New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Author: Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Pete Muller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {S} Spans: 2 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Worry (about) : FRET
5. Key related to F# minor: Abbr. : AMAJ
9. Not together : APART
14. Light : AIRY
15. Nickname for the Aqueduct Racetrack : BIGA
16. Boo-boo : BONER
17. Little wax remover : QTIP
18. Alternative to nude : ECRU
19. Prepare for winter takeoff : DEICE
20. What you may notice about the puzzle you are doing, part 1 : ACERTAINCOMMON
23. Period : DOT
24. Tartan cap : TAM
25. Termination : END
26. Mined rock : ORE
29. Byzantine emperor called "the Armenian" : LEOV
32. Carmine, for one : RED
34. What you may notice, part 2 : LETTERWILLNOTBE
40. Utah winter recreation area : ALTA
41. Rocker Brian : ENO
42. The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
43. What you may notice, part 3 : FOUNDANYWHEREIN
48. Medical bag : KIT
49. Lewd look : LEER
50. Greek H : ETA
51. Append : ADD
54. Bathroom, in Brighton : LOO
56. Bronze ___ : AGE
58. What you may notice, part 4 : THEPUZZLETODAY
64. Greatly bother : EATAT
65. Pledge : OATH
66. Garbage bag choice : GLAD
68. Over : ABOVE
69. Nick at ___ : NITE
70. Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
71. Jumbled together : MIXED
72. River to the Fulda : EDER
73. Not colored naturally : DYED
1. Common Web page: Abbr. : FAQ
2. Hayworth of "Pal Joey" : RITA
3. Olympian Heiden : ERIC
4. Not handwritten : TYPED
5. Helper in crime : ABETTER
6. Layered mineral : MICA
7. Prefix with cultural : AGRI
8. Quick trip : JAUNT
9. Midbody : ABDOMEN
10. Ode or haiku : POEM
11. Cartoon art : ANIME
12. Military info-gathering : RECON
13. Vogue : TREND
21. Part to play : ROLE
22. Director Reiner : CARL
26. Norwegian monarch : OLAF
27. Move, to a Realtor : RELO
28. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
30. "A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
31. Old record material : VINYL
33. Hardly an idler : DOER
35. Vehicle with a gun turret : TANK
36. Actor Rob : LOWE
37. Birch or beech : TREE
38. Tempting food : BAIT
39. Italian exploder : ETNA
44. Watered down : DILUTED
45. Complete gamut : ATOZ
46. Moor flora : HEATHER
47. Therefore : ERGO
51. Top group : ATEAM
52. Abu ___, oil emirate : DHABI
53. You can do it in rehab : DETOX
55. Kind of layer protecting the earth : OZONE
57. Barely beaten : EDGED
59. Cover a road : PAVE
60. Like an egg : LAID
61. Ending with major : ETTE
62. Join (with) : ALLY
63. An Ivy : YALE
67. "Dear old" guy : DAD

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