New York Times, Monday, September 10, 2007

Author: Edward M Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Nightfall : DUSK
5. Sonnet and sestina : POEMS
10. The Beatles' "Back in the ___" : USSR
14. Korea's continent : ASIA
15. Kind of ink : INDIA
16. Artsy N.Y.C. locale : SOHO
17. Many a Westminster show exhibitor : DOGBREEDER
19. Aliens' craft, for short : UFOS
20. Parrot : ECHOER
21. Makes a cartoon of : ANIMATES
23. Robin or swallow : BIRD
25. Swiss peak : ALP
26. Shepherd's domain : LEA
29. Mathematician John von ___ : NEUMANN
33. Play part : ACT
36. ___ Remus : UNCLE
38. Predestination : FATE
39. Cabbage salad : SLAW
40. Features found in 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 28-Down : NOTESOFTHESCALE
43. Hydrochloric ___ : ACID
44. ___ noire : BETE
45. Sir or madam : TITLE
46. The "r" in Aristotle : RHO
47. It is golden, it's said : SILENCE
49. Superlative ending : EST
50. Louse-to-be : NIT
52. Ayatollah's predecessor : SHAH
54. Walked unsteadily : DODDERED
59. "Lose Yourself" rapper : EMINEM
63. Sailor's greeting : AHOY
64. Longtime Wal-Mart symbol : SMILEYFACE
66. Grain grinder : MILL
67. Tarzan's transports : VINES
68. Fox TV's "American ___" : IDOL
69. Gallup sampling : POLL
70. Shareholder's substitute : PROXY
71. Beach composition : SAND
1. Miami-___ County, Fla. : DADE
2. Quadrennial games org. : USOC
3. Sound of relief : SIGH
4. Skewered lamb, e.g. : KABOB
5. South Dakota's capital : PIERRE
6. Word before "ignition ... liftoff!" : ONE
7. Icelandic epic : EDDA
8. Demeanor : MIEN
9. Wrap for Indira Gandhi : SARI
10. Everyday : USUAL
11. Rear of the roof of the mouth : SOFTPALATE
12. Home for an "old woman" in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
13. Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
18. Queens of France : REINES
22. Homo sapiens : MAN
24. Camper's bag : DUFFEL
26. Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
27. Cain's eldest son : ENOCH
28. G.I. Joe, for one : ACTIONDOLL
30. Dull photo finish : MATTE
31. Parthenon's home : ATHENS
32. Born: Fr. : NEE
34. Charges on a telephone bill : CALLS
35. Little bird's sound : TWEET
37. Ushered : LED
39. Biol. or chem. : SCI
41. Geisha's sash : OBI
42. Like a sauna room : STEAMY
47. Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
48. Shabby : CHEESY
51. Pastoral composition : IDYLL
53. Old 45 players : HIFIS
54. Wettish : DAMP
55. Birthplace of seven U.S. presidents : OHIO
56. Answer, as an invitation : RSVP
57. Mideast potentate : EMIR
58. T. Rex, e.g. : DINO
60. Zippo : NADA
61. Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
62. Blend : MELD
65. Superman enemy ___ Luthor : LEX

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