New York Times, Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Author: Holden Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
Holden Baker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Service unit : TEACUP
7. Itinerary abbr. : ETD
10. Blunders : ERRS
14. Garner of jazz : ERROLL
15. "Get it?" : SEE
16. Nair competitor : NEET
17. Watergate judge John : SIRICA
18. Biblical jawbone source : ASS
19. Way off : AFAR
20. "No kidding!?" : AREYOUSINCERE
23. Give, as odds : LAY
25. Untrustworthy sort : RAT
26. Up ___ (trapped) : ATREE
27. Really attractive : EYECATCHING
32. Tolkien creature : ENT
33. Stop by : ENDAT
34. Hugs, in a letter : OOO
35. Drugs, briefly : MEDS
36. Trip to the Bahamas, e.g. : SEACRUISE
40. "Doonesbury" character based on Hunter S. Thompson : DUKE
43. Rock's Bon Jovi : JON
44. Pushed hard : URGED
48. Genetic material : RNA
49. "The Mothers-in-Law" co-star : KAYEBALLARD
52. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
54. Bend shape : ELL
55. European carrier : SAS
56. Jimmy Carter autobiography : WHYNOTTHEBEST
61. Zilch : NADA
62. Narrow inlet : RIA
63. Habituates : ENURES
66. Blue-pencil : EDIT
67. Creature with a tiny waist : ANT
68. Bar request : REFILL
69. "___ Dinah" (Frankie Avalon's first hit) : DEDE
70. Range units: Abbr. : MTS
71. Word spelled phonetically by the starts of 1-, 20-, 27-, 36-, 49- and 56-Across : TRICKY
1. French possessive : TES
2. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
3. In formation : ARRAYED
4. Rope fiber : COIR
5. Develop sores : ULCERATE
6. Dabble in : PLAYAT
7. Biblical twin : ESAU
8. Hardy heroine : TESS
9. Ricky player in '50s TV : DESI
10. Put on the books : ENACT
11. Grid coin tosser : REFEREE
12. Collide with, in a way : REAREND
13. D and C, in D.C. : STREETS
21. Like Nasdaq trades : OTC
22. Xanthippe, e.g. : NAG
23. Peggy with the 1958 hit "Fever" : LEE
24. Novelist Rand : AYN
28. Job for Perry Mason : CASE
29. Chanteuse Lena : HORNE
30. Marker : IOU
31. "There's ___ in 'team'" : NOI
35. Old World blackbird : MERL
37. 1977 double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
38. Playing hard to get : COY
39. More morose : SULLENER
40. Blotted (out) : DROWNED
41. Expose to the sun : UNSHADE
42. Grasshopper's cousin : KATYDID
45. Stomach-related : GASTRIC
46. Stat. for Pedro Martinez : ERA
47. Letters on a shingle : DDS
49. "Kitchy-___!" : KOO
50. Waggle dance performer : BEE
51. Victoria's prince : ALBERT
53. Related maternally : ENATE
57. Vehicle on rails : TRAM
58. Glasses option : TINT
59. Boaters and bowlers : HATS
60. Muslim mystic : SUFI
64. Yellowstone herd member : ELK
65. Like some grins : SLY

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