New York Times, Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Author: Howard Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
Howard Baker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Declines, with "out of" : OPTS
5. Professor says "Stocking stocker," pupil suggests ... : OSIER
10. Badlands formation : MESA
14. Mata ___ : HARI
15. Model glider material : BALSA
16. Still unfilled : OPEN
17. With 27-, 49- and 63-Across, the story behind 5-, 36-, 39- and 70-Across : MRIGGINSANDMISS
20. Public commotion : SCENE
21. Like much Vegas stagewear : GAUDY
22. Postgraduate field : LAW
23. Ramirez of "Spamalot" : SARA
25. 1040 entry : INCOME
27. See 17-Across : DOOLITTLE
32. Ready to rock : EAGER
33. Neighbor of Arg. : URU
34. Bonny young girl : WEELASS
36. Professor says "Qualifying races," pupil suggests ... : EATS
38. MGM motto ender : ARTIS
39. Professor says "Ax wielder," pupil suggests ... : EWER
43. Buzzard's fare : CARRION
45. Suffix with Brooklyn : ESE
46. Biblical witch's home : ENDOR
49. See 17-Across : ATTEMPTTO
52. Simple bit of plankton : DIATOM
54. Some reddish deer : ROES
55. "___ liebe dich" : ICH
56. Has in view, archaically : SEETH
60. "Twice as much for a nickel" sloganeer, once : PEPSI
63. See 17-Across : SOLVEACROSSWORD
66. Hodgepodge : OLIO
67. Like limousines : ROOMY
68. Un-P.C. suffix, to many : ETTE
69. "Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
70. Professor says "Equine restraint," pupil suggests ... : ALTER
71. Those, in Toledo : ESAS
1. Resistance units : OHMS
2. Parisian picnic spot : PARC
3. Goes for a spot on the team : TRIESOUT
4. Prepare to turn : SIGNAL
5. Kobe sash : OBI
6. Turned state's evidence : SANG
7. "Play it, Sam" speaker : ILSA
8. Genesis twin : ESAU
9. "Amazing" magician : RANDI
10. Soccer or hockey follower : MOM
11. Feature of TV's "The Fugitive" : EPILOG
12. Halvah ingredient : SESAME
13. Respond to a knock : ANSWER
18. Ex-Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
19. Force units : DYNES
24. Fighting it out : ATWAR
26. Docket item : CASE
27. Directly : DUE
28. "... ___ mouse?" : ORA
29. Earth, in sci-fi : TERRA
30. "___ ride" ("Don't change a thing") : LETIT
31. Poet whose work inspired "Cats" : ELIOT
35. Ed of "The Bronx Zoo" : ASNER
37. Kilt wearer : SCOT
40. Signs of leaks : WETSPOTS
41. Jocular suffix with "best" : EST
42. Flying Cloud automaker : REO
44. Came about : AROSE
46. "Speaking machine" developer : EDISON
47. Paris's "The Simple Life" co-star : NICOLE
48. Mexico's national flower : DAHLIA
50. Beatlesque dos : MOPS
51. Tiny : PEEWEE
53. Anne of "Archie Bunker's Place" : MEARA
57. Life sci. course : ECOL
58. Gait slower than a canter : TROT
59. Pentagonal plate : HOME
61. Madrid Mlle. : SRTA
62. Fateful day in the Roman senate : IDES
64. Solid geometry abbr. : VOL
65. Onetime U.A.R. member : SYR

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