New York Times, Monday, March 21, 2011

Author: Patrick Blindauer and Steve Salitan
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Steve Salitan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Blindauer. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salitan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The Stones' "Sticky Fingers" and "Tattoo You," e.g. : LPS
4. Like lit lanterns : AGLOW
9. H2O : WATER
14. Tolkien monster : ORC
15. Dog strap : LEASH
16. Dean Martin's "That's ___" : AMORE
17. "Absolutely!" : YOUBETCHA
19. Stiff : RIGID
20. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" group : ABBA
21. "Absolutely!" : BYALLMEANS
23. The "L" in N.L. or A.L. : LEAGUE
25. Winter Autobahn hazard : EIS
26. "Born This Way" singer Lady ___ : GAGA
29. Some global treaty subjects, informally : ATESTS
34. "Absolutely!" : RIGHTONBROTHER
38. Spanish for "kiss" : BESO
39. Luau instrument, informally : UKE
40. Chuck : TOSS
41. "Absolutely!" : AINTITTHETRUTH
46. Marc who loved Cleopatra : ANTONY
47. Mark meaning "no change" : STET
48. Smartphone download, briefly : APP
50. Enya's kind of music : NEWAGE
55. "Absolutely!" : DARNTOOTIN
61. Offshore : ASEA
62. ___ patch (Uncle Remus setting) : BRIAR
63. "Absolutely!" : SURETHING
65. Helmsley who had hotels : LEONA
66. Month when Chile is far from chilly : ENERO
67. Feel under the weather : AIL
68. Stopped lying? : SATUP
69. Impertinent : SASSY
70. Word before a maiden name in wedding announcements : NEE
1. True-blue : LOYAL
2. Exploratory spacecraft : PROBE
3. Diver's gear : SCUBA
4. Pub drink : ALE
5. Lose the game : GETBEAT
6. Frilly, as lingerie : LACY
7. Org. concerned with workplace injuries : OSHA
8. Blubber source : WHALE
9. Becomes more fond of : WARMSTO
10. French girlfriend : AMIE
11. Festive "Animal House" wrap : TOGA
12. St. Paddy's land : ERIN
13. Cincinnati squad : REDS
18. Baseball base : BAG
22. When doubled, cry before "pants on fire" : LIAR
24. "Gross!" : UGH
27. Joint woe that afflicted Benjamin Franklin : GOUT
28. Egyptian crosses : ANKHS
30. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
31. Amount in a whiskey glass : SHOT
32. John who once co-hosted "Entertainment Tonight" : TESH
33. Sophs., two years later : SRS
34. Bridle strap : REIN
35. "Freedom ___ free" : ISNT
36. Attend, as a party : GOTO
37. Underground vegetable with edible greens : BEET
38. Ewe's plaint : BAA
42. Snared : INATRAP
43. Printing goof : TYPO
44. They're worth twice as much as fins : TENNERS
45. Hwy. : RTE
49. Does some modeling : POSES
51. Crib cry : WAH
52. Like the eastern part of Russia : ASIAN
53. Spirit in a bottle : GENIE
54. "The ___ has landed" : EAGLE
55. Two-base hits: Abbr. : DBLS
56. Vicinity : AREA
57. Bottle-throwing occasion : RIOT
58. When repeated, a classic sitcom sign-off : NANU
59. Bluefin, e.g. : TUNA
60. Angers : IRES
64. Tinker with, with "with" : TOY

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