New York Times, Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} Scrabble average: 2.10 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. No stranger to the slopes : SKIBUM
7. Bun : ROLL
11. Sporty auto, for short : JAG
14. Tried one's hand (at) : HADAGO
15. Mongolia's home : ASIA
16. Cigarette's end : ASH
17. Semiautobiographical Bob Fosse film : ALLTHATJAZZ
19. Tai ___ (meditative martial art) : CHI
20. "Saturday Night Live" bit : SKIT
21. Schnoz : BEAK
22. Creature from the forest moon of Endor : EWOK
24. Country singer Tucker : TANYA
26. Blacken on the barbecue : CHAR
28. Laid up : ABED
30. "Brokeback Mountain" director Lee : ANG
31. "Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
33. "Lord of the Rings" studio : NEWLINE
35. River along the Quai d'Orsay : SEINE
37. Highlander's textile pattern : TARTAN
38. A.L. M.V.P. in 2003, 2005 and 2007 : ALEXRODRIGUEZ
41. Trumpeted : BLARED
42. Things to whistle : TUNES
43. New Jersey's ___ Air Force Base : MCGUIRE
45. Bogey beater : PAR
46. Certain NCO : SFC
49. "Getting close" : WARM
50. Arizona birthplace of Cesar Chavez : YUMA
52. More cunning : SLYER
54. It's a piece of work : TASK
56. Decisive defeat : ROUT
58. Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
59. Part of a coffee service : URN
60. 1970s joint U.S./Soviet space project : APOLLOSOYUZ
63. Sharp turn : ZAG
64. Ilk : TYPE
65. "___ Bells" : JINGLE
66. Suffix with modern : IZE
67. Former mates : EXES
68. Followed orders : OBEYED
1. Daisy developed by Luther Burbank : SHASTA
2. Brand name in dog food : KALKAN
3. In neutral : IDLING
4. Loco : BATTY
5. "Yecch!" : UGH
6. Ancient land along the Dead Sea : MOAB
7. Eastern prince : RAJAH
8. Resident of Japan's "second city" : OSAKAN
9. Claiborne of fashion : LIZ
10. Loll : LAZE
11. Supporter of the House of Stuart : JACOBITE
12. Namesake of a branch of Judaism : ASHKENAZ
13. 4, on a keypad : GHI
18. Modern dance music originating in Detroit : TECHNO
23. The Beatles' "I Am the ___" : WALRUS
25. Only son of Czar Nicholas II : ALEXEI
27. Eye part : RETINA
29. Cub's place : DEN
32. Hang on the line : AIRDRY
34. Exactas and trifectas : WAGERS
35. Blood fluids : SERUMS
36. Summer hrs. along the Atlantic : EDT
38. The Rock : ALCATRAZ
39. Georgia city or college : LAGRANGE
40. Drag performer with a wax likeness in New York's Madame Tussauds : RUPAUL
41. Audi competitor : BMW
44. It was divided by the Iron Curtain : EUROPE
46. Alignment of the sun, earth and moon, e.g. : SYZYGY
47. Punishing rod : FERULE
48. Loco : CRAZED
51. Lawn diggers : MOLES
53. Spaghetti western director Sergio : LEONE
55. Actress Winslet : KATE
57. Hitler : Germany :: ___ : Japan : TOJO
59. Gun in an action film : UZI
61. Eucharist vessel : PYX
62. Sis or bro : SIB

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