New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Author: Steve Dobis
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Dobis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Breezes through : ACES
5. Andrews and Edwards, for two: Abbr. : AFBS
9. Wall supports : STUDS
14. Blockhead : DOLT
15. Zoo barrier : MOAT
16. One getting one-on-one help : TUTEE
17. *Movie starring a cross-dressing John Travolta : HAIRSPRAY
19. Having a lot to lose? : OBESE
20. In base 8 : OCTAL
21. *Big writing assignment : TERMPAPER
23. Enjoyed Bazooka, e.g. : CHEWED
25. Carillon sounds : DONGS
26. Lowly worker : PEON
28. "... ___ thousand times ..." : NOA
29. Step up from dial-up : DSL
32. Not at rest : INMOTION
36. Driver's license feature : PHOTO
38. Lab container : VIAL
39. Word that can precede the starts of the answers to the eight starred clues : SHORT
42. Lowell and Tan : AMYS
43. The "A" in WASP : ANGLO
45. Is on deck : GOESNEXT
47. Most apts. have them : NOS
48. Strike caller : UMP
51. Wizard's stick : WAND
52. Places to serve slop : STIES
54. Flea market deal, perhaps : RESALE
58. *Very easy tasks : CAKEWALKS
62. Unable to retreat, as an animal : ATBAY
63. Fine fiddle : AMATI
64. *Electric Slide, for one : LINEDANCE
66. Introductory TV episode : PILOT
67. Author Bagnold : ENID
68. Not e'en once : NEER
69. Idyllic places : EDENS
70. B'way booth in Times Square : TKTS
71. Temperance supporters : DRYS
1. Like some committees : ADHOC
2. Alternative to first-class : COACH
3. Cream of the crop : ELITE
4. *Nonbinding vote : STRAWPOLL
5. Sound booster at a concert : AMP
6. Siege site : FORT
7. Called to a lamb, say : BAAED
8. "Sophie's Choice" author : STYRON
9. *Like a band-aid solution : STOPGAP
10. Instruments in military bands : TUBAS
11. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
12. Dis and dis : DESE
13. Palm reader, e.g. : SEER
18. Winter driving hazard : SLEET
22. 6 on a telephone : MNO
24. The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to ___ Dream" : DOIS
27. Japanese drama : NOH
29. Capitol feature : DOME
30. River of Hades : STYX
31. Not grasping the material, say : LOST
32. Lendl of tennis : IVAN
33. Padre's boy : NINO
34. Rack purchases, briefly : MAGS
35. Yuletide quaff : NOG
37. *Heels-over-head feat : HANDSTAND
40. Column crosser : ROW
41. Sign of sorrow : TEAR
44. *Defeats mentally : OUTWITS
46. Golf's Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
49. Actress Farrow : MIA
50. Bit of shotgun shot : PELLET
52. Determined to achieve : SETON
53. Long-bodied lizard : SKINK
55. One of the Yokums : ABNER
56. Cagney's TV partner : LACEY
57. Close watchers : EYERS
58. New Jersey's ___ May : CAPE
59. In the thick of : AMID
60. Curly cabbage : KALE
61. Fit of pique : SNIT
65. Publishers' hirees: Abbr. : EDS

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