New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 2005

Author: Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor: Will Shortz
Sam Bellotto Jr.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 73, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Bellotto. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. ___ cherry : BING
5. Zoot suit feature : LAPEL
10. "Pardon" : AHEM
14. Spray target, perhaps : ODOR
15. Spanish for "poplar" : ALAMO
16. ___ avis : RARA
17. With 25-, 45- and 58-Across, some advice by 36-Across : ALWAYSGOTOOTHER
20. Nets with floats : SEINES
21. Emir's land : KUWAIT
22. Sixth-century year : DLII
24. Singer Coolidge : RITA
25. See 17-Across : PEOPLESFUNERALS
32. Pizarro's conquest : INCAS
33. Something bad to be caught in : LIE
34. August : REGAL
35. A cat, but rarely a rat : PET
36. See 17-Across : BERRA
38. Prefix with puncture : ACU
39. 1974 top 10 hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
42. Necessity for some, in order to go to the movies : SITTER
45. See 17-Across : OTHERWISETHEY
49. Enraptured : ALLAFLAME
50. Elia Kazan's autobiography : ALIFE
53. Fraternity character : RHO
54. Supplement : ADDTO
58. See 17-Across : WONTCOMETOYOURS
61. "Far out, man!" : AWESOME
62. Sole saver : HOBNAIL
63. Nod's significance : YES
64. Steaming : MAD
65. "Ain't ___ Sweet?" : SHE
66. Card game with forfeits : LOO
1. They may hang by the neck : BOAS
2. Shelved : IDLE
3. "___ get it!" : NOWI
4. One of the Munsters : GRANDPA
5. Tommy Rettig's co-star in 1950's TV : LASSIE
6. H.S. subject : ALG
7. Kung ___ chicken : PAO
8. Ambulance staffer, for short : EMT
9. Take a peek : LOOKIN
10. Decorative pottery and such : ARTWARE
11. "Aren't we the comedian?!" : HAHA
12. "? ___ saw Elba" : EREI
13. K follower : MART
18. Blasts out : YELLS
19. On the perimeter : OUTER
23. Ferry destination, possibly : ISLE
24. One who's sorry : RUER
25. Appurtenance for Santa : PIPE
26. Month "The Motorcycle Diaries" begins : ENERO
27. Four pairs : OCTET
28. Balsam : FIR
29. Playing marble : AGATE
30. Half of a 1980's TV team : LACEY
31. Drag through the mud : SLUR
36. Small knot : BURL
37. Where ships go : ASEA
40. Mine passages : SHAFTS
41. Verizon, for one : TELECOM
43. "Quite possibly" : ITMAYBE
44. Lead character in a Mario Puzo novel : THEDON
46. Loosened (up) : WARMED
47. "___ hollers, let ?" : IFHE
48. Hardly go-getters : SLOTHS
50. On the road : AWAY
51. E. S. ___, old game company famous for Yahtzee and Bingo : LOWE
52. Chemical suffixes : INES
55. Twofold : DUAL
56. Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIO
57. Capital NW of Drammen : OSLO
59. Medical suffix : OMA
60. "That feels good!" : OOH

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