New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 2005

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 175 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Worthless : NOCOUNT
8. Spears, e.g. : POPSTAR
15. It's now less than half its 1960 size : ARALSEA
16. Acting : ONSTAGE
17. Search : PATDOWN
18. Academic : LEARNED
19. 1974 kidnap grp. : SLA
20. Hard to get to : STOIC
22. Depression-era figure : OKIE
23. Send, in a way : TELEX
26. Marine park attraction : ORCA
27. Withhold : DENY
28. Split : EXITED
30. Cousin of atmo- : AER
31. Part of a box : EDGE
32. Cheated : RANAROUND
34. Some services : MASSES
35. Come by : OBTAIN
41. Candy since 1925 : MRGOODBAR
44. "___ silly ?" : ASKA
48. Onetime popular T-shirt icon : MAO
49. Epitome of gentleness : BREEZE
50. Rumble weapon : SHIV
51. Sterile : ARID
53. 1973 Best Supporting Actress : ONEAL
54. Table setting? : MESA
55. New Hampshire's state flower : LILAC
57. F.D.R. initiative : NRA
58. What a celibate will do : ABSTAIN
60. Religious passage : NARTHEX
63. Steel work : ROMANCE
64. Gonzaga University site : SPOKANE
65. Silly tricks : APERIES
66. Secure, as online financial transmissions : ENCODED
1. Modern music source : NAPSTER
2. Part of a third degree, maybe : ORALEXAM
3. Resort island with a noted seal colony : CATALINA
4. Familiar : OLD
5. Military supporter, for short : USO
6. Latest : NEWS
7. Too much, in music : TANTO
8. Bomb squad member : POLICEDOG
9. Like some garages : ONECAR
10. Program interrupter, briefly : PSA
11. Took serious steps : STRODE
12. Bombed : TANKED
13. Getting on : AGEING
14. Photographer's concern : REDEYE
21. Yves Saint Laurent's birthplace : ORAN
24. Touchdown data : ETAS
25. Some voters : XERS
29. Forest parent : DOE
33. Trainees at Parris Island, S.C. : USMARINES
36. Short cut : BOB
37. Snapper rival : TORO
38. Former British colony in Arabia : ADEN
39. Victim's holler : IBEENHAD
40. Early Christian convert : NAZARENE
42. Muddy : ROIL
43. Chilling, so to speak : RELAXED
44. Capital east of Khartoum : ASMARA
45. 1984 Cyndi Lauper hit : SHEBOP
46. Valentine candy message : KISSME
47. Personification : AVATAR
48. Bad feeling : MALICE
52. Segment from "The Nutcracker" : DANSE
56. One with many hands, informally : CAPN
59. Gracklelike bird : ANI
61. 1990's sitcom that for one full season was aired live : ROC
62. Ref's call : TKO

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