New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 2006

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Entice : BAIT
5. One appointed by God, to believers : IMAM
9. Cub's rival : ASTRO
14. Aquatic plant : ALGA
15. Soup that often contains tofu : MISO
16. Clinch : SEWUP
17. Seek a conclusion? : LOOKFORTHECLOSE
20. Entice : LUREIN
21. When symptoms flare up : ASNEEDED
22. Line on a graph : AXIS
24. E.R. personnel : RNS
25. Didn't opt for Olestra? : CHOSETHEFAT
30. Cheerer : FAN
33. Sharpened : HONED
34. Bring in : REAP
35. City where Dr Pepper was invented : WACO
36. Smidgen : IOTA
37. Alternative to Virginia Slims : MERIT
38. Dying words : OBIT
39. "Forget ___!" : THAT
40. Thor's father : ODIN
41. Nasty : SNIDE
42. Easy mark : SAP
43. Soak one's superior? : HOSETHEBOSS
45. ___ polloi : HOI
46. Litigant : SUER
47. Lollapaloozas : RAREONES
52. Preserved, in a way : SMOKED
56. Statement right after plastic surgery? : IJUSTGOTTHENOSE
58. Unloyal : FALSE
59. Actress Campbell : NEVE
60. Pitts of old films : ZASU
61. Having nowhere to run : TREED
62. Relaxation venues : SPAS
63. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
1. Diamond object : BALL
2. Diamond family name : ALOU
3. Borodin's operatic prince : IGOR
4. Rest one's dogs : TAKEASEAT
5. "It's being taken care of" : IMONIT
6. Russian space station : MIR
7. Whodunit dog : ASTA
8. Mineralogist Friedrich : MOHS
9. Way up : ASCENT
10. Frequent Navratilova opponent : SELES
11. Lacking depth : TWOD
12. Bait-and-switch, e.g. : RUSE
13. Pundit's piece : OPED
18. Having the winner prearranged : FIXED
19. Captivated : ENRAPT
23. Hardly mint condition : SHREDS
25. I.O.U.'s : CHITS
26. Kerfuffle : HOOHA
27. Like some beer : ONTAP
28. Bone-chilling : EERIE
29. Passes out : FAINTS
30. One-named Italian model : FABIO
31. Etching fluids : ACIDS
32. I.O.U.'s : NOTES
35. Came in third : WONBRONZE
37. Cattle calls? : MOOING
41. Teacher's summons : SEEME
43. Jeered : HOOTED
44. Stunned crowd reactions : HUSHES
45. Hermann who won a Nobel for Literature : HESSE
47. Seeds of a divorce : RIFT
48. Open slightly : AJAR
49. Raj : RULE
50. An extremely long time : EONS
51. Aerobic instructor's word : STEP
53. Zen question : KOAN
54. Old U.S. gas brand : ESSO
55. Latin god : DEUS
57. Norris Dam's project: Abbr. : TVA

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