New York Times, Monday, December 6, 2004

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Beginner : TYRO
5. Ceiling support : BEAM
9. Brass instruments : TUBAS
14. Crowd noise : ROAR
15. The Bruins of the Pac Ten : UCLA
16. Take by force : USURP
17. Just twiddling one's thumbs : IDLE
18. Diagram : GRID
19. Juliet's beloved : ROMEO
20. Navel : BELLYBUTTON
23. Louisville Slugger : BAT
24. French president's residence : ELYSEE
25. Critical : VITAL
27. "Oh my goodness!" : EGADS
30. Hippie happening : LOVEIN
33. One of the Bushes : JEB
36. Not completely dissolved, as a drink mix : GRITTY
38. Online auction house : EBAY
39. Collect : AMASS
41. "Dear" letter recipient : SIR
42. Guitar bars : FRETS
43. Pickle flavoring : DILL
44. Copier of a manuscript : SCRIBE
46. Wide shoe specification : EEE
47. Mama Cass ___ : ELLIOT
49. Dirties : SOILS
51. TV host Winfrey : OPRAH
53. Shines : GLEAMS
57. F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
59. The Midwest, agriculturally speaking : BREADBASKET
62. Bar mitzvah officiator : RABBI
64. Fitzgerald of scat : ELLA
65. It ebbs and flows : TIDE
66. Approximately : ABOUT
67. "Whatcha ___?" : DOIN
68. Dublin's land, in poetry : ERIN
69. School readings : TEXTS
70. Gulp from a bottle : SWIG
71. Mexican sandwich : TACO
1. Arapaho or Apache : TRIBE
2. Alpine song : YODEL
3. Come from behind : RALLY
4. Ultimatum words : ORELSE
5. Hobgoblin : BUGBEAR
6. Off-white : ECRU
7. Landed (on) : ALIT
8. Fox comedy series : MADTV
9. Seek help from : TURNTO
10. Bob Hope tour grp. : USO
11. Big stinger : BUMBLEBEE
12. ___ code (long-distance need) : AREA
13. Parking place : SPOT
21. Safecrackers : YEGGS
22. Slick : OILY
26. Profess : AVER
28. Frisbee, e.g. : DISC
29. Mixes : STIRS
31. "Must've been something ___" : IATE
32. Nasdaq rival : NYSE
33. Green gem : JADE
34. Silents star Jannings : EMIL
35. Vote depository : BALLOTBOX
37. Threesome : TRIO
40. Lingerie item : SLIP
42. Guy : FELLA
44. Christmas tree topper : STAR
45. Cosmic explosion : BIGBANG
48. Satellite paths : ORBITS
50. Last six lines of a sonnet : SESTET
52. Obeys : HEEDS
54. Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
55. Doc : MEDIC
56. Meeting transcriber : STENO
57. Smell ___ (be leery) : ARAT
58. Kotter of "Welcome Back, Kotter" : GABE
60. Strike ___ blow : ALOW
61. 552, in old Rome : DLII
63. Except : BUT

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