New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Author: Edward Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Attention please ..." : AHEM
5. Mensa figs. : IQS
8. F.B.I. operation involving a nonexistent sheik : ABSCAM
14. Nattily dressed ad figure : MRPEANUT
16. Queen's Guard workplace : PALACE
17. Want badly : YEARNFOR
18. Going nowhere, jobwise : INARUT
19. Early second-century year : CVI
20. Took advantage of : USED
22. Suffix with bleacher : ITE
23. Dickens character who says "Something will turn up" : WILKINSMICAWBER
28. Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
29. Dogpatch diminutive : LIL
30. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
31. Mineral in tailor's chalk : TALC
33. Toy with an axis : TOP
35. Jim Crow-fighting org. : NAACP
39. Wisecracking dummy of old radio : CHARLIEMCCARTHY
43. Mandel of "Deal or No Deal" : HOWIE
44. "Stifle!" : SHH
45. Plod along : SLOG
46. Lessen, as difficulties : EASE
49. Yahoo! competitor : AOL
51. Shirt part : ARM
52. Dorothy L. Sayers's bon vivant sleuth : LORDPETERWIMSEY
57. Therapists' org. : APA
58. Kind of collar : FLEA
59. Bucolic setting : LEA
60. Colbert or Stewart specialty : SATIRE
62. Giggling nervously : TWITTERY
67. Moon of Neptune : TRITON
68. Items worn by 14-, 23-, 39- and 52-Across : MONOCLES
69. Any of a comedic trio : STOOGE
70. 59-Across grazer : EWE
71. One of a Roman septet : HILL
1. First daughter of 1977-81 : AMY
2. Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
3. DDT-banning org. : EPA
4. Maker of Zocor and Fosamax : MERCK
5. G37 automaker : INFINITI
6. Status ___ : QUO
7. Play lightly : STRUM
8. Pricing word : APIECE
9. Part of many a bank robber's outfit : BANDANNA
10. 1974 kidnap org. : SLA
11. Native encountered by Columbus : CARIB
12. Sharp : ACUTE
13. It's fed at curbside : METER
15. Smithery sight : ANVIL
21. Title for Mick Jagger : SIR
23. Broom-Hilda, for one : WITCH
24. Home to part of Yellowstone Park : IDAHO
25. Steven Bochco TV drama : LALAW
26. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
27. Is tiresome : WEARS
32. Sang the blues : CRIED
34. Meir and Rabin, briefly : PMS
36. Big name in tires : ATLAS
37. Milking the cows, e.g. : CHORE
38. Tiny tribesman : PYGMY
40. Jumping game : LEAPFROG
41. Blacken : CHAR
42. Mess queue : CHOWLINE
47. Greek moon goddess : SELENE
48. Saison on the Seine : ETE
50. Be dishonest with : LIETO
52. Hangs in there : LASTS
53. Some eyeball benders : OPART
54. Track odds, e.g. : RATIO
55. Wonderland cake words : EATME
56. Success on TV's "Concentration" : MATCH
61. "Am ___ believe ..." : ITO
63. Blow the socks off : WOW
64. New Haven student : ELI
65. Fam. member : REL
66. Fashion monogram : YSL

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