New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 155 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Round after the quarters : SEMIS
6. Sweetheart : BEAU
10. Music staff symbol : CLEF
14. Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
15. Noisy quarrels : ROWS
16. Come-on : LINE
17. [   ] : ITSANYONESGUESS
20. Stranded motorist's need : TOW
21. Bump off : RUBOUT
22. [   ] : WHOCANSAY
28. Stridex target : ACNE
29. Bank take-back, briefly : REPO
30. #1 Oak Ridge Boys hit : ELVIRA
32. Swelling shrinker : ICEBAG
35. Star's part : LEADROLE
39. Nasdaq unit: Abbr. : SHR
40. [   ] : BEATSME
42. Bamboozle : CON
43. Attack : TEARINTO
45. Number on either side of a + : ADDEND
47. Time-honored : AGEOLD
49. "Othello" villain : IAGO
50. Paycheck abbr. : FICA
52. [   ] : IDONTKNOW
55. Penetrated : SANKIN
57. Mattel card game : UNO
58. Answers to 17-, 22-, 40- and 52-Across, literally : CLUELESSREPLIES
65. Gofer: Abbr. : ASST
66. Letters : MAIL
67. Bridal path : AISLE
68. Flower fanciers : BEES
69. C & W mecca, with "the" : OPRY
70. Band with the 1984 hit "Legs" : ZZTOP
1. "Nova" subj. : SCI
2. Grab a bite : EAT
3. AWOL trackers : MPS
4. Nest-egg investment, briefly : IRA
5. Sleigh driver : SANTA
6. Look without buying : BROWSE
7. Geological span : EON
8. Sense of wonder : AWE
9. Cold war initials : USSR
10. Amtrak amenity : CLUBCAR
11. Rest atop : LIEON
12. Come after : ENSUE
13. Celebratory suffix : FEST
18. Hither's opposite : YON
19. Watched over : GUARDED
22. Slap target, sometimes : WRIST
23. "Wag the Dog" actress Anne : HECHE
24. La Scala production : OPERA
25. Corn holder : COB
26. In sum : ALLTOLD
27. "Z" actor Montand : YVES
31. Paul Simon's "___ Rock" : IAMA
33. First name of the second first lady : ABIGAIL
34. Chromosome constituent : GENE
36. Bounding main : OCEAN
37. Vowel sound in "phone" and "home" : LONGO
38. Fund, as a university chair : ENDOW
41. Yours, in Ypres : ATOI
44. Scams : RACKETS
46. "Hägar the Horrible" cartoonist Browne : DIK
48. In a gloomy way : DOURLY
50. Answer choice on a test : FALSE
51. Employed : INUSE
53. Austin-to-Dallas dir. : NNE
54. November birthstone : TOPAZ
55. Wound protector : SCAB
56. Jules Verne captain : NEMO
59. Easy mark : SAP
60. Madam's mate : SIR
61. Designer Claiborne : LIZ
62. Suffix with solo : IST
63. "Strange Magic" grp. : ELO
64. Autumn mo. : SEP

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