New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Serf's oppressor : LORD
5. Pirate Laffite : JEAN
9. Joe ___ (average guy) : SCHMO
14. Numbered work : OPUS
15. Competent : ABLE
16. Butter maker : CHURN
17. Drink for Vanna? : WHITESALE
19. Funny O'Donnell : ROSIE
20. Augusta National members : MEN
21. Rob ___ (drink with Scotch) : ROY
22. Caught some Z's : SLEPT
24. Novelist Lurie : ALISON
26. Regulation for Natalie? : COLESLAW
29. Cold place? : SINUS
30. Barbarian of the comics : CONAN
31. Potato feature : EYE
32. Wilts : SAGS
33. Critique harshly : PAN
34. Fools around (with) : MESSES
36. Dessert for Edith? : HEADSTART
39. Roundup rope : LARIAT
42. Form 1040 org. : IRS
43. Shade providers : OAKS
47. Prez on a fiver : ABE
48. Sharp-tasting : TANGY
50. Enough : AMPLE
51. Family for Pearl? : BUCKSKIN
53. Appreciative diner : TIPPER
54. Diarist Nin : ANAIS
55. Kipling hero : KIM
56. Sales worker, for short : REP
57. Give the O.K. : ALLOW
59. Sound quality for George? : SANDSTONE
62. River's end, sometimes : DELTA
63. Soothing gel ingredient : ALOE
64. Place to broil : OVEN
65. Scaredy-cat : SISSY
66. Pen points : NIBS
67. Plain writing : TEXT
1. Catholic rite that lacks singing : LOWMASS
2. Tragic figure in "Hamlet" : OPHELIA
3. Spoiling : RUINING
4. P.M. brightener : DST
5. Chief Argonaut : JASON
6. Auction site : EBAY
7. Entirely : ALL
8. "Schindler's List" star : NEESON
9. Airport anti-terrorism worker : SCREENER
10. Cuts (up) : CHOPS
11. Disco dances : HUSTLES
12. Certain hosp. test : MRI
13. Solitary : ONE
18. Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
23. Andes climbers : LLAMAS
25. Kind of bar : SUSHI
26. Hand over, as for sale : CONSIGN
27. Senate vote : AYE
28. General Clark, to friends : WES
30. Knave : CAD
33. Three-term New York governor : PATAKI
35. Step (on) : STOMP
37. Erodes : EATSAWAY
38. Attempt : TRY
39. Family dog, for short : LAB
40. Baghdad's ___ Ghraib prison : ABU
41. Consumer safety measures : RECALLS
44. Give the go-ahead : APPROVE
45. Sniffler's supply : KLEENEX
46. Garden of Eden inhabitant : SERPENT
49. Sentra maker : NISSAN
50. Prepares to shoot : AIMS
52. Comb stoppers : KNOTS
53. Moon-related phenomena : TIDES
55. Radio dial : KNOB
57. Madison Ave. output : ADS
58. Oahu memento : LEI
60. ___ Baba : ALI
61. Young'un : TOT

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