New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2006

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Eliminates, gangster-style : OFFS
5. "The Jungle Book" hero : MOWGLI
11. Can : AXE
14. 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Cruz : NILO
15. Noted resting place : ARARAT
16. Breakfast buffet dispenser : URN
17. Deal in sweet tubers? : TRAFFICYAMS
19. "Awesome!" : RAD
20. Classic muscle car, for short : VETTE
21. Fool : ASS
22. Signs off on : OKAYS
24. Martinique, e.g. : ILE
26. Put away : SAVE
28. Long teenage conversations? : TELEPHONEYAKS
34. Sneaky laugh : HEH
36. Kind of sax : ALTO
37. Knickknack : TRIFLE
38. "The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
40. Toshiba rival : SANYO
42. "The First ___" : NOEL
43. Threatened : ATRISK
45. Submerge : DUNK
47. Call, as a game : REF
48. Usable connector for oxen? : PRACTICALYOKE
51. Sugar ___ of "Some Like It Hot" : KANE
52. Tavern owner on "The Simpsons" : MOE
53. Prominent : MAJOR
56. "Funky Cold Medina" rapper Tone ___ : LOC
59. Queen's request : KNEEL
63. Three-time Frazier opponent : ALI
64. Gagarin's space flight? : TRIALBYYURI
67. Holy Trinity part : SON
68. Bob who wrote "Catcher in the Wry" : UECKER
69. Uzbekistan's ___ Sea : ARAL
70. Curse : HEX
71. Red Cross supply : PLASMA
72. Snoopy : NOSY
1. "As seen ___" : ONTV
2. Can : FIRE
3. Out of fizz : FLAT
4. Lenient type : SOFTIE
5. Printemps month : MAI
6. Shamu, for one : ORCA
7. "We have our ___" : WAYS
8. Former N.Y.S.E. chairman Richard : GRASSO
9. Flee : LAM
10. "That's all she wrote" : ITSOVER
11. A president usually has one : AURA
12. Look inside? : XRAY
13. Purposes : ENDS
18. "The Most Happy ___" (Loesser musical) : FELLA
23. Enter, as a password : KEYIN
25. Shiny wallet material : EELSKIN
27. Head to toe : ANTONYM
28. Birch of "American Beauty" : THORA
29. School carnival planner, perhaps: Abbr. : PTA
30. Civic-minded company? : HONDA
31. Earlier : AFORE
32. "The Mocker Mocked" artist : KLEE
33. "Note to ___ ?" : SELF
34. Old jalopy : HEAP
35. ___'acte : ENTR
39. Pervert : SICKO
41. Deborah's "Shall We Dance" partner : YUL
44. Fledgling company : STARTUP
46. Offbeat : KOOKY
49. Toyota coupe : CELICA
50. Like many marathon winners : KENYAN
53. Pulp : MASH
54. Shaving gel ingredient : ALOE
55. Bringer of misfortune : JINX
57. Acorn droppers : OAKS
58. Red Skelton's Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
60. Prefix with dollar : EURO
61. The Cenozoic and others : ERAS
62. Easter sight : LILY
65. Sem. topic : REL
66. Item with an underwire : BRA

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