New York Times, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Author: John Minarcik and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
John Minarcik
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Minarcik. This is puzzle # 154 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. DNA half : HELIX
6. Went over like ___ of bricks : ATON
10. Plunder : LOOT
14. Hold forth : ORATE
15. Curb : REIN
16. Ninth in a series : IOTA
17. Geographical combo #1 : SARASOTALEIPZIG
20. Series finale : ETAL
21. Catchall category: Abbr. : MISC
22. Lock : TRESS
23. Goddess with cow's horns : ISIS
25. Way back when : ONCE
27. Geographical combo #2 : CALCUTTALEHAVRE
34. "Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
35. CD follower : ROM
36. Went kaput : DIED
37. Island chain? : LEI
38. Easy run : DOGTROT
42. M. : France :: ___ : Italy : SIG
43. Diving raptors : ERNS
45. Luau serving : POI
46. Barely ahead : UPONE
48. Geographical combo #3 : BOGOTALENINGRAD
52. Snitched : TOLD
53. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough" poet : OMAR
54. Optometrist's field : SIGHT
57. Part of a casa : SALA
59. Pro's rival : ANTI
63. Classic novel, following "A," with a literal hint to 17-, 27- and 48-Across : TALEOFTWOCITIES
66. Food thickener : AGAR
67. Swabbies : TARS
68. Stick-on : DECAL
69. Portend : BODE
70. Prohibitionists : DRYS
71. Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
1. Firefighter's need : HOSE
2. Middle of Q.E.D. : ERAT
3. Yuri's love, in "Doctor Zhivago" : LARA
4. Slanted writing : ITALICS
5. Illiterates' signatures : XES
6. Drawer : ARTIST
7. Waiter's after-dinner offerings : TEAS
8. 6-Down purchase : OILCOLOR
9. Dir. from Columbus, Ga., to Columbus, Ohio : NNE
10. "Listen" without hearing : LIPREAD
11. Opposite of gush : OOZE
12. "Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
13. Plates : TAGS
18. Bypass : OMIT
19. Result of an insect bite : ITCH
24. Courted ... or used the courts : SUED
26. Nautilus captain : NEMO
27. V.I.P. : CELEB
28. Olds offering : ALERO
29. Perjury : LYING
30. Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
31. Golfer's wear : VISOR
32. Isabella, por ejemplo : REINA
33. Barely beat : EDGED
39. Australian export : OPAL
40. Kindergarten commendation : GOLDSTAR
41. Bluefin or yellowfin : TUNA
44. "What'd I tell ya?!" : SOTHERE
47. Like many family flicks : PGRATED
49. Fictional dog from Kansas : TOTO
50. "I didn't care about that anyway" : NOLOSS
51. Apple of many colors : IMAC
54. Wild guess : STAB
55. Moor's betrayer : IAGO
56. Bag brand : GLAD
58. Haywire : AWRY
60. "Way to go!" : NICE
61. Blue hue : TEAL
62. Tropical stop : ISLE
64. Bouquet business : FTD
65. Cider girl of song : IDA

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