New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 2005

Author: David Pringle
Editor: Will Shortz
David Pringle
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Pringle. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Actress Birch of "American Beauty" : THORA
6. Skid row sound : HIC
9. Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
13. Go from 11 to 12, say : LATEN
14. Red-headed boy of 60's TV : OPIE
16. Care : MIND
17. Classic paradox : CHICKENORTHEEGG
20. Like bird flu, originally : ASIAN
21. Spicy condiment : CHUTNEY
22. An essayist's work is in it : PROSE
25. Dotted line? : ANI
26. Argue forcefully : MAKEASTRONGCASE
33. Keeps : OWNS
34. Windmill part : ROTOR
35. Familiar place for a cat : LAP
36. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
37. Spectral : GHOSTLY
39. Abbr. in a baby announcement : LBS
40. Canada's Grand ___ National Historic Park : PRE
41. Sylvester's "Rocky" co-star : TALIA
42. Farm feature : SILO
43. Disrespected : HELDINLOWESTEEM
47. Like the hills : OLD
48. Winner of 2.7% of the 2000 presidential vote : NADER
49. Melancholy : SADNESS
53. Diamond and others : NEILS
56. Is fine in the end : TURNSOUTHAPPILY
60. Turf : AREA
61. Role in "The Sign of the Cross" : NERO
62. Like premonitions : EERIE
63. Goes off on a tangent? : YAWS
64. Any of the four words hidden in 17-, 26-, 43- and 56-Across: Abbr. : DIR
65. Kind of queen : DRAMA
1. Patient's need, briefly : TLC
2. "What a comic!" : HAHA
3. Los Angeles's ___ College of Art and Design : OTIS
4. File box contents : RECIPES
5. Modern capital of ancient Phrygia : ANKARA
6. Babe : HON
7. Wall St. news : IPO
8. Magazine figure, for short : CIRC
9. Ipecac, for one : EMETIC
10. Means of security : LIEN
11. "Splendor in the Grass" writer : INGE
12. Nervous : EDGY
15. Gas additive : ETHANOL
18. 1940's-50's All-Star ___ Slaughter : ENOS
19. Needing to refuel : HUNGRY
23. Perambulation : STROLL
24. Bank problem : EROSION
26. Change (into) : MORPH
27. Sentient : AWARE
28. Show subservience : KNEEL
29. Chief Pontiac's tribe : OTTAWA
30. ___ Lowell, title character in a 1980's sitcom : ALLIE
31. Mercury model : SABLE
32. ___ Downs : EPSOM
37. The only pieces there are exactly three of in Scrabble : GTILES
38. Not just theoretical : HANDSON
42. Candy ___ : STRIPER
44. Italian women : DONNAS
45. Author Ferber : EDNA
46. Transuded : SEEPED
49. Dog command : STAY
50. Glow : AURA
51. Was attractive? : DREW
52. Pleaded : SUED
54. Coin collected by a numismatico : LIRA
55. Slight : SLIM
57. Prefix with lingual : TRI
58. Opposite of vert. : HOR
59. Voice vote : YEA

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