New York Times, Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Author: Jill Winslow
Editor: Will Shortz
Jill Winslow
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJUXYZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Winslow. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pet rocks, once : FAD
4. Prebirth event : SHOWER
10. Message runner : PAGE
14. Top-of-the-charts number : ONE
15. It may come before the end of a sentence : PAROLE
16. Not get merely by accident : EARN
17. Intermittent, as a relationship : ONAGAINOFFAGAIN
20. Host of a nightly TV show taped in Burbank : LENO
21. Sunburned : RED
22. Lift the spirits of : ELATE
23. Spearheaded : LED
25. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
27. Leaves the main topic temporarily : ISOFFONATANGENT
35. Playground retort : CANSO
36. Pub deliveries : ALES
37. Apply brakes to : SLOW
38. Org. with audits : IRS
39. Gearbox option : REVERSE
42. Day of anticipation : EVE
43. ___-do-well : NEER
45. One you dig the most : FAVE
46. More exquisite : FINER
48. Start to exit an Interstate : GETONTHEOFFRAMP
51. Old El ___ (food brand) : PASO
52. Simile connection : ASA
53. Fall bloom : ASTER
56. Resinous tree : FIR
58. Stick it in your ear : QTIP
62. Trade places ... or a hint to parts of 17-, 27- and 48-Across : SWITCHPOSITIONS
66. Smuggler's unit : KILO
67. Francis of old game shows : ARLENE
68. Show hosts, for short : MCS
69. Dish simmered in a pot : STEW
70. Negotiator's refusal : NODEAL
71. Dig in : EAT
1. Jester : FOOL
2. Rice who wrote "The Vampire Chronicles" : ANNE
3. College V.I.P. : DEAN
4. Place to relax : SPA
5. Arrangement of locks : HAIRDO
6. River of Normandy : ORNE
7. Alternative to an iron : WOOD
8. Little help? : ELF
9. Whistle blower, in brief : REF
10. Limbs for movie pirates : PEGLEGS
11. Tiny battery : AAAA
12. Sand : GRIT
13. Feminine suffix : ENNE
18. Uses an iron or a 7-Down, say : GOLFS
19. Time in earth's history : AEON
24. Get an ___ effort : EFOR
25. Quadraphonic halved : STEREO
26. Scottish miss : LASS
27. Last step at a bakery : ICING
28. Delhi wrap: Var. : SAREE
29. Beginning : ONSET
30. Arizona tribe : NAVAHO
31. Pain reliever brand : ALEVE
32. ___ Kagan, Obama nominee to the Supreme Court : ELENA
33. Caesar's nine : NOVEM
34. Impudent nobody : TWERP
40. Terrestrial salamanders : EFTS
41. Bad grades : EFFS
44. Aid for skiing uphill : ROPETOW
47. Modern dweller in ancient Ur : IRAQI
49. Crack officer? : NARC
50. Hot breakfast cereal : FARINA
53. Questions : ASKS
54. Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
55. Scrabble piece : TILE
56. Bow out of a poker hand : FOLD
57. "Now it's clear" : ISEE
59. Big book : TOME
60. Member of a Pre-Columbian empire : INCA
61. It's attention-getting : PSST
63. ___ Solo, Harrison Ford role : HAN
64. Voting yes : PRO
65. ___ Aviv : TEL

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