New York Times, Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___-Seltzer : ALKA
5. Serb or Pole : SLAV
9. Botanical gardens display : FLORA
14. "Metropolis" director Fritz : LANG
15. Astronomical effect : HALO
16. Car that spends too much time in the shop : LEMON
17. Brain passage : ITER
18. Bygone award? : EXCITATION
20. Star : CELEB
22. Plenty : ALOT
23. Ring decision, briefly : TKO
24. Schwarzenegger, today? : EXTERMINATOR
28. What a handkerchief may wipe away : TEAR
29. Turnstile locale : SUBWAY
33. Former train station attendants? : EXPORTERS
38. Bridgestones or Michelins : TIRES
39. So-so grade : CEE
40. Sam who was a three-time Masters champ : SNEAD
42. Dander : IRE
43. Wee hour : ONEAM
46. Farm equipment that's been put to another use? : EXTRACTOR
49. Italian automaker since 1906 : LANCIA
51. Architect Saarinen : EERO
52. Old customs? : EXTRADITIONS
58. Court figures, briefly : DAS
61. Pennsylvania port : ERIE
62. Unlikely race winner : SNAIL
63. Executive at American Motors or Enron, e.g.? : EXPOSITION
67. One of the Aleutians : ATKA
68. Actor Reeves : KEANU
69. Author ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
70. Nerd : GEEK
71. Bar, legally : ESTOP
72. Mongolian tent : YURT
73. Gaelic : ERSE
1. One of TV's "honeymooners" : ALICE
2. Kind of paint : LATEX
3. Prepared to pray, say : KNELT
4. Accept : AGREETO
5. Ursula Andress film : SHE
6. West Coast air hub : LAX
7. ___ Highway (old 1,500-mile route) : ALCAN
8. "There you have it!" : VOILA
9. Complete and direct, as a denial : FLATOUT
10. Rent : LET
11. Skip : OMIT
12. Knight's neighbor : ROOK
13. Part of A.D. : ANNO
19. Little ones : TOTS
21. ___ Rabbit : BRER
25. Gym floor covers : MATS
26. Singer Cara : IRENE
27. Diamond stat. : RBI
30. Legal order : WRIT
31. Prefix with -naut : AERO
32. Belgian river : YSER
33. Area of E.P.A. purview: Abbr. : ECOL
34. TV's warrior princess : XENA
35. Round end of a hammer : PEEN
36. Alternative to Rover : REX
37. Full and happy : SATED
41. Eins + zwei : DREI
44. Big name in hardware stores : ACE
45. Befuddles : MIXESUP
47. Crafts' partner : ARTS
48. Just-made-up word : COINAGE
50. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
53. Posh : RITZY
54. English quintet : AEIOU
55. Cowboy film : OATER
56. Popular footwear : NIKES
57. Quench : SLAKE
58. Hockey feint : DEKE
59. Fires : AXES
60. Public scene cause : SPAT
64. John Lennon's adopted middle name : ONO
65. Bruin legend : ORR
66. Turner of note : NAT

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