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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Precipitation that may be the size of golf balls

Author:
Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Orbach.
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© 2009, The New York Times7/28/09 ( No. 21,812 )
Across
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Tight-lipped : MUM
4
"Stat!" : ASAP
8
Seven-up and crazy eights : GAMES
13
Lennon's second wife : ONO
14
Jane of "Monster-in-Law" : FONDA
16
Disco-era suffix : AGOGO
17
"Sure thing" : WITHOUTQUESTION
20
Note in an E major scale : GSHARP
21
Word before sheet or music : RAP
22
Loughlin of "90210" : LORI
23
Bygone despot : TSAR
25
Outfielder's asset : ARM
28
"Chances are good" : INALLLIKELIHOOD
33
"___ Said" (Neil Diamond hit) : IAMI
34
___ Lama : DALAI
35
"It could go either way" : MAYBEYESMAYBENO
41
Like dessert wines : SWEET
42
Water co., e.g. : UTIL
43
"Doubtful" : NOTLOOKINGSOHOT
50
Turned on : LIT
51
Studio constructions : SETS
52
Close by : NIGH
53
Gitmo mil. branch : USN
54
Counselor's clients, perhaps : COUPLE
56
"Forget it!" : AINTGONNAHAPPEN
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Perfect : IDEAL
63
Fluctuates wildly : YOYOS
64
Ill temper : IRE
65
Apt to pout : MOODY
66
Had a bawl : WEPT
67
Ballpark fig. : EST
Down
1
"The Jungle Book" hero : MOWGLI
2
Oneness : UNISON
3
Insect monster of Japanese film : MOTHRA
4
Get an ___ effort : AFOR
5
Borscht, e.g. : SOUP
6
Amazon ___ (aggressive insect) : ANT
7
"Stat!" : PDQ
8
Shocked reaction : GASP
9
F.B.I. worker: Abbr. : AGT
10
"You don't mean ME?!" : MOI
11
Self-esteem : EGO
12
Sequel title starter, sometimes : SON
15
Surrounding glows : AURAE
18
Precipitation that may be the size of golf balls : HAIL
19
Banjoist Scruggs : EARL
23
The so-called fourth dimension : TIME
24
Attire on the slopes : SKISUIT
25
Melville's obsessed captain : AHAB
26
Thing to play : ROLE
27
Haunted house sound : MOAN
29
More than deceive : LIETO
30
Put down : LAY
31
Pastoral poems : IDYLS
32
God, in Roma : DIO
35
AOL alternative : MSN
36
Whom an M.P. hunts : AWOL
37
Hulking Himalayan of legend : YETI
38
Asteroid area, e.g. : BELT
39
Range units: Abbr. : MTNS
40
Bailed-out co. in the news : AIG
44
___ buco : OSSO
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"South Park" boy : KENNY
46
"Movin' ___" ("The Jeffersons" theme) : ONUP
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Cheech or Chong persona : HIPPIE
48
Gawking sorts : OGLERS
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Where one might see "OMG" or "TTYL" : THENET
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Hideous : UGLY
54
Dojo blow : CHOP
55
Brewery dryer : OAST
56
Deadeye's skill : AIM
57
Words said after "... so help you God?" : IDO
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Keanu's "The Matrix" role : NEO
59
Wee bit : TAD
60
"Stat!" : NOW
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Floor vote : AYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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