New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 2006

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Boarders' spots : STATIONS
9. Excites, with "up" : AMPS
13. Declaration from Mama Rose in "Gypsy" : IHADADREAM
15. Seethe : BOIL
16. Resolution phrase : NEVERAGAIN
17. Nitwit : BOZO
18. Italian TV channel : TRE
19. Sleuth's outburst : AHA
20. Richard's longtime partner on Broadway : LORENZ
22. Down-home entertainment : OPRY
24. High, in a way : ONDOPE
26. Served as : WAS
28. Drop off : WANE
29. Shade of bleu : AZUR
30. Kind of infection : STAPH
32. One and the same : MONADS
34. Bygone epidemic cause : POLIO
35. Asian peppers : BETELS
38. Shared sleeping accommodations : BUNKED
39. Serengeti creature : ELAND
40. Some are made with chocolate : STAINS
43. Pie chart dividers : RADII
44. Pardner's mount : HOSS
45. Proves otherwise, briefly : ISNT
49. Sugar amt. : TSP
50. Tell off in no uncertain terms : SCATHE
52. Burrow : LAIR
53. Letter opener : TOWHOM
55. Series of articles, maybe : ACT
57. "Give ___ hug" : MEA
58. Bannister's length : MILE
59. Overhead : UPINTHESKY
62. Big hearts? : ACES
63. Bums : POSTERIORS
64. "Over here" : PSST
65. "Not necessarily" : OHIDUNNO
1. Guide : SHERPA
2. Bar : TAVERN
3. Vitamin C provider : ADE
4. 1999 best seller "___ Road" : TARA
5. 208 people : IDAHOANS
6. Dress material : ORGANZA
7. Supportive org. since 1965 : NEA
8. Bluejackets : SAILORS
9. Lane with smooth curves : ABBE
10. Michael Jackson autobiography : MOONWALK
11. Can you top this? Why, yes! : PIZZAPIE
12. Mo preceder : SLO
13. Following : INTOW
14. L train : MNOP
21. Like the "Wheel of Fortune" wheel, again and again : RESPUN
23. Mocha native : YEMENI
25. Turkey : DUD
27. Booted, maybe : SHOD
31. Renal : kidney :: amygdaline : ___ : TONSIL
33. Getting up there : OLDISH
35. Q*___ (vintage video game) : BERT
36. Office holders : ELASTICS
37. Larval amphibians : TADPOLES
38. Split : BISECTED
40. Flex, for example : SHAMPOO
41. Squirt : TOT
42. One-named singer with the 2002 #1 hit "Foolish" : ASHANTI
46. One known for a bad hair day : SAMSON
47. Phil who was a five-time Gold Glove winner : NIEKRO
48. Photocopier selections : TRAYS
51. Feat : COUP
54. Cold war faction : WEST
56. In and out, quickly : THRU
58. "The Amazing Race" prop : MAP
60. -esque : ISH
61. Hamburger's one : EIN

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