New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Author: Kurt Mengel
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Mengel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Mengel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Headquartered : BASED
6. "Zounds!" : EGAD
10. Links numbers : PARS
14. "Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
15. Six Flags attraction : RIDE
16. Pull a sulky, perhaps : TROT
17. She appeared in "Thelma & Louise" with 24-Across : GEENADAVIS
19. Top of the heap : ACME
20. Say "cheese," say : SMILE
21. Cut and paste : EDIT
23. Bard's "always" : EER
24. She appeared in "The Witches of Eastwick" with 53-Across : SUSANSARANDON
27. Wide of the plate : OUTSIDE
29. Hospital fluids : SERA
30. G.I.'s mail drop : APO
31. Opposite of sud : NORD
33. Aggressive, personalitywise : TYPEA
37. Sticks up : ROBS
39. An absence of musical skill : NOEAR
42. Layered do : SHAG
43. Quarterback's ploy : SNEAK
45. Writer Harte : BRET
47. Iron or gold source : ORE
48. Bonny one : LASS
51. Unrestricted, as mutual funds : OPENEND
53. He appeared in "A Few Good Men" with 63-Across : JACKNICHOLSON
57. Big bird : EMU
58. Bounce back : ECHO
59. Storage spot : ATTIC
61. Ankara native : TURK
63. Actor famously connected to many other actors : KEVINBACON
66. Canadian gas brand : ESSO
67. Sign from above : OMEN
68. Not straight : ATILT
69. Marsh plant : REED
70. Woods plant : FERN
71. Not o'er : NEATH
1. Megaproportioned : BIG
2. Mars, to the Greeks : ARES
3. Appears : SEEMSTOBE
4. "Annales" poet Quintus ___ : ENNIUS
5. Buys and sells : DEALSIN
6. Mound stat : ERA
7. "What ___?!" : GIVES
8. Nike rival : ADIDAS
9. Hanker for : DESIRE
10. School org. : PTA
11. Rainbow-shaped : ARCED
12. Star-crossed lover of fiction : ROMEO
13. Violinist Isaac : STERN
18. Exactly right : DEADON
22. Lip-puckering : TART
25. "Quo Vadis?" emperor : NERO
26. Second half of a vote : NAYS
27. Propels a shell : OARS
28. Well-versed in : UPON
32. Society girl : DEB
34. Tyre's ancient land : PHOENICIA
35. Be worthy of : EARN
36. Got mellower : AGED
38. Polio vaccine developer : SALK
40. Suffix with buck : AROO
41. Map out again : REPLAN
44. Classic Welles role : KANE
46. Antinuclear treaty : TESTBAN
49. Fed up with : SICKOF
50. Hatch a plot : SCHEME
52. Represent with symbols : NOTATE
53. Shortstop Derek : JETER
54. Elicit a chuckle from : AMUSE
55. Say "@#$%!" : CURSE
56. Hang like a hummingbird : HOVER
60. Stallion-to-be : COLT
62. Down for the count : KOD
64. Overnight spot : INN
65. Ultimate degree : NTH

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