New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 2006

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Commercial : SPOT
5. Storm-bringing wind in Hawaii : KONA
9. Card game similar to Texas Hold'em : OMAHA
14. ___ Stadium, sports venue since 1997 : ASHE
15. Help when one shouldn't : ABET
16. Rice ___ : PILAF
17. School specializing in multiplication? : TIMESHIGH
19. Not to be missed : AMUST
20. Sisyphus' punishment, in myth? : STONEROLLING
22. Didn't measure up : PALED
24. John Denver's "Thank God ___ Country Boy" : IMA
25. Hero : SUB
27. Blatant deception : CHARADE
30. Artsy one : ESTHETE
33. Kitty mitt : PAW
34. Tenor Carreras : JOSE
36. Riding : AHORSE
37. What almost every pro golfer wants to do? : BEATTIGER
39. Laughable : ABSURD
42. Egg holders: Abbr. : CTNS
43. Heat meas. : BTU
46. Bauble : TRINKET
48. Even smaller : TEENIER
50. It's a welcome site : MAT
51. Very active Japanese volcano : ASO
53. Mullally of "Will & Grace" : MEGAN
54. Group of round shapes, in geometry? : CIRCLEFAMILY
59. City near Dayton : XENIA
60. What 17-, 20-, 37- and 54-Across flip-flop on? : THEISSUES
63. Attack locale : FRONT
64. Hospital supplies : SERA
65. Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
66. It appears in droves : LONGO
67. Olympian archer : EROS
68. Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
1. ___ score : SAT
2. Pitchfork-shaped letter : PSI
3. Current rule : OHMSLAW
4. Move unsteadily : TEETER
5. Sportswriter/editor Roger : KAHN
6. Playwright's award : OBIE
7. Pola of the silents : NEGRI
8. In : ATHOME
9. Fire ___ : OPAL
10. Noted woman? : MIMI
11. Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
12. Exhibits courage : HASGUTS
13. Back of the boat : AFT
18. Float preparer, maybe : SODAJERK
21. Cheesy pasta dish : LASAGNE
22. Narc's find : PCP
23. "Just as I thought!" : AHA
26. Garden visitor, perhaps : BEE
28. Negotiate with success : DOADEAL
29. Biblical suffix : EST
31. Caption for a tournament round of four : THESEMIS
32. Old TV knob: Abbr. : HOR
35. Mail Boxes ___ : ETC
37. Dog holder : BUN
38. Addams Family cousin : ITT
39. Store convenience, for short : ATM
40. Mexican laborer doing seasonal work in the U.S. : BRACERO
41. Audit, as a class : SITINON
43. More than just giggles : BIGYUKS
44. With 45-Down, beverage dispenser : TEA
45. See 44-Down : URN
47. Dreaded fly : TSETSE
49. Wrestling hold : NELSON
52. "A Jury ___ Peers" (classic short story) : OFHER
55. Cabal : RING
56. Censor of ancient Rome : CATO
57. Designed for flying : AERO
58. Unaccounted-for G.I.'s : MIAS
59. Former grid org. : XFL
61. Byronic "before" : ERE
62. Egg holder : SAC

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