New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Author: Nancy and Holden Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Baker
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Holden Baker
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Baker. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Command to Rover : HEEL
5. Feudal estate : FIEF
9. Veronica of "Hill Street Blues" : HAMEL
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. Not taken in by : ONTO
16. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
17. British man-of-war : HMSBOUNTY
19. Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
20. On a higher plane : ASTRAL
21. Above everything else : ATTHETOP
23. Formerly, formerly : ERST
25. Nuns' garb : HABITS
26. Knuckleheads : DOLTS
29. Neighbor of Francia : ESPANA
32. Landed : ALIT
33. Yellow fruit : PAPAYA
34. Nice winter coat : FUR
37. Man o' War : FAMOUSRACEHORSE
40. Dam-building org. : TVA
41. Comparatively close : NEARER
42. "What's in a ___?": Juliet : NAME
43. It's gender : NEUTER
44. Kafka's "In the ___ Colony" : PENAL
45. The Supreme Court, e.g. : ENNEAD
48. Lowly worker : SERF
50. Place for things to get sorted out : MAILROOM
53. Home in bed, ill : LAIDUP
57. In other words : IDEST
58. Portuguese man-of-war : JELLYFISH
60. Copier company : RICOH
61. Natural balm : ALOE
62. Three-point shot, in hoops slang : TREY
63. "Danse Macabre" composer Saint-___ : SAENS
64. Card catalog abbr. : ISBN
65. Towel embroidery : HERS
1. "Stop! You're killing me!" : HAHA
2. Trees in an O'Neill title : ELMS
3. "___ of Eden" : EAST
4. Opera script : LIBRETTO
5. They're not fair : FOULS
6. Place to overnight : INN
7. Jazz singer James : ETTA
8. A.J., the racer : FOYT
9. Rosh ___ : HASHANAH
10. One-celled creature : AMOEBA
11. Civilian attire : MUFTI
12. "Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
13. Bounds' partner : LEAPS
18. Pair in a dinghy : OARS
22. "Casey at the Bat" writer Ernest Lawrence ___ : THAYER
24. Treat roughly : TEARAT
26. A bit cuckoo : DAFT
27. Sainted Norwegian king : OLAV
28. Capital near the ruins of the ancient city Pachacamac : LIMA
30. Bowler's pickup : SPARE
31. Indiana hoopsters : PACERS
33. False start? : PSEUDO
34. Friend of Kukla and Ollie : FRAN
35. Alma mater of D.D.E. : USMA
36. Virginia dance : REEL
38. Brings to light : UNEARTHS
39. 20% : ONEFIFTH
43. A Rockefeller : NELSON
44. Supplicate : PRAY
45. Mideast princes : EMIRS
46. Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
47. Family girl : NIECE
49. Sitcom that debuted in 1994 : ELLEN
51. Town near Santa Barbara : OJAI
52. Blanc and Brooks : MELS
54. Kind of need : DIRE
55. Word with fee or ID : USER
56. ___ Ed. : PHYS
59. High ball? : LOB

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