New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 2004

Author: Kyle Mahowald
Editor: Will Shortz
Kyle Mahowald
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Mahowald. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: The three circled letters will spell a word that is missing from 14 answers in this puzzle.
JimH notes: The word RED is needed to complete LETTER DAYS, LOBSTER, SKELTON, HOT CHILI PEPPERS, HERRING, BLOODED, EYE SPECIAL, ANT, HEAD, ALERTS, SHIRT, BREAST, CENT and INK.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some student needs : LOANS
6. ___ law : OHMS
10. Weed eradicator : NARC
14. Admit wrongdoing : OWNUP
15. Tip : LEAD
16. On the safe side : ALEE
17. Memorable times : LETTERDAYS
19. Geese formations : VEES
20. Title grp. in an ABC drama : NYPD
21. Some Balkans : SERBS
22. Popular seafood chain : LOBSTER
26. 1950's-60's TV star : SKELTON
28. Cockeyed : ALOP
29. "The Odd Couple" role : OSCAR
31. Reggae relative : SKA
32. Pick : SELECT
35. Luau doings : HULAS
37. Popular rock/rap/funk group : HOTCHILIPEPPERS
42. Deep sleep : SOPOR
43. Action star Steven : SEAGAL
44. Gambling site: Abbr. : OTB
47. In 1492 it sailed the ocean blue : PINTA
49. Area next to the narthex : NAVE
50. False clue : HERRING
52. Full of life : BLOODED
55. Draft holder : STEIN
56. Player of one of the Corleones : CAAN
57. Russian river : URAL
58. Discount coast-to-coast plane ticket : EYESPECIAL
64. Shine's partner : RISE
65. Good name for a DNA expert : GENE
66. Danny of the N.B.A. : AINGE
67. Ballpark amts. : ESTS
68. Quaker ___ : OATS
69. Mercury and Saturn : MAKES
1. Equivalent of "ur 2 funny" : LOL
2. Need dough : OWE
3. Household pest with a fiery appearance : ANT
4. Kook : NUT
5. Passed the buck? : SPENT
6. Veteran : OLDPRO
7. Lucille Ball, notably : HEAD
8. ___ Day : MAY
9. 60's protest org. : SDS
10. Pierced body part, sometimes : NAVEL
11. Critical warnings : ALERTS
12. Nike rival : REEBOK
13. Corporate jet maker : CESSNA
18. Alternative to white : RYE
21. Wool wrap : SERAPE
22. Respond angrily, with "out" : LASH
23. Promise, for one : OLEO
24. Take off quickly : BOLT
25. Builder's guide : SPECS
26. Atlantic fish : SCUP
27. Certain greens : KALES
30. Hold aside, as a college athlete, to extend his eligibility : SHIRT
33. Composer who had a long relationship with George Sand : CHOPIN
34. Easy two-pointer : TIPIN
36. Joe of "Apollo 13" : SPANO
38. Like "Lawrence of Arabia" : LONG
39. "Yikes!" : EGAD
40. Talk crazily : RAVE
41. Go downhill : SLED
44. "And I'm the queen of England" : OHSURE
45. Popular game import from Russia : TETRIS
46. Robin feature : BREAST
48. Puts down : ABASES
51. Stirs up : RILES
53. Drink from a dish : LAP
54. A wee hour : ONEAM
56. Trifling amount, in a phrase : CENT
58. Teamwork disrupter : EGO
59. Pro vote : YEA
60. Secretive org. : CIA
61. Business loss : INK
62. Geologic period : AGE
63. Article that may go with berets : LES

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