New York Times, Thursday, February 10, 2005

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Terrif : FAB
4. "Ain't Too Proud ___" : TOBEG
9. Saunter : AMBLE
14. Education, initially? : RRR
15. Amtrak offering : ACELA
16. Like some panels or flares : SOLAR
17. Emissions inspector's concern : AUTOEXHAUST
19. Southern sound : TWANG
20. Messenger ___ : RNA
21. "Remington ___" of 1980's TV : STEELE
23. Union agreement : IDO
24. "___ go!" : GOTTA
26. Dog option : SAUERKRAUT
28. Head of England : LOO
29. Sharp competitor : RCA
32. Lucy Lawless title role : XENA
33. Midway around a diamond : ONSECOND
36. Betty ___ : BOOP
40. Wine that doesn't age : BEAUJOLAISNOUVEAU
44. Literary governess : EYRE
45. It can take the long or short view : ZOOMLENS
46. Toast : CHAR
50. Frederick's of Hollywood offering : BRA
51. School of tomorrow? : ROE
52. New York lake that flows into the Allegheny : CHAUTAUQUA
56. Abrades : RASPS
58. Place for many a PC : LAP
59. Limy libation : GIMLET
62. Degree in mathematics? : NTH
63. Very little, in recipes : ADASH
65. "Ia Orana Maria" painter : PAULGAUGUIN
68. Circus supporter : STILT
69. Wrinkly fruit : UGLIS
70. Wing it? : FLY
71. Pitiful : SORRY
72. Treat unfairly : SHAFT
73. Doctor's charge : FEE
1. Teutonic title : FRAU
2. Hall-of-Fame football executive, longtime Steelers owner : ARTROONEY
3. Jurassic giant : BRONTOSAUR
4. Custom : TAX
5. "Draft Dodger Rag" singer : OCHS
6. Doozy : BEAUT
7. "Someone ___ America" (1996 film) : ELSES
8. Light, rich sponge cakes : GATEAUX
9. Back at sea : ASTERN
10. Annihilate, with "down" : MOW
11. Major's successor : BLAIR
12. Carriage with a fold-down top : LANDAU
13. Cereal killer : ERGOT
18. Listen to your gut? : EAT
22. See 57-Down : LEE
24. It'll show you the world : GLOBE
25. Exxon alternative : ARCO
27. Asian capital : KABUL
30. Mustard, e.g.: Abbr. : COL
31. Santa ___ : ANA
34. Throw out : EJECT
35. Gillespie, to fans : DIZ
37. Cram : OVERSTUFF
38. 40-Across fancier : OENOPHILE
39. Lulls : PAUSES
41. Break down : SOB
42. Easter lead-in : NOR
43. ___ Torrijos Herrera, former head of Panama : OMAR
47. Like a snob : HAUGHTY
48. Atmospheric pollution meas. : AQI
49. Hullabaloo : RUMPUS
52. Seniors, e.g. : CLASS
53. Couldn't help but : HADTO
54. Domestic … or a title for this puzzle : AUPAIR
55. What jokes are good for : ALAUGH
57. With 22-Down, noted Taiwan-born film director : ANG
60. Ex-governor Grasso : ELLA
61. Office cry : TGIF
64. Camera inits. : SLR
66. Neighbor of Ger. and Hung. : AUST
67. Nevada county : NYE

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