New York Times, Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Clear away : ERASE
6. Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
11. Huck Finn's raftmate : JIM
14. Canon competitor : XEROX
15. Some Poe works : TALES
16. ___, amas, amat … : AMO
17. "The Joy of Sex" author : ALEXCOMFORT
19. PC's "brain" : CPU
20. Rapper ___ Def : MOS
21. Underdog's win : UPSET
22. Many a backpacker : HIKER
24. Chicago-to-D.C. dir. : ESE
25. Common prop in close-up magic : NAPKIN
26. So-called "King of Vibes" : LIONELHAMPTON
32. A deadly sin : ENVY
33. Lecherous goat-men : SATYRS
34. Suffix with novel : IST
37. Canine woe : FLEAS
39. Sale item, maybe: Abbr. : IRR
40. Good news for a job applicant : OFFER
42. Road crew's supply : TAR
43. To the rear, at sea : ASTERN
46. Houston hockey player : AERO
47. "Lady Sings the Blues" autobiographer : BILLIEHOLIDAY
50. Cup holder : SAUCER
52. Realm of 3-Down : WAR
53. Start of a toast : HERES
54. At full speed : AMAIN
57. Bake sale org. : PTA
60. Give a boost to : AID
61. Possible title for this puzzle : THEINNCROWD
64. Caviar : ROE
65. Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
66. Like "Twilight Zone" episodes : EERIE
67. What 61-Across contains : PUN
68. An inert gas : XENON
69. Some picker-uppers : TONGS
1. Oral, e.g. : EXAM
2. Move, to a Realtor : RELO
3. Mars, to the Greeks : ARES
4. Either of two A.L. nines : SOX
5. "The dog ate my homework," e.g. : EXCUSE
6. PIN takers : ATMS
7. Out of harm's way : SAFE
8. Jillions : ALOT
9. Yon maiden : HER
10. "Really?!" : ISTHATSO
11. Like many a disabled semi : JACKKNIFED
12. Louvre pyramid architect : IMPEI
13. Express grief : MOURN
18. Some German autos : OPELS
23. Wall St. opening : IPO
24. Singer with an Oscar-nominated song in "The Lord of the Rings" : ENYA
25. "All Things Considered" airer : NPR
26. Headed out : LEFT
27. "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
28. Pile too much on : OVERBURDEN
29. Half of Hispaniola : HAITI
30. Cornered, after "up" : ATREE
31. A gift of the Magi : MYRRH
35. Hospital fluids : SERA
36. "Iliad" city : TROY
38. Invoice add-on : SALESTAX
41. Worth a C : FAIR
44. Camera type, briefly : SLR
45. Like a hopeless situation : NOWIN
48. Clinch : ICE
49. Surgeon's tool : LANCET
50. Mentally acute : SHARP
51. Grade school quintet : AEIOU
54. Interminable time : AEON
55. Actor O'Shea : MILO
56. Have ___ (be connected) : ANIN
57. X-rated stuff : PORN
58. Bit of kindling : TWIG
59. Fruity drinks : ADES
62. Rush : HIE
63. Auto co. whose name was its founder's initials : REO

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