New York Times, Monday, January 23, 2006

Author: Mark T. Milhet
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Milhet
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Milhet. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Martini garnish : OLIVE
6. Mrs. Dithers in "Blondie" : CORA
10. Colonel or captain : RANK
14. 1976 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist ___ Comaneci : NADIA
15. Assert : AVER
16. Away from the wind : ALEE
17. OVALS : TWENTYSEVENDOWN
20. Words before roll or whim : ONA
21. Murder : DOIN
22. "You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
23. Affix one's John Hancock : SIGN
24. On one's rocker? : SANE
26. K : TOPRIGHTCORNER
32. Ship's crane : DAVIT
33. Needle parts : EYES
34. √Čvian, par exemple : EAU
35. Pizazz : ELAN
36. Jazz instruments : SAXES
38. ___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
39. Be sick : AIL
40. Elisabeth of "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
41. Add a lane to, perhaps : WIDEN
42. STORY : LASTWORDACROSS
46. "Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
47. Bad news for a dieter : GAIN
48. Assassinated : SLAIN
51. Atlantic Coast area, with "the" : EAST
52. Thrilla in Manila victor : ALI
55. X : CENTEROFTHEGRID
59. Reverse, as an action : UNDO
60. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
61. Fit for a king : REGAL
62. Gripe : MOAN
63. Many a teenager's room : MESS
64. Alibi : STORY
1. Aware of : ONTO
2. Croquet area : LAWN
3. Conception : IDEA
4. Beaujolais, e.g. : VIN
5. Grovel : EATDIRT
6. Checking out, as a joint : CASING
7. Kitchen hot spot : OVEN
8. Gun, as an engine : REV
9. "___ you kidding?" : ARE
10. Gilda of the early "S.N.L." : RADNER
11. Soothing agent : ALOE
12. Brilliantly colored salamander : NEWT
13. Gambling game with numbers : KENO
18. Indian mystic : YOGI
19. They're taboo : NONOS
23. "Wheel of Fortune" turn : SPIN
24. Eye sore : STYE
25. 11's in blackjack : ACES
26. Actress Shire : TALIA
27. Picture frames lacking corners : OVALS
28. Under a spell : HEXED
29. Must-haves : NEEDS
30. Icicle holders : EAVES
31. Destroy : RUIN
32. It may be new, raw or big : DEAL
36. Gun blast : SHOT
37. Mystique : AURA
38. Circus animal with a tamer : LION
40. Hogs : SWINE
41. Novelists : WRITERS
43. Son of Poseidon : TRITON
44. Playing marbles : AGATES
45. Alternative to check or charge : CASH
48. Pond gunk : SCUM
49. Jay of late-night : LENO
50. Wing ___ prayer : ANDA
51. Young 12-Downs : EFTS
52. Jason's ship : ARGO
53. Fibber : LIAR
54. Without doing anything : IDLY
56. Ewe's mate : RAM
57. Mine find : ORE
58. "___ lost!" : GET

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