New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Studied : UNNATURAL
10. Early course : SALAD
15. Shared smoke : PEACEPIPE
16. Blather : TRIPE
17. Judges : ASSESSORS
18. One year record : ANNAL
19. Proctor's instruction : START
20. It's in poetry : TIS
21. Family girl : NIECE
22. Kind of ribs : BBQ
24. Weighed down : LEADENED
26. Solid-colored pool ball : TWO
29. Cable channel : A&E
31. Music category : R&B
32. Exuded class : HADANAIR
35. Eager player's cry : MYTURN
40. Having nobody owing anybody : EVEN
41. Financial institution : S&L
43. Some twist it before eating : OREO
44. The world, according to Pistol, in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" : OYSTER
47. Slash : DIAGONAL
50. Overnight site : B&B
52. Monopoly deed : B&O
53. ___-mo : SLO
54. Blue-blooded : HIGHBRED
59. Whelp : PUP
61. Dark : UNLIT
62. Thug's piece : GAT
64. Big dipper : LADLE
68. In New Zealand, it means "normal" : MAORI
69. Shift in steps : GRADATION
71. Retired : INBED
72. Indirect references : ALLUSIONS
73. John on a farm : DEERE
74. Purse taker : RACEHORSE
1. Dress ___ (resemble) : UPAS
2. Fit (in) : NEST
3. Rover's owner : NASA
4. Sharp : ACERB
5. Treaty topic : TESTBAN
6. DHL competitor : UPS
7. Successful comic : RIOT
8. "___ Love" (1957 #1 hit) : APRIL
9. Reduced : LESSER
10. One way to fly : STANDBY
11. Dan's buddy on "Roseanne" : ARNIE
12. Kind of closet : LINEN
13. Quickly : APACE
14. Took out : DELED
23. Lecture follow-up : Q&A
25. Texas school : A&M
26. "The Cosby Show" boy : THEO
27. Rolling : WAVY
28. Confucius's "Book of ___" : ODES
30. German dessert : EIS
33. Army member : ANT
34. Corporate department : R&D
36. Unduly : TOO
37. Portico adornments : URNS
38. Material : REAL
39. Beginning of a plea : NOLO
42. Women's ___ : LIB
45. Shallow period : EBBTIDE
46. Soldier's reward : R&R
48. Food giant : A&P
49. Mishmash : GOULASH
51. One desiring change : BEGGAR
54. One of the three H's : HUMID
55. Stupid : INANE
56. Classroom fixture : GLOBE
57. Personnel director : HIRER
58. Alfalfa's beloved : DARLA
60. Summer party locale : PATIO
63. Locker room supply : TALC
65. Christian name : DIOR
66. Chaney and others : LONS
67. Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
70. Expected : DUE

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