New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2006

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Blind trio in a children's rhyme : MICE
5. Cripples : MAIMS
10. Hindu prince : RAJA
14. On the ocean : ASEA
15. Eve of "Our Miss Brooks" : ARDEN
16. "Be it ___ so humble ?" : EVER
17. Tenant's monthly check : RENT
18. Embroidery, e.g. : NEEDLEWORK
20. Crosses (out) : XES
21. Wrote fraudulently, as a check : KITED
22. Armored vehicles : TANKS
23. Chicago-based TV talk show : OPRAH
25. Actor Bert in a lion's suit : LAHR
27. Lantern usable during storms : HURRICANELAMP
31. Snaky curves : ESSES
32. Activist Brockovich : ERIN
33. Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano) : LOA
36. Like arson evidence : ASHY
37. Bread for breakfast : TOAST
39. Bucket : PAIL
40. Prefix with cycle : TRI
41. Closed : SHUT
42. Refuse a request : SAYNO
43. Hanukkah food : POTATOPANCAKE
47. Dramatist Simon who wrote "Plaza Suite" : NEIL
48. Rewords : EDITS
49. Tolerate : ABIDE
52. Fable writer : AESOP
54. Olympic gold-medal runner Sebastian : COE
57. Some makeup : FACEPOWDER
59. Alluring : SEXY
60. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
61. Hackneyed : TRITE
62. Leg's midpoint : KNEE
63. Hazard : RISK
64. Without the help of written music : BYEAR
65. Hankerings : YENS
1. Karl who philosophized about class struggle : MARX
2. "Aha!" : ISEE
3. Government suppression of the press : CENSORSHIP
4. Have dinner : EAT
5. Nutcase : MANIAC
6. Franklin known as the Queen of Soul : ARETHA
7. ___ fixe (obsession) : IDEE
8. Busybodies : MEDDLERS
9. Weekend NBC hit, for short : SNL
10. Put on the stove again : REWARM
11. The Bard's river : AVON
12. Bozo : JERK
13. Torah holders : ARKS
19. Wharton's "___ Frome" : ETHAN
21. ___ Kringle : KRIS
24. Hunter's target : PREY
26. Landed (on) : ALIT
27. Summer oppressiveness : HEAT
28. SALT I signer : USSR
29. "Cool!" : NEATO
30. Do some acting : PLAYASCENE
34. Sty sound : OINK
35. ___ vera : ALOE
37. Spicy Asian cuisine : THAI
38. Criminal activity : OUTLAWRY
39. Treaty : PACT
41. Precipitous : STEEP
42. Small scissor cut : SNIP
44. Next up : ONDECK
45. Pre-euro Spanish coin : PESETA
46. Worshipful one : ADORER
49. Way, way off : AFAR
50. "___ Ha'i" ("South Pacific" song) : BALI
51. Frosty desserts : ICES
53. ___ Britt on "Desperate Housewives" : EDIE
55. Yoked beasts : OXEN
56. What the starts of 18-, 27-, 43- and 57-Across all have : EYES
58. Wagering loc. : OTB
59. Heavens : SKY

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