New York Times, Monday, September 28, 2009

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sleep stage, for short : REM
4. Nog ingredient : RAWEGG
10. Opposite of subtracts : ADDS
14. The "E" in 68-Across : ELI
15. Relative of a rhododendron : AZALEA
16. Losing roll in a casino : CRAP
17. Abrupt way to quit : COLDTURKEY
19. Former Big Apple mayor Giuliani : RUDY
20. More greasy : OILIER
21. State of weightlessness, as in space : ZEROG
23. Consumer : USER
24. Suffix with cigar : ETTE
27. Monk's superior : ABBOT
30. Actress Rosie of "Do the Right Thing" : PEREZ
32. Boat rower : OAR
33. Purplish : MAUVE
34. Betray by blabbing : RATON
36. Brings home for a score : BATSIN
37. B-ball official : REF
40. Chocolaty morsel munched at movies : MILKDUD
42. N.F.L. six-pointers : TDS
43. Talks off the cuff : ADLIBS
45. Bluefin and albacore : TUNAS
47. Join forces : UNITE
48. V.P. Biden : JOE
49. ___ congestion : NASAL
53. Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
54. Chooses, with "for" : OPTS
56. Southwest Indian : HOPI
57. Gets around like Superman : FLIES
59. Flared skirts : ALINES
61. Saharan country south of Algeria : MALI
63. Round, red firecracker : CHERRYBOMB
66. Political coalition : BLOC
67. Quit one's job : RESIGN
68. Classic car inits. : REO
69. High points of a European trip? : ALPS
70. Annual tennis championship in Queens, N.Y. : USOPEN
71. Advice columnist Landers : ANN
1. Get back, as lost money : RECOUP
2. Fictional girl at the Plaza Hotel : ELOISE
3. Arthur who wrote "Death of a Salesman" : MILLER
4. Label G or PG, e.g. : RATE
5. Color of a picture-postcard sky : AZURE
6. ___ of 1812 : WAR
7. Antlered animal : ELK
8. Old, crotchety guy : GEEZER
9. Marvin of Motown : GAYE
10. Circus performer : ACROBAT
11. Narcs' raid : DRUGBUST
12. Mom's mate : DAD
13. Nathan Hale, notably : SPY
18. More grim : DIRER
22. Month-long Islamic observance : RAMADAN
25. Hammer or saw : TOOL
26. Close-fitting sleeveless shirt : TANKTOP
28. Roman love poet : OVID
29. Fives and ___ : TENS
31. Africa's fourth-longest river and site of Victoria Falls : ZAMBEZI
35. "___ better to have loved and lost ..." : TIS
36. Hot dog holder : BUN
37. Fidel Castro's brother : RAUL
38. "Giant" writer Ferber : EDNA
39. Beach footwear : FLIPFLOP
41. Performing pair : DUET
44. Type for book titles : ITALICS
46. Form of address in British India : SAHIB
48. Teases playfully : JOSHES
50. Mexican state on the Gulf of California : SONORA
51. Tarzan and kin : APEMEN
52. Portugal's capital : LISBON
55. Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
58. Light brown : ECRU
60. One of the Redgrave sisters : LYNN
61. Degree for a C.E.O. : MBA
62. Entirely : ALL
64. That, south of the border : ESO
65. ___ Van Winkle : RIP

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