New York Times, Monday, November 7, 2005

Author: Jay Livingston
Editor: Will Shortz
Jay Livingston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Livingston. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Tiff : SPAT
5. Go out on the ocean : SAIL
9. Bogged down : MIRED
14. Letter before kappa : IOTA
15. Longest river of Spain : EBRO
16. "___ fired" (Trump catchphrase) : YOURE
17. Classic holiday entertainment : NUTCRACKERSUITE
20. In whatever way : ANYHOW
21. Swing that rips the leather off the ball : SWAT
22. "Waking ___ Devine" (1998 film) : NED
23. Co. photo badges, e.g. : IDS
24. W.W. II female : WAC
26. Expectorate : SPIT
28. Houston major-leaguer : ASTRO
30. Crouches : SQUATS
34. Amo, amas, ___ … : AMAT
37. Morays : EELS
39. Dickens's ___ Heep : URIAH
40. Shock : BOLTFROMTHEBLUE
43. Three to one, e.g. : RATIO
44. Nick and ___ Charles of "The Thin Man" : NORA
45. 44-Across's dog : ASTA
46. Lagoons' surroundings : ATOLLS
48. Sleek fabric : SATIN
50. "Too bad!" : ALAS
52. Mos. and mos. : YRS
53. Clemson competes in it: Abbr. : ACC
56. Fit ___ fiddle : ASA
59. Horse feed : OATS
61. 20 Questions category : ANIMAL
63. "The Thin Man," for one : SCREWBALLCOMEDY
66. Bygone airline : PANAM
67. Corner chesspiece : ROOK
68. Sacked out : ABED
69. Sound made while sacked out : SNORE
70. I's : EGOS
71. Chess ending : MATE
1. Biblical mount : SINAI
2. Hit with a hammer : POUND
3. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTYS
4. Dashboard dial, for short : TACH
5. Brine : SEAWATER
6. Network of "Lost" : ABC
7. Nettles : IRKS
8. Many movie houses : LOEWS
9. Magical aura : MYSTIQUE
10. Letters of debt : IOU
11. Undo : RUIN
12. Art Deco master : ERTE
13. Monopoly card : DEED
18. Has the oars : ROWS
19. Emulates Eminem : RAPS
25. King of Thebes, in myth : CREON
27. Headdress that's wound : TURBAN
28. Head of the Huns : ATTILA
29. Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
31. Is under the weather : AILS
32. Stretched tight : TAUT
33. Queens stadium : SHEA
34. Magician's opening : ABRA
35. Castle protector : MOAT
36. Choir voice : ALTO
38. Leave the straight and narrow : STRAY
41. Leader's cry, said with a wave : FOLLOWME
42. Where to hang derbies and fedoras : HATRACKS
47. Volvo rival : SAAB
49. "But there ___ joy in Mudville …" : ISNO
51. Look steadily : STARE
53. Itsy-bitsy creature : AMEBA
54. West Pointer : CADET
55. Bonnie's partner in crime : CLYDE
56. Nile slitherers : ASPS
57. Good, close look : SCAN
58. Florence's river : ARNO
60. Walk with difficulty : SLOG
62. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
64. Hearing aid : EAR
65. British john : LOO

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