------------------ Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Puzzle by Corey Rubin, edited by Will Shortz TAKE OUT AN AD (60A. Promote one’s business, maybe … or a hint to 16-, 23-, 30-, 41- and 47-Across), along with DRUG DICTION (16A. Talking like a junkie?), e.g., drug addiction, SHOW OF A DOUBT (23A. Agnostic’s display?), shadow of a doubt, RIO ACTIVITY (30A. Sunbathing at Ipanema, e.g.?), radioactivity, ROLLER BLING (41A. Rink jewelry?), rollerblading, and MAILING DRESS (47A. Letter carrier’s uniform?), mailing address, are the interrelated entries of this odd crossword. Mid-size entries include AIRIER (12A. More delicate); BONE DRY (8D. Parched); HIGH SEAS (4D. Buccaneers’ place); HOAXES (46A. E-mails from Nigerian princes, e.g.); LAZ BOY (38A. With 22-Down, recliner brand); LOVE IS (26A. Vanessa Williams/Brian McKnight duet), never heard of it much less heard it, believe me; PLASMA TV (39D. Device with a flat panel); RHESUS (43D. What “Rh” may stand for); RIPOST (13D. Fencing thrust: Var.); ROISTER (41D. Whoop it up); SHTETL (65A. “Fiddler on the Roof“ setting). Five-letter -- 48D. Make A CASE for (support); ACRES (53A. The 40 of a “back 40”); ANJOU (9D. Pear variety); EBOLA (21A. “The Hot Zone” virus); 50D. Gordon GEKKO (“Wall Street” role); 49D. Operation IRAQI Freedom; KARAT (11D. Unit of purity); MABEL (47D. Normand of old movies); ORAL B (10D. Name in dental hygiene); STAHL (1A. “60 Minutes” correspondent starting in 1991); THIEF (6D. Fence supplier); UVRAY (68A. Tanning element). Short stuff -- ALA, ANO, AOK, APT, ARUT, BAA, BOS, CAW and COW, CLE, DATA, DYES and EYES, ELKS, ESQ, HIC, IDLY, ILL, IZE, JAR, KEGS, LED and LEI, LRON, MODI, NED. NRA, OHNO, OISE and OSIS, ONER, OTTO, OWN, PATE, PINE, PRIE and PRY, RAO and REO, ROTH, SADR, TAB, THU, TIRO, TPK, TRIX, VAL, VOID. For a really big ad -- HERE!
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Remaining clues -- Across: 6. It may be run up; 9. Hunky-dory; 14. “I don’t believe this!”; 15. Many-armed org.?; 19. Rock’s David Lee ___; 20. Canapé topper; 29. Be nosy; 34. Plaza locale: Abbr.; 37. Suffix with psych-; 39. ___ -dieu; 40. Widower of Maude on “The Simpsons”; 45. Female whale; 54. Targets of a Moe Howard poke; 55. ___ operandi (methods); 59. Cote call; 63. Barrister’s abbr.; 64. Group with a Grand Lodge in Chicago; 66. Wahine’s offering; 67. Indian novelist Raja ___. Down: 1. Baghdad’s ___ City; 2. Newbie: Var.; 3. Stuck, after “in”; 5. Set the tempo; 7. May is part of it; 14. Uniformed comics dog; 17. Call from a farm field; 24. Blazin’ Blueberry drink brand; 26. Scientology’s ___ Hubbard; 27. Chantilly’s department; 28. Tear up, so to speak; 31. Off one’s feed; 32. Batman after Michael; 33. Suffix with final; 34. Fare “for kids”; 35. ___ tar (baseball team supply); 36. Things to tap; 42. Part of M.Y.O.B.; 44. A.L. East team, on scoreboards; 45. A.L. Central team, on scoreboards; 51. Shoemakers’ supplies; 52. Flying Cloud of 1927-36; 56. Lollapalooza; 57. What’s spread on a spreadsheet; 58. Way to stand by; 61. Tuskegee U. locale; 62. Day after so-called “hump day”: Abbr.