New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 2005

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 215 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. It's surrounded by walls : MESA
5. Place for change : TILL
9. A Marx brother : CHICO
14. Canned : AXED
15. Nebraska City is its county seat : OTOE
16. Capital city surrounding the Lake of the Restored Sword : HANOI
17. Clearly doing evil : UPTONOGOODATALL
20. Fate : LOT
21. "I heard you! I heard you!" : OKOK
22. Combat zones : ARENAS
23. It gets plastered : LATH
25. "That steams me!" : IMMAD
27. Opposite of sans : AVEC
29. Deaden : OBTUND
31. Pokémon, for one : FAD
34. Play group : CAST
35. Take away : LESS
36. Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
38. At issue : UPFORDISCUSSION
41. "Irish Lullaby" starter : TOORA
42. Chug-a-lug : GULP
43. View all over : OGLE
44. Get it wrong : ERR
45. Big enough fish : KEEPER
47. Home for hippopotamuses : NILE
48. It may be perfect : TENSE
49. Like a gin fizz : ICED
51. Incentive : CARROT
54. Brand for a pasta lover : RAGU
56. Alias : AKA
59. Alee : AWAYFROMTHEWIND
62. Scads, after "a" : LOTOF
63. Poverty : WANT
64. Completely uninteresting : ARID
65. Caramel-topped desserts : FLANS
66. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
67. Comes down with : GETS
1. Stake driver : MAUL
2. Public show, for short : EXPO
3. Takes, without being completely happy about it : SETTLESFOR
4. Hurry-scurry : ADO
5. Rooted : TOOKHOLD
6. "Let ___" ("Quit worrying") : ITGO
7. Cry in Metropolis while pointing … and a hint to this puzzle's theme : LOOKITSSUPERMAN
8. Generous, creative, but bossy type, so it's said : LEO
9. Party game : CHARADES
10. Couldn't take : HATED
11. "Back ___ hour" : INAN
12. RC, e.g. : COLA
13. Stops squeaking : OILS
18. "Just the opposite!" : NOT
19. "Confound it!" : DAMN
24. Stage presence : ACTOR
26. Mover or shaker? : MUSCLE
27. Well-tuned : ACUTE
28. Contrail content : VAPOR
30. Quiet colors : BEIGES
31. Kitchen appliance : FRIGIDAIRE
32. Beach locale : ATOLL
33. Charitable organization, often : DONEE
37. In sync : ASONE
39. Skimmers' skimmings : RAKEOFFS
40. Goalposts : UPRIGHTS
46. ___'acte : ENTR
48. Check for fit : TRYON
50. Nod, maybe : CUE
51. Young whale : CALF
52. Military acronym : AWOL
53. Pro ___ : RATA
55. 79 for gold, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
57. Like a polo shirt : KNIT
58. Stirs in : ADDS
60. Be shy : OWE
61. Jokester : WAG

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