New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 2008

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQWX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big flap on the road? : SPLASHGUARD
12. Yearbook div. : SRS
15. Song sung by Mehitabel in Broadway's "Shinbone Alley" : TOUJOURSGAI
16. Treaty of Rome org. : EEC
17. Traitorous : UNPATRIOTIC
18. First Fiesta Bowl winner: Abbr. : ASU
19. Since : AGO
20. Algorithm component : STEP
21. Forgoes a cab, say : LEGSIT
23. Nickelodeon nut : REN
24. Rijksmuseum subject : REMBRANDT
26. Ready to be driven : TEEDUP
30. Poetry Out Loud contest org. : NEA
31. Vandals' target : GAUL
32. Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
33. Est., once : SSR
34. ___-Ball : SKEE
35. Sketching : LIMNING
39. She's entertaining : HOSTESS
41. Abba's "___ the Music Speak" : ILET
42. Subj. of the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd" : CIA
44. Identification aid in an obituary : NEE
45. Sponsoring publication of TV's "Project Runway" : ELLE
46. Prefix with culture : AVI
47. The Danube flows through it : SERBIA
51. People in a rush : ATTACKERS
54. Host and winner of the 1966 World Cup: Abbr. : ENG
55. With 59-Across, it lasted from about 3500 to 1000 B.C. : BRONZE
56. Defeater of Schmeling in 1933 : BAER
59. See 55-Across : AGE
60. Slogan ending : EER
61. Dedicatee of "The Muppet Movie" : EDGARBERGEN
64. Flow checker : DAM
65. Dish with coddled egg : CAESARSALAD
66. ___-Mère-Église (D-Day town) : STE
67. Order of ants : HYMENOPTERA
1. Prolific suspense novelist Woods : STUART
2. Soft, thin silk cloth : PONGEE
3. 2006 Tony-nominated "Sweeney Todd" actress : LUPONE
4. 1977 Steely Dan title track : AJA
5. They're often fried : SOTS
6. Offended : HURT
7. Member of the 1960s Rams' Fearsome Foursome : GRIER
8. Sports biggies : USOPENS
9. Insurance fig. : AGT
10. Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould : RAILBARONS
11. Cook, at times : DICER
12. Dangerous swimmer with an oarlike tail : SEASNAKE
13. Bathtub rings, e.g. : RESIDUES
14. Deep-sixes : SCUTTLES
22. Card : GAGSTER
25. Be in harmony : MESH
27. Bizarrely hellish : DANTEAN
28. Aussie's place of higher learning : UNI
29. Mardi Gras, in the U.K. : PANCAKEDAY
35. Early-birds' opposites : LIEABEDS
36. Ride roughshod over : ILLTREAT
37. "Born to Be Blue" singer : MELTORME
38. Yield some : GIVE
40. Lead-in to a sheepish excuse : SEE
43. Home to some fighters : AIRBASE
48. Charles Darwin's ship H.M.S. ___ : BEAGLE
49. Ready to be driven : INGEAR
50. Steering committee's creation : AGENDA
52. Language in which "k" and "v" are the words for "to" and "in" : CZECH
53. Kitchen gripper : SARAN
57. It rises in the Cantabrian Mountains : EBRO
58. Plaintiff's opposite: Abbr. : RESP
62. Beauty : GEM
63. Turncoat : RAT

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