New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Author: Jeff Stillman
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Stillman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Bow-toter on seasonal cards : CUPID
6. Piano exercise : SCALE
11. Cold and blustery : RAW
14. Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
15. John Lennon's tribute to Yoko Ono : WOMAN
16. In vitro needs : OVA
17. Connery and Lazenby, between 1967 and 1971? : BONDTRADERS
19. Tesla, for one : CAR
20. Prefix with matter : ANTI
21. Neighbor of a Yemeni : OMANI
22. Record problem : SKIP
23. Hood's piece : GAT
25. Poetic feet : DACTYLS
27. Study of whales : CETOLOGY
32. Beginning of a conclusion : THUS
33. Boston Garden legend : ORR
34. Walrus mustache feature : DROOP
36. Lay to rest : INTER
39. River of Orléans : LOIRE
41. Scrape (out) : EKE
42. Tiny type size : AGATE
43. Poplar variety : ASPEN
44. European finch : SERIN
46. Competed in the last leg of a triathlon : RAN
47. After the whistle : LATE
49. Foreign film feature : SUBTITLE
51. Where to take a dive : DEEPEND
54. Twin or quadruplet, for short : SIB
55. Cy Young candidates' stats : ERAS
56. ___-watch : BINGE
59. The same, in footnotes : IDEM
63. "Empire" network : FOX
64. What Harrison Ford was doing in 1977, 1980 and 1983? : PLAYINGSOLO
66. Tribute in rhyme : ODE
67. Father of Impressionism : MONET
68. Novi Sad natives : SERBS
69. Popular Japanese pizza topping : EEL
70. Skedaddles : SCATS
71. To date : ASYET
1. Homeland of many Miamians : CUBA
2. Over : UPON
3. Confined, with "up" : PENT
4. Spectrum hue : INDIGO
5. "Silent Spring" pesticide : DDT
6. Competed in the first leg of a triathlon : SWAM
7. Sonata ending : CODA
8. Add a rider to, say : AMEND
9. Ring in a rodeo ring : LARIAT
10. PT boat officer: Abbr. : ENS
11. 1976, for Stallone's rise to stardom? : ROCKYSTART
12. Be of use : AVAIL
13. Board defects : WARPS
18. Turbine part : ROTOR
22. Deeply offended : STUNG
24. Still a little firm : ALDENTE
26. Wine traditionally sold in a fiasco : CHIANTI
27. Bar mixer : COLA
28. Counterpart of 1-Across : EROS
29. Eddie Murphy, after 1984, 1987 and 1994? : TRIPLEAXEL
30. Says, in teenspeak : GOES
31. Symbols of servitude : YOKES
35. Land bordering Lake Titicaca : PERU
37. Citation abbr. : ETAL
38. President Coty of France : RENE
40. Swings a sickle, say : REAPS
45. "The Wild Duck" dramatist : IBSEN
48. All together : ENBLOC
50. Once-sacred birds : IBISES
51. Author who wrote on Friday? : DEFOE
52. Chip away at : ERODE
53. Title woman of a 1957 #1 Paul Anka hit : DIANA
57. Russian refusal : NYET
58. Skedaddles : GITS
60. Boat with oars : DORY
61. Dresden's river : ELBE
62. Guinness Book adjective : MOST
64. Cameron and Blair, for short : PMS
65. Govt. property org. : GSA

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