New York Times, Monday, July 12, 2010

Author: Freddie Cheng
Editor: Will Shortz
Freddie Cheng
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cheng. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Point that marks the beginning of a change : CUSP
5. Rainbows, basically : ARCS
9. Blunder : GAFFE
14. Palo ___, Calif. : ALTO
15. Jacket : COAT
16. Affliction said to be caused by worry : ULCER
17. One of 12 for the Alcoholics Anonymous program : STEP
18. Robust : HALE
19. More courteous : NICER
20. Special offer at an airline Web site : TRIPLEMILES
23. Japanese electronics brand : SANYO
24. Scottish castle for British royals : BALMORAL
29. Special offer at a supermarket : THREEFORONE
32. "___ your age!" : ACT
35. Scuba tankful : AIR
36. Midwest tribe : KIOWA
37. Depressed : LOW
38. Place for phys ed : GYM
39. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" writer : POE
41. Depressed : SAD
42. Way too weighty : OBESE
44. Arrow shooter : BOW
45. Attempt : TRY
46. Special offer at a diner : FREEREFILLS
50. Element with the symbol Ta : TANTALUM
51. Rotini or rigatoni : PASTA
56. Special offer at a car dealership : NOMONEYDOWN
59. One of three people walking into a bar, in many a joke : RABBI
63. Fox's "American ___" : IDOL
64. Sir Geraint's wife, in Arthurian legend : ENID
65. François's farewell : ADIEU
66. Mission control org. : NASA
67. Prince Charles's sister : ANNE
68. ___ pole (Indian emblem) : TOTEM
69. Campbell who sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" : GLEN
70. Corrosive alkalis : LYES
1. Groups on "Saturday Night Live" : CASTS
2. The "U" of UHF : ULTRA
3. Writer Gertrude : STEIN
4. Opium flower : POPPY
5. Yearn (for) : ACHE
6. What buffalo do in "Home on the Range" : ROAM
7. .45, e.g., for a firearm : CALIBER
8. Upright, inscribed stone tablets : STELAE
9. TV western that ran for 20 seasons : GUNSMOKE
10. Muhammad ___, opponent of 53-Down : ALI
11. TV monitor? : FCC
12. Lawyer's charge : FEE
13. Blunder : ERR
21. Bit of real estate : LOT
22. Santa's helper : ELF
25. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
26. Henhouse perch : ROOST
27. Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
28. Like many old water pipes : LEADY
30. What a farmer bales : HAY
31. Edge : RIM
32. Skyward : ALOFT
33. Snake that a snake charmer charms : COBRA
34. Sixth-grader, usually : TWEEN
38. Flower also known as a cranesbill : GERANIUM
39. Campaign pro : POL
40. "Wise" bird : OWL
43. Put in rollers : SET
44. Having two methods : BIMODAL
47. "Shine a Little Love" rock grp. : ELO
48. Really angry : FUMING
49. Passer of secret documents : SPY
52. "What ___!" (possible response to 20-, 29-, 46- and 56-Across) : ADEAL
53. ___ Liston, opponent of 10-Down : SONNY
54. Bale binder : TWINE
55. Much of Chile : ANDES
57. Sniffer : NOSE
58. Verve : ELAN
59. Double-crosser : RAT
60. Hubbub : ADO
61. Chomped (on) : BIT
62. Busy one? : BEE

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