New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Author: Dave Mackey
Editor: Will Shortz
Dave Mackey
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Mackey. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Birdbrain : NITWIT
7. Of the flock : LAIC
11. Inferior, as excuses go : SAD
14. Add value to : ENRICH
15. Norse epic : EDDA
16. Step on it : HIE
17. Solitaire card game : ROUGEETNOIR
19. Sapphic work : ODE
20. Wee hour : ONE
21. Pre-K enrollee : TOT
22. Spoke hesitatingly : HAWED
24. Pugs in gyms, at times : SHADOWBOXERS
28. Forcefully, in music : FURIOSO
31. Busy cowpoke : ROPER
32. 1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
33. Brooder : HEN
34. 4, on a phone : GHI
37. Good thing to build on : SOLIDFOUNDATION
42. Poli ___ : SCI
43. Response to a backrub : AAH
44. Gentle opening? : SOFTG
45. Québec's southern neighbors : ETATS
48. 52-Down part : BRISTLE
50. Initially : ATFIRSTBLUSH
53. 1983 Keaton comedy : MRMOM
54. Bank worry : RUN
55. Blood-typing system : ABO
58. Word repeated in the "Whiffenpoof Song" refrain : BAA
59. Cunard fleet member : LUXURYLINER
64. Collagen target : LIP
65. Greasy spoon sign : EATS
66. Poster stock : OAKTAG
67. Saucer contents, in brief? : ETS
68. Kind of support : TECH
69. Big blasts, for short : NTESTS
1. "Quo Vadis" role : NERO
2. Knowing, as something private : INON
3. Set straight : TRUE
4. Go nuts, with "out" : WIG
5. It's never in a neat order : ICE
6. Certain sorority members : THETAS
7. Slowly, on a score : LENTO
8. Stir : ADO
9. "Rise and Fall of ___ Amin" (1981 film) : IDI
10. "American Graffiti" extra : CARHOP
11. Item from a registry, perhaps : SHOWERGIFT
12. Good Samaritan : AIDER
13. Knight's list : DEEDS
18. List-starting words : TODO
23. Send packing : AXE
24. ___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
25. Worked a garden : HOED
26. House ___ : WREN
27. Source of interest : BOND
28. Something to kick up : FUSS
29. Summer Games org. : USOC
30. They show altitude : RELIEFMAPS
33. "Come again?" : HUH
35. Off-Broadway's "___ Baltimore" : HOTL
36. "A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
38. Dietary needs : FATS
39. Drying kiln : OAST
40. Tag sale proviso : ASIS
41. Peter of reggae : TOSH
46. Padre's hermano : TIO
47. Decorative band : ARMLET
48. Astigmatic's view : BLUR
49. "Guys and Dolls" is based on his writing : RUNYON
50. Mosey along : AMBLE
51. Red hair or freckles : TRAIT
52. Toiletry kit item : BRUSH
55. Social workers? : ANTS
56. Ready for the sack : BEAT
57. A.A. and A.A.A., for two : ORGS
60. Mideast federation: Abbr. : UAE
61. Band with the 1987 single "Dear God" : XTC
62. Part of a G.P.S. reading: Abbr. : LAT
63. Liked leader? : IKE

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