New York Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Author: Jim Hyres
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hyres
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Transfer, as a houseplant : REPOT
6. Believers: Suffix : ISTS
10. Warm-up exam for H.S. students : PSAT
14. Geometric calculations : AREAS
15. Epitome of redness : BEET
16. Follow-up to a curtain opening : ACTI
17. It pounds the pavement : JACKHAMMER
19. Request of a barber : TRIM
20. Welcomes at the front door : ASKSIN
21. Kick off : INITIATE
23. Floor covering : RUG
25. In limited supply : SCANT
26. Make sour : EMBITTER
31. Plots of land : TRACTS
34. Meadow singers : LARKS
35. Put off, as a motion : TABLE
37. "Yeah, sure!" : HAH
38. Apple or pear, e.g. : TREE
39. A slang term for this starts 17- and 60-Across and 11- and 28-Down : MONEY
40. San Antonio player : SPUR
41. Ending with pay : OLA
42. ___ ray : MANTA
43. Physique : SHAPE
44. "I'm not signing" : NODEAL
46. Obsolete : OUTMODED
48. Underlying principle : BASIS
50. Bygone Eastern rival : TWA
51. Opening necessity? : DOORKNOB
54. 1987 Beatty bomb : ISHTAR
59. Pizazz : ELAN
60. Part of many a garden center : GREENHOUSE
62. Flames : FIRE
63. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
64. Flynn of Hollywood : ERROL
65. Broadway's "Sweeney ___" : TODD
66. File's partner : RANK
67. Cartoon duck : DAFFY
1. Indian prince : RAJA
2. Historic periods : ERAS
3. Actor Gregory of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : PECK
4. Sherman ___, Calif. : OAKS
5. Polo alternatives : TSHIRTS
6. "Think" sloganeer : IBM
7. Big rig : SEMI
8. Babysitters, typically : TEENS
9. By the book : STRICTLY
10. Metal coating : PATINA
11. Spot for doodles : SCRATCHPAD
12. Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
13. Call to a basketball referee : TIME
18. "Sometimes you feel like ___" : ANUT
22. Weight of a container on a scale : TARE
24. "Hop aboard" : GETON
26. Singer John : ELTON
27. Thomas of "That Girl" : MARLO
28. Prototype circuit device : BREADBOARD
29. Old White House nickname : IKE
30. Totaled, as a tab : RANTO
32. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
33. Destroy, as classified documents : SHRED
36. Doozie : BEAUT
39. Goldbrick : MALINGER
40. "___ 'nuff!" : SHO
42. Halloween purchase : MASK
43. Totally wasted : SMASHED
45. Not just handed to : EARNED
47. Romulus or Remus : TWIN
49. More or less, slangily : SORTA
51. Nimble-fingered : DEFT
52. Mishmash : OLIO
53. Noggin : BEAN
55. Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
56. What a gang protects : TURF
57. Up until : ASOF
58. Count (on) : RELY
61. Lodge brother : ELK

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