New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tackle's protection : PADS
5. Indian silk center : ASSAM
10. Letters for a religious scholar : THD
13. Outlet output: Abbr. : ELEC
14. Funny cars might burn it : NITRO
15. Curb, with "in" : REIN
17. Sports car, familiarly : ALFA
18. More blue? : TRUER
19. "Argghh!" : OHNO
20. What fall traditionally brings : CHILLIERWEATHER
23. Intoxicating : HEADY
24. Restaurant posting : MENU
25. Part of a school's Web site name : EDU
26. Shore soarer : ERN
27. "Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
30. Annie or Dondi, of the comics : ORPHAN
32. Collectors' goals : SETS
34. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ANES
37. Staff members: Abbr. : ASSTS
38. Ones responding to 20-Across : WILDGEESE
41. "Git!" : SCRAM
44. Mess overseers: Abbr. : SGTS
45. Bounders : CADS
49. Easy marks : CHUMPS
51. Old White House inits. : HST
53. "Nope" : NAH
54. Suffix with human : OID
55. Luxury : EASE
58. Screwball : WACKY
60. What 38-Across might take : FLORIDAVACATION
64. Sportswear brand : FILA
65. Shot from a tee : DRIVE
66. Word before and after "à" : TETE
67. Back-to-school mo. : SEPT
68. Like some shoes and drinks : LACED
69. Actresses Balin and Claire : INAS
70. 1965 Ursula Andress film : SHE
71. ___ nous : ENTRE
72. Cig. boxes : CTNS
1. Beauties : PEACHES
2. "None missing" : ALLHERE
3. Not giving in one bit : DEFIANT
4. Throw hot water on : SCALD
5. Pro's foe : ANTI
6. "Your majesty" : SIRE
7. Drang's counterpart : STURM
8. Am I, doubled : AREWE
9. Rita of "West Side Story" : MORENO
10. Track race : TROT
11. Sly laughs : HEHHEHS
12. Patronized, as a restaurant : DINEDAT
16. One result of a perfect game : NORUNS
21. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
22. Presences : AURAS
28. It makes "adverb" an adjective : IAL
29. Cuts off : ENDS
31. Infinitesimal division of a min. : PSEC
33. Did laps, say : SWAM
35. Grade A item : EGG
36. Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
39. Louvre pyramid architect : IMPEI
40. Tilde's shape, loosely : ESS
41. Pooh-poohs : SCOFFS
42. Spicy ingredients : CHILIES
43. Leader in a holiday song : RUDOLPH
46. As old as the hills : ANCIENT
47. Upper Midwesterner : DAKOTAN
48. Social problem : SHYNESS
50. Sit on it : SADDLE
52. Pan Am competitor : TWA
56. S. C. Johnson wrap : SARAN
57. Boot : EVICT
59. Cobwebby area : ATTIC
61. Monitor's measure : RATE
62. Assert : AVER
63. Turn over : CEDE

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