New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. ___ the Hutt of "Star Wars" : JABBA
6. "Me, me, me" attitude : EGO
9. Parties where dresses are rarely seen : STAGS
14. Key location : OCEAN
15. Works on the wall? : ART
16. ^ : CARET
17. Comment at the reptile exhibition? : WHATACROC
19. Dog with an upturned tail : AKITA
20. Online chuckle : LOL
21. Kisser : PUSS
22. Underhanded : SLEAZY
23. Joining alloy : SOLDER
25. Spread out : SPLAY
27. Where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded : OSLO
29. Daring actions : HEROICS
33. Put into effect : ENACT
36. Terrier type : SKYE
38. ___ fruit : UGLI
39. New Mexico athlete : LOBO
40. O. Henry specialty : TWIST
41. Mop the floor with : ROUT
42. From : ASOF
43. Find awful : HATE
44. Wild time : SPREE
45. Not taking sides : NEUTRAL
47. Prefix with meter : DECI
49. Crew : HANDS
51. Depot purchase : TICKET
55. Halve : BISECT
58. Grow dim : WANE
60. English cathedral city : ELY
61. Hacienda brick : ADOBE
62. Bruin, Golden Bear or Wildcat? : PACANIMAL
64. Till now : SOFAR
65. Rumble in the Jungle victor : ALI
66. Orange box : CRATE
67. Does in : SLAYS
68. Marked off : XED
69. Conger catcher : EELER
1. Bloodhounds have big ones : JOWLS
2. Sound before a blessing? : ACHOO
3. Ultimate aim : BEALL
4. Baseball club : BAT
5. Bit of a limerick : ANAPEST
6. Bloodhounds have big ones : EARS
7. Dozen dozen : GROSS
8. Like some stocks, for short : OTC
9. Non-vector : SCALAR
10. Command to a photog? : TAKEYOURPIC
11. "Celeste Aida," e.g. : ARIA
12. Stan on the sax : GETZ
13. Hotel visit : STAY
18. Weightlifter's maneuver : CURL
22. Weather caution for motorists : SLEET
24. Horse vet? : DOCOFTHEBAY
26. Gym class : PHYSED
28. Ruby's victim : OSWALD
30. Prince of opera : IGOR
31. What a private eye may eye : CLUE
32. Something to build on : SITE
33. Spirited style : ELAN
34. Plane part : NOSE
35. "___ Ben Adhem" (Leigh Hunt poem) : ABOU
37. Baby beaver : KIT
40. U follower : THANT
44. "Nova" subject : SCIENCE
46. Grand Prix participants : RACERS
48. Sight from Taormina : ETNA
50. Low-lying wetland : SWALE
52. ___ Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey : KEMAL
53. Please no end : ELATE
54. Polk's predecessor : TYLER
55. Stereo knob : BASS
56. Tiger Beat cover subject : IDOL
57. Soft seat : SOFA
59. Timothy Leary dropped it : ACID
62. Irene's counterpart in Roman myth : PAX
63. Pique condition? : IRE

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