New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 2010

Author: Holden Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
Holden Baker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Antiaircraft missile : STINGER
6. Au ___ : GRATIN
10. Apple offering : IMAC
14. NPR's "Only ___" : AGAME
15. Ubangi tributary : UELE
16. Choice at checkout : CASH
17. Inspiration for "Troilus and Cressida" : ILIAD
18. "Look at me, ___ helpless ..." (opening to "Misty") : IMAS
19. See 23-Across : ERIE
20. When said three times, a yuletide song : LETITSNOW
22. Picnics, e.g. : OUTINGS
23. With 19-Across, borderer of four states : LAKE
24. Frees, in a way : UNPINS
25. Follow relentlessly : DOG
28. Simple sort : PEASANT
31. Not so attractive : UGLIER
33. Mixed : ASSORTED
38. Clod : CRETIN
39. Title role in a 1950s TV western : RINTINTIN
41. Bear in the sky : URSA
42. Stick-to-it-iveness : TENACITY
44. Artisan whose work is featured in this puzzle? : TINSMITH
46. County seat on the Des Moines River : FTDODGE
48. ___ pal : GAL
49. Well-defined : DISTINCT
53. Bean pot : OLLA
55. Is too cool : ROCKS
56. 1957 Disney tearjerker : OLDYELLER
61. One in civvies who maybe shouldn't be : AWOL
62. Lost traction : SLID
63. Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
64. Scratch : KALE
65. What a getaway car may be waiting in : IDLE
66. Literary invalid : TINYTIM
67. Remnants : ENDS
68. It's not good for conducting : TINEAR
69. Oddballs : GEEKS
1. Fly (through) : SAIL
2. "Sleeping" sensation : TINGLE
3. Amble, e.g. : GAIT
4. P.D.A. communiqué : EMAIL
5. Delay cause : REDTAPE
6. Neighbor of Liberia : GUINEA
7. San ___, Italy : REMO
8. "There oughta be ___!" : ALAW
9. Parts opposite some handles : TINES
10. Freeze over : ICEUP
11. Happy hour order : MARTINI
12. Petula Clark's "___ of the Times" : ASIGN
13. Knight's activity? : CHESS
21. Emmy-winning Tom of "Picket Fences" : SKERRITT
22. Not conned by : ONTO
24. In a very generous manner : UNSTINTINGLY
25. Main, e.g. : DUCT
26. Figure in Magic: The Gathering : OGRE
27. Valley ___, redundantly named California community : GLEN
29. RCA competitor : SANYO
30. Actor John : ASTIN
32. 1986 showbiz autobiography : ITINA
34. Some punch for punch : RUM
35. H.S. math : TRIG
36. "Cómo ___?" : ESTA
37. Gary who invented the Pet Rock : DAHL
40. "___ be a pleasure" : ITD
43. Regulated pollutants, for short : CFCS
45. "Eeny-meeny-miney-mo" activity : SELECTING
47. Walk unsteadily : DODDER
49. Captain of the Golden Hind : DRAKE
50. Any resident of 46-Across : IOWAN
51. Termagant : SCOLD
52. Bell sounds : TINKLES
54. "Abandon hope ___ ..." : ALLYE
56. ___ English 800 (Miller brand) : OLDE
57. Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
58. Missing the boat, say : LATE
59. Senta's suitor in "The Flying Dutchman" : ERIK
60. Some butters : RAMS
62. 1960s event : SITIN

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