New York Times, Monday, December 20, 2010

Author: Donna Hoke
Editor: Will Shortz
Donna Hoke
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Hoke. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Jump : LEAP
5. 1960s-'70s R&B singer Marilyn : MCCOO
10. Observe the Sabbath : REST
14. Norway's capital : OSLO
15. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
16. "Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
17. Game played with strings looped over the fingers : CATSCRADLE
19. Spicy Asian cuisine : THAI
20. Shaking a leg : HUSTLING
21. Feather pen : QUILL
22. Self-description of someone who's surprised : MONKEYSUNCLE
25. Farmer-turned-con man in a 1960s sitcom : MRHANEY
28. Not much : ATAD
29. Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
30. Oklahoma city named for the daughter of its first 4-Down : ADA
31. Many miles off : AFAR
35. Docs' org. : AMA
36. Long time : DOGSAGE
40. Hole in one : ACE
41. Song for one : SOLO
43. Electrocute, in slang : ZAP
44. Former name for Congo : ZAIRE
46. Big hauler : SEMI
48. Called balls and strikes : UMPIRED
50. Taro : ELEPHANTSEAR
54. Bosc and Bartlett : PEARS
55. Move to another job, say : REASSIGN
59. Smarting : SORE
60. What a greedy person may grab : LIONSSHARE
62. The "O" in CD-ROM : ONLY
63. Disney mermaid : ARIEL
64. Prayer starter : OGOD
65. Meal on a military base : MESS
66. Ashen, as a complexion : PASTY
67. Blows away : WOWS
1. ___ Ness monster : LOCH
2. Biblical twin who sold his birthright : ESAU
3. Cockpit readings: Abbr. : ALTS
4. One who "always rings twice," in an old movie : POSTMAN
5. Jarhead : MARINE
6. Ill-tempered : CRANKY
7. Bum, as a cigarette : CADGE
8. OPEC supply : OIL
9. Cheer for a toreador : OLE
10. Capitol feature : ROTUNDA
11. Body of values : ETHIC
12. Suddenly stop, as an engine : STALL
13. French fabric : TOILE
18. Like Dolly the sheep : CLONED
21. Sine ___ non : QUA
23. When said three times, "and so on" : YADA
24. Fawn's father : STAG
25. Many corp. hirees : MBAS
26. San ___, Italian resort on the Mediterranean : REMO
27. "Physician, ___ thyself" : HEAL
30. Nile snake : ASP
32. Place to buy cotton candy : FAIR
33. Farming unit : ACRE
34. Wetlands plant : REED
37. Princess in L. Frank Baum books : OZMA
38. Loss's opposite : GAIN
39. Modern toll-paying convenience : EZPASS
42. Fish-eating birds : OSPREYS
45. Event for stunt pilots : AIRSHOW
47. Quizzical utterances : EHS
48. Early computer forum : USENET
49. Pathetically small : MEASLY
50. ___ salts : EPSOM
51. Africa's Sierra ___ : LEONE
52. Some English nobles : EARLS
53. Un + deux : TROIS
56. Othello's betrayer : IAGO
57. "Oh, ___ up!" : GROW
58. Nancy Drew's beau and others : NEDS
60. Napkin's place : LAP
61. Savings for one's later years, for short : IRA

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