New York Times, Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Employment : JOB
4. Goes on the offense : ATTACKS
11. Churchill's "so few": Abbr. : RAF
14. Tool that's swung : AXE
15. Distance an arrow flies : BOWSHOT
16. Plumbing joint : ELL
17. Collar wearer : PET
18. Start of a Groucho quip : IVEHADA
19. Honey maker : BEE
20. Put on the books : ENACT
22. Chinese writer ___ Yutang : LIN
23. Tibet's Forbidden City : LHASA
25. Quip, part 2 : PERFECTLY
28. Lofty lines : ODES
31. Throat bug : STREP
32. Local bond, familiarly : MUNI
36. Actor/director Branagh : KENNETH
38. In need of a Band-Aid, say : SKINNED
40. Dickens's Edwin : DROOD
41. Desert bloomers : CACTI
42. Quip, part 3 : WONDERFUL
48. Ballroom dance move : DIP
51. Bit of kindergarten learning : AEIOU
52. Enlistee: Abbr. : PVT
55. Commercial prefix with vision : UNI
56. Quip, part 4 : EVENING
58. Western treaty grp. : OAS
59. SALT concern : NTEST
61. Congressional divide : AISLE
63. Quip, part 5 : BUTTHIS
66. End of the quip : WASNTIT
68. Investment firm worker : ANALYST
69. Tyrannize : OPPRESS
70. Did a cobbling job : RESOLED
71. "Forget it!" : NOSIREE
1. Make fun of : JAPE
2. Yoke wearers : OXEN
3. Test model : BETA
4. Grab ___ (eat on the run) : ABITE
5. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
6. Last of a dozen : TWELFTH
7. More gray : ASHIER
8. A daredevil takes them : CHANCES
9. Walloped in the ring, for short : KOD
10. Play for time : STALL
11. Sitcom about a Texas soccer mom : REBA
12. Taproom offerings : ALES
13. Tiny jumper : FLEA
21. "Strangers and Brothers" writer : CPSNOW
24. Sunday music book : HYMNAL
26. Queue before U : RST
27. Toll hwy. : TPK
28. Assented to : OKD
29. "___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
30. Brian who composed the Windows 95 start-up sound : ENO
33. Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
34. Bottom line : NET
35. Infamous Amin : IDI
37. Tokyo, once : EDO
39. Hosp. area : ICU
43. Maritime org. : NAV
44. Actress Ruby : DEE
45. "Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
46. Title for Louis XIV : ROI
47. Kicks, so to speak : FUN
48. Costner role in "Dances With Wolves" : DUNBAR
49. Perfectly pitched : INTUNE
50. Religious artworks : PIETAS
52. Medium for a picture of Uncle Sam : POSTER
53. Suitcase : VALISE
54. Feared fly : TSETSE
56. ___ alcohol : ETHYL
57. Reactions to shocks : GASPS
60. D-Day campaign town : STLO
62. Cross inscription : INRI
64. Expert finish? : ISE
65. Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
66. Came in first : WON
67. G.I.'s mail drop : APO

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