New York Times, Monday, March 1, 2010

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. 1996 candidate Dole : BOB
4. "10 ___ or less" (checkout line sign that grates on grammarians) : ITEMS
9. The real ___ : MCCOY
14. When a plane is due in, for short : ETA
15. Nerve : MOXIE
16. [Crossing my fingers] : IHOPE
17. ___ center (community facility) : REC
18. Unrealized gain on an investment : PAPERPROFIT
20. Suffix with cyclo- or Jumbo : TRON
22. Braga a k a the Brazilian Bombshell : SONIA
23. "Bah, humbug!" : PFUI
24. Merely suggest : HINTAT
26. SSW's opposite : NNE
28. Letters on an ambulance : EMS
29. Detective, in slang : SHAMUS
32. Give up, as rights : CEDE
34. Evergreen : FIR
36. Fancy : HIGHFALUTIN
40. "That's ___ haven't heard!" : ONEI
42. "Jaws" menace : SHARK
43. Wished : BADE
44. Good luck charms : RABBITSFEET
47. Charles Dickens pseudonym : BOZ
48. Kuwaiti leader : EMIR
49. Kettledrum : TIMBAL
51. Buddy : PAL
53. Mesh : NET
55. Facet : ASPECT
58. Guthrie with a guitar : ARLO
60. Pat of "Wheel of Fortune" : SAJAK
63. Mountain lift : TBAR
64. They measure the tonnage of trucks : WEIGHSCALES
67. Singer Yoko : ONO
68. W.W. II bomber ___ Gay : ENOLA
69. Outdo : ONEUP
70. Giant great Mel : OTT
71. Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
72. Tending to ooze : SEEPY
73. Flattens in the ring, for short : KOS
1. Train sleeping spot : BERTH
2. Former "S.N.L." comic Cheri : OTERI
3. 1676 Virginia uprising : BACONSREBELLION
4. Little devil : IMP
5. Woman presiding at a banquet : TOASTMISTRESS
6. Giant fair : EXPO
7. Appearance : MIEN
8. Small finch : SERIN
9. Former Russian space station : MIR
10. Take an ax to : CHOP
11. Photo-filled reading matter in the living room : COFFEETABLEBOOK
12. Poppy product : OPIUM
13. Reported Himalayan sightings : YETIS
19. Cosmetic applied with a damp sponge : PANCAKEMAKEUP
21. To the ___ degree : NTH
25. What to say to a doctor with a tongue depressor : AAH
27. Snakelike fish : EEL
30. Terse critiques : UGHS
31. Path down to a mine : SHAFT
33. Talk over? : DUB
34. In favor of : FOR
35. Once ___ blue moon : INA
37. Costing nothing, in Cologne : FREI
38. Wedding vow : IDO
39. ___ Percé tribe : NEZ
41. Company called "Big Blue" : IBM
45. "Am ___ your way?" : IIN
46. Atlanta-based sta. : TBS
50. Well-put : APT
51. Manhandled : PAWED
52. Indoor game site : ARENA
54. Tex-Mex sandwiches : TACOS
56. Poetic chapter for Ezra Pound : CANTO
57. Gaits between walks and canters : TROTS
59. Look at amorously : OGLE
61. Tarzan's woman : JANE
62. On the sheltered side : ALEE
65. Contains : HAS
66. Word repeated in Mad magazine's "___ vs. ___" : SPY

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