New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Out-and-out : TOTAL
6. Door fastener : BOLT
10. Drops in the morning? : DEW
13. Per ___ : CAPITA
14. Domed recess : APSE
15. French soul : AME
16. Contract workers? : HITMEN
17. Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
18. Whip but good : TAN
19. 60's TV boy : OPIE
20. Sneaky spy : AGENTAGENT
23. Flat fees? : RENTS
25. Sheik's guest, maybe : AGA
26. He was given the ears of a donkey, in myth : MIDAS
27. Like bad inflation : DIGITDIGIT
30. Grp. with its HQ in Brussels : NATO
31. Central street : MAIN
32. Penalty declarer : REF
34. ___ Aviv : TEL
35. Inventor's desire : PATENT
38. Texas border city : LAREDO
40. Messenger ___ : RNA
41. Roman 650 : DCL
43. Measure (out) : METE
44. "Diana" singer Paul : ANKA
46. Molecular structure : HELIXHELIX
51. Holiday songs : NOELS
53. ___ Moines : DES
54. Think the world of : ADORE
55. Jump-rope game : DUTCHDUTCH
58. Break, financially : RUIN
59. ___ way (to some extent) : INA
60. "My mistake!" : OOPS
61. Familiar with : USEDTO
63. Comics outburst : ACK
64. Pro's rival : ANTI
65. Land, as a fish : REELIN
66. Washington and ___ University : LEE
67. Clinton aide Panetta : LEON
68. ___-slipper : LADYS
1. Chinese capital : TAIPEI
2. Choosing : OPTING
3. Speedy marching rate : TIMETIME
4. Supped : ATE
5. Actress Turner : LANA
6. Rotter : BADEGG
7. Like some concerts : OPENAIR
8. Future J.D.'s obstacle : LSAT
9. Late breakfast hour : TENAM
10. Four-person outing : DATEDATE
11. Came forth : EMANATED
12. Left the band, perhaps : WENTSOLO
13. Musical combo? : CHORD
21. Acquire : GAIN
22. ___ and tonic : GIN
24. Not sit : STAND
28. Abandon : DITCH
29. Wire message : TELEX
33. Jazz pianist Hines : FATHA
35. Dinner-related : PRANDIAL
36. Proclaim : ANNOUNCE
37. Look of surprise : TAKETAKE
39. Oboe, for one : REEDREED
42. Paved the way for : LEDUPTO
43. Catchall: Abbr. : MISC
45. Vodka or whiskey: Abbr. : ALC
47. Admits : LETSIN
48. So everyone can hear : LOUDLY
49. Eye affliction : IRITIS
50. Arc lamp gas : XENON
52. School of fish : SHOAL
56. Through : DONE
57. Throw : HURL
62. Caribbean, e.g. : SEA

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