New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Author: Steven E. Atwood
Editor: Will Shortz
Steven E. Atwood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Atwood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. 1862 battle site : SHILOH
7. 'Fros, e.g. : DOS
10. The "A" in SEATO : ASIA
14. Fruit named after a town in Turkey : CASABA
15. Menace in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" : ASP
16. Holders of some dry bouquets : URNS
17. Valuable discoveries : TROVES
18. Be healthy, like a type of meal? : FLOURISH
20. Disappear, like a moving vehicle? : VANISH
21. Who said "You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger" : TONTO
22. Burn on the outside : SEAR
24. Obtrusively bright, like a needlefish? : GARISH
28. "Gödel, Escher, ___" (Douglas Hofstadter book) : BACH
31. Raunchy : NASTY
34. Familiar femme : AMIE
35. "The Star-Spangled Banner" land : USA
36. Magna ___ : CARTA
37. Colorado resort : ASPEN
38. Cosmonaut's destination, once : MIR
39. Love, like a popular singer? : CHERISH
41. Annapolis inits. : USN
42. Actress Sarah of "Parenthood" : RAMOS
44. Steal : FILCH
45. Hwy. : RTE
46. Golden ___ : AGER
47. Most common blood designation : TYPEO
48. Phobia : FEAR
49. Touch up, like a candidate for office? : POLISH
51. ___ al-Fayed (friend of Diana) : DODI
53. Wyatt and Virgil of the Wild West : EARPS
56. Hurt, like a groan-inducing joke? : PUNISH
60. Wave menacingly, like a red-hot iron? : BRANDISH
63. Elevator pioneer Otis : ELISHA
64. ___ May, surrogate mother for Spider-Man : AUNT
65. Golfer's concern : LIE
66. Bacon amount : RASHER
67. Citi Field team : METS
68. What the "turn on" part refers to in "Tune in, turn on, drop out" : LSD
69. Plan : SCHEME
1. Onetime "S.N.L."-type show : SCTV
2. ___-kiri : HARA
3. "The Heat ___" : ISON
4. Extravagant, like a W.C.? : LAVISH
5. Fat : OBESE
6. Rosh ___ : HASHANAH
7. Nutty : DAFT
8. Christiania, today : OSLO
9. Soft and absorbent : SPONGY
10. Northern and southern lights : AURORAS
11. ___ Lankan : SRI
12. Maze accesses : INS
13. Cigar tip : ASH
19. Actress Hagen : UTA
23. Make more refined : RAREFY
25. Adulterated : IMPURE
26. Sleep en la tarde : SIESTA
27. Marilu of "Taxi" : HENNER
28. Unjustified accusation : BUMRAP
29. Italian cheese : ASIAGO
30. California town where Clint Eastwood was mayor : CARMEL
32. Unclothe : STRIP
33. Followed : TAILED
36. Includes in an e-mailing : CCS
37. "Feels so good!" : AHH
40. Aids for dog-walkers : SCOOPERS
43. Points in the right direction : ORIENTS
47. Excitation : THRILL
48. Do away with, like a 1950s car feature? : FINISH
50. Down : SAD
52. Fond ___, Wis. : DULAC
54. Pitchfork-shaped letters : PSIS
55. Molt : SHED
57. "___ Dead?" (Mark Twain play) : ISHE
58. A son of Noah : SHEM
59. Big-eared hopper : HARE
60. Kapow! : BAM
61. Regret : RUE
62. Cupboard crawler : ANT

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