New York Times, Monday, April 24, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. First name in daytime talk : OPRAH
6. Expires : DIES
10. Has a part on stage : ACTS
14. Carbon copy : CLONE
15. Univ. military program : ROTC
16. Abrupt : CURT
17. Quaker Oats cereal : CAPNCRUNCH
19. Village Voice bestowal : OBIE
20. Indian in the Four Corners states : UTE
21. Fraternity party staples : KEGS
22. Entrance to a superhighway : ONRAMP
24. Fixes, as old shoes : RESOLES
26. Hired hitman : GOON
27. One side in checkers : RED
28. Good-looking : HANDSOME
32. Whaling weapon : SPEAR
35. Seeger of the Weavers : PETE
36. Wharf : QUAY
37. Threadbare : WORN
38. Passover meal : SEDER
39. Lenin's land, for short : USSR
40. Entranced : AGOG
41. Cribbage pieces : PEGS
42. Wash oneself : BATHE
43. Steep drop, as in prices : NOSEDIVE
45. "___ better to have loved …" : TIS
46. Pickle-to-be, slangily : CUKE
47. Ship's warning signal : FOGHORN
51. What a 54-Across may do to a matador : CHARGE
54. Matador's foe : TORO
55. Cattle call : MOO
56. Doozy : LULU
57. Iced tea garnish : LEMONTWIST
60. Awfully long time : AGES
61. "Heavens to Betsy!" : EGAD
62. Tighten, as laces : RETIE
63. Ritzy : POSH
64. Awfully long time : EONS
65. Acceptances : YESES
1. Take place : OCCUR
2. Batter's place : PLATE
3. Know the ___ : ROPES
4. Andy's raggedy pal : ANN
5. Audience troublemaker : HECKLER
6. What dispensaries dispense : DRUGS
7. Molecular bits : IONS
8. And so on, briefly : ETC
9. Large sailing vessel : SCHOONER
10. Thanksgiving vegetable : ACORNSQUASH
11. It's south of Florida : CUBA
12. Svelte : TRIM
13. "___ lively!" : STEP
18. Oboe part : REED
23. Silent assent : NOD
25. Soft drink that Norman Rockwell drew ads for : ORANGECRUSH
26. Fence openings : GATES
28. Property divider : HEDGE
29. Give the heave-ho : OUST
30. Turn into pulp : MASH
31. Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
32. "___ Lake" : SWAN
33. Cartoon possum : POGO
34. Greek love god : EROS
35. Irk : PEEVE
38. "Do the Right Thing" director, writer and actor : SPIKELEE
42. Prejudice : BIGOTRY
44. Searched for buried treasure : DUG
45. Shredded : TORN
47. Supermarket offerings : FOODS
48. Excludes : OMITS
49. W.W. II's ___ the Riveter : ROSIE
50. Memory joggers : NOTES
51. Applaud : CLAP
52. "Les Misérables" author : HUGO
53. Tavern mugfuls : ALES
54. I.R.S. agent, e.g. : TMAN
58. Source of an attitude : EGO
59. Pint-sized : WEE

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