New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Author: Lucy Gardner Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
Lucy Gardner Anderson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Mammoth : GIANT
6. Like some mattresses : FIRM
10. Doorframe part : JAMB
14. Inuit home : IGLOO
15. Saint-Saëns song : ARIA
16. Ike's alma mater: Abbr. : USMA
17. First sign of a highway headache : ROADWORKONEMILE
20. Peter, Paul and Mary, e.g. : TRIO
21. U.K. heads : PMS
22. Damage : IMPAIR
23. JFK and LAX overseer : FAA
25. On the foul line, ironically : FAIR
26. Second sign of a highway headache : LEFTLANECLOSED
33. Nasser was its pres. : UAR
34. Back-to-back awards for Hanks : OSCARS
35. Like some ales : PALE
36. Shoulder bag feature : STRAP
38. Dirt-dishing publication : RAG
39. Dame Nellie ___ : MELBA
40. Just managed, with "out" : EKED
41. Like petting-zoo animals : DOCILE
43. TV remote abbr. : VOL
44. Third sign of a highway headache : REDUCESPEEDNOW
47. David Bowie's "___ Dance" : LETS
48. Nashville sch. : TSU
49. Keynote giver : ORATOR
52. Hammarskjöld of the U.N. : DAG
54. ___-to-order : MADE
58. Final sign of a highway headache : FINESAREDOUBLED
61. Love, personified : AMOR
62. RC or Jolt : COLA
63. "I wanna!" : LEMME
64. Big Apple ltrs. : NYNY
65. Swarm : TEEM
66. Alternative to avoid the headaches of 17-, 26-, 44- and 58-Across : TRAIN
1. Encircled : GIRT
2. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
3. Jai ___ : ALAI
4. Doze : NODOFF
5. Job for a wrecker : TOW
6. 4-Her's home : FARM
7. Vexes : IRKS
8. Kia model : RIO
9. Nut jobs : MANIACS
10. Kids' playground activity : JUMPROPE
11. Where Marco Polo explored : ASIA
12. Mid 21st-century date : MMLI
13. Entertainer Max or Max Jr. : BAER
18. Iridescent gems : OPALS
19. Painter Nolde : EMIL
24. Straddling : ATOP
25. Prince Andrew's ex : FERGIE
26. Deli pancake : LATKE
27. Slipped up : ERRED
28. Down's opposite : ACROSS
29. Civil rights grp. : NAACP
30. Battleship blast : SALVO
31. Macaroni shape : ELBOW
32. TV word before and after "or no" : DEAL
33. Rehab candidate : USER
37. "The Scarlet Letter" subject : ADULTERY
39. Rx items : MEDS
41. Take away (from) : DETRACT
42. Set free : LETGO
45. Corp. heads : CEOS
46. Karaoke selection : NUMBER
49. In the blink ___ eye : OFAN
50. Frost-covered : RIMY
51. Ever's partner : ANON
52. Strike out : DELE
53. Comedian Sandler : ADAM
55. ___ mater : ALMA
56. Moore of "Striptease," 1996 : DEMI
57. Idyllic spot : EDEN
59. ___ v. Wade : ROE
60. Final: Abbr. : ULT

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