New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Author: Kenneth J. Berniker
Editor: Will Shortz
Kenneth J. Berniker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Berniker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Fix firmly : RIVET
6. Bust ___ (laugh hard) : ARIB
10. Colombia's second-largest city : CALI
14. Walled city of Spain : AVILA
15. "Forbidden" perfume brand : TABU
16. Service closer : AMEN
17. Focus of some contemplation : NAVEL
18. Control tower word : OVER
19. Cozy corner : NOOK
20. Hoopsters turn down singer Stevie? : KNICKSNIXNICKS
23. Singing the blues : SAD
24. Filled fare : TACO
25. Taxonomic suffix : OTE
26. Misplace comic Costello's privies? : LOSELOUSLOOS
31. "The Square Egg" author : SAKI
34. Keen on : INTO
35. Maximilian I's realm: Abbr. : HRE
36. 20-, 26-, 46- and 56-Across, homophonically speaking : TRIPLES
40. Yup'ik and others : ESKIMOS
42. Like a petty officer: Abbr. : ENL
43. Martinique et Corsica : ILES
45. Org. with a closing bell : NYSE
46. Apportion hamburgers to track runners? : METEMEETMEAT
51. Get-up-and-go : VIM
52. Candidates for witness protection programs : RATS
53. Secretary Geithner : TIM
56. Compose the appropriate ceremony? : WRITERIGHTRITE
60. Austria's capital, to Austrians : WIEN
61. Kind of tide : NEAP
62. Rushed : RANAT
63. Grp. including Nigeria and Venezuela : OPEC
64. "Mon Oncle" star : TATI
65. Speedy Washington-to-Boston link : ACELA
66. Chinese toy, for short : PEKE
67. German admiral who went down with the Scharnhorst : SPEE
68. Custodian's supply : LYSOL
1. Admiral and others : RANKS
2. The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA
3. Like some imaginations : VIVID
4. T.V.A. output : ELEC
5. Have a word with : TALKTO
6. On the double : ATONCE
7. Filled fare : RAVIOLI
8. Alpine goat : IBEX
9. Rat race casualties : BURNOUTS
10. Alternative to "Continue" in an online order : CANCEL
11. In a frenzy : AMOK
12. 13 popes, so far : LEOS
13. Tattooist's supply : INK
21. Airline in the Star Alliance : SAS
22. "No harm, no foul" : ITSOK
26. Sass : LIP
27. Pee Wee Reese, for the Dodgers : ONE
28. "Heavens!" : OHMY
29. Top prizes at the Juegos Olímpicos : OROS
30. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
31. Part of many musical notes : STEM
32. Former Minnesota governor Carlson : ARNE
33. Piper's wear : KILT
37. The sky, it's said : LIMIT
38. Things on a table : ELEMENTS
39. "Get it?" : SEE
41. Cause of a turnover: Abbr. : INT
44. Make furrows in : STRIATE
47. Show clearly : EVINCE
48. Heckle or Jeckle of cartoons : MAGPIE
49. Haile Selassie's land: Abbr. : ETH
50. Like some planetarium projections : ASTRAL
53. Sticking points : TINES
54. Author Calvino : ITALO
55. Like most golf woods, nowadays : METAL
56. Towelette, e.g. : WIPE
57. Need a bath badly : REEK
58. Take in : REAP
59. Blue : RACY
60. Doo-___ : WOP

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