New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 2011

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Like a message in a bottle : OCEANBORNE
11. What makes cats happy? : JAZZ
15. Needed to relax and unwind, say : HADABADDAY
16. Parisian possessive : ATOI
17. Get in on the ground floor, perhaps? : SIGNALEASE
18. Palma's place : MANO
19. "Wielding ___ Sword" (Piers Anthony novel) : ARED
20. Classic novel with biblical parallels : EASTOFEDEN
22. Old : YORE
23. Some office equipment : PCS
24. Flake : SPACECADET
31. Language with 44 consonants : THAI
35. Kind of tart : PECAN
36. With 37-Across, express freely, with "to" : GIVE
37. See 36-Across : VENT
38. Not free : INUSE
39. Unlike one : EVEN
40. Aisle or window, e.g.: Abbr. : PREF
41. Do a wedding, maybe : CATER
42. Contents of some farm bushels : EARS
43. Eliminate lines of communication? : GOWIRELESS
45. Shut up : GAG
46. Sam Adams alternative : BASS
50. Wear for some guards : NFLUNIFORM
57. Not knocked off : REAL
58. Controversial color enhancer : ALAR
59. Reunion question : REMEMBERME
61. Source of current information? : VANE
62. Allows an adequate period : LEAVESTIME
63. They've split : EXES
64. Many a police officer must pass one : STRESSTEST
1. Key starter? : OHSAY
2. City of a Thousand Minarets : CAIRO
3. Tidying tool : EDGER
4. "Billy the Exterminator" network : AANDE
5. Drafting org. : NBA
6. Paper quantity : BALE
7. Some ancient halls : ODEA
8. They're good stds. to follow : RDAS
9. Santa drawer : NAST
10. Surprises : EYEOPENERS
11. "Death in the Desert" writer, 1930 : JAMESAGEE
12. Opposite of much : ATAD
13. Bus schedule specification : ZONE
14. Utah's ___ Canyon : ZION
21. Grp. caring about airing : FCC
24. "Wannabe" hitmakers : SPICEGIRLS
25. Kind of code : PENAL
26. Penetrating : ACUTE
27. Spade work? : CASES
28. Hissy-prone missy : DIVA
29. Present opener? : EVER
30. Composition of some wads : TENS
31. "Seinfeld" designation : TVPG
32. One may win a heart : HERO
33. Fresh : ANEW
34. "I should have guessed as much" : ITFIGURES
44. Led : RAN
46. 1980 A.L. M.V.P. : BRETT
47. Takeoff point for many a flight : AERIE
48. "The Colbys" co-star : SAMMS
49. Driving danger : SLEET
50. Mass gathering place : NAVE
51. Oil source : FLAX
52. Pool or carpool concern : LANE
53. Shuffled things : FEET
54. Baseball's Minaya : OMAR
55. "Le ___," Picasso painting of his sleeping mistress : REVE
56. Some Eur. ladies : MMES
60. First degs. : BSS

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