New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 2005

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {GJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Watchdog org.? : ASPCA
6. Gets mushy : MELTS
11. Nasdaq listings, for short : COS
14. Horizon standout : SPIRE
15. Farm letters? : EIEIO
16. Squishee seller on "The Simpsons" : APU
17. Where to home-shop for French couture? : COCOCHANNEL
19. Kauai keepsake : LEI
20. Bookbinding leather : ROAN
21. "___ a date!" : ITS
22. Give the brush-off? : DELINT
24. They can be hurled at people : INSULTS
26. Bloody Mary alternatives : MIMOSAS
27. Miss America Myerson and others : BESSES
28. Dickens character with a metallic voice? : TINNYTIM
29. Old Tokyo : EDO
30. Some roulette bets : NOIRS
32. Alpine stream : AARE
33. Start of a British poet's card game? : DONNEDEAL
36. Sailing : ASEA
39. Positive end : ANODE
40. Citrus ___, Calif. : HTS
43. Desk clerks, bellhops, maids, etc.? : INNCROWD
46. Angry with : SOREAT
48. Turn into something else : RESHAPE
49. Spanish island : MENORCA
50. Letter : TENANT
51. "Frisco ___" (1945 crime drama) : SAL
52. Impend : LOOM
53. Military org. that had roots in the Easter Rising : IRA
54. Nokia, in the telephone business? : FINNISHLINE
57. L'Adriatique, par exemple : MER
58. Great deal : OCEAN
59. Confrontation : RUNIN
60. Long introduction? : ERE
61. Answers, quickly : RSVPS
62. Proposal parameters : SPECS
1. Attribute : ASCRIBE
2. Acted amorously : SPOONED
3. Pioneering collagist : PICASSO
4. Titan dethroned by his son : CRONUS
5. Post-Manhattan Project org. : AEC
6. Supermarket section : MEATS
7. One from Germany? : EINS
8. Quarterback Dawson : LEN
9. Connected (with) : TIEDIN
10. Like some oaths : SOLEMN
11. Flockhart of "Ally McBeal" : CALISTA
12. Alfresco : OPENAIR
13. "No problem here" : SUITSME
18. Makes an unwanted pass at : HITSON
23. Like a good subject : LOYAL
25. Big name in late-night : LENO
26. Botch : MISDO
28. In thing : TREND
31. Left speechless : INAWE
33. Russian summer retreat : DACHA
34. Bombs produced in the 1950's : EDSELS
35. Almost eternity : AEON
36. TV Guide info : AIRTIME
37. Not a good looker? : SNEERER
38. Catch : ENSNARE
40. Scheherazade, for one : HEROINE
41. New York's ___ State Parkway : TACONIC
42. Filaments' structures : STAMENS
44. Sought, as office : RANFOR
45. Field of vision? : OPTICS
47. Amass : ROLLUP
49. Principal pipes : MAINS
51. Lose it : SNAP
55. Sen. Reid's home: Abbr. : NEV
56. Big hits: Abbr. : HRS

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