New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tight spots : BINDS
6. "Pronto!" : ASAP
10. Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
14. Family tree member : INLAW
15. "Yikes!" : OHNO
16. Ankle-length, maybe : MAXI
17. Borrower's limit : CREDITLINE
19. Up-front : OPEN
20. Hard to rattle : SERENE
21. Joe Six-Pack's protrusion : POTBELLY
23. Lake former, perhaps : DAM
25. Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger) : SABE
26. Little devil's opposite : ANGEL
30. "___ a Rock" : IAM
33. Chips go-with : SALSA
36. Harmless-to-humans slitherer : GARTERSNAKE
39. It may be floppy or pointy : EAR
40. Hit a serve past : ACED
41. ___-Grain (breakfast bar brand) : NUTRI
42. You can't escape it : FATE
43. "That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
44. Typical visitor to Cooperstown : BASEBALLFAN
46. ___ Vecchio (Florence landmark) : PONTE
48. Night sch. class : ESL
49. Gut course : EASYA
50. Neeson of "Kinsey" : LIAM
52. Self-importance : EGO
54. One cause of deforestation : ACIDRAIN
58. Star, in Paris : ETOILE
63. Visitors to the manger : MAGI
64. Conflict settled by the Treaty of Paris in 1856 : CRIMEANWAR
66. Queens tennis stadium : ASHE
67. 1965 Beatles song or movie : HELP
68. Use more 3-in-One on : REOIL
69. "West Side Story" gang : JETS
70. Works of 9-Down : ODES
71. Word that can follow the ends of 17-, 21-, 36-, 44-, 54- and 64-Across : DANCE
1. Popular ballpoints : BICS
2. Concerning, on a memo : INRE
3. Pirate or Padre, for short : NLER
4. Miami-___ County : DADE
5. Bernie Madoff job : SWINDLE
6. Co. offering a Buddy List : AOL
7. Send via DHL, say : SHIP
8. Cornerstone word : ANNO
9. Keats and Horace, for two : POETS
10. Pseudopod-forming organism : AMOEBA
11. Canadiens' rivals : MAPLELEAFS
12. Jump on the ice : AXEL
13. Facetious nickname for a giant : TINY
18. Samovar beverage : TEA
22. Military site : BASE
24. Apply incorrectly : MISUSE
26. Visibly shocked : AGASP
27. Cheesy snack : NACHO
28. Go-ahead : GREENLIGHT
29. J.F.K. posting: Abbr. : ETD
31. Starts the kitty : ANTES
32. Venus de Milo material : MARBLE
34. Skewered Asian fare : SATAY
35. Concert venue : ARENA
37. Genetic letters : RNA
38. Sedona and Sorento automaker : KIA
42. Atlantic state in two time zones: Abbr. : FLA
44. Put up with : BEAR
45. Trapeze artist's attire : LEOTARD
47. Straightens (up) : TIDIES
51. Like many a Clint Eastwood character : MACHO
53. "I didn't know that!" : GEE
54. Key with three sharps: Abbr. : AMAJ
55. Item on a docket : CASE
56. Ticked off : IRED
57. Aswan's river : NILE
59. Fit to serve : ONEA
60. Lottery player's cry of elation : IWON
61. Of the flock : LAIC
62. Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
65. "M*A*S*H" cops, for short : MPS

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