New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Author: Gary J. Whitehead
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary J. Whitehead
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVXY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Test version : BETA
5. Genesis terminus : ARARAT
11. Keypad location : ATM
14. Button below TUV : OPER
15. Poe maiden : LENORE
16. To boot : TOO
17. Eng, for one : SIAMESETWIN
19. Alien's subj. : ESL
20. Staff symbol : CCLEF
21. Meadow denizens : FIELDMICE
23. Eminem collaborator, informally : DRE
25. Mex. misses : SRTAS
26. Grp. opposed to the Vietnam War : SDS
29. Modern music genre : EMO
31. M.L.B. team with a "W" insignia : NATS
33. Bar request : MAKEMINEADOUBLE
39. Like many products on eBay : USED
40. Irk : GETTO
41. Bébé's intake : LAIT
42. 1951 film named for a boat : THEAFRICANQUEEN
45. Springfield tavern : MOES
46. Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
47. Messenger ___ : RNA
48. Provider of some fall color : ASTER
51. R.S.V.P. part : SIL
53. Museum visit, maybe : CLASSTRIP
58. Nile Valley region : NUBIA
62. Plug place : EAR
63. "Circle of Life" musical : THELIONKING
65. U.S. hwy., e.g. : RTE
66. Less tough : EASIER
67. "Sting like ___" : ABEE
68. With 70-Across, what the end of 17-, 33-, 42- or 63-Across describes : BED
69. At the peak of maturity : RIPEST
70. See 68-Across : SIZE
1. Winter pear : BOSC
2. Grand : EPIC
3. Florida Marlins color : TEAL
4. Dangerous partner? : ARMED
5. Capp and Capone : ALS
6. Site of many a shipwreck : REEF
7. Prefix with matter : ANTI
8. T. ___ Price (investment firm) : ROWE
9. Seed covering : ARIL
10. Looks after : TENDSTO
11. Took the loss : ATEIT
12. "Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
13. Some spies : MOLES
18. Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
22. Crewmate of Capt. Kirk : MRSULU
24. Asylum seeker, perhaps : EMIGRE
26. Blue prints? : SMUT
27. Salt amount : DASH
28. ___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
30. "___ the loneliest number" : ONEIS
31. Brazilian seaport : NATAL
32. Dreamboat : ADONIS
34. Mingo player on "Daniel Boone" : EDAMES
35. Yadda yadda yadda : ETC
36. Max of the ring : BAER
37. Claim against property : LIEN
38. Italy's Mt. ___ : ETNA
43. "Howards End" novelist : FORSTER
44. Zorba player : QUINN
48. Sharp-tasting : ACERB
49. Online current affairs magazine : SLATE
50. Deducted from the gross weight : TARED
52. "Witness" actor Haas : LUKAS
54. Asian cuisine : THAI
55. Legal defendant: Abbr. : RESP
56. 1976 loser to Bjorn at Wimbledon : ILIE
57. Pizzas : PIES
59. Israel's Netanyahu, familiarly : BIBI
60. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
61. Winner of a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
64. Scrap for Rover : ORT

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