New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 2006

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Overextended? : OBESE
6. Napkin eschewer, say : SLOB
10. "Don't forget about me" : AHEM
14. With 17-Across, court star : LEGAL
15. ___ Sutra : KAMA
16. Marketing leader? : TELE
17. See 14-Across : EAGLE
18. "That was the truth" : IDIDNTLIE
20. When things may become clearer : ONSECONDTHOUGHT
22. Whip : TAN
23. Polar route pioneer to LAX : SAS
24. "The Third Man" setting: Abbr. : AUS
25. Give the edge to? : HONE
29. Damascus' land: Abbr. : SYR
31. Hospital unit : BED
33. Like ___ to a flame : AMOTH
35. Exotic green mixer : KIWIJUICE
40. When things may become clearer : INTHELIGHTOFDAY
42. 1972 Kentucky Derby winner : RIVARIDGE
43. Evidence of a concealed weapon, maybe : BULGE
44. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
45. Produce duds : SEW
47. ___ money : SEED
48. Hamm in cleats : MIA
51. Outlaw Kelly : NED
53. Wingdings : DOS
55. When things may become clearer : AFTERREFLECTION
62. Taboo, as pronouncements : UNSAYABLE
63. Beachgoer's take-along : RADIO
64. No layabout : DOER
65. Signal caller : CUER
66. Turn over : UPEND
67. Abbr. for unnamed co-conspirators? : ETAL
68. Sorority letters : ETAS
69. Dire places for worms : BEAKS
1. Promise kept in a tub, perhaps : OLEO
2. Noggin : BEAN
3. Prods, with "on" : EGGS
4. Point of ___ : SALE
5. Give a seat to : ELECT
6. Little squirt : SKINNYKID
7. Alan of "The Carpetbaggers" : LADD
8. Leaves off : OMITS
9. Snuff, for some : BADHABIT
10. Aleutian island : ATTU
11. "___ Pictures" of Andrew Wyeth : HELGA
12. Diplomat Root : ELIHU
13. Cross-country activities : MEETS
19. Rhinoplasty : NOSEJOB
21. Mex. and Arg. are in it : OAS
25. Tresses : HAIR
26. Old Dodge : OMNI
27. Less harsh alternative to grounding : NOTV
28. One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
30. Old tennis star Bobby : RIGGS
32. Jerk: Var. : DUFUS
34. Aquatic nesting area : HERONRY
36. Coaxers : WHEEDLERS
37. Twiddling one's thumbs : IDLE
38. Circus sight : CAGE
39. Spotted : EYED
41. Owner of the vanity plate "88 KEYS" : LIBERACE
46. Unfortunate condition : WOE
48. Show from which "Good Times" was spun off : MAUDE
49. Otherwise : IFNOT
50. Not knowing where to turn : ATSEA
52. Opening : DEBUT
54. Bench sitter : SCRUB
56. ___ Grey : EARL
57. Little irritant : FLEA
58. Alternative to a compact disc : TAPE
59. Conception : IDEA
60. Sound on Old MacDonald's farm : OINK
61. Go-aheads : NODS

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