New York Times, Monday, January 4, 2010

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Tiddlywinks or tag : GAME
5. Leftover cloth bit : SCRAP
10. Moon-landing vehicles, for short : LEMS
14. The Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
15. Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
16. "Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
17. Reaction of a sore loser : SOURGRAPES
19. Boxer Oscar ___ Hoya : DELA
20. Bosom buddy : CRONY
21. ___-hour traffic : RUSH
23. Lung protector : RIB
24. Food from heaven : MANNA
25. Head honcho : TOPBANANA
27. Shelley's "___ to the West Wind" : ODE
28. Cartoonish baby cry : WAH
30. Gives in (to) : YIELDS
31. Scotch and ___ : SODA
33. Rioter's haul : LOOT
36. Triumphant cries : TADAS
37. Be productive ... or what the answers at 17-, 25-, 53- and 63-Across do? : BEARFRUIT
40. Hate : ABHOR
43. Highlands denials : NAES
44. Sounds of amazement : OOHS
48. Country music's Tritt : TRAVIS
50. Mattress problem : SAG
52. "Just kidding!" : NOT
53. They protect car buyers : LEMONLAWS
56. City NW of Orlando : OCALA
58. Reactions to adorable babies : AWS
59. Accessory that might say "Miss Universe" : SASH
60. "The ___ Bunch" of 1970s TV : BRADY
61. AARP part: Abbr. : RETD
63. Select the best and leave the rest : CHERRYPICK
66. Earl ___ tea : GREY
67. Seoul's home : KOREA
68. Melville work set in Tahiti : OMOO
69. Brontë's Jane : EYRE
70. Boiling indication : STEAM
71. Puts in stitches : SEWS
1. Windbag's output : GAS
2. Guacamole need : AVOCADO
3. Lamented the loss of : MOURNED
4. Energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 : ENRON
5. Energetic for one's age : SPRY
6. Org. in "The Bourne Identity" : CIA
7. Copy, for short : REPRO
8. Enjoyed immensely : ATEUP
9. Elapse : PASSBY
10. '60s hallucinogen : LSD
11. Valuable green stone : EMERALD
12. Bill & ___ Gates Foundation : MELINDA
13. "Chilean" fish : SEABASS
18. Munch on like a mouse : GNAW
22. Jean-Bertrand Aristide's country : HAITI
24. May and June: Abbr. : MOS
25. Locust tree feature : THORN
26. "That's swell!" : NEATO
29. Lobster ___ Newburg : ALA
32. From the beginning, in Latin : ABOVO
34. Arthur Miller's "Death ___ Salesman" : OFA
35. Lock of hair : TRESS
38. Brockovich and Moran : ERINS
39. It's between Can. and Mex. : USA
40. On the loose : ATLARGE
41. Anheuser-Busch, for one : BREWERY
42. Pet with cheek pouches : HAMSTER
45. Words after stop or turn : ONADIME
46. "My heavens!" : HOLYCOW
47. RR stop : STA
49. Pants that are dressier than jeans : SLACKS
51. Graphically violent : GORY
54. ___ in the dark : ASHOT
55. Question of location : WHERE
57. Mafia bosses : CAPOS
60. Stoker who created Dracula : BRAM
62. It may have made a blonde blonde : DYE
64. Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
65. Bout enders, briefly : KOS

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