New York Times, Monday, October 29, 2012

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,001
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1. Indian tribe with a rain dance : HOPI
5. Wood-shaping tool : ADZ
8. Kind of tire : RADIAL
14. The answer to a preacher's prayers? : AMEN
15. Org. with sniffing dogs : DEA
16. Old Soviet naval base site : ODESSA
17. Devour : WOLFDOWN
19. Some online ads : POPUPS
20. "You cheated!" : NOFAIR
21. Cooler contents : ICE
23. New York's Tappan ___ Bridge : ZEE
24. Waste time playfully : MONKEYAROUND
28. Buffalo Bill : CODY
31. Teacher after a test, e.g. : GRADER
32. "Honest" prez : ABE
33. File folder projection : TAB
35. Choice of a political party : NOMINEE
39. Pay what's due : PONYUP
41. Eat, eat, eat : PIGOUT
42. Porky's porcine sweetie : PETUNIA
44. Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
45. Right-to-bear-arms org. : NRA
46. Carter's successor : REAGAN
48. Chimney sweep coating : SOOT
49. Hoard : SQUIRRELAWAY
54. Crude home : HUT
55. Uganda's ___ Amin : IDI
56. Attached ___ (legalese phrase) : HERETO
60. Crops up : ARISES
63. Pertain to : BEARUPON
65. Like Jim Crow laws : RACIST
66. "Don't you know who ___?" : IAM
67. Lima's land : PERU
68. Makes into law : ENACTS
69. Boffo show sign : SRO
70. Hankerings : YENS
1. "The First Wives Club" actress Goldie : HAWN
2. Melville opus : OMOO
3. Ill-gotten wealth : PELF
4. Criminal renown : INFAMY
5. Deck out : ADORN
6. Pasture moisture : DEW
7. More madcap : ZANIER
8. Muhammad Ali strategy : ROPEADOPE
9. "Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
10. Withdrawal's opposite: Abbr. : DEP
11. Japanese truck maker : ISUZU
12. "Quaking" tree : ASPEN
13. Erased a tattoo, say : LASED
18. God, in Italian : DIO
22. Blue shade : CYAN
25. Spy grp. dissolved in 1991 : KGB
26. Many a song at a dance club : REMIX
27. Not a photocopy: Abbr. : ORIG
28. Al who created Joe Btfsplk : CAPP
29. Instrument with metal keys : OBOE
30. Tin can blemish : DENT
33. One doing piano repair : TUNER
34. Beekeepers : APIARISTS
36. It's taboo : NONO
37. Continental coin : EURO
38. Coup d'___ : ETAT
40. Space race hero Gagarin : YURI
43. Superannuated : AGED
44. Genetic material : RNA
47. They may fall apart under cross-examination : ALIBIS
48. Too sentimental : SYRUPY
49. Not hoard : SHARE
50. Imam's holy book : QURAN
51. New York city with a name from antiquity : UTICA
52. Company that originated Frisbees and Boogie Boards : WHAMO
53. ___ Lingus : AER
57. Sporting sword : EPEE
58. Ripped : TORN
59. Big burden : ONUS
61. [not my mistake] : SIC
62. Superlative suffix : EST
64. What a headphone goes over : EAR

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