New York Times, Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Popular pens : BICS
5. No trouble : EASY
9. Stopped dead : FROZE
14. Gray's subj. : ANAT
15. It may be gray : AREA
16. Upscale wheels : LEXUS
17. Split (with) : SEVERTIES
19. Not straight : ATILT
20. Old brand advertised by Bucky Beaver : IPANA
21. Level : TIER
23. Devil's take? : DUE
24. N.L. cap stitching : STL
25. Showing no pity : REMORSELESS
29. Minos' land : CRETE
31. Status ___ : QUO
32. Actor Morales : ESAI
34. Investigator, at times : TAIL
37. Treated roughly : PAWED
41. Names hidden in 17-, 25-, 51- and 65-Across (twice in the last of these) : LADYTENNISSTARS
44. Primitive fishing tool : SPEAR
45. "Awright!" : YEAH
46. "Java" blower : HIRT
47. Public works project : DAM
49. Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
51. "I can't find a thing to watch!" : NOTHINGISON
56. Cable choice : TNT
59. Avian source of red meat : EMU
60. Come down hard : POUR
61. Radical Hoffman : ABBIE
63. Hawked items : WARES
65. Procedure for a burn victim, perhaps : SKINGRAFT
68. Rush-hour subway action : SHOVE
69. Marketing intro? : TELE
70. It goes in the middle of the table : ANTE
71. Deviated, in a way : YAWED
72. Did too much : ODED
73. Breyers rival : EDYS
1. Amount from which to figure sale profit : BASIS
2. Ham-fisted : INEPT
3. Procession : CAVALCADE
4. British gun : STEN
5. Put away : EAT
6. "Exodus" hero : ARI
7. Take care of : SEETO
8. Late name in Mideast politics : YASIR
9. Eruptions : FLAREUPS
10. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
11. Rust, e.g. : OXIDE
12. Relatives of the Xhosa : ZULUS
13. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
18. Not turning up much : RARE
22. Shingle abbr. : ESQ
26. Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
27. Labor leader George : MEANY
28. Can't abide : LOATHE
30. Mideast capital : RIYADH
32. Golfer called "the Big Easy" : ELS
33. Tree yield : SAP
35. Having four sharps : INE
36. ___ poker (bar game) : LIARS
38. Pajama part : WAISTBAND
39. Boot one : ERR
40. Summer hrs. : DST
42. Knocked around : TRAIPSED
43. Send off : SHOO
48. Telephone trigram : MNO
50. Run producer : SNAG
51. Breezily informative : NEWSY
52. City on the Missouri : OMAHA
53. "One L" author : TUROW
54. Zest : GUSTO
55. Ticked off : IRKED
57. Peachy-keen : NIFTY
58. Parisian thinkers? : TETES
62. Highlands hillside : BRAE
64. Party time, maybe : EVE
66. ___ du Diable : ILE
67. ___ Brooks, 1950's-60's "Meet the Press" moderator : NED

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