New York Times, Monday, August 21, 2006

Author: Elayne Cantor
Editor: Will Shortz
Elayne Cantor
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Cantor. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Capital of Tibet : LHASA
6. [Oh, my heavens!] : GASP
10. "Get lost, kitty!" : SCAT
14. String ties : BOLOS
15. Sharif of film : OMAR
16. Tiny bit : IOTA
17. Sound after a tear is shed : SNIFF
18. Shoestring : LACE
19. Unappetizing food : GLOP
20. Parental demand #1 : GETOFFTHEPHONE
23. Major leaguer : PRO
24. British rocker Brian : ENO
25. Actor Beatty : NED
26. Sheet of ice : FLOE
29. Putin's rejection : NYET
32. Sets (down) : LAYS
34. Parachute part : CORD
35. Grooved on : DUG
36. Lobbying grp. : PAC
37. Parental demand #2 : CLEANUPYOURROOM
43. General at Appomattox : LEE
44. ___ favor (please, in Spanish) : POR
45. Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
46. "Gee willikers!" : GOSH
48. Surmounting : ATOP
49. "Hey ? you!" : PSST
50. Cousin of "ruff!" : ARF
51. Column's counterpart : ROW
53. "Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
55. Parental demand #3 : DOYOURHOMEWORK
61. Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
62. Long car, for short : LIMO
63. Construction piece : IBEAM
65. Salon job : PERM
66. Mishmash : OLIO
67. Fine thread : LISLE
68. Sequoia, for one : TREE
69. New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
70. Kid's response to 20-, 37- and 55-Across : LATER
1. Abbr. on a dumbbell : LBS
2. ___ Kong : HONG
3. "That's ___!" (debate retort) : ALIE
4. Plays down, as an issue : SOFTPEDALS
5. In reference to : ASFOR
6. Sport with woods and Woods : GOLF
7. Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
8. Scented pouch : SACHET
9. Fuss over oneself : PREEN
10. [Isn't he dreamy?!] : SIGH
11. Massachusetts, e.g., before 1776 : COLONY
12. Makes amends : ATONES
13. Not live : TAPED
21. Dipping dish : FONDUE
22. Like Peary's explorations : POLAR
26. Govt. media watchdog : FCC
27. Chat room joke response : LOL
28. Miner's load : ORE
30. Nope's counterpart : YUP
31. Pharaoh's land : EGYPT
33. Woe on an observation deck : ACROPHOBIA
36. Lilac or violet : PURPLE
38. India's first P.M. : NEHRU
39. Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
40. Green-lights : OKS
41. Surgery sites, for short : ORS
42. "Welcome" site : MAT
46. Worker with an apron : GROCER
47. From way back when : OFYORE
48. For some time : AWHILE
50. Skillful : ADEPT
52. Synthetic fiber : ORLON
54. "Where there's ___ ..." : AWILL
56. "This one's ___!" : ONME
57. Fail to mention : OMIT
58. Dairy farm sounds : MOOS
59. Take a break : REST
60. Cabbagelike vegetable : KALE
64. Mal de ___ : MER

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