New York Times, Monday, December 15, 2008

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. Copycat : APER
5. Alternative to MasterCard and Visa, informally : AMEX
9. "Aw, quit your joshin'!" : PSHAW
14. Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
15. Spy from within : MOLE
16. Erie Canal city : UTICA
17. Secular : LAIC
18. Poet Ezra's favorite desserts? : POUNDCAKES
20. Give in (to) : ACCEDE
22. Have a gander : LOOK
23. It transcends sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch : ESP
24. City with ships at docks : SEAPORT
26. Christmas carol : NOEL
28. Eye parts : UVEAS
30. In need of a nap : DROWSY
34. Main part of a knife : BLADE
37. When said three times, a film about Pearl Harbor : TORA
39. Taboo : NONO
40. Skin of a fruit : RIND
41. Hollywood's Dennis or Randy : QUAID
42. Magician Henning : DOUG
43. Prefix with present : OMNI
44. Officials who cry "Yer out!" : UMPS
45. River to the Caspian : VOLGA
46. Activity in a darkened room : SEANCE
48. Become established : SETIN
50. Lady's man : GENT
52. Attempt at getting a tan : SUNBATH
56. Bank offerings, briefly : CDS
59. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
61. Belgrade's land : SERBIA
62. Essayist Charles's favorite entree? : LAMBSHANKS
65. Opposite of dry, as hair : OILY
66. Sky-blue : AZURE
67. Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
68. Not scheduled to compete : IDLE
69. Impressionist Edgar : DEGAS
70. Voice quality : TONE
71. Minus : LESS
1. Book often stored horizontally : ATLAS
2. War's opposite : PEACE
3. Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
4. Writer Anne's favorite dessert? : RICEPUDDING
5. Electric current unit : AMPERE
6. Call to a calf : MOO
7. Hebrew month : ELUL
8. Gas in arc lamps : XENON
9. Purse the lips, with "up" : PUCKER
10. Depot: Abbr. : STA
11. QB's cry after a string of numbers : HIKE
12. Perfect tennis serves : ACES
13. Stinging flier : WASP
19. Thingamajig : DOODAD
21. Antiwar advocate : DOVE
25. Actress O'Neal : TATUM
27. Writer Jack's favorite entree? : LONDONBROIL
29. Afternoon TV fare : SOAPS
31. Winter coat material : WOOL
32. Like a bug in a rug, according to an expression : SNUG
33. Exercise with crossed legs : YOGA
34. Parker ___ (game co.) : BROS
35. Lemon-___ (Kool-Aid flavor) : LIME
36. Tennis's Kournikova : ANNA
38. Reacts to yeast : RISES
41. Satisfy, as thirst : QUENCH
45. Plant with tendrils : VINE
47. Puts an end to : CEASES
49. Tug-of-war : TUSSLE
51. Stubbornness or kindliness, e.g. : TRAIT
53. Put up with : ABIDE
54. Money drawers : TILLS
55. President after Grant : HAYES
56. Decked out (in) : CLAD
57. Stupefy : DAZE
58. Contentedly confident : SMUG
60. Aware of : ONTO
63. Playtex product : BRA
64. State west of Mo. : KAN

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