New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC
4. Traffic tie-up : SNARL
9. Morning hour : TENAM
14. Actor Gulager : CLU
15. Playful sprite : PIXIE
16. Throat dangler : UVULA
17. Alphabetic trio : CDE
18. 38-Across, in a sense : ACEOFSPADES
20. Decides one will : OPTSTO
22. Afternoon social : TEA
23. Request to a switchboard oper. : EXT
24. Secular : LAIC
25. Composer of the "Brandenburg Concertos," in brief : JSBACH
28. 38-Across, in a sense : ALPHAMALE
31. Throw out : OUST
35. Verdi aria : ERITU
36. Squanders : WASTES
38. 1964 #1 hit by the Shangri-Las ... or this puzzle's theme : LEADEROFTHEPACK
42. Excite : AROUSE
43. Italian flowers : FIORI
44. Mural site : WALL
45. 38-Across, in a sense : DENMOTHER
49. Personify : EMBODY
52. Five-star : AONE
53. Letters before a pseudonym : AKA
56. U.R.L. ending : ORG
57. "Uncle" of old TV : MILTIE
59. 38-Across, in a sense : MARLBOROMAN
63. Former Vladimir Putin org. : KGB
64. Zhou ___ : ENLAI
65. Being of service : UTILE
66. Funnyman Philips : EMO
67. Seat that may have a swivel top : STOOL
68. All-night trucker's aid : NODOZ
69. Tibetan beast : YAK
1. Soft drink since 1905 : RCCOLA
2. Friend since high school, say : OLDPAL
3. Place for chalk : CUETIP
4. Petty quarrel : SPAT
5. One-named singer for the 1960s Velvet Underground : NICO
6. Firefighter's tool : AXE
7. Resort city that shares its name with a Duran Duran hit : RIO
8. Did not disturb : LEFTBE
9. Rapper Shakur : TUPAC
10. "Little" '60s singer : EVA
11. Hosiery shade : NUDE
12. Third baseman Rodriguez : ALEX
13. Schooner part : MAST
19. Pirate's domain : SEA
21. Plan : SCHEDULE
25. Mil. plane's boosted launch : JATO
26. Discarded: Var. : SLUFFED
27. Setting for TV's "House" : HOSPITAL
29. War god on Olympus : ARES
30. Muddy area : MIRE
32. Actress Hagen : UTA
33. Jiffy : SEC
34. "Naughty!" : TSK
36. Often-misused pronoun : WHOM
37. Prefix with space : AERO
38. Murphy's is well known : LAW
39. Period to remember : ERA
40. Gmail alternative : AOL
41. Microscopic : TINY
45. Area connected to a kennel : DOGRUN
46. Computer user's shortcut : HOTKEY
47. Conundrum : ENIGMA
48. Adidas competitor : REEBOK
50. It merged with Exxon : MOBIL
51. "What's shakin', ___?" : BRO
53. Skunk River city : AMES
54. Categorical imperative philosopher : KANT
55. Guthrie who sang about Alice : ARLO
57. Opposite of bueno : MALO
58. "Mockingbird" singer Foxx, 1963 : INEZ
60. Southeast Asian language : LAO
61. Oklahoma native : OTO
62. Prefix with afternoon : MID

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