New York Times, Monday, June 30, 2008

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Like students in the Head Start program : PREK
5. Nonplayer's spot in the dugout : BENCH
10. "Out!" or "Safe!" : CALL
14. Sharpen, as a knife : HONE
15. Meat-contaminating bacteria : ECOLI
16. Double Stuf cookie : OREO
17. British pop group with a repetitive name : DURANDURAN
19. This-and-that dish : STEW
20. ___ quo : STATUS
21. Reagan antimissile plan, for short : SDI
23. Geller who claims paranormal ability : URI
24. The Lord : GOD
25. Kurdistan city on the Tigris : MOSULIRAQ
28. Traveler's route : ITINERARY
31. Pillages : LOOTS
32. ___ Francisco : SAN
33. Termination : END
34. Filming site : SET
35. On-ramp : HIGHWAYENTRANCE
42. Gratuity : TIP
43. Nipper the dog's company : RCA
44. "Now I get it!" : AHA
45. Mark who was a swimming phenom at the 1972 Olympics : SPITZ
48. Lipton employee : TEATASTER
51. Welch's soft drink : GRAPESODA
53. ___ polloi : HOI
54. Dangler on an item for sale : TAG
55. Pen point : NIB
56. Signify : DENOTE
59. Spanish artist Joan : MIRO
61. Unexpected wallet fattener ... and what the circled words are : FOUNDMONEY
64. Far from land : ASEA
65. Cavaradossi's love in a Puccini opera : TOSCA
66. Few and far between : RARE
67. Mock : JEER
68. Tale : STORY
69. Donations for the poor : ALMS
1. Grad school achievements : PHDS
2. Defeat decisively : ROUT
3. Maddening : ENRAGING
4. Buster on the silent screen : KEATON
5. Mattress sites : BEDS
6. Bygone French coin : ECU
7. "... ___ a lender be" : NOR
8. Chic : CLASSY
9. Worshiper of Brahma : HINDU
10. Trig ratio: Abbr. : COS
11. Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
12. Regard with lust : LEERAT
13. Reasons for special ed : LOWIQS
18. Like the upper half of the Venus de Milo : NUDE
22. In worse health : ILLER
25. Umpteen : MANY
26. Chose from the menu, say : ORDERED
27. Smidgen : IOTA
28. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
29. Mai ___ (rum cocktail) : TAI
30. Harvest : REAP
34. Rebounds or assists : STAT
36. URL starter : HTTP
37. Shrink from age : WIZEN
38. March Madness org. : NCAA
39. Not local or state : NATIONAL
40. Fighter with Fidel : CHE
41. Audiologist's concern : EAR
45. High-ranking noncom : SGTMAJ
46. Kudos : PRAISE
47. "That's my opinion, too" : IAGREE
48. As well : TOBOOT
49. "Uh, excuse me" : AHEM
50. Mexican state bordering Arizona : SONORA
52. Looks (through), as for information : SIFTS
56. June 6, 1944 : DDAY
57. Six years, for a senator : TERM
58. Peepers : EYES
60. Crew implement : OAR
62. Support grp. for the troops : USO
63. Big maker of checkout devices : NCR

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