighthouse effect" : PULSARS
43. Tortilla chip brand : DORITOS
46. Need leveling, perhaps : WOBBLE
50. With 60-Across, ink a contract ... or a feature of 17-, 25- and 37-Across : SIGNONTHE
53. Shop group : UNION
54. Trellis climber : IVY
55. "Drat!" : DARN
57. "Usual gang of idiots" magazine : MAD
58. One of Spot's masters : JANE
60. See 50-Across : DOTTEDLINE
63. Graph line : AXIS
64. Film director Kershner : IRVIN
65. Fit for duty : ONEA
66. Substance : MEAT
67. Kind of question : YESNO
68. Line to Penn Sta. : LIRR
1. Time-consuming task for a musketeer : RELOAD
2. Armpit, anatomically : AXILLA
3. Pass along, as gossip : RETELL
4. Ballpark fig. : EST
5. Away from harbor : ASEA
6. Stiff-upper-lip sort : STOIC
7. Temporary tattoo dye : HENNA
8. St. Louis-to-Cleveland dir. : ENE
9. "Sending out an ___" (much-repeated line in a Police hit) : SOS
10. Jagged mountain range : SIERRA
11. Hoosier : INDIANAN
12. Captain's journal : LOG
13. Diet-drink calorie count : ONE
18. Toast at a bar mitzvah : LCHAIM
22. Mt. Rushmore neighbor of Teddy : ABE
24. Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
26. Pricey seating areas : LOGES
27. Winter fisherman's tool : ICESAW
28. Salon job : TINT
29. Prefix with -cide : ECO
31. Attach with a click : SNAPON
34. Target for Teddy Roosevelt : TRUST
35. Feel awful : AIL
37. Morlocks' victims, in an H. G. Wells story : ELOI
38. Birthplace of eight U.S. presidents : VIRGINIA
39. Roughly : AROUND
40. Publisher's 13-digit ID : ISBN
41. Billboard displays : ADS
44. Buy gold, e.g. : INVEST
45. Water pistol or popgun : TOY
47. Bahamas getaway : BIMINI
48. Temporary wheels : LOANER
49. Win over : ENDEAR
51. Sharp products, for short : HDTVS
52. Opposite of "take out" : EATIN
56. Setting for the movie "Sister Act" : RENO
58. Problem for a copier : JAM
59. Send packing : AXE
60. Handyman's letters : DIY
61. Miner's find : ORE
62. "U R funny!" : LOL

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