New York Times, Friday, July 31, 2009

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QUVX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "___ better be!" : ITHAD
6. Factory staple : DIE
9. Abbr. in a "works cited" list : ETAL
13. "I'm not done yet!" : THERESMORE
16. It's passed on : LORE
17. Oscar-nominated portrayer of Frida Kahlo : SALMAHAYEK
18. Discipline : AREA
19. Financial statement abbr. : YTD
20. Reason to make a prank call, maybe : DARE
21. What a player may mean by knocking on the table : IPASS
22. Relatively close : WITHINEARSHOT
26. Subject of the 1955 film "The Last Command" : ALAMO
28. Baby shower gift : ONESIE
29. Band members with long necks? : SITARS
31. Many students on "Gilmore Girls" : ELIS
32. It's 11 miles NNW of JFK : LGA
35. Something not on the menu : SPECIAL
37. Roll top? : SCHMEAR
39. Certain correlative : NOR
40. Really appeal to : GRAB
42. Early TV news commentator famous for doing Timex ads : SWAYZE
43. Heads up : CHAIRS
45. Makes scarce : HIDES
46. Where a fouled player might go : FREETHROWLINE
50. Crystallizes : JELLS
51. Passage blockers : NOES
52. Stars participate in it: Abbr. : NHL
55. Pendant option : OPAL
56. Comics character with a "gang" : BAZOOKAJOE
59. Not be a nobody : RATE
60. Passage enabler : OPENSESAME
61. Not natural : DYED
62. Bond : WED
63. City in 1917 headlines : YPRES
1. Minute, informally : ITSY
2. "Not ___!" : THAT
3. Wasn't full of holes : HELDWATER
4. The Adriatic vis-à-vis the Mediterranean : ARM
5. Red-handed : DEADTORIGHTS
6. Helen Thomas in the White House press corps, e.g. : DOYENNE
7. Boiling point? : IRE
8. Cry of surprise : EEK
9. March on : ELAPSE
10. It contains 613 mitzvot : TORAH
11. "... love's shadows ___ rich in joy!": Romeo : ARESO
12. ___ of all : LEAST
14. Onetime C.I.A.-backed foreign leader : SHAH
15. Plumber seen in an arcade : MARIO
21. Mayo sauce? : IRISHWHISKEY
23. Computer debut of 1998 : IMAC
24. They might store electric charges : EELS
25. Nike rival : ASICS
26. Part of M.P.A.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
27. Slimming option, for short : LIPO
30. Fast Eddie's girlfriend in "The Hustler" : SARAH
32. It might store an electric charge : LEYDENJAR
33. It's often piercing : GAZE
34. Vultures were sacred to him : ARES
36. Refuge : LAIR
38. Cardinal : MAIN
41. Like many beachgoers : BRONZED
43. Single-___ : CELLED
44. Become rapturous : SWOON
46. Product of glacial erosion : FJORD
47. Square things : REPAY
48. Make rapturous : ELATE
49. Independent, noble types, it's said : LEOS
53. Typist's position : HOME
54. Remains : LEES
56. It comes after the last number : BOW
57. Troglodyte : APE
58. "My baby at my breast," in Shakespeare : ASP

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