New York Times, Thursday, July 27, 2006

Author: Ethan Friedman
Editor: Will Shortz
Ethan Friedman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Friedman. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In this schizophrenic puzzle about emperor penguins and daily newspapers, the answer for 46 Across can be either BLACK or WHITE. Each works for all the crossing clues.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "No kidding!" : ITSAFACT
9. ___ mama (rum drink) : BAHAMA
15. Enter full-force : LEAPINTO
16. One who skips church, maybe : ELOPER
17. Subjects of a hit 2005 documentary : EMPERORPENGUINS
19. Recess : APSE
20. Charge for using : LEASETO
21. Vegas V.I.P. : PITBOSS
26. High school class, informally : ECON
27. Part of an ear : COB
30. How 46-Across can be answered : TWICE
31. Setting for a check : CHESS
32. Most flamboyant : SHOWIEST
34. Con's opposite : PRO
35. Overstay one's welcome, e.g. : IMPOSE
36. "I can't he-e-ear you ...!" : LALALA
40. Currency exchange shop abbr. : USD
41. Architectural space above an arch : SPANDREL
43. Thomas of "That Girl" : MARLO
46. Shade of 17- and 57-Across : BLACK
47. Computer storage unit, informally : MEG
48. Plenty mad : IRED
49. Coquette's trait : COYNESS
51. Akin : SIMILAR
53. Double Stuf treat : OREO
57. Part of the press : DAILYNEWSPAPERS
62. Eventually : INTIME
63. Many a door feature : PEEPHOLE
64. Remove the pits from : DESEED
65. This answer and others : ACROSSES
1. Intestinal parts : ILEA
2. Sub : TEMP
3. Hardly geniuses : SAPS
4. Without ___ (silently) : APEEP
5. Wreath material : FIR
6. Julio to julio : ANO
7. Mid. : CTR
8. #1 : TOP
9. Elaine ___ of "Seinfeld" : BENES
10. Bit of scum : ALGA
11. Census unit : HOUSEHOLD
12. Each : APIECE
13. "The Freshmaker" candy : MENTOS
14. Some insurance frauds : ARSONS
18. "Or ___!" : ELSE
22. "Yes, indeed!" : ITISSO
23. English professor's wear, stereotypically : TWEED
24. Again, in music : BIS
25. When the Sup. Court's new term begins : OCT
27. TV juggernaut started 10/6/2000 : CSI
28. Eponymous physicist : OHM
29. Dizzy Gillespie specialty : BOP
31. Construction site sights : CRANKS
33. "You don't believe me?" : WOULDILIE
34. Home, for one : PLACE
37. Coat part : ARM
38. Gen. Robert E. ___ : LEE
39. Math subj. : ALG
41. Not open : SLY
42. Skewer : PAN
43. Erred on : MISDID
44. French rocket : ARIANE
45. Sends, as payment : REMITS
46. Had on one's back : BORE
49. Punished with a stick : CANED
50. Second-year collegians, informally : SOPHS
52. Old ___, Conn. : LYME
54. Olds oldies : REOS
55. Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
56. Sweet suffixes? : OSES
58. New Deal org. : WPA
59. Instant, in slang : SEC
60. Each : PER
61. Mil. address : APO

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