New York Times, Monday, January 12, 2004

Author: Kurt Mengel
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Mengel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mengel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Birds' homes : NESTS
6. Order (around) : BOSS
10. Quaint cry of shock : EGAD
14. Not bottled, as beer : ONTAP
15. Choir voice : ALTO
16. Knot : NODE
17. Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
18. Nay opposers : YEAS
19. Coin opening : SLOT
20. Nursery rhyme bakery item : HOTCROSSBUN
23. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
24. Theater alert : SRO
25. More down and out : SEEDIER
27. Omaha's home: Abbr. : NEB
30. Burden : ONUS
33. Letters and packages : MAIL
34. Make, in arithmetic : ARE
35. Reception with open arms : WARMWELCOME
39. Was a passenger : RODE
41. Play on the radio : AIR
42. Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
43. Tidy Lotto prize : COOLMILLION
48. Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY
49. Sweet Spanish dessert : FLAN
50. Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
51. Railroad stop: Abbr. : STA
52. Once-fashionable card game : CANASTA
55. PanAm rival : TWA
57. Doctors' org. : AMA
58. Scarce consolation : COLDCOMFORT
64. Pompeii, e.g., today : RUIN
66. Writer Ephron : NORA
67. Anouk of "La Dolce Vita" : AIMEE
68. Capital NNW of Copenhagen : OSLO
69. Slaughter of the 1940's-50's Cardinals : ENOS
70. ___-fatty acid : TRANS
71. Taking the blue ribbon : BEST
72. Fall mo. : SEPT
73. Elephant groups : HERDS
1. Ark builder : NOAH
2. Prefix with derm : ENDO
3. Leave in, as text : STET
4. Bathroom powders : TALCS
5. Songbird : SPARROW
6. Seabiscuit and Citation, e.g. : BAYS
7. Barcelona cheers : OLES
8. Pierces : STABS
9. Flip response to a complaint : SOSUEME
10. Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
11. Famous bed tester : GOLDILOCKS
12. Love to pieces : ADORE
13. Keep (from) : DETER
21. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
22. Patricia who won an Oscar for "Hud" : NEAL
26. Backgammon equipment : DICE
27. Drug cop : NARC
28. Suffix with switch : EROO
29. Not the most comfortable place to sleep : BEDOFNAILS
31. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
32. Grin : SMILE
36. Lawyer's document : WRIT
37. Palace protector : MOAT
38. "A Day Without Rain" singer, 2000 : ENYA
40. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
44. Fem. opposite : MASC
45. Recites : INTONES
46. Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
47. Educational innovation of the 1960's : NEWMATH
52. Tree with pods : CAROB
53. Entertain : AMUSE
54. By oneself : ALONE
56. Blazing : AFIRE
59. Let go : DROP
60. Play group? : CAST
61. Bridge master Sharif : OMAR
62. Tear : REND
63. "___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
65. Word in most of the Commandments : NOT

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