05.26.09 -- It's a Deal

Free Trade -- Angel Ortiz
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Puzzle by Mike Nothnagel, edited by Will Shortz
SWAP (1A. With 67-Across, an appropriate title for this puzzle?) and MEET (67A. See 1-Across), along with TRADE SCHOOL (17A. Where to learn a vocation), BARTER SYSTEM (28A. Basis for a moneyless economy), EXCHANGE RATE (44A. Two dollars per pound, say) and SWITCH PLATE (58A. “On/off” surrounder) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword.
DOT MATRIX (10D. Early printer type) and NANCY DREW (35D. Character who first appeared in “The Secret of the Old Clock”) are followed by eight mid-sized entries -- BILL NYE (9D. TV’s Science Guy); DECLAW (14D. Remove the nails from, as a cat); DRONER (26D. One who goes on and on); MARKS UP (42D. Annotates, as a manuscript); NEW AGE (48A. Yanni’s music genre); 24A. “Remington STEELE” of 1980s TV; STEEPS (43D. Soaks in hot water, as 19-Across); TWINGE (29D. Sudden, sharp pain).
Short-stuff -- ACT, ANKH, AREA, ASK, ATHS, AWE, CUSS, DOR, DAM, DANK, DDAY, EBON, EDDA, HOO, ION, IOWA, ISLE, KPAX, LAN, LOAM, MAIM, MEAN, NOG (56.A. Drink with Christmas cookies), ORE, OZS, PED, PICS, RDA, RIO, SAKE (54A Drink with sushi), SPAN, STAG, TEA (19A. Earl Grey, for one), TSO, VIDI, VIEW, WBA, YAW (65A. Go off course).
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Remaining clues -- Across: 5. Second of two sections; 10. Beaver’s project; 13. Competed in a regatta; 15. Formal answer to “Who’s at the door?”; 16. Vein contents; 19. Earl Grey, for one; 20. Set as a price; 21. Ornery sort; 25. “Who’s the Boss?” co-star; 33. When repeated, exuberant student’s cry; 36. Put pen to paper; 37. Vitamin bottle info, for short; 38. Go across; 39. Artemis’ Roman counterpart; 40. “Veni, ___, vici”; 41. Intraoffice PC hookup; 42. Stately home; 43. When some morning news programs begin; 47. Radiohead singer Thom; 52. Got a C, say; 57. Palme ___ (Cannes prize); 62. Completely impress; 63. Torpedo launcher; 64. Emma of “Dynasty”; 66. Guilty feelings, e.g. Down: 1. Spanish counterparts of mlles.; 2. Beat in a match; 3. Open-eyed; 4. ___ xing; 5. Snaps; 6. Sports players: Abbr.; 7. Carnaval city; 8. General on a Chinese menu; 11. Realm; 12. Intend; 18. Plaintiff; 23. Parts of lbs.; 25. Black, in verwse; 27. Nick and Nora’s pooch; 29. Sudden, sharp pain; 30. Render blank, as a floppy disk; 31. Old Norse work; 32. Incapacitate; 33. Tropical vacation spot; 34. Title planet in a 2001 Kevin Spacey movie; 39. Like dungeons, typically; 40. Feature of a house in the hills; 45. “Yoo-___!”; 46. Egyptian cross; 49. “What’s in ___?”; 50. “Dunno”; 51. Discharge; 52. “It’s now or never” time; 53. Home of the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten; 54. How some people go to a party; 55. Romans preceder; 59. Org. for heavyweights; 60. Chloride, for one; 61. On the ___ (fleeing).

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