New York Times, Saturday, July 3, 2004

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Berlin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Better Business Bureau concerns : SCAMS
6. Hefty competition : GLAD
10. What someone who is out might be in : COMA
14. Put through the mill? : PUREE
15. Legal cover-up? : ROBE
16. Robert Burns title starter : AULD
17. 1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
18. Member of a small family : ONLYCHILD
20. "Six Degrees of Separation" family name : KITTREDGE
22. Suitor's presentation : ROSES
23. Where to spend birr : ETHIOPIA
24. John of Parliament : LOO
25. It's projected : MOVINGPICTURE
30. Browsers' place : THENET
32. Sturdy building material : OAK
33. Pique experience? : SNIT
34. Make a stink? : ROT
35. Density symbol, in physics : RHO
37. It may follow an etym. : DEF
39. Ottoman officer : AGA
40. Utter : EMIT
42. Special ability : ESP
44. Burrowing animal : WOMBAT
46. Mysterious letter writer, maybe : SECRETADMIRER
49. Lyricist Dubin and others : ALS
50. Come this close : JUSTMISS
53. Take, as a life : CLAIM
56. Humored : CATEREDTO
57. Curved wall used as a stage background : CYCLORAMA
59. Actress Georgia ___ of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ENGEL
60. "Flower Petal Gown" sculptor : ERTE
61. Not easily angered : EVEN
62. Surgical tube : STENT
63. Ones that may get ticked? : DEER
64. Gathering suffix : FEST
65. "Me, too" : SODOI
1. Sudden increase : SPIKE
2. Get the job done : CUTIT
3. Putting two and two together, say : ARITHMETIC
4. Bring up : MENTION
5. Pirate : SEAROVER
6. "Beethoven" star, 1992 : GRODIN
7. Time of many a fairy tale : LONGAGO
8. Good enough to 2-Down : ABLE
9. "The Partridge Family" actress : DEY
10. Collusion : CAHOOTS
11. Votes overseas : OUIS
12. M.'s counterpart : MLLE
13. Contributes : ADDS
19. Swamp thing : CROC
21. Bad words : EPITHETS
24. "Me, too" : LIKEWISE
26. See 51-Down : PAD
27. Not mincing words? : UNABRIDGED
28. European capital : RIGA
29. Virginie, e.g. : ETAT
30. Dos into seis : TRES
31. "If a ___ is happy, it cannot fit too close": O. Henry : HOME
36. Mama bear, in Madrid : OSA
38. Keep : FORTRESS
41. It can be semi-attached : TRAILER
43. "The Murder Room" novelist : PDJAMES
45. Token : MEMENTO
47. Kids' TV character voiced by Kevin Clash : ELMO
48. One of "Them" : MUTANT
51. With 26-Down, it may be used in a pool : STENO
52. Longtime Chicago Symphony conductor : SOLTI
53. Sent a duplicate, briefly : CCED
54. Invention of Hermes, supposedly : LYRE
55. ___ gratuit (something done without apparent motive) : ACTE
56. Give up, slangily : CAVE
58. Make calls : REF

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