New York Times, Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Author: Steve Dobis
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Dobis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.85 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
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1. Senate page, e.g. : AIDE
5. Island neighbor of Tonga and Tuvalu : FIJI
9. Places of interest? : BANKS
14. Sea dog's libation : GROG
15. North African port : ORAN
16. "Take this job and shove it!" : IQUIT
17. *Informal greeting : HOWGOESIT
19. Like undercooked eggs : RUNNY
20. New wing : ANNEX
21. Credit union's activity : LENDING
23. It may be stacked or cut : DECK
26. Knock over, so to speak : ROB
27. "Eureka!" : AHA
30. *At times : NOWANDAGAIN
36. PC video gear, for short : CAMS
38. Take it on the ___ : LAM
39. Lion-colored : TAWNY
40. Exercise in pronunciation ... like the first words of the answers to the starred clues : ELOCUTIONPHRASE
44. Scout's mission, for short : RECON
45. Hide-hair link : NOR
46. One of TV's Mavericks : BRET
47. *One not using the company cafeteria, maybe : BROWNBAGGER
51. U.F.O. crew : ETS
52. Fall back : EBB
53. Stone for many Libras : OPAL
55. Mocks : JEERSAT
59. Were in accord : JIBED
63. PC-less Internet hookup, once : WEBTV
64. *Bay Area concert venue : COWPALACE
67. More than sore : IRATE
68. Newton or ohm : UNIT
69. Liniment target : ACHE
70. Fan mags : ZINES
71. Sonic the Hedgehog's company : SEGA
72. Black belt's blow : CHOP
1. Ottoman Empire V.I.P. : AGHA
2. Hotel room amenity : IRON
3. Elevator direction half the time : DOWN
4. Prodded, with "on" : EGGED
5. "Friend or ___?" : FOE
6. Org. with a code : IRS
7. One corner of a Monopoly board : JAIL
8. Worker for free, often : INTERN
9. Small pool site in a yard : BIRDBATH
10. Here, in Honduras : AQUI
11. Former Georgia senator Sam : NUNN
12. Piece moved in castling : KING
13. Pig's home : STY
18. Plow team : OXEN
22. Affirmative action : NOD
24. Revolver inventor : COLT
25. "The Bridge on the River ___" : KWAI
27. Sharp-tongued : ACERB
28. More vigorous : HALER
29. BP gas brand : AMOCO
31. In the midst of : AMONG
32. Clothing : GARB
33. Clued in : AWARE
34. Boxed-off map section : INSET
35. Kremlin denials : NYETS
37. Garbage hauler : SCOW
41. Rattles : UNNERVES
42. Scrapped, as a mission : NOGO
43. Get ready for an exam : PREP
48. Small ammo : BBS
49. Device you can count on : ABACUS
50. Big Indian : RAJA
54. Pale shade of violet : LILAC
55. Ryan of "Boston Public" : JERI
56. Israel's Abba : EBAN
57. Suffix with kitchen or room : ETTE
58. TV color adjustment : TONE
60. "Goldberg Variations" composer : BACH
61. Tunnel effect : ECHO
62. Hard to fathom : DEEP
63. 1978 Diana Ross musical, with "The" : WIZ
65. Halloween wear : WIG
66. Education-conscious org. : PTA

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