New York Times, Monday, December 13, 2004

Author: Sarah Keller
Editor: Will Shortz
Sarah Keller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Drug buster, for short : NARC
5. Apartments : FLATS
10. Arizona city : MESA
14. Mishmash : OLIO
15. Scoundrel : ROGUE
16. Kuwaiti leader : EMIR
17. Group voting the same way : BLOC
18. Car from Japan : ACURA
19. It may be carried with a guitar : TUNE
20. Unexpectedly : OUTOFTHEBLUE
23. Dismal, in poetry : DREAR
24. Not just anger : OUTRAGE
28. "___ out!" (ump's call) : YER
29. Mine finds : ORES
33. Grassy Argentine plains : PAMPAS
34. Gap and Toys 'R' Us, e.g. : STORES
36. Verb not in the king's English : AINT
37. Unexpectedly : WITHNOWARNING
41. Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
42. Followed smoothly : SEGUED
43. Natural to a creature : INBRED
46. Rocker David Lee ___ : ROTH
47. Sup : EAT
50. "Saturday Night Fever" group, with "the" : BEEGEES
52. "Where the deer and the antelope play" : RANGE
54. Unexpectedly : ALLOFASUDDEN
58. Shoot (by) : WHIZ
61. Decree : EDICT
62. Family rooms : DENS
63. Detest : HATE
64. Delay leaving : TARRY
65. Stow cargo : LADE
66. Reason to put a clothespin on your nose : ODOR
67. Earl of ___, favorite of Queen Elizabeth I : ESSEX
68. Pitching stats, for short : ERAS
1. Opposite of everyone : NOBODY
2. That certain something : ALLURE
3. Violent troublemaker : RIOTER
4. Beverage with a marshmallow : COCOA
5. Pledges' group, for short : FRAT
6. ___ Ness monster : LOCH
7. Flulike symptoms : AGUE
8. Supercharged engine : TURBO
9. Close tightly : SEALUP
10. Parking ticket issuer : METERMAID
11. Flightless Australian bird : EMU
12. Break a Commandment : SIN
13. "___ you there?" : ARE
21. Foam : FROTH
22. Actress Hagen : UTA
25. Neat as ___ : APIN
26. Jets or Sharks, in "West Side Story" : GANG
27. Not an exact fig. : EST
30. Howard of "Happy Days" : RON
31. Archer of myth : EROS
32. Waste conduit : SEWER
34. Telescope user : STARGAZER
35. Palm starch : SAGO
37. Decrease gradually : WANE
38. "Can ___ true?" : ITBE
39. Same old same old : RUT
40. Kind of jacket : NEHRU
41. "Spare" item at a barbecue : RIB
44. Snakelike fish : EEL
45. Erase : DELETE
47. Make lovable : ENDEAR
48. Slate : AGENDA
49. Present and future : TENSES
51. Ice cream concoctions : SODAS
53. Confuse : ADDLE
55. Some evergreens : FIRS
56. Land unit : ACRE
57. River to the underworld : STYX
58. Group with the rock opera "Tommy," with "the" : WHO
59. Owned : HAD
60. Judge Lance of the O. J. Simpson case : ITO

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