New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Author: Robert A. Doll
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert A. Doll
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQYZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Doll. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bookcase unit : SHELF
6. Drill instructor's rank, often: Abbr. : SGT
9. Animal trap : SNARE
14. Tool with a bubble : LEVEL
15. Poet who created the Ushers : POE
16. Color variations : TONES
17. Fight card venue : ARENA
18. Have payables : OWE
19. Comment to the audience : ASIDE
20. Distance runner's skirt? : MARATHONMINI
23. Catches some rays : TANS
24. Beats it : SCRAMS
28. Chicken, so to speak : SCARED
32. Season after printemps : ETE
33. Compete : VIE
34. Military sandwich? : MARINESUB
37. "Candid Camera" request : SMILE
39. Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENCL
40. Clear wrap : SARAN
42. Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
43. Emitted a contented sigh : AAHED
45. Outstanding crowd scene actor? : FINEEXTRA
47. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
48. Sussex suffix : ISE
50. Most robust : HALEST
51. Plaything with a fulcrum : SEESAW
53. Defense in a snow fight : FORT
55. Valuable truck? : PRECIOUSSEMI
61. Company behind the game Battlezone : ATARI
64. Hurler's asset : ARM
65. Applied 3-in-One to : OILED
66. Netflix rental : MOVIE
67. Juno or NetZero, for short : ISP
68. Serving a purpose : UTILE
69. Antler sporters : STAGS
70. Utmost in degree : NTH
71. Dry runs : TESTS
1. Verbal assault : SLAM
2. Zeus' wife : HERA
3. Partner of anon : EVER
4. "Havana" actress Olin : LENA
5. Render pancake-shaped : FLATTEN
6. Dish's runaway partner, in rhyme : SPOON
7. Graduation attire : GOWNS
8. Abound (with) : TEEM
9. Batting positions : STANCES
10. Boot camp reply : NOSIR
11. Young Skywalker's nickname : ANI
12. "Curse you, ___ Baron!" : RED
13. U-turn from WNW : ESE
21. Where the Styx flows : HADES
22. Believer's suffix : IST
25. Take to the sky : AVIATE
26. Four-lap runners, often : MILERS
27. Witnessed in the area of : SEENAT
28. Slings mud at : SMEARS
29. Cocktail hour nibble : CANAPE
30. Jughead's buddy : ARCHIE
31. Stir up : RILE
32. Abba of Israel : EBAN
35. Not risky : SAFE
36. Mentalist Geller : URI
38. 1140, in old Rome : MCXL
41. India's longest-serving P.M. : NEHRU
44. Works of Pepys and others : DIARIES
46. Visits a diner : EATSOUT
49. Neighbor of Nor. : SWE
52. Bit of parsley : SPRIG
53. Leading the pack : FIRST
54. Get-up-and-go : OOMPH
56. Genesis brother : CAIN
57. Webmaster's creation : SITE
58. Yale students : ELIS
59. Disappear à la Frosty : MELT
60. Fateful day for Caesar : IDES
61. Pro-___ (some tourneys) : AMS
62. Huggies wearer : TOT
63. Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA

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