New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Author: Victor Fleming and Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
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Nelson Hardy
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Stared stupidly : GAPED
6. Light bulb units : WATTS
11. Sweetums : HON
14. Simple counters : ABACI
15. Potato growers' home : IDAHO
16. Big galoot : APE
17. Convince a G.I.? : SELLSOLDIER
19. Cause to fret : VEX
20. Peruvian range : ANDES
21. Not naked : DECENT
23. Was dependent : RELIED
26. Bunt result, maybe : BASEHIT
27. Like the Wolfman : HAIRY
28. It goes under a top : BRA
30. "The Republic" philosopher : PLATO
31. Work units : ERGS
32. Secure position : FOOTHOLD
34. Baseball bat wood : ASH
35. Random attack : POTSHOT
36. Evidence in a paternity suit : DNA
39. No pieces of cake : TOUGHIES
41. Masterstroke : COUP
42. Water balloon sound : SPLAT
44. Wind up or down : END
45. Tropical lizard : GECKO
46. "As Good As It Gets" film studio : TRISTAR
48. Hit on the noggin : BONKED
49. Gymnast Mary Lou : RETTON
50. Go-between : AGENT
52. Frequently, in verse : OFT
53. Refuse to work on the weekend? : SITSATURDAY
58. Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
59. Gives off : EMITS
60. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
61. Blunder : ERR
62. "Belling the Cat" author : AESOP
63. Casino array : SLOTS
1. Burner fuel : GAS
2. Justice Fortas : ABE
3. Chum : PAL
4. Elongated pastries : ECLAIRS
5. Mickey Mouse operation? : DISNEY
6. Sly trick : WILE
7. Tacks on : ADDS
8. Mai ___ : TAI
9. Bara of old films : THEDA
10. Touchy subject : SORESPOT
11. Dine on some fish? : HAVEHADDOCK
12. Gift-giver's urging : OPENIT
13. Abutting : NEXTTO
18. Uneven? : ODD
22. Unit in a terrorist organization : CELL
23. Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
24. Corn units : EARS
25. Burn trash? : LIGHTLITTER
26. Washed : BATHED
28. Irritate : BOTHER
29. Violinist's application : ROSIN
32. London forecast : FOG
33. Sounds from Santa : HOS
35. Set sail : PUTTOSEA
37. Microwave, slangily : NUKE
38. Like two peas in ___ : APOD
40. Hops-drying oven : OAST
41. Like some air-conditioning : CENTRAL
42. Walked briskly : STRODE
43. Like better : PREFER
45. Rant and rave : GONUTS
47. Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
48. Track action : BET
50. Concerning : ASTO
51. [You don't mean …!] : GASP
54. Rejoinder to "'tain't!" : TIS
55. Dynamic ___ : DUO
56. Quick to learn : APT
57. Thumbs-up response : YES

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