New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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

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Across Down
1. Nerd : DWEEB
6. Colorless : DRAB
10. Sign of poor schoolwork : EFFS
14. Philly footballer : EAGLE
15. ___ of Sandwich : EARL
16. Plains cylinder : SILO
17. Strasbourg school : ECOLE
18. Nay sayer : ANTI
19. Bell sound : PEAL
20. Places for American Beauties : ROSEGARDENS
23. Slalom : SKI
24. "Country Grammar" rapper : NELLY
25. Cleaned up : DUSTED
27. Dolt : ASS
30. Tarzan portrayer Ron : ELY
31. Proof part, sometimes : LEMMA
32. Pals : CHUMS
34. Military strength in the sky : AIRPOWER
37. Cloak for Claudius : TOGA
38. What the starts of 20- and 53-Across and 11- and 29-Down are : BOWLS
40. Intoxicating Polynesian drink : KAVA
41. Painting with crashing waves, maybe : SEASCAPE
43. Rosie of "White Men Can't Jump" : PEREZ
44. Mode of hobo transportation : RAILS
45. Conflict : WAR
47. Buffalo-to-Rochester dir. : ENE
48. Modern phone feature : REDIAL
50. Enjoy greatly : SAVOR
52. Little ___, who sang "The Loco-Motion" : EVA
53. Breakfast staple : ORANGEJUICE
58. Bunks : BEDS
60. Food product that melts : OLEO
61. Died down : EBBED
62. Computer correction command : UNDO
63. An eclipse, some think : OMEN
64. Static ___ : CLING
65. Charon's river : STYX
66. Snickers alternative : MARS
67. Hardly easygoing : TESTY
1. Bucks and does : DEER
2. Baylor's home : WACO
3. They may be involved in shouting matches : EGOS
4. Popular 1990's sitcom : ELLEN
5. "Saturday Night Fever" trio : BEEGEES
6. So very much : DEARLY
7. Lustful : RANDY
8. "Vissi d'___," "Tosca" song : ARTE
9. Horse focuser : BLINDERS
10. Mind-reading skill, for short : ESP
11. Colorful dishes : FIESTAWARE
12. Goofball : FLAKE
13. Like a rock : SOLID
21. Everyone : ALL
22. Cesspool : SUMP
26. Sign of an engine problem : SMOKE
27. Follower of John : ACTS
28. Pump : SHOE
29. Wealthy boyfriend, perhaps : SUGARDADDY
31. Dogpatch diminutive : LIL
33. Kenyan tribe : MASAI
34. Wonderment : AWE
35. On a par : EVEN
36. Tear down : RAZE
38. Dance venue : BALLROOM
39. Photo ___ : OPS
42. "Ta-ta!" : CIAO
43. Speak so the back row can hear : PROJECT
45. Conestogas : WAGONS
46. Michigan, e.g., in Chicago: Abbr. : AVE
48. Picture puzzle : REBUS
49. Shot put or 100-meter dash : EVENT
50. Curl one's lip : SNEER
51. Moscow money : RUBLE
54. ___ mater : ALMA
55. Wading bird : IBIS
56. 1/100 of a euro : CENT
57. Like some modern filmmaking : EDGY
59. White or Red follower : SOX

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