New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Author: James M. Jenista and Dana McLemore
Editor: Will Shortz
James M. Jenista
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Dana McLemore
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Jenista. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. McLemore. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Strip ___ : MALL
5. Favored by God : BLEST
10. Wielding a peeler, maybe : ONKP
14. Locket shape : OVAL
15. Instant message sender, perhaps : AOLER
16. Disney lioness : NALA
17. Purse item : COMB
18. Popular group dance : HOKEYPOKEY
20. Like dessert wines : SWEET
22. Top-2% group : MENSA
23. "Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
24. Travelers' org. : AAA
26. Plod along : TRUDGE
28. Toasters do it : CLINKGLASSES
34. River islet : AIT
35. Farmer's letters? : EIEIO
36. Salinger title girl : ESME
40. Desk set item : PERSONALIZEDPEN
44. Van ___, Calif. : NUYS
45. Enter again : RELOG
46. Neighbor of Braz. : ARG
47. Four-runner? : GRANDSLAMMER
51. Break into parts, as a monopoly : BUSTUP
54. Hoo-ha : ADO
55. Notebook maker : IBM
56. Unwelcome forecast : SLEET
60. Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
64. One with a half-interest : JOINTOWNER
67. Laundry item : IRON
68. Earthen pot : OLLA
69. Commercial prefix with liner : METRO
70. Grant for a film? : CARY
71. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
72. Rodeo critter : BRONC
73. Girl or boy lead-in : ATTA
1. Comfy footwear : MOCS
2. Swear to : AVOW
3. ___ duck : LAME
4. Lands' End competitor : LLBEAN
5. Dickensian epithet : BAH
6. Warp-and-weft machine : LOOM
7. Actress Sommer : ELKE
8. Glimpsed : SEEN
9. Soap opera meetings : TRYSTS
10. A Beatle bride : ONO
11. In one's natural state : NAKED
12. Movie set light: Var. : KLEIG
13. John of "Miracle on 34th Street" : PAYNE
19. Peel : PARE
21. 1970's Japanese P.M. ___ Fukuda : TAKEO
25. Not "fer" : AGIN
27. Worked with : USED
28. ___ Crunch : CAPN
29. Place : LIEU
30. Humble response to praise : ITRY
31. Pick up : LEARN
32. Felt under the weather : AILED
33. Taints : SOILS
37. Most of it nowadays is filtered : SPAM
38. ___ mortals : MERE
39. Many an M.I.T. grad: Abbr. : ENGR
41. U.S.A.F. rank : SSGT
42. "Nana" author : ZOLA
43. Old oath : EGADS
48. Sign of disuse : RUST
49. Self-assurance : APLOMB
50. Friend on "Friends" : MONICA
51. Exquisite trinket : BIJOU
52. Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
53. Prepare to get shot? : SMILE
57. Water holder : EWER
58. Course on insects, for short : ENTO
59. Fork-tailed flier : TERN
61. "I smell ___" : ARAT
62. Left side : PORT
63. "Only Time" singer : ENYA
65. Quick rest : NAP
66. Bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC

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