New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 2004

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GHQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 135 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Dagnabbit!" : NERTS
6. "No more!" : UNCLE
11. Title on a bottle of bubbly : DOM
14. Not promising : BLEAK
15. Pamplona runners : TOROS
16. Winter coat : ICE
17. Ones looking way up : COCKEYEDOPTIMISTS
20. Pronoun in a "Concentration" rebus : EWE
21. Spirit raisers : SEANCES
22. A ruler may have them : CENTIMETERS
27. Palate-pleasing : TASTY
28. "That'll teach you!" look : SNEER
29. Short coat : REEFER
31. Short report : POP
32. Sought a judgment : SUED
34. Some bricks : ADOBES
38. King Harald's predecessor : OLAV
40. Dickens character (and title of this puzzle) : TINYTIM
42. Go in only a little way, say : WADE
43. "Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
45. Face shape : OVAL
47. Year that Botticelli died : MDX
48. Peace of mind : REPOSE
50. Hit musical revue of 1978 : EUBIE
52. "Return of the Jedi" villain : JABBA
55. Eyewitness reports, maybe : TESTIMONIES
57. Deadlock : IMPASSE
59. Take your pick : OPT
60. Fat cats : MULTIMILLIONAIRES
66. E. Lansing school : MSU
67. Some Damon Runyon characters : DOLLS
68. High-pitched : REEDY
69. Triumphant shout : YES
70. Cuddly creatures of Endor : EWOKS
71. Critical times : DDAYS
1. It aired the first coast-to-coast Oscar telecast, 1953 : NBC
2. "Telephone Line" rock grp. : ELO
3. Tape deck button : REC
4. Not rush : TAKETIME
5. Stabs : SKEWERS
6. Versatile truck, informally : UTE
7. Positive sign : NOD
8. Game stick : CROSSE
9. Bound : LOPE
10. Not exact : ESTIMATED
11. Parts of some farm tillers : DISCS
12. Square dance group, e.g. : OCTET
13. Tangled : MESSY
18. To this day : YET
19. Lined up : INAROW
22. 100 smackers : CSPOT
23. Name on a bomber : ENOLA
24. High land : NEPAL
25. "I'll speak a prophecy ___ go": Shak. : EREI
26. Cold shower? : REDNOSE
30. Last wife of Bluebeard : FATIMA
33. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
35. Buck of filmdom : BAMBI
36. Actor Albert : EDDIE
37. Battle of the ___ : SEXES
39. Exactly : VERBATIM
41. "Z" actor Montand : YVES
44. Fun-in-the-sun spot : SEASIDE
46. Fast cat : LEOPARD
49. 1887 Verdi opera : OTELLO
51. Set free : UNTIED
52. Force open : JIMMY
53. Divert : AMUSE
54. Good average : BPLUS
56. Title character in Shakespeare : TIMON
58. Not rushed : SLOW
61. Class : ILK
62. Hush-hush W.W. II grp. : OSS
63. Classic New Yorker cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
64. Dreyer's partner in ice cream : EDY
65. Part of S.S.S.: Abbr. : SYS

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