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New York Times, Monday, September 19, 2011

John ___-Davies of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

It's interesting to compare how this theme was handled when the day in question fell on a "themeless" Friday in 2008.

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© 2011, The New York Times9/19/11 ( No. 22,595 )
Across
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Common interjection on 27-/44-Across : ARRR
5
Corn, wheat or soybeans : CROP
9
Mobile downloadables : APPS
13
Ark builder : NOAH
14
Amours : LOVES
16
Underground part of a plant : ROOT
17
Where plank-walkers end up on 27-/44-Across : DAVYJONESLOCKER
20
Often-purple flowers : IRISES
21
500 sheets : REAM
22
Big bird Down Under : EMU
23
"It's the ___ I can do" : LEAST
25
"Hold it!," on 27-/44-Across : AVAST
27
With 44-Across, annual celebration on 9/19 : TALKLIKEA
31
That woman : HER
32
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
33
Never, in Nuremberg : NIE
34
Gog and ___ (enemies of God, in Revelation) : MAGOG
36
Deep-toned woodwind : BASSOON
38
Bird in a "tuxedo" : PENGUIN
40
Malevolent spirit : DEMON
41
Cushion : PAD
42
Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
43
Asian electronics giant : NEC
44
See 27-Across : PIRATEDAY
46
Treasure on 27-/44-Across : BOOTY
48
Sometimes-sprained joint : ANKLE
49
Pretend : ACT
50
Watch sound : TICK
52
Playmate of Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po : LAALAA
57
"I don't believe it!," on 27-/44-Across : SHIVERMETIMBERS
60
"___ la Douce" : IRMA
61
Ultimate authority : SAYSO
62
"The Art of Fugue" composer : BACH
63
Onetime competitor of Nair : NEET
64
Glowing gas : NEON
65
Hello, on 27-/44-Across : AHOY
Down
1
"I've fallen ... ___ can't get up!" : ANDI
2
Surf sound : ROAR
3
Sitar player Shankar : RAVI
4
John ___-Davies of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy : RHYS
5
Get near to : CLOSEINON
6
Harry Potter's best friend : RON
7
Be a foreman of : OVERSEE
8
Onetime money in Spain : PESETA
9
Curve : ARC
10
Do some investigating : POKEAROUND
11
Sonnets and haikus : POEMS
12
Peacock's walk : STRUT
15
1970s radical org. : SLA
18
Set, as mousse : JELL
19
Resident of Nebraska's largest city : OMAHAN
24
Related (to) : AKIN
26
___ burger (meatless dish) : VEGGIE
27
Key on the far left of a keyboard : TAB
28
Not much : ATAD
29
Take immediate steps : LOSENOTIME
30
Destiny : KISMET
34
Award hung on a chain or ribbon : MEDALLION
35
Prefix with byte : GIGA
37
Immature egg cell : OOCYTE
38
The "P" of PRNDL : PARK
39
Aye's opposite : NAY
41
Ocular inflammation also known as conjunctivitis : PINKEYE
44
Dot-chomping character in a classic arcade game : PACMAN
45
What there's no "I" in : TEAM
46
Place to wash up : BASIN
47
Autumn hue : OCHRE
51
1040 org. : IRS
53
"Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
54
Jacob's first wife : LEAH
55
California-based oil giant : ARCO
56
Like a used barbecue pit : ASHY
58
Winery container : VAT
59
General on a Chinese menu : TSO

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