New York Times, Monday, January 14, 2008

Author: Robert Dillman
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert Dillman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bay State sch. : UMASS
6. Juicy fruits : PLUMS
11. Target of many a boxing blow : JAW
14. Sophomore's grade : TENTH
15. Old Testament prophet : HOSEA
16. "It's no ___!" : USE
17. Good sign on a highway : ENDROADWORK
19. Reverse of NNW : SSE
20. Dollar or Budget competitor : AVIS
21. Like the season before Easter : LENTEN
23. Floated gently in the air : WAFTED
26. 7 on a grandfather clock : VII
28. Prefix with potent : OMNI
29. Use a rasp on : ABRADE
30. Comment on, as in a margin : ANNOTATE
32. Expected : DUE
33. Org. for the humane treatment of pets : SPCA
35. Bobby of the N.H.L. : ORR
36. Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 of them : STEPS
39. Once around a track : LAP
40. Catnip and fennel : HERBS
43. Safe box opener : KEY
44. White ___ (termites) : ANTS
46. Cousin of a Keogh, briefly : IRA
47. Arizona's Petrified Forest dates from this period : TRIASSIC
50. Optimistic : UPBEAT
53. Sups : EATS
54. "___ luck?" : ANY
55. Heavy hammer : SLEDGE
56. Bear witness : ATTEST
58. Consequently : THUS
59. Fr. holy woman : STE
60. Good sign on a candy box : PRIZEINSIDE
66. Dark time, in poetry : EEN
67. Vice President Burr : AARON
68. Weights abroad, informally : KILOS
69. Scores in the end zone, for short : TDS
70. Velocity : SPEED
71. Appears : SEEMS
1. Western tribe : UTE
2. "___ in Black," Will Smith film : MEN
3. & : AND
4. Layers : STRATA
5. Acted rudely while in a line, maybe : SHOVED
6. Academics' degrees : PHDS
7. High's opposite : LOW
8. Grp. that entertains the troops : USO
9. Magician in Arthurian legend : MERLIN
10. Hot Japanese drink : SAKE
11. Good sign on a car trunk : JUSTMARRIED
12. Concurrence : ASSENT
13. Ineffectual one, slangily : WEENIE
18. Helpers : AIDES
22. ___ Dame : NOTRE
23. Bankrolls : WADS
24. Be next to : ABUT
25. Good sign on a lawn : FREEKITTENS
26. Good sign at a motel : VACANCY
27. Not well-put : INAPT
31. "That feels gooood!" : OOH
34. "Above the fruited ___" : PLAIN
37. Kind of porridge : PEASE
38. The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYS
41. Boast : BRAG
42. Fill the stomach of : SATE
45. Dish often served with 10-Down : SUSHI
47. Group of cups and saucers : TEASET
48. Squealed (on) : RATTED
49. Despotic ruler : SATRAP
51. Sets (down) : PLUNKS
52. Nickname for Elizabeth : BESSIE
57. Places to be pampered : SPAS
58. Manage, as a bar : TEND
61. Anger : IRE
62. Actress Caldwell : ZOE
63. ___ de France : ILE
64. Suffix with official : DOM
65. Twisty curve : ESS

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