New York Times, Monday, May 7, 2012

Author: Guy Tabachnick
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JMQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tabachnick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Shaggy's nickname for his canine friend : SCOOB
6. Winnie-the-___ : POOH
10. Did cartoons, e.g. : DREW
14. "A Fish Called ___" : WANDA
15. The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
16. Letter before kappa : IOTA
17. Less friendly : ICIER
18. Mexican money : PESO
19. Hgts. : ALTS
20. Rapper who came to prominence as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan : GHOSTFACEKILLAH
23. Karate teacher : SENSEI
24. Pianist's practice piece : ETUDE
25. Former Republican-turned-Democratic senator from Pennsylvania : ARLENSPECTER
30. Blouse undergarment : BRA
33. Suffix with absorb : ENT
34. Skylit rooms : ATRIA
35. Little 'uns : RUGRATS
38. Mouths, slangily : KISSERS
40. Neither this nor that : OTHER
41. 104, in old Rome : CIV
42. "You betcha!" : YEP
43. Form of sparring : SHADOWBOXING
48. Golf legend Sam : SNEAD
49. Kitt who sang "Santa Baby" : EARTHA
53. Whiskey or vodka : DISTILLEDSPIRIT
57. Tulsa's home: Abbr. : OKLA
58. Potpourri : OLIO
59. Intends (to) : PLANS
60. ___ moss : PEAT
61. Dispatched : SENT
62. Skip over, as a vowel : ELIDE
63. Roof overhang : EAVE
64. Focus for an arborist : TREE
65. Screenwriter Ephron : DELIA
1. Drinks from a flask, say : SWIGS
2. Storage for fast Web page retrieval : CACHE
3. "America's Finest News Source," with "The" : ONION
4. Ukrainian port whose staircase is a setting for "The Battleship Potemkin" : ODESSA
5. Trade : BARTER
6. "Come to ___" : PAPA
7. Words below the Lincoln Memorial : ONECENT
8. Beginnings : ONSETS
9. Begin a tryst : HOOKUP
10. Language offshoots : DIALECTS
11. Go round and round : ROLL
12. Blues singer James : ETTA
13. Laundry : WASH
21. ___-O-Fish (McDonald's sandwich) : FILET
22. Outputs of brainstorming : IDEAS
26. Nav. rank : ENS
27. Deuce topper : TREY
28. What Dubliners call their homeland : EIRE
29. Speak with laryngitis, say : RASP
30. Homies : BROS
31. Hitter of 714 home runs : RUTH
32. Ottoman official : AGHA
36. It leans to the right : REDSTATE
37. Rice-___ : ARONI
38. "Kid-tested, mother-approved" cereal : KIX
39. Brown, Dartmouth, etc. : IVIES
41. Opiate often used in cough syrup : CODEINE
44. Lament of the defeated : WELOST
45. One playing hoops : BALLER
46. Snoozed : NAPPED
47. Cover on the front of a car : GRILLE
50. One might be made of bread crumbs : TRAIL
51. Language of India : HINDI
52. Confused : ATSEA
53. Extraordinary, in slang : DOPE
54. European-based furniture giant : IKEA
55. Bulgarian or Czech : SLAV
56. Focus lovingly (on) : DOTE

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