New York Times, Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 143 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Actor B. D. of "Law & Order: S.V.U." : WONG
5. Bridge maven Sharif : OMAR
9. S.U.V. alternative, informally : WAGON
14. Earth Day subj. : ECOL
15. Yellow-striped ball in pool : NINE
16. One of the Astaires : ADELE
17. Sewing case : ETUI
18. Cereal choice : BRAN
19. Paint ingredient : LATEX
20. "We never had this conversation, O.K.?" : DONTQUOTEME
23. Former flier to J.F.K. : SST
24. Abridges : CUTS
25. "Vidi" : ISAW
27. "Am I supposed to be impressed?" : SOWHAT
30. Avoidance of reality : ESCAPISM
34. Inventor's cry : AHA
35. Truth, old-style : SOOTH
37. Son of Isaac : ESAU
38. "Just mumbling" : TALKINGTOMYSELF
42. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
43. 4:1, e.g. : RATIO
44. Holiday celebrated in Little Saigon : TET
45. Therapy session subjects : NEUROSES
48. Dracula player : LUGOSI
50. ___ II (razor) : TRAC
51. ___ Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone : JANN
52. Middle O of O-O-O : TAC
54. Musical with the song "Shall We Dance?" : THEKINGANDI
60. Bring down : ABASE
62. See 49-Down : BONE
63. Promise : WORD
64. Bluffer's game : POKER
65. Marshes : BOGS
66. Like the president's office : OVAL
67. Boardroom V.I.P.'s : EXECS
68. Tart plum : SLOE
69. Basketball great Archibald : NATE
1. Garden intruder : WEED
2. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
3. Proper ___ : NOUN
4. Computer snag : GLITCH
5. Computer starter : ONBUTTON
6. Some Spanish Surrealist works : MIROS
7. Gray's subj. : ANAT
8. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
9. Solidarity leader Lech : WALESA
10. Oklahoma city : ADA
11. Figures out : GETSWISETO
12. Cheers for el toro : OLES
13. What one at the head of a line likes to hear : NEXT
21. Somewhat : QUASI
22. Boom box port : MIC
26. Monkey's uncles? : APES
27. Exorcist's target : SATAN
28. Chicago air hub : OHARE
29. Baked dessert with shelled ingredients : WALNUTCAKE
30. Singer James and others : ETTAS
31. Whiskey order : SHOT
32. After-Christmas events : SALES
33. Civilian clothes : MUFTI
36. Meanie : OGRE
39. Deborah of 54-Across : KERR
40. Pasta style : MILANESE
41. Children : YOUNG
46. Many John Wayne flicks : OATERS
47. P.T.A. meeting venue: Abbr. : SCH
49. Chew, as a 62-Across : GNAWON
51. Ultrapatriot : JINGO
52. Gift-wrapping need : TAPE
53. "Life is like ___ of chocolates" : ABOX
55. Flows back : EBBS
56. Marlboro competitor : KOOL
57. Astronomical sighting : NOVA
58. "Shoot!" : DRAT
59. Nothing doing? : IDLE
61. Wall St. regulator : SEC

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