Brendan Emmett Quigley
Brendan Emmett Quigley

NY Times, Sun, Jul 03, 2005 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 84, Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "___ the night before Christmas ?" : TWAS
5. On : ATOP
9. Talk show host Lake : RICKI
11. Kind of acid : AMINO
12. Rods, reels, lures, etc. : FISHINGTACKLE
15. Cig : SMOKE
17. Elbow : JAB
18. Kangaroo feature : POUCH
21. Brontë heroine : EYRE
22. Pop singer John : OATES
24. 1944 battle site : STLO
25. Demographic info : AGE
26. Completely puzzled : ATWITSEND
30. Boo-___ : HOO
31. Didn't move : SATSTILL
33. Left on a compass : TRUEWEST
35. Pakistani city : LAHORE
36. Unbalanced : INSANE
37. Bend over : ASSUMETHEPOSITION
42. Shoe wiper : MAT
43. Boat turner : OAR
44. Nod, say : CUE
45. Egyptian queen, informally : CLEO
47. Florida vacation spot : EPCOT
49. 1930's film dog : ASTA
50. It helps keep a car clean : SPLASHGUARD
55. Affixes a new head to, as a billiard stick : RETIPS
57. Nice Nellies : PRUDES
60. Maintains : ALLEGES
62. Dictator before Castro : BATISTA
63. Atlanta landmark : THECARTERCENTER
65. Cork's locale : EIRE
66. Stiff one : ALE
67. Slugging Sammy : SOSA
68. Sports org. with a hint to this puzzle's theme : NFL
1. Three-wheeler : TRIKE
2. Smart : WISE
3. German cry : ACH
4. Enjoy Sun Valley, e.g. : SKI
5. Docs' org. : AMA
6. Start of X-X-X : TIC
7. Doing some unwanted military duty : ONKP
8. Pullover shirts : POLOS
10. Doing time : INJAIL
11. Maximally : ATBEST
12. Hint of what's to come : FORETASTE
13. Intl. business treaty : GATT
14. Science of bettering humankind : EUTHENICS
15. Black, White and Yellow places : SEAS
16. "They called her frivolous" in an old song : MYGALSAL
19. Final sale : CLOSEOUT
20. Laugh riot : HOOT
22. Baby in a barn : OWLET
23. Prefix with comic : SERIO
26. Mighty bit : ATOM
27. Poop out : TIRE
28. Wimple wearers : NUNS
29. Arnaz of 50's TV : DESI
32. Moo ___ pork : SHU
34. Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
37. Bygone carmaker: Abbr. : AMC
38. Uses a pogo stick : HOPS
39. Apiece : EACH
40. TV show: Abbr. : PROG
41. Teachers' org. : NEA
46. Horse handler : OSTLER
47. Alleviator : EASER
48. Rapper ___ Shakur : TUPAC
49. Increases : ADDSTO
51. Segment : PIECE
52. Women's links org. : LPGA
53. Prado display : ARTE
54. Archaeological site : RUINS
55. Put on a scale : RATE
56. Like some textbook publishing : ELHI
58. French seasons : ETES
59. Poet Teasdale : SARA
61. Jazzman Getz : STAN
62. Belgian songwriter Jacques : BREL
64. Pixie : ELF
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