New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 2010

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Capital NE of the Gulf of Trieste : LJUBLJANA
10. Housemate in Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat" : PABLO
15. With nothing on : AUNATUREL
16. Outfit : TROOP
17. Fiery rhetoric : BRIMSTONE
18. "You're nothing but a pack of cards!" speaker : ALICE
19. Becomes fixed : SETS
20. File stuff : EMERY
22. Sparkle : ELAN
23. With 3-Down, collectively : ASA
24. Fringe group? : TASSELS
26. Easter egg design : SWIRL
30. Spell : STINT
32. Stop running : DIE
33. Victoria's "Dallas" role : PAMELA
35. Some shirt pocket problems : INKSPOTS
37. Presbyterian-founded Michigan college : ALMA
38. Stir : BUDGE
40. Puma rival : AVIA
41. Mrs. Dalloway in "Mrs. Dalloway" : CLARISSA
43. Treasure : ESTEEM
45. Get down : EAT
46. Kitchen mishap : SCALD
48. Not flowery : TERSE
49. Dress down like a sailor? : SWEARAT
51. Co. with many keywords : AOL
53. Wrong : HARM
54. Wind sounds : MOANS
56. Monarchy since the 1740s : OMAN
60. Collection of 24 books : ILIAD
62. Russian famously played by an Egyptian : DRZHIVAGO
64. Superhighway service site : PLAZA
65. Like many former friends : ALIENATED
66. "Days of Our Lives" town : SALEM
67. It may have you in an awkward position : YOGACLASS
1. Culture development sites : LABS
2. De ___ (by law) : JURE
3. See 23-Across : UNIT
4. Smashing sounds : BAMS
5. Some capts.-to-be : LTS
6. Old Isle of Wight settlers : JUTES
7. Invisible enticements : AROMAS
8. New Mexican? : NENE
9. Red flag's purpose : ALERTING
10. Ed supporter : PTA
11. "Cafe Terrace at Night" setting : ARLES
12. Hit the roof : BOILEDOVER
13. Settings : LOCALITIES
14. "Let me in," facetiously : OPENSESAME
21. One noted for ingenuity : YANKEE
23. American leader? : ALL
25. GPS data: Abbr. : STS
26. "Avatar" craft : SPACESHIPS
27. Home of Whitman College : WALLAWALLA
28. Neither here nor there : IMMATERIAL
29. Can : REAR
31. Like some pools : TIDAL
34. Sting in 1980 headlines : ABSCAM
36. Brie alternative : PATE
39. It has color-coded sections : USATODAY
42. Its highest mtn. is Meron : ISR
44. Card letters : STL
47. Birthplace of Günter Grass : DANZIG
50. Floor : AMAZE
52. Tony-winning Tessie : OSHEA
55. Joan followed him at Woodstock : ARLO
56. Like olives : OVAL
57. ___ Hari : MATA
58. Dating service data : AGES
59. Signs an agreement? : NODS
61. Stop from running : DAM
63. Letterhead abbr. : INC

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