New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Author: Deb Amlen
Editor: Will Shortz
Deb Amlen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Amlen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Actor Damon : MATT
5. Great buy, slangily : STEAL
10. Go yachting : SAIL
14. Met solo : ARIA
15. Inventor Nikola : TESLA
16. Ides of March utterance : ETTU
17. Timid creature : DEER
18. Big name in chips : INTEL
19. "Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
20. Actor Ben with the gang? : STILLERANDALL
23. ___-mo : SLO
25. Cornhusker State: Abbr. : NEB
26. Like good soil : LOAMY
27. Chops to bits : MINCES
29. Best Actress winner for "Million Dollar Baby" : SWANK
31. Really enjoyed : ATEUP
32. Democratic honcho Howard : DEAN
33. Roadside sign : GAS
36. Marathoner Frank with candy? : SHORTERANDSWEET
40. Layer? : HEN
41. Richly adorn : GILD
42. Easy mark : PATSY
43. Nutty as a fruitcake : LOOPY
45. Motor City hoopster : PISTON
46. Mel Ott, notably : GIANT
48. Several eras : EON
49. Unlock, poetically : OPE
50. Novelist Evan with a small smooch? : HUNTERANDPECK
54. Man Friday, e.g. : AIDE
55. Publicist's concern : IMAGE
56. Workbook segment : UNIT
59. Puts into play : USES
60. "Our Gang" dog : PETEY
61. Mower maker : TORO
62. Document content : TEXT
63. Dorm annoyance : SNORE
64. Cashless deal : SWAP
1. "Spy vs. Spy" magazine : MAD
2. "You ___ here" : ARE
3. Gets soused : TIESONEON
4. Pucker-producing : TART
5. Metro entrances : STILES
6. Potato sack wt., maybe : TENLB
7. Renaissance family name : ESTE
8. K.C. Royal, e.g. : ALER
9. Space cadet's place : LALALAND
10. Author/illustrator Maurice : SENDAK
11. First-stringers : ATEAM
12. Europe's "boot" : ITALY
13. Quiet time : LULL
21. Like a stumblebum : INEPT
22. ___ compos mentis : NON
23. Not just a success : SMASH
24. Like a ballerina : LITHE
28. Despicable sort : CUR
29. Serta competitor : SEALY
30. Harry Potter accessory : WAND
32. Icicle former : DRIP
33. Become familiar with : GETTOKNOW
34. Fabulous author : AESOP
35. "Funny Girl" composer Jule : STYNE
37. Voyages in vain? : EGOTRIPS
38. Place for a title : SPINE
39. Used to be : WAS
43. Up-to-the-minute : LATEST
44. White Monopoly bill : ONE
45. "I yam what I yam" speaker : POPEYE
46. False front : GUISE
47. Encyclopedia volume : INDEX
48. Landscaper's tool : EDGER
50. ___ monde : HAUT
51. "You said it!" : AMEN
52. Defense grp. : NATO
53. Roster removals : CUTS
57. Lyrical Gershwin : IRA
58. Blouse, e.g. : TOP

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