New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 2009

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: This crossword was the playoff puzzle at Lollapuzzoola, a crossword tournament directed by Brian Cimmet and Ryan Hecht, held in Jackson Heights, Queens, on August 22. The winner, Dan Feyer, of New York City, finished it perfectly in 7 minutes 10 seconds.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. End : DEMISE
7. Battle cry : ITSWAR
13. First monarch to be crowned Tsar of All Russia : IVANIV
14. Intensify : ESCALATE
16. 1997 Demi Moore movie with the tagline "Failure is not an option" : GIJANE
17. Note on a time-sensitive document : NEEDASAP
18. Like a runner-up, often : SLOWER
19. Spoiler of a sort : BADAPPLE
20. Nab in a net : TRAWL
21. It's classified by the U.S.D.A. as red meat under cooking guidelines and as poultry under inspection standards : EMU
22. Poivre's counterpart : SEL
23. What many rulers hold : SWAY
24. Result of nonuse : ATROPHY
28. Veto : NIX
29. Endorse on a Web site, maybe : ESIGN
30. Córdoba compass direction : OESTE
34. Create a flip book, say : ANIMATE
36. Like many bows : KNOTTED
38. Secret words? : PSSTS
39. ___ shame : DIEOF
41. Entered a contest : RAN
42. "The press," for "reporters," e.g. : METONYM
44. River of Yuma and Phoenix : GILA
45. Setting for 10 U.S. states: Abbr. : CST
48. New England sch. with campuses in Durham and Manchester : UNH
49. Not dormant : AWAKE
51. Field, e.g. : OPENAREA
54. Bookbinder's material : THREAD
56. Pitcher who struck out the final batter of the 2007 World Series : PAPELBON
57. "Lieben," in German class : TOLOVE
58. 1978 King novel rereleased in a "Complete and uncut" version in 1990 : THESTAND
59. Winner of the 2002 Academy Award for Best Original Song : EMINEM
60. Rig capacity : ONETON
61. Niche : RECESS
1. Pad : DIGS
2. Bad copies? : EVILTWINS
3. Line that passes through both of an ellipse's foci : MAJORAXIS
4. Kind of : INAWAY
5. Strength provider : SINEW
6. Company that provided equipment for the reality show "The Contender" : EVERLAST
7. Needed a coating of heated propylene glycol, say : ICEDUP
8. Finish line? : TADA
9. Indicator of freshness? : SLAP
10. With 52-Down, structure found under eaves : WASPS
11. "Gigantic (___ of Two Johns)," 2002 documentary about They Might Be Giants : ATALE
12. Turn off : REPEL
14. Original host of "Breakfast at Wimbledon" : ENBERG
15. Pet for which you can buy an Aqua-Leash : SEAMONKEY
23. Spontaneous : SNAP
25. Took a lot of punches? : TIEDONEON
26. Farrier's focus : HOOF
27. "Solitude is impractical and ___ society is fatal": Emerson : YET
29. Maneuver gingerly : EASE
31. Call at home : STRIKEONE
32. What some predictions are based on : TEALEAVES
33. Housemother to Tootie, Natalie, Blair and Jo : EDNA
35. "Lou Grant" production co. : MTM
37. "Whatever" : NOMATTER
40. Under one's command : INHAND
43. Garment that's often reconstructed before each wearing : TURBAN
44. Food used as an antiseptic during World War I : GARLIC
45. Don't deny : COPTO
46. Braves pitcher who won the 1957 Cy Young Award : SPAHN
47. Structure made from poles and hides : TEPEE
50. Cry from the accused : WHOME
52. See 10-Down : NEST
53. Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd," for one : ALTO
55. Majority of U.S. governors, as of 2009: Abbr. : DEMS

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