New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Author: Kurt Krauss
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Krauss
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Krauss. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Vapors : FUMES
6. Trades : SWAPS
11. Alternative to La Guardia or Newark, in brief : JFK
14. Travis who sang "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" : TRITT
15. Picasso or Casals : PABLO
16. Peyton Manning's brother : ELI
17. Try a North Atlantic fish for the first time? : DISCOVERCOD
19. Jamaican term of address : MON
20. Afternoon hour : THREE
21. Rhino relatives with long snouts : TAPIRS
23. "I'll alert ___": Hobson, in "Arthur" (with 25-Across) : THE
25. See 23-Across : MEDIA
28. French girlfriend : AMIE
29. Bind with a belt : GIRD
31. Ekco or Farberware? : POTCOMPANY
34. Notions, in Nantes : IDEES
36. Old photo color : SEPIA
37. Part of F.B.I. : FEDERAL
40. Turning down : DENYING
44. Like a visit from Benedict XVI, e.g. : PAPAL
46. Middle of the abdomen : NAVEL
47. Registers for a meditation class? : TAKESUPOMS
52. Big rig : SEMI
53. Its capital is Muscat : OMAN
54. Defendants enter them : PLEAS
56. Hunk : GOB
57. Airplane seating request : WINDOW
60. Houston baseballer : ASTRO
62. They're checked at checkpoints, briefly : IDS
63. Store photographer? : SHOPSHOOTER
68. Code-breaking org. : NSA
69. "Hill Street Blues" actress Veronica : HAMEL
70. Augusta's home : MAINE
71. Fast sports cars : GTS
72. Cornered : ATBAY
73. ___-Detoo ... or, when read in three parts, a hint to 17-, 31-, 47- and 63-Across : ARTOO
1. Co. with a blooming business? : FTD
2. Spoon-bending Geller : URI
3. 1960s sitcom with a talking palomino : MISTERED
4. Engrave glass with acid : ETCH
5. Nor'easter, for one : STORM
6. Big name in small swimwear : SPEEDO
7. Hell, to General Sherman : WAR
8. "Dancing With the Stars" network : ABC
9. Secret plan : PLOT
10. Scotch's partner : SODA
11. Aunt known for her pancakes : JEMIMA
12. Old European gold coin : FLORIN
13. Sex authority Alfred : KINSEY
18. Prez's #2 : VEEP
22. Melonlike tropical fruits : PAPAYAS
23. Letters said with a shout : TGIF
24. Camouflage : HIDE
26. The "I" in 23-Down : ITS
27. Got a perfect score on : ACED
30. Where to find the diving board : DEEPEND
32. Unlock, in poetry : OPE
33. Wisc. neighbor : MINN
35. Ladies of Spain: Abbr. : SRAS
38. Storekeeper on "The Simpsons" : APU
39. Dweller above the Arctic Circle : LAPP
41. "Eureka!" : IVEGOTIT
42. Nautilus captain : NEMO
43. Insincerely eloquent : GLIB
45. I.M. snicker : LOL
47. A.A.A. activity : TOWING
48. Surrounded by : AMIDST
49. "The Wizard of Oz" setting : KANSAS
50. Paltry : MEASLY
51. Miss America accessory : SASH
55. Leaf opening : STOMA
58. Workers' protection agcy. : OSHA
59. "Say again?" : WHAT
61. Lion's warning : ROAR
64. Govt. book balancer : OMB
65. Podded plant : PEA
66. British musician Brian : ENO
67. ___ Speedwagon : REO

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