New York Times, Monday, December 27, 2004

Author: Levi Denham
Editor: Will Shortz
Levi Denham
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Denham. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hatch plots : SCHEME
7. Busy activity : TODO
11. Little devil : IMP
14. Broadway musical based on Dickens : OLIVER
15. In the thick of : AMID
16. Lao-tzu principle : TAO
17. Gets noticed, as an actor? : MAKESASCENE
19. Mustache site : LIP
20. Paradises : EDENS
21. ___ Kong, China : HONG
22. Hawkeye player on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
23. "The Nutcracker" attire : TUTU
25. Resentful : BITTER
27. Cable film channel : AMC
30. Gets noticed, as an acrobat? : PULLSASTUNT
33. Newspaperman William Randolph ___ : HEARST
35. Book before Job : ESTHER
36. "It was ___ mistake!" : ALLA
37. Tiny hill builder : ANT
38. Tizzy : SNIT
41. Noisy insect : CICADA
44. Harmonize : ATTUNE
46. Gets noticed, as a chef? : CAUSESASTIR
49. "Harper Valley ___" : PTA
50. Napping : ASLEEP
51. Count ___, villain in Lemony Snicket books : OLAF
53. Neighbor of Niger : CHAD
54. Get ___ a good thing : INON
57. Telegraph pioneer : MORSE
61. Do-it-yourselfer's purchase : KIT
62. Gets noticed, as an artist? : DRAWSACROWD
64. Sign after Cancer : LEO
65. Period after dark, in ads : NITE
66. Shabby : RAGTAG
67. Go wrong : ERR
68. Ever and ___ : ANON
69. Causing goosebumps : CREEPY
1. Not all : SOME
2. Dressed : CLAD
3. Nature walk : HIKE
4. Super Bowl or the Oscars, e.g. : EVENT
5. Boo-boos : MESSUPS
6. Mesozoic, for one : ERA
7. Mexican serving : TACO
8. Mysterious sign : OMEN
9. Nutcake : DINGBAT
10. Poetic tribute : ODE
11. "We'll find it" : ITLLTURNUP
12. Whom a dragon threatens in a fairy tale : MAIDEN
13. Certain 1960's paintings : POPART
18. Synagogue : SHUL
22. Swear (to) : ATTEST
24. When repeated, "For shame!" : TUT
26. Suffix with devil : ISH
27. "Now I see!" : AHA
28. Gibson who directed "The Passion of the Christ" : MEL
29. Texas Instruments product : CALCULATOR
31. Horne and Olin : LENAS
32. Grounded jet, for short : SST
34. Reared : RAISED
37. Org. for tooth doctors : ADA
39. Bankbook abbr. : INT
40. Drink with one lump or two : TEA
42. Middle grade : CEE
43. Headache queller : ASPIRIN
44. Have headaches, say : AIL
45. Trolley : TRAMCAR
46. Witch's laugh : CACKLE
47. More grayish : ASHIER
48. Truck scale units : TONS
52. Blacksmith's workplace : FORGE
55. Defense grp. since 1949 : NATO
56. Actor Wilson of "Shanghai Noon" : OWEN
58. Monotonous learning : ROTE
59. Give this for that : SWAP
60. Nervously irritable : EDGY
62. Paternity identifier : DNA
63. Bowlike line : ARC

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