New York Times, Friday, December 23, 2005

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQWZ} This is puzzle # 226 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mideast leader? : ALIF
5. Dropped by : PAIDAVISIT
15. Take the bait : BITE
16. Be mature : ACTONESAGE
17. Iowa kin : OTOE
18. Something politicians are loath to do : RAISETAXES
19. Part of A.S.T.: Abbr. : ATL
20. TiVo forerunners : VCRS
21. "Kate & Allie" actress : MEYERS
22. Neckwear for SpongeBob SquarePants : REDTIE
24. "___ one …" (opiner's opening) : IFOR
26. Not permanently wet : DRYABLE
28. Stymied : INASPOT
33. Treat with Graham crackers : SMORE
34. Verse site : VALENTINE
36. ___ Rhin (French department) : HAUT
37. Outstanding issues : DEBTS
38. Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
39. "Easy as pie!" : ITSACINCH
41. Dress shirt feature : PLEAT
42. Some wedding arrangements : PEONIES
43. Accept : YIELDTO
45. Convertible alternative : TTOP
47. Obviously enjoy, as a joke : ROARAT
48. Impersonated at a party : CAMEAS
52. Tennis score : ADIN
54. H : ETA
55. Stays too long at the gym, say : OVERDOESIT
57. Acclaim : HAIL
58. Attended to a detail : DOTTEDTHEI
59. Model born Melissa Miller : EMME
60. Group f/64 co-founder : ANSELADAMS
61. Battle of the ___, opened on 10/16/1914 : YSER
1. Cruising, say : ABOARDSHIP
2. One puppy to another : LITTERMATE
3. "See?" follower : ITOLDYOUSO
4. Cost of doing business : FEE
5. Lot for sale : PARCEL
6. Rent-___ : ACAR
7. Reply to "Who's there?" : ITISI
8. Pageboys, e.g. : DOS
9. Pasqueflowers, e.g. : ANEMONES
10. Practiced : VETERAN
11. Watson's "___ Holmes …" : ISAY
12. ___-Altenburg (old German duchy) : SAXE
13. Entertainment exec Robert : IGER
14. Hardy soul : TESS
20. Part of an aura : VIBE
23. Parade pattern : TARTAN
25. Foul-mouthed : FILTHY
27. Still : EVENSO
29. See 57-Down : STELLA
30. Fantastic notions : PIPEDREAMS
31. How to shoot ducks at a shooting gallery : ONEATATIME
32. One destined to pass the bar : TEETOTALER
35. Fox competitor : ABC
37. Weight-watcher's drink : DIETSODA
40. The Acropolis, once : CITADEL
41. Hacienda hand, maybe : PEON
44. Red eye cause : IRITIS
46. Ottoman honorific : PASHA
48. It ends with two bars : CODA
49. Literary stream : AVON
50. Team since 1962 : METS
51. One-named artist : ERTE
53. Per ___ : DIEM
56. SFO posting : ETD
57. With 29-Down, greeting for Mrs. Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" : HEY

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