New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Large 40-Across of people : MOBS
5. With 9-Across, 40-Across seen in parentheses : AREA
9. See 5-Across : CODES
14. Big lot : ACRE
15. Chest part : LUNG
16. Tourist draw : RUINS
17. Stadium near La Guardia : SHEA
18. Succulent plant : ALOE
19. Swimming mammal : OTTER
20. Start of a quip : HOWCOMEWRONG
23. Sensory input : ODOR
24. Go over lines again : REREAD
28. Amazed : INAWE
31. E-mailer's button : SEND
34. Feminine suffix : ENNE
35. Victor at Trafalgar, 1805 : NELSON
37. Daisy ___ : MAE
38. Tail motions : WAGS
39. Not a starter : SUB
40. Middle of the quip : NUMBERS
43. Miss Piggy, to herself : MOI
44. Hearing-related : OTIC
46. Bearded prez, informally : ABE
47. Some blacksmiths : SHOERS
49. Cartoon hyena : LENA
50. Pusher's nemesis : NARC
52. Black key : EFLAT
53. Racy : EROTIC
55. Norwegian saint : OLAF
57. End of the quip : ARENEVERBUSY
63. "___ español?" : HABLA
66. Toward one side of a ship : ALEE
67. Deco designer : ERTE
68. Under way : AFOOT
69. Liven (up) : PERK
70. It's off the coast of Spain : AGUA
71. With 72-Across, vaudevillian 40-Across : STAGE
72. See 71-Across : ACTS
73. Certain 40-Across column : TENS
1. Prepare potatoes, in a way : MASH
2. Dos cubed : OCHO
3. Suds : BREW
4. Manatees : SEACOWS
5. Southwest mission : ALAMO
6. School desk items : RULERS
7. Plenty, old-style : ENOW
8. Wrinkle or gray hair producer : AGER
9. Witch : CRONE
10. No longer fit into : OUTGREW
11. Telegraphed sound : DIT
12. Adelaide-to-Brisbane dir. : ENE
13. Red letters? : SSR
21. Ancient Greek theater : ODEON
22. They may be marching : ORDERS
25. White coating : ENAMEL
26. Sweater material : ANGORA
27. End : DESIST
28. Low-level supporter? : INSOLE
29. Spay : NEUTER
30. Red-eyed one : ALBINO
32. Glowing piece : EMBER
33. Scot's denial : NAE
36. Shading : NUANCE
41. Wharton grad : MBA
42. Cut : SHEAR
45. Now-computerized library feature : CATALOG
48. Quirky : OFFBEAT
51. Not apparent : COVERT
54. Steaming : IRATE
56. Scallionlike vegetables : LEEKS
58. Wine valley : NAPA
59. Physics class subj. : ELEC
60. Strongly advise : URGE
61. Phaser setting : STUN
62. Half of a vote : YEAS
63. Is down with : HAS
64. Propeller's locale : AFT
65. Fancy neckwear : BOA

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