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New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Word before the starts of 16-, 36- and 58-Across and 10-, 14- and 33-Down

Author:
Kevin G. Der
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
1
H
2
O
3
T
4
T
5
I
6
P
7
P
8
E
9
A
10
B
11
B
12
C
13
I
P
H
O
N
E
14
B
U
R
B
15
L
O
O
16
G
R
A
N
D
P
17
O
O
B
A
H
18
U
R
L
19
H
A
N
G
20
P
R
O
S
21
O
22
M
E
G
A
23
S
H
E
24
D
E
E
M
25
C
R
A
W
26
W
A
R
M
S
27
T
O
28
C
H
29
A
30
T
31
A
32
S
33
S
E
T
34
H
O
E
35
H
A
L
E
36
S
I
T
B
A
37
C
38
K
A
N
D
39
R
E
L
A
X
40
E
L
E
C
41
R
O
K
42
A
T
E
S
T
43
C
O
P
A
44
A
S
A
45
J
46
O
K
E
47
S
M
48
U
G
49
L
O
D
E
50
S
51
A
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D
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B
54
O
O
S
T
55
B
A
N
D
56
A
C
M
E
57
A
N
N
58
T
59
A
L
K
I
S
60
C
H
E
A
P
61
B
M
I
62
E
L
I
A
63
O
P
E
N
T
O
64
Y
E
T
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R
I
P
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N
A
M
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I
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© 2008, The New York Times10/15/08 ( No. 21,526 )
Across
1
Tout's offering : HOTTIP
7
Subject of Mendel's study of genetics : PEA
10
Media grp. with a royal charter : BBC
13
Macworld 2007 debut : IPHONE
14
Many a commuter's home, for short : BURB
15
Head of London? : LOO
16
Self-important sort : GRANDPOOBAH
18
WWW address : URL
19
Pend : HANG
20
Whizzes : PROS
21
Literally, "great O" : OMEGA
23
Any ship : SHE
24
Consider : DEEM
25
Sticking point? : CRAW
26
Grows fond of : WARMSTO
28
Online activity : CHAT
31
It's a plus : ASSET
34
Break ground? : HOE
35
In fine fettle : HALE
36
40
"Juice": Abbr. : ELEC
41
"M*A*S*H" soldier : ROK
42
Bikini event : ATEST
43
Nightclub of song : COPA
44
In fun : ASAJOKE
47
Self-important : SMUG
49
Sourdough's strike : LODE
50
Needing a 53-Across : SAD
53
Spirits lifter : BOOST
55
Halftime crew : BAND
56
Road Runner cartoon company : ACME
57
Beattie or Blyth : ANN
58
Words to a blowhard : TALKISCHEAP
61
Ascap counterpart : BMI
62
Director Kazan : ELIA
63
Not dismissive of : OPENTO
64
As of now : YET
65
Copy, as from CD to PC : RIP
66
"Anything you want" : NAMEIT
Down
1
Some daily temperatures : HIGHS
2
She played Sofia in "The Color Purple" : OPRAH
3
Macbeth, e.g. : THANE
4
Grab, as an ice cube : TONG
5
The Colts, on a scoreboard : IND
6
Fab Four's "Sgt." : PEPPER
7
Trivia contest locales : PUBS
8
Victorian ___ : ERA
9
Can't stand : ABHOR
10
Krill-eating creature : BLUEWHALE
11
Villainous "Star Trek" collective, with "the" : BORG
12
Caffeine source : COLA
14
Hoops announcer's "Slam dunk!" : BOOMSHAKALAKA
17
Utah's "Family City U.S.A." : OREM
22
Jungle clearer : MACHETE
24
What pollsters need : DATA
25
Like many dorms : COED
26
Videoconferencing devices : WEBCAMS
27
Capacity unit : TON
29
[sigh] : ALAS
30
Communicate with without speaking : TEXT
31
"Just ___!" ("Hold on!") : ASEC
32
Barn neighbor : SILO
33
Wastes no time : STEPSONIT
37
Mountaineer's grip : CRAG
38
Some W.B.A. wins : KOS
39
Croupier's tool : RAKE
45
"Big Yellow Taxi" singer Mitchell : JONI
46
Heavily favored : ODDSON
48
Give voice to : UTTER
50
Postcard feature : SCENE
51
Rare strings : AMATI
52
Greyhound stop : DEPOT
53
Word before the starts of 16-, 36- and 58-Across and 10-, 14- and 33-Down : BABY
54
"This one's ___" : ONME
55
Control tower image : BLIP
56
"Uh, pardon me" : AHEM
59
The Fight of the Century fighter : ALI
60
Books reviewer, for short : CPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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