New York Times, Monday, February 8, 2010

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Harvard and Wharton degs. : MBAS
5. ___ Millions (multistate lottery) : MEGA
9. *With 68-Across, lingerie model's asset : SEXY
13. Continental coin : EURO
14. Starting on : ASOF
15. Prefix with iliac : SACRO
16. *It may end up in a chop shop : STOLENCAR
18. Outerwear for an operagoer : CLOAK
19. On the job : ATWORK
20. Equipment in craps : DICE
22. Caustic drain opener : LYE
23. It means nothing : NIL
25. Own up to one's sins : CONFESS
27. *What you drop uncooked spaghetti or a tea bag into : BOILINGWATER
32. Accepted, as a proposal : AGREEDTO
33. Gives in : YIELDS
37. Old Navy libation : GROG
38. Word describing the answer to each of the starred clues : HOT
40. Drink through a straw : SUCK
41. Assembly of 100 : SENATE
44. Caviar or frogs' legs : DELICACY
47. *Bloody Mary seasoner : TABASCOSAUCE
49. Mount ___, California observatory site : PALOMAR
52. Where the Blues Brothers got their start, familiarly : SNL
53. Him: Fr. : LUI
54. Affirmative votes : AYES
56. "But what to do?!" : DEARME
61. Popular pain reliever : ADVIL
63. *Supplier of electricity to subway trains : THIRDRAIL
65. Sister's daughter : NIECE
66. Scouting outing : HIKE
67. Shaving mishap : NICK
68. *See 9-Across : BODY
69. Imitates : APES
70. Change for a five : ONES
1. Mini-plateau : MESA
2. Thing in an ashtray : BUTT
3. Lined up, after "in" : AROW
4. All alone : SOLO
5. "... one giant leap for ___": Neil Armstrong : MANKIND
6. PC bailout key : ESC
7. Egg on : GOAD
8. Sahara's place : AFRICA
9. Gal in an old song standard : SAL
10. Élève's school : ECOLE
11. Dentistry photos : XRAYS
12. Joins, as oxen : YOKES
15. Start of an act : SCENEI
17. Bert's Muppet buddy : ERNIE
21. Mass-market fragrance maker : COTY
24. Width's opposite: Abbr. : LGTH
26. Citrus soft drink introduced in the 1960s : FRESCA
27. Diamond bases : BAGS
28. Grimm figure : OGRE
29. Cast-___ stomach : IRON
30. Smooth, in music : LEGATO
31. "Whose ___ these are I think I know": Frost : WOODS
34. Hawaiian wingding : LUAU
35. 800, to Caesar : DCCC
36. Kind of terrier : SKYE
39. Private eyes, for short : TECS
42. Husk-wrapped Mexican dish : TAMALE
43. Online auction house : EBAY
45. Capital of England, to Parisians : LONDRES
46. Stranded in the middle of the ocean, say : ISLED
48. Franklin known as the Queen of Soul : ARETHA
49. Alternative strategy if things don't work out : PLANB
50. The "A" in A/V : AUDIO
51. Existed : LIVED
55. Frigate or freighter : SHIP
57. River through Florence : ARNO
58. Cause for a game delay : RAIN
59. Cursor movers : MICE
60. Fraternal group : ELKS
62. Slippery, as winter sidewalks : ICY
64. Prez after Give 'em Hell Harry : IKE

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