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New York Times, Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1110 ( 21,917 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
"Attack, Fido!" : SICEM
6
Lose firmness : SAG
9
Greeted at the door : SAWIN
14
Ahead of time : INADVANCE
16
Excruciating pain : AGONY
17
Happen : TAKEPLACE
18
Hefty volumes : TOMES
19
Western writer Wister : OWEN
20
Make a pick : OPT
21
Guaranteed to happen : SURE
22
Aussie outlaw ___ Kelly : NED
23
First cable series to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama : THESOPRANOS
27
Drag show accessory : BOA
28
"Your Moment of ___" ("The Daily Show" feature) : ZEN
29
Globe: Abbr. : SPH
30
Visitor from beyond the solar system : ALIEN
33
Titan, to 9-Down : MOON
35
Director Kazan : ELIA
36
Process involving illegal drug profits, say : MONEYLAUNDERING
39
Prima donnas have big ones : EGOS
40
Falco of 23-Across : EDIE
41
Feelings, informally : VIBES
42
What a high jumper jumps : BAR
43
Original N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
44
Coop denizen : HEN
45
Flip side of the Beatles' "If I Fell" : ANDILOVEHER
49
500 mg., say : RDA
52
___ May Clampett of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : ELLY
53
___ in queen : QAS
54
One seeking damages : SUER
55
Like some tabloid headlines : LURID
57
Retreat in fear : RUNSCARED
59
In pursuit of : AFTER
60
Carpool, say : RIDESHARE
61
With 63-Across, name associated with the starts of 17-, 23-, 36-, 45- and 57-Across : WOODY
62
Bug planter : SPY
63
See 61-Across : ALLEN
Down
1
Squelch : SITON
2
Extremely impressed : INAWE
3
Like dry mud on cleats : CAKED
4
Paradise : EDEN
5
Three-time title for Yogi Berra, in brief : MVP
6
Potions professor at Hogwarts : SNAPE
7
Ad agcy. clients : ACCTS
8
"I didn't know that!" : GEE
9
Second-largest planet in the solar system : SATURN
10
Ancient market : AGORA
11
1960s movement rejecting traditional gender roles : WOMENSLIB
12
Suffix with labyrinth : INE
13
Albany is its cap. : NYS
15
Hilo hello : ALOHA
21
Shell out : SPEND
23
Lead role on 23-Across : TONY
24
Form of oxygen with a sharp odor : OZONE
25
Speak one's piece : OPINE
26
Catches, as fly balls : SHAGS
27
Domesticated insects : BEES
30
Unicellular organism : AMEBA
31
Boston airport : LOGAN
32
"___ form a more perfect Union ..." : INORDERTO
33
Long-running "S.N.L." rival : MADTV
34
Arles assent : OUI
35
"___ Brockovich" : ERIN
37
Jim Croce's "bad, bad" Brown : LEROY
38
At any time : EVER
43
"Let me help with the dishes" : ILLDRY
44
"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
46
Perjurer's admission : ILIED
47
Provide with gear : EQUIP
48
Good at home repairs : HANDY
49
Like Mayberry : RURAL
50
Big name in balers and harvesters : DEERE
51
Elizabeth of cosmetics : ARDEN
54
Funny Mort : SAHL
55
It's practiced on "The Practice" : LAW
56
Transport for a 30-Across : UFO
57
$200 Monopoly properties: Abbr. : RRS
58
Rebs' grp. : CSA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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