New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Shortz
Maura B. Jacobson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 62 for Ms. Jacobson. NYT links: Across Lite

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All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Maura Jacobson, of Hartsdale, N.Y., published her first crossword in the Sunday Times on March 6, 1955. Her popular weekly series of puzzles for New York magazine began in 1978.
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1. Dismounted : ALIT
5. Designer Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
9. Last word in the Bible : AMEN
13. Zippo : NADA
14. Athenian marketplace : AGORA
16. Big, big, big: Prefix : MEGA
17. Playground situation #1 : TWENTYONESWINGS
20. Place for three men of verse : INATUB
21. Where Springsteen was born : INTHEUSA
22. "Orinoco Flow" singer, 1989 : ENYA
24. "Right you ___!" : ARE
25. Give ___ go : ITA
28. Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
30. As per schedule : ONTIME
35. ___ me tangere (touch-me-not) : NOLI
37. "Was it ___ I saw?" (cat's palindrome) : ARAT
39. Drink you stir : COCOA
40. Playground situation #2 : TWENTYTHREEKIDS
43. Fab Four member : RINGO
44. Long, long time : AEON
45. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
46. First-string athletic groups : ATEAMS
48. "Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
50. High-fashion inits. : YSL
51. Internet access co. : AOL
53. Goad : PROD
55. Ol' Blue Eyes' family : SINATRAS
60. Rash, perhaps : UNWISE
64. 1962 Robert Mitchum/Shirley MacLaine film ... or the outcome of 17- and 40-Across? : TWOFORTHESEESAW
66. Vegetable on a vine : LIMA
67. You can get a rise out of it : YEAST
68. French 101 verb : ETRE
69. There's nothing like it : ONER
70. December ad word : XMAS
71. Wild hog : BOAR
1. Voting no : ANTI
2. Croquet locale : LAWN
3. Mental flash : IDEA
4. Oncle's spouse : TANTE
5. How diaries are written : DAYBYDAY
6. Self-image : EGO
7. Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
8. Boxing venue : ARENA
9. Femme friend : AMIE
10. Restaurant reading : MENU
11. Coop finds : EGGS
12. Rocketeer's org. : NASA
15. The Jetsons' dog : ASTRO
18. Whistler's whistle : TUNE
19. From what place : WHENCE
23. Circulation line : AORTA
25. Part of IUD : INTRA
26. Namely : TOWIT
27. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
29. Bill who said of his TV monologues "It's all been satirized for your protection" : MAHER
31. Hit, of a sort : TOKE
32. How you might respond to an offensive remark : ICILY
33. Styles : MODES
34. Aid in show-and-tell : EASEL
36. Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
38. Scout unit : TROOP
41. Marinara sauce ingredient : TOMATO
42. Gives over for safekeeping : ENTRUSTS
47. "Apologies!" : SORRY
49. Sharpen : HONE
52. Glove material : LATEX
54. Hardly Mr. Cool : DWEEB
55. Battle town of 1944 : STLO
56. "Heads ___, tails ..." : IWIN
57. Gold rush locale of 1898-99 : NOME
58. Some distance away : AFAR
59. Fake : SHAM
61. Words in a ratio : ISTO
62. Poet Teasdale : SARA
63. Washstand vessel : EWER
65. That, to Juanita : ESA

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