New York Times, Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Author: Kenneth J. Berniker
Editor: Will Shortz
Kenneth J. Berniker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Berniker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Soprano Lehmann : LILLI
6. The year 1003 : MIII
10. Puzzle with a start and an end : MAZE
14. Teamsters, e.g. : UNION
15. Machu Picchu builder : INCA
16. "I had no ___!" : IDEA
17. *Where the Washington Nationals play : RFKSTADIUM
19. Salty drop : TEAR
20. Before, to bards : ERE
21. Skip past : OMIT
22. Orders with schmears : BAGELS
24. Approach at a clip : DASHTO
26. Not so genial : ICIER
28. Pestle's partner : MORTAR
30. "Ho ho ho" fellow : SANTA
34. Notebook projections : TABS
37. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
38. Intense dislike : ODIUM
39. When lunch might end : ONEPM
41. Table scrap : ORT
42. Sign of life : PULSE
43. Forearm bones : RADII
44. Carnivore's intake : MEAT
46. Shows curiosity : ASKS
47. Many a contract negotiator : AGENT
48. Prove successful : PANOUT
50. Montezuma, e.g. : AZTEC
52. Lung: Prefix : PNEUMO
56. Basketry fiber : RAFFIA
59. Slave away : TOIL
61. Pants part : LEG
62. Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
63. *Hospital diagnostic device : MRISCANNER
66. Recipe instruction : STIR
67. Milne bear : POOH
68. Cut out : CEASE
69. Publicist's job : HYPE
70. Sigmund Freud's daughter : ANNA
71. Lets up : EASES
1. Drew in : LURED
2. Prefix with structure : INFRA
3. Takes a shine to : LIKES
4. ___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
5. Completely : INTOTO
6. Longish dress : MIDI
7. Off-the-cuff response … and a hint to the answers to the four starred clues : INITIALREACTION
8. Place for an R.N. : ICU
9. Metric feet : IAMBI
10. *Engineer from Cambridge : MITGRADUATE
11. "Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
12. Gung-ho feeling : ZEAL
13. Floppy parts of a dachshund : EARS
18. Dean Martin's "That's ___" : AMORE
23. Old Greek storyteller : AESOP
25. *Gilbert and Sullivan classic : HMSPINAFORE
27. King Minos, for one : CRETAN
29. ___ l'oeil : TROMPE
31. Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
32. Ivory source : TUSK
33. Iowa State's town : AMES
34. When said three times, a W.W. II film : TORA
35. Word jumble: Abbr. : ANAG
36. Eliot's "Adam ___" : BEDE
40. Gaynor of "South Pacific" : MITZI
45. Something to debate : TOPIC
49. Loosen, as a corset : UNLACE
51. Buccaneers' home : TAMPA
53. Neighbors of 43-Across : ULNAS
54. Ed of the Reagan cabinet : MEESE
55. Cruel sorts : OGRES
56. Calamine lotion target : RASH
57. Too stylish, maybe : ARTY
58. Page (through) : FLIP
60. Fed. workplace watchdog : OSHA
64. Director Howard : RON
65. PBS funder : NEA

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