New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2005

Author: David Quarfoot
Editor: Will Shortz
David Quarfoot
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The empty squares must be read as the word EMPTY.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Redeemable recyclables : EMPTYCANS
6. Military hqtrs.: Abbr. : CMD
9. Like some glasses, in a phrase : HALFEMPTY
14. "The Pearl Fishers" composer : BIZET
15. Yokohama yes : HAI
16. In progress : AFOOT
17. Eyes : OCULI
18. Nods, perhaps : OKS
19. Like rock's U2 : IRISH
20. Gen-___ : XER
21. Cheese dish : RAREBIT
24. Orch. section : STR
25. "___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
27. Green condiment : WASABI
28. Actress Grant : LEE
29. Fair : SOSO
30. Eye-opener? : ALARM
31. ___ avis : RARA
32. "Two Women" actress : LOREN
34. Precept : TENET
35. Loses ignominiously, on a game show : LEAVESEMPTYHANDED
39. ___ Systems, computer networking giant : CISCO
40. Green sauce : PESTO
41. A long time ago : ONCE
42. Wild West brothers : EARPS
44. Its motto is "Equality before the law": Abbr. : NEBR
48. "___ virtute me involvo": Horace : MEA
49. Entirely : INTOTO
50. Lampshade shade, perhaps : ECRU
51. One way to pick things up, for short : ESP
52. See 65-Across : STOMACH
54. Path to enlightenment : ZEN
55. Minutemen of the Atlantic Ten Conf. : UMASS
57. "Catch my drift?" : DIG
58. Vermont ski resort : OKEMO
60. Father figure? : PADRE
61. Brit. medal : DSO
62. Heavy weightlifters, maybe : HEMEN
63. Older couple's home, often : EMPTYNEST
64. Legis. title : SEN
65. With 52-Across, how to take some medications : ONANEMPTY
1. Moving aids, or a hint to this puzzle's theme : EMPTYBOXES
2. Originator of the phrase "Let the punishment fit the offense" : CICERO
3. Cool shades : AZURES
4. First word of Dante's "Inferno" : NEL
5. Roil : STIR
6. They often have four parts : CHORALES
7. Pledges, but not really : MAKESANEMPTYPROMISE
8. Oust from practice : DISBAR
9. Land that won its independence in 1804 : HAITI
10. It touches the Atlantic O. : AFR
11. Metropolis gal : LOISLANE
12. Promoted : FOSTERED
13. Statement not to worry about : EMPTYTHREAT
22. Sentient : AWARE
23. Its name is also its N.Y.S.E. symbol : IBM
26. Assuage : SOLACE
31. Fixed up : REDONE
33. Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
34. Big bang producer : TNT
35. One involved in a faceoff : LINESMAN
36. Bit of mischief : ESCAPADE
37. Geometrical figure : HEPTAGON
38. Part of Nasdaq: Abbr. : ASSOC
39. Fail, as in a search : COMEUPEMPTY
42. Tolkien creature : ENT
43. Conflicting : ATODDS
45. Itch's cause : ECZEMA
46. German port town : BREMEN
47. Push ahead, despite exhaustion : RUNONEMPTY
49. "The stage ___" : ISSET
53. Christmas sound : HOHO
56. A.C.T. takers : SRS
59. Scope : KEN

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