New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 2004

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sch. with a Jack Benny Award for comedy : UCLA
5. College application parts : ESSAYS
11. Stole : FUR
14. What Mao Zedong once led : PEASANTARMY
16. Purpose : USE
17. Continental breakfast items : CROISSANTANDJAM
19. Lines in some grids: Abbr. : STS
20. Irrational numbers, in math : SURDS
21. Much more than respect : DEIFY
22. "Diff'rent Strokes" actress : RAE
23. Kid : RIB
24. Campaign activities : PARTISANTACTICS
33. Shakespearean character who asks, "Do you love me, master?" : ARIEL
34. Break : STOP
35. Moralist's target : SMUT
36. Home of the River of No Return: Abbr. : IDA
37. Czar attribute : SILENTC
40. Org. known for strikes : PBA
41. Reply of innocence : NOTI
43. Hide : MASK
44. Trap at a ski lodge, say : ICEIN
46. Mt. Markham's range : TRANSANTARCTICS
49. Farm female : DAM
50. Secures : HAS
51. Charlton Heston title role : ELCID
54. Faked out, in hockey : DEKED
57. The person in question? : WHO
60. Tums alternative : ROLAIDSANTACIDS
63. "Patriot Games" villains: Abbr. : IRA
64. Holiday gift-giving pool ? or a feature of 14-, 17-, 24-, 46- and 60-Across? : SECRETSANTA
65. Logical conclusion : QED
66. Muddles : MESSES
67. Raft : BEVY
1. Short lines at a store: Abbr. : UPCS
2. Part of C.P.A.: Abbr. : CERT
3. Big tin exporter : LAOS
4. "___ Lay Me Down" (1995 hit) : ASI
5. Supervenes : ENSUES
6. Commendation : STAR
7. Bank deposit : SAND
8. Fine ___ : ARTS
9. Singer Sumac : YMA
10. Business agent : SYNDIC
11. Digital camera brand : FUJI
12. Colorado academy grp. : USAF
13. ___ Martin cognac : REMY
15. Goes hard at : ASSAILS
18. Some are outstanding : DEBTS
22. Mail no. : RTE
23. Unblinking : RAPT
24. Make up : PAINT
25. Fire : ARDOR
26. Calf catcher : RIATA
27. Lion in Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ASLAN
28. Big blast, briefly : NTEST
29. Maker of light trucks? : TONKA
30. Architect of M.I.T.'s Green Building : IMPEI
31. Like some measures : CUBIC
32. Nixon cabinet member Maurice : STANS
38. Prayer leader : IMAM
39. Flying noisemakers : CICADAS
42. British Commonwealth member : INDIA
45. Coupon amt. : CTS
47. Bit of inhumanity : SADISM
48. Country singer Akins and others : RHETTS
51. LaSalle of "ER" : ERIQ
52. Shared knowledge : LORE
53. Not bare : CLAD
54. Some mil. awards : DSCS
55. Body parts that may be bent : EARS
56. Body part that may be bent : KNEE
57. ___ list : WINE
58. Plasma medium? : HDTV
59. Key opening? : OSAY
61. Wallace of "E.T." : DEE
62. Hack : CAB

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