New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Author: Stephen Edward Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
Stephen Edward Anderson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Birthstone for most Scorpios : TOPAZ
6. Sir's complement : MAAM
10. Insignificant type : TWERP
15. Friend in a sombrero : AMIGO
16. 1970s-'80s Dodge : OMNI
17. Ancient region with an architectural style named after it : IONIA
18. Root of all Romance languages : LATIN
19. Margin to maneuver : WIGGLEROOM
21. Strain to see over the top : CRANEONESNECK
23. [That makes me a little angry] : GRR
24. Hammer or tongs : TOOL
25. Pants half : LEG
28. G.P.S. offering : MAP
31. River of Hades : STYX
34. Honeymooners' destination : NIAGARA
36. Social finishes? : ITES
38. Bum : HOBO
40. City God destroyed with fire and brimstone : SODOM
41. Eat humble pie : SWALLOWONESPRIDE
45. Company newbie : HIREE
46. Classic Jags : XKES
47. One's equal : PEER
48. "That's it for now!" : ALLDONE
51. Hard throws to first base, say : PEGS
53. Sound of bacon frying : SSS
54. Perform, as one's trade : PLY
55. Real pill : PEST
57. Line on a receipt : TAX
59. Be a street peddler : HAWKONESWARES
65. Toothless enemy : PAPERTIGER
68. Terse bridge bid : ONENO
69. Norwegian coast feature : FJORD
70. Street that may be a U.S. highway : MAIN
71. Milk dispenser : UDDER
72. Mafia dons : CAPOS
73. Capital on a 69-Across : OSLO
74. "Here's to ...," e.g. : TOAST
1. 1 on the Mohs scale : TALC
2. Five-star Bradley : OMAR
3. Hummus scooper-upper : PITA
4. Cause of some wrinkles : AGING
5. Land-use regulators : ZONERS
6. Like golf greens, frequently : MOWN
7. Friend who's française : AMIE
8. Unfocused dread : ANGST
9. Filet ___ : MIGNON
10. Haberdashery accessory : TIECLASP
11. Slacker's bane : WORK
12. Musician Brian : ENO
13. Carnival locale : RIO
14. 1989 Bond girl Bouvier : PAM
20. First in a string of 13 popes : LEOI
22. Big name in lawn products : ORTHO
25. Part of L.P.G.A. : LADIES
26. Wears away : ERODES
27. Arcade fans : GAMERS
28. Fender bender, e.g. : MISHAP
29. Whenever your heart desires : ATWILL
30. ___ white : PEARLY
32. "Ouch!" : YOW
33. ___ 360 : XBOX
35. Hiker's snack : GORP
37. Musher's carrier : SLED
39. Preparing hash for G.I. Joe, say : ONKP
42. They're spotted in tall grass : LEOPARDS
43. Wide shoe spec : EEE
44. U.S.M.C. noncoms : SSGTS
49. Politico Gingrich : NEWT
50. One for whom Nome may be home : ESKIMO
52. Walked to the door : SAWOUT
56. Forum attire : TOGAS
58. Tic-tac-toe alternatives : XANDO
59. Key to the city recipient, maybe : HERO
60. Singer Sedaka : NEIL
61. Professzor Rubik : ERNO
62. Stigma borne by Hester Prynne : REDA
63. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
64. Type : SORT
65. Low-rank inits. : PFC
66. Steely Dan's stellar seller : AJA
67. Top 40 genre : POP

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