New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
6. Rx, for short : SCRIP
11. Fed. holiday, often : MON
14. Not just question : GRILL
15. Evidence of pain : TEARS
16. So-so grade : CEE
17. Part 1 of a snarky quote by 54-Across : IDGIVEYOUMY
19. D.C. clock setting : EDT
20. Admiral Bobby who directed the N.S.A. under Jimmy Carter : INMAN
21. Unwordy : LACONIC
23. Prime status : ONEA
24. Photo ___ : OPS
27. Sibling of 54-Across : HARPO
28. With 53-Across, noted comedy group, in brief : MARX
29. Geisel's pen name : SEUSS
32. ___-chef (kitchen #2) : SOUS
33. "It's nobody ___ business" : ELSES
35. Picks off, as a pass : SNAGS
37. Proposal fig. : EST
38. Middle of the quote : SEATBUTIM
41. Take steps : ACT
44. Showed fright : PALED
45. ___ Ark : NOAHS
49. "Cheers" character : NORM
51. Baseball exec Bud : SELIG
53. See 28-Across : BROS
54. Speaker of the quote : CHICO
56. General on Chinese menus : TSO
57. Celeb fired in 2007 : IMUS
58. Pale yellow Danish cheese : HAVARTI
61. Ribbed, like corduroy : WALED
63. Japanese waist material? : OBI
64. End of the quote : SITTINGINIT
68. Narrow inlet : RIA
69. Some are Dutch : OVENS
70. Web mag : EZINE
71. N.L. insignia : STL
72. Iran-contra name : NORTH
73. Prepare to fire again : REAIM
1. ___ Friday's : TGI
2. 1st or 2nd, e.g. : ORDINAL
3. Parties to a contract : SIGNERS
4. Punch lines, e.g. : CLIMAXES
5. Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
6. Farm enclosure : STY
7. Golden parachute receiver, maybe: Abbr. : CEO
8. Actor Julia : RAUL
9. Rombauer of cookery : IRMA
10. Coll. course : PSYCH
11. Tennis star-turned-analyst : MCENROE
12. Antigone's father : OEDIPUS
13. What you pay : NETCOST
18. Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
22. Western treaty grp. : OAS
23. Cockney's abode : OME
25. Apothecary tool : PESTLE
26. Snowbirds' destination : SUNBELT
30. Some OPEC officials : SAUDIS
31. ___ Snorkel of the funnies : SGT
34. National Chicken Mo. : SEP
36. Thing to confess : SIN
39. Some batteries : AAS
40. Put into action : MOBILIZE
41. Firmly ties (to) : ANCHORS
42. Share digs : COHABIT
43. Worth bubkes : TRIVIAL
46. Yerevan's land : ARMENIA
47. Master escapologist : HOUDINI
48. Radiator sound : SSS
50. Longtime Elton John label : MCA
52. Cap's partner : GOWN
55. Bean on-screen : ORSON
59. Record for later viewing : TIVO
60. Anatomical canal : ITER
62. Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
65. "We know drama" channel : TNT
66. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
67. Pro ___ (for now) : TEM

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