New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 140 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fix firmly : RIVET
6. April fools : GAGS
10. With 69-Across, split : SKIP
14. Top-notch : PRIMO
15. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
16. "Je t'___" (French words of endearment) : AIME
17. Adventurer ___ Polo : MARCO
18. Beatles meter maid : RITA
19. Itsy-bitsy biter : GNAT
20. Split : GETOUTOFDODGE
23. Cop's badge : SHIELD
25. Regret bitterly : RUE
26. Always, in verse : EER
27. Sweetie : HON
28. Perfect plots : EDENS
31. Engine hums : PURRS
33. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
35. ___ alai : JAI
36. Fuel additive : STP
37. Split : HEADFORTHEHILLS
43. A little freedom? : LIB
44. Darjeeling or oolong : TEA
45. Not having a thing out of place : NEAT
46. Lou Grant portrayer : ASNER
49. Gift of the Magi : MYRRH
51. Alias preceder : AKA
52. Sporty Pontiac : GTO
53. Give it a go : TRY
55. Penny metal : COPPER
57. Split : HITTHEHIGHWAY
61. Writer Rice : ANNE
62. Zeus' spouse : HERA
63. Soft leather : SUEDE
66. ___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
67. Like Death Valley : ARID
68. Eye opener : ALARM
69. See 10-Across : TOWN
70. Head honcho : BOSS
71. Takes a chance : DARES
1. Tach letters : RPM
2. Far-sighted investment, for short : IRA
3. Old Dominion : VIRGINIA
4. Mike holder : EMCEE
5. Play the piccolo : TOOTLE
6. Wise guy : GURU
7. Set down : ALIT
8. Crocs' kin : GATORS
9. Major miscue : SNAFU
10. Pudding starch : SAGO
11. More benevolent : KINDER
12. Photocopier, e.g. : IMAGER
13. Dies (out) : PETERS
21. Work for a jack-of-all-trades : ODDJOB
22. Third dimension : DEPTH
23. Persian potentate : SHAH
24. Pocket problem : HOLE
29. Musical gift : EAR
30. ___-gritty : NITTY
32. Words before "arms" or "the air" : UPIN
34. Indolent : IDLE
36. Frisk : SEARCH
38. Scottish inlet : FIRTH
39. The Zombies' "Tell ___ No" : HER
40. 2000, for one : LEAPYEAR
41. Water-skiing locale : LAKE
42. Headliner : STAR
46. Thunderstruck : AGHAST
47. Three sheets to the wind : STINKO
48. Secondhand : NOTNEW
49. "You're a lifesaver!" : MYHERO
50. "What a pity!" : HOWSAD
54. Recovery center : REHAB
56. Newswoman Zahn : PAULA
58. New driver, usually : TEEN
59. Tennessee's state flower : IRIS
60. Wanders aimlessly : GADS
64. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
65. Dash widths : EMS

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