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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 2008

Guy with his nose always stuck in a book

Author:
Sharon E. Petersen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Petersen.
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© 2008, The New York Times9/15/08 ( No. 21,496 )
Across
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"I needed it by yesterday!" : ASAP
5
Slightly : ATAD
9
Cat sounds : PURRS
14
Daffy : LOCO
15
Exploding star : NOVA
16
TV opera "___ and the Night Visitors" : AMAHL
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Completely nude : BUCKNAKED
19
Pago Pago's home : SAMOA
20
Clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
21
Pass, as legislation : ENACT
23
Larry King's channel : CNN
24
J. R. of "Dallas" : EWING
26
It makes good scents : SACHET
28
Fearsome snakes : COBRAS
31
Prophet of I and II Kings : ELISHA
33
"The Simpsons" shopkeeper : APU
34
Be harshly bright : GLARE
36
Persia, today : IRAN
39
"Les Misérables" fugitive : VALJEAN
41
Feeling all excited : ATINGLE
44
Fashion magazine founded in France : ELLE
45
Big name in office equipment : EPSON
47
Cauliflower ___ : EAR
48
Treating unkindly : MEANTO
51
Name that one logs on with : USERID
53
Alternative to a paper clip : STAPLE
55
Cities with wharves : PORTS
57
Rocky peak : TOR
58
Dog strap : LEASH
60
Sell via the Internet : ETAIL
64
Catawampus : ASKEW
66
All-male gathering : STAGPARTY
68
Birds flying in a V formation : GEESE
69
Scarlett O'Hara's plantation : TARA
70
Poe story, e.g. : TALE
71
Bother persistently : EATAT
72
Greek war god : ARES
73
90 degree pipe joints : ELLS
Down
1
"Dark Angel" star Jessica : ALBA
2
Making the mouth pucker, say : SOUR
3
The "A" of I.R.A.: Abbr. : ACCT
4
More dawdling : POKIER
5
Literary olio : ANA
6
Turnstile coin : TOKEN
7
Eye-for-an-eye seeker : AVENGER
8
Anti-art movement : DADA
9
Angel hair and penne : PASTAS
10
Thurman of "Kill Bill" : UMA
11
Bygone Dodge S.U.V. : RAMCHARGER
12
Alps-to-Arles river : RHONE
13
Bias : SLANT
18
Like music in a candle shop, maybe : NEWAGE
22
CBS forensic series : CSI
25
Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
27
Goatee's place : CHIN
28
Bats' place : CAVE
29
Down Under gemstone : OPAL
30
"Buy buy buy" time on Wall Street : BULLMARKET
32
Meadows : LEAS
35
Working without ___ : ANET
37
Jai ___ : ALAI
38
Guy with his nose always stuck in a book : NERD
40
Humvee forerunner : JEEP
42
Military stint : TOUR
43
Marching synchronously : INSTEP
46
Elton John or Britney Spears : POPSTAR
49
Completely wrong : ALLWET
50
Maiden name preceder : NEE
52
Lord and lady's home : ESTATE
53
Thespian's platform : STAGE
54
Where sailors go : TOSEA
56
Chicago air hub : OHARE
59
"The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
61
Kazakhstan's ___ Sea : ARAL
62
"___ do" ("That's fine") : ITLL
63
Caustic solutions : LYES
65
That, in Chihuahua : ESA
67
Regular, plus or super : GAS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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