New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Author: Gail Grabowski
Editor: Will Shortz
Gail Grabowski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Grabowski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Proofer's mark : STET
5. Hinged fastener : HASP
9. "Fiddlesticks!" : PSHAW
14. In person : LIVE
15. Gen. Bradley : OMAR
16. Get in touch with : REACH
17. Flooring measure : AREA
18. Like some pizza orders : TOGO
19. Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
20. Desktop container : PENCILCADDY
23. Banned insecticide : DDT
24. Place to rehearse : STUDIO
25. Wine bottle datum : YEAR
27. Get-up-and-go : PEP
28. Take step one : STARTOFF
32. Army one-striper: Abbr. : PFC
35. Trash receptacle : ASHCAN
37. Dairy case buy : OLEO
38. Belgrade native : SERB
40. Subject of a cigarette rating : TAR
41. Think ahead : PLAN
42. Ocular woe : STYE
43. Fast-food dispenser items : STRAWS
46. Norm: Abbr. : STD
47. Exhaust tube : TAILPIPE
49. Small battery size : AAA
51. It may be filed : NAIL
52. Premier Khrushchev : NIKITA
55. Unit of work : ERG
57. Software flaw : COMPUTERBUG
61. Mustard choice : DIJON
63. Sites for studs : EARS
64. Bit of dust : MOTE
65. Pong maker : ATARI
66. What's more : ALSO
67. In a bit, to bards : ANON
68. Mandrake's forte : MAGIC
69. New driver, typically : TEEN
70. Hatchling's home : NEST
1. Prelude to a duel : SLAP
2. Runs out of steam : TIRES
3. Media attraction : EVENT
4. It sits in a saucer : TEACUP
5. Nickname on "M*A*S*H" : HOTLIPS
6. Oil company that merged with BP : AMOCO
7. It's a long story : SAGA
8. Cowherd's tool : PROD
9. Bedtime appeal : PRAYER
10. Good to go : SET
11. Crusty bakery buys : HARDROLLS
12. Battery fluid : ACID
13. "Come again?" : WHAT
21. Think tank nugget : IDEA
22. Cannon of Hollywood : DYAN
26. On the peak of : ATOP
28. Close call : SCARE
29. The O'Hara estate : TARA
30. Heroic deed : FEAT
31. Sweet on, with "of" : FOND
32. Low-key "Hey!" : PSST
33. Cheese in salads : FETA
34. Blubberer's binge : CRYINGJAG
36. Letters before ://www : HTTP
39. Composer Bartók : BELA
43. Feed holder : SILO
44. Serves at a restaurant : WAITSON
45. Sushi go-with : SAKE
48. Ant attractor : PICNIC
50. Barnstormer, e.g. : AIRMAN
52. Clara Barton, for one : NURSE
53. Steakhouse selection : TBONE
54. Ends of 20- and 57-Across and 11- and 34-Down : AUTOS
55. Cheese in a ball : EDAM
56. Meter maid of song : RITA
58. Spam, e.g. : MEAT
59. Hardly tanned : PALE
60. Mannerly sort : GENT
62. "… ___ quit!" : ORI

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