New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 50 Missing: {FJQWXZ} There are unchecked squares Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gangster's blade : SHIV
5. Datebook entry: Abbr. : APPT
9. Brief news report : RECAP
14. Prefix with -batic : AERO
15. Detective's discovery : CLUE
16. Explode : ERUPT
17. Flying irritant : GNAT
18. Runners : CANDIDATES
20. Pleasingly drawn : ARTISTIC
22. E.R. personnel : RNS
23. Tuscan home of St. Catherine : SIENA
24. Last herb in a Simon & Garfunkel title : THYME
26. Clay, after 1964 : ALI
29. Wildebeest : GNU
31. Cinderella's accompaniers to the ball : COACHMEN
33. Caveat emptor phrase : ASIS
36. Loll in a tub : SOAK
38. Skewered food : KABOB
39. Place for a bagel and a schmear : DELI
40. Binge : SPREE
42. State bird of Hawaii : NENE
43. Area at a river's mouth : DELTA
45. Having time on one's hands : IDLE
46. Alum : GRAD
47. Zoo baby : TIGERCUB
49. Islands welcome : LEI
51. Plastic ___ Band : ONO
52. Half of a 1960's pop quartet : MAMAS
54. Cattle breed : ANGUS
58. Bobby of hockey : ORR
59. Desperate final effort : LASTGASP
61. Where elections are decided : ATTHEPOLLS
65. Marc Antony's love, for short : CLEO
66. Chemist Pasteur : LOUIS
67. Finished second : LOST
68. Château ___-Brion wine : HAUT
69. Fathered : BEGOT
70. LAX listings: Abbr. : ETAS
71. Wriggly biters : ASPS
1. Short stories they're not : SAGAS
2. Rousseau or Matisse : HENRI
3. Furious : IRATE
4. Booth, e.g. : VOTINGSITE
5. Bank statement no. : ACCT
6. Braid of hair : PLAIT
7. Obsolescent election item : PUNCHCARDBALLOT
8. A Kennedy : TED
9. Rustic ... and proud of it : REDNECK
10. Notable times : ERAS
11. Scene-ending cry : CUT
12. Gibbon or orangutan : APE
13. Scoreboard nos. : PTS
19. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
21. ___ Gabriel : SAN
25. Rube : YOKEL
26. Yellow shade : AMBER
27. Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
28. Under the covers : INBED
30. Beginning of many ship names : USS
32. Potential problem with 7-Down : HANGINGCHAD
33. Enlarge, as one's lead : ADDTO
34. Greet, as a new year : SEEIN
35. Volunteer's statement : ILLGO
37. Kind of den : OPIUM
41. Long fish : EEL
44. It's often shared in theaters : ARMREST
48. Complain : CARP
50. Have a bite : EAT
53. Mexican restaurant bowlful : SALSA
55. Inaugural balls : GALAS
56. Deplete : USEUP
57. Dalmatian features : SPOTS
58. Perennial battleground state : OHIO
60. Retired Atl. fliers : SSTS
61. Priestly garb : ALB
62. Bath water tester : TOE
63. Harbor craft : TUG
64. Grand ___ Opry : OLE

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