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New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Easy preparation instruction ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28- and 48-Across

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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C
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© 2009, The New York Times5/13/09 ( No. 21,736 )
Across
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Windy City team : CUBS
5
"Me, me, me" sort : DIVA
9
Like a teddy bear : FUZZY
14
Summer Games org. : USOC
15
Radiate : EMIT
16
Steinbeck migrants : OKIES
17
Certain mortgage, briefly : REFI
18
All over : ANEW
19
Successfully defend : REPEL
20
Spicy bar fare : BUFFALOWINGS
23
Turns, in a way : SPOILS
24
It may have orchids or plumerias : LEI
25
Ceremonial utterance : IDO
28
Yellow : LILYLIVERED
32
Author Ferber : EDNA
36
Kiltie's turndown : NAE
37
Wipe out : NEGATE
38
Cape Cod town : TRURO
40
Baseball bigwigs, for short : GMS
42
Largish combo : NONET
43
Lacking melanin : ALBINO
45
Where It.'s at : EUR
47
"Dear" ones : SIRS
48
Game to 11 points : TABLETENNIS
51
Milk source : SOY
52
Crew leader : COX
53
Place for pampering : DAYSPA
58
Easy preparation instruction ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28- and 48-Across : JUSTADDWATER
61
Big cheese : NABOB
64
Form of silica : OPAL
65
Group of thousands, maybe : CAST
66
Muscat native : OMANI
67
Comstock's find : LODE
68
Scoreboard tally : HITS
69
One, for one : DIGIT
70
Sail support : SPAR
71
2004 Brad Pitt film : TROY
Down
1
Cuts back : CURBS
2
Finish off : USEUP
3
Super, in showbiz : BOFFO
4
"Futurama" genre : SCIFI
5
Buys and sells : DEALSIN
6
"___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
7
Op-ed's offering : VIEW
8
Freely : ATWILL
9
Pardoned : FORGIVEN
10
Luau strings : UKES
11
Mail aid : ZIP
12
Zuider ___ : ZEE
13
Fashion monogram : YSL
21
Tide competitor : ALL
22
Frau's "forget it" : NEIN
25
Certain Oriental rug maker : IRANI
26
Ward off : DETER
27
"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
29
Internet annoyance : LAG
30
Red Sea land : YEMEN
31
They may clash : EGOS
32
Les ___-Unis : ETATS
33
1964 Tony Randall title role : DRLAO
34
Having a rough knotted surface : NUBBY
35
Seed covering : ARIL
39
18 inches, give or take : ONECUBIT
41
Radiation source : SUN
44
Siouan speakers : OTOS
46
"Batman" villain, with "the" : RIDDLER
49
Sings the praises of : EXTOLS
50
Go back and forth in the woods? : SAW
54
America's Cup entrant : YACHT
55
Flight part : STAIR
56
Green topping : PESTO
57
Too-too : ARTSY
58
Mitchell who wrote and sang "Chelsea Morning" : JONI
59
Per unit : APOP
60
Jean Arp's movement : DADA
61
Signal at Christie's : NOD
62
"___ losing it?" : AMI
63
Avocation, slangily : BAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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