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New York Times, Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bearers of a phrase suggested by saying the starts of 17-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across

Author:
Michael Langwald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Langwald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Langwald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times1/28/09 ( No. 21,631 )
Across
1
Level : TIER
5
Record store section : SOUL
9
"Natch!" : SURE
13
Puzzlemaker Rubik : ERNO
14
Big name in briefs : HANES
16
Played for a cat's-paw : USED
17
Robin Hood's love : MAIDMARIAN
19
Like some telegrams : SUNG
20
Identified : PEGGED
21
Frolicking : ONASPREE
23
Blanc who voiced Porky Pig : MEL
24
One at the front desk, perhaps : INNKEEPER
25
Cheer up : HEARTEN
28
Business letter abbr. : ENC
29
Relief map figs. : ALTS
30
Some fund-raising orgs. : PTAS
33
Parade honoree, familiarly : STPAT
37
Ring around the collar? : LEI
38
Nail-biter, perhaps : TIEGAME
40
Billy Joel's "___ to Extremes" : IGO
41
Come to mind : OCCUR
43
It's handed down : LORE
44
Pueblo dweller : TAOS
45
Catch in the act : NAB
47
Storefront shaders : AWNINGS
49
Leader deposed in 1955 : JUANPERON
54
Rescuer of Odysseus : INO
55
1960s role for Diana Rigg : EMMAPEEL
56
___ Palace (French president's home) : ELYSEE
59
Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
60
Bearers of a phrase suggested by saying the starts of 17-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across : CHILDSTOYS
62
Kick back : LAZE
63
Safe place : HAVEN
64
Specks in the Seine : ILES
65
Gave the nod : OKED
66
Test version : BETA
67
Thomas who wrote "Utopia" : MORE
Down
1
Fill-in : TEMP
2
"Dies ___" : IRAE
3
Tough to figure out : ENIGMATIC
4
"Blue Moon" composer : RODGERS
5
Roe source : SHAD
6
Galley need : OAR
7
Men in blue : UNION
8
Rimes of country music : LEANN
9
Any character in Clue : SUSPECT
10
Take forcibly : USURP
11
Zellweger of "Nurse Betty" : RENEE
12
Neatening tool : EDGER
15
Plumber's tool : SNAKE
18
Cheesy entree : MELT
22
Pick up on : SENSE
24
Major chipmaker : INTEL
25
Symbol of goodness : HALO
26
It may be D.C. : ELEC
27
Prefix with center : EPI
31
Way back when : AGO
32
Wrap in a roll : SARAN
34
"Layla" has one : PIANOSOLO
35
Totally wowed : AGOG
36
Deep-six : TOSS
38
"The Sound of Music" family name : TRAPP
39
Copy cats? : MEW
42
Like a ghostwriter : UNNAMED
44
Dickens lad : TINYTIM
46
Nut producer : BEECH
48
Rock's Lofgren : NILS
49
Molded fare : JELLO
50
Eskimo boat : UMIAK
51
Totally wow : AMAZE
52
Dry out, in a way : REHAB
53
Place for pimiento : OLIVE
56
Novelist Ferber : EDNA
57
One who's "just looking" : EYER
58
Latin 101 verb : ESSE
61
Rent out : LET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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