New York Times, Monday, February 13, 2006

Author: Janet R. Bender
Editor: Will Shortz
Janet R. Bender
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Satisfying drink : QUAFF
6. Light bulb unit : WATT
10. Howled, as the wind : BLEW
14. Graduation march composer : ELGAR
15. Type of textbook market : ELHI
16. Four-star review : RAVE
17. John who made plows : DEERE
18. Grad : ALUM
19. 9:00-5:30 store sign : OPEN
20. Amusement park ride with organ music : MERRYGOROUND
23. ___ Beta Kappa : PHI
26. Existed : WAS
27. Offers dessert, as to a dieter : TEMPTS
28. Hero of a Virgil epic : AENEAS
30. Comedian Mort : SAHL
32. Toy that bounces weirdly : SILLYPUTTY
34. Play divisions : ACTS
38. Arduous journeys : TREKS
39. Bolt attachment : NUT
40. Mensa-suitable : SMART
41. Concerning : ASTO
42. Counterfeit cash : FUNNYMONEY
44. Skirt bottoms : HEMS
45. Roof attachment seen less often these days : AERIAL
46. Take to a higher court : APPEAL
50. Having ridden one too many times on a 20-Across, say : ILL
51. Canonized mlle. : STE
52. Seashore bird with a distinctive cry : LAUGHINGGULL
56. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
57. Christmas carol : NOEL
58. Not inner : OUTER
62. Use the library : READ
63. "Tickle me" doll : ELMO
64. Complete reversal : UTURN
65. "___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
66. Not too great : SOSO
67. Four: Prefix : TETRA
1. Letters after a proof : QED
2. Suffix with sched- : ULE
3. What birthday candles signify : AGE
4. Old MacDonald's property : FARM
5. Most interstates : FREEWAYS
6. Has on : WEARS
7. Partner in war : ALLY
8. Hoodlum : THUG
9. Dalton who played 007 : TIMOTHY
10. Janitor's tool : BROOM
11. Receive with enthusiasm : LAPUP
12. Media attraction : EVENT
13. Pursues, as one's way : WENDS
21. Coarse file : RASP
22. Aunt or uncle, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
23. Rotini or linguine : PASTA
24. People named in wills : HEIRS
25. Small bay : INLET
29. Nevada county : ELKO
30. Astonishes : STUNS
31. Env. abbr. : ATTN
33. E pluribus ___ : UNUM
34. Valentine's Day cherub : AMOR
35. ___ Major : CANIS
36. Bonbon, e.g. : TREAT
37. Baroque or rococo : STYLE
40. Detect with the nose : SMELLOUT
42. Cougars and such : FELINES
43. River to Korea Bay : YALU
44. "Take that!" : HAH
46. Watchful : ALERT
47. French city, in song : PAREE
48. Cougars : PUMAS
49. "Oh, no!" : EGADS
50. Eskimo dwelling : IGLOO
53. ___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
54. Stones on rings : GEMS
55. Old instrument that's strummed : LUTE
59. Boy king of ancient Egypt : TUT
60. "To ___ is human" : ERR
61. Genetic material, for short : RNA

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