New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The big gray boxes contain only vowels.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cavern : ANTRE
6. Famous : BIG
9. Bone: Prefix : OSSE
13. Mimicked some farm animals : MOOED
14. Application : USE
15. "___ to please" : WEAIM
17. Song of praise : PAEAN
18. Longtime morning TV host : MATTLAUER
20. Iowa, for one : SIOUAN
22. "From my perspective ..." : ASISEEIT
23. Remote mail service: Abbr. : RFD
24. "And the ___ goes to ..." : OSCAR
26. Ranch extension? : ERO
27. Award place for a green ribbon : FIFTH
29. Discern : TELL
31. Stretched much too far, as language : TORTURED
34. Invite for : ASKTO
38. "Yes" : IDO
39. Soviet military force : REDARMY
42. A, as in Augsburg : EIN
43. Part of U.N.C.F. : NEGRO
45. Hors ___ : DOEUVRES
47. Mesopotamia, today : IRAQ
50. ___ luxury : LAPOF
51. Call letters? : ATT
53. Fab : SUPER
55. Lots of caresses, e.g., for short : TLC
57. Relative of a kingfisher : BEEEATER
59. Had dinner at a restaurant : ATEOUT
62. Be idle : LIEAROUND
64. Rubbish : HOOEY
65. Query at a poker table : YOUIN
66. E-mail suffix : EDU
67. Expected : DUEIN
68. Prom coif : UPDO
69. ___-pitch : SLO
70. "Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
1. Band boosters : AMPS
2. Condition in outer space : NOAIR
3. Ingredient in a witches' brew : TOEOFFROG
4. Check again, as the books : REAUDIT
5. "Enid and ___ dine" (palindrome) : EDNA
6. Cadge : BUM
7. Prolific Asimov : ISAAC
8. Intimates : GETSAT
9. Mice catchers : OWLS
10. Congers : SEAEELS
11. Kraut modifier : SAUER
12. Kid's song refrain : EIEIO
16. Mohawked actor of 1980s TV : MRT
19. It rotates ... and may be rotated : TIRE
21. ___ Dame : NOTRE
25. Lose hair : SHED
28. Uproar : FUROR
30. Easy two-pointer : LAYUP
31. Common alloy component : TIN
32. Literature class reading : ODE
33. Pop : DAD
35. Out of whack : KERFLOOEY
36. Liaison : TIE
37. Slip-___ (some shoes) : ONS
40. It must be cast : ROLE
41. Stiller's partner : MEARA
44. Walgreens rival : RITEAID
46. Reject, as an incumbent in an election : VOTEOUT
48. Memo start : ASTO
49. Lines : QUEUES
51. Language quintet comprising the only elements in the circled boxes : AEIOU
52. Prepare for a drive : TEEUP
54. Gearshift sequence : PRNDL
56. Make aware : CUEIN
57. Globe circler of 1889-90 : BLY
58. River through Pisa : ARNO
60. Seminary degs. : THDS
61. Actress Daly : TYNE
63. Husband-and-wife team, e.g. : DUO

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