New York Times, Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Author: Gary Steinmehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Steinmehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Steinmehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mecca trek : HADJ
5. Easy mark, in cards : FISH
9. Pale hue : AQUA
13. Like the verb "to be": Abbr. : IRREG
15. Story starter : ONCE
16. Done for : SUNK
17. Pittsburgh Hall-of-Fame third baseman : PIETRAYNOR
19. Old platter player : HIFI
20. Number before neuf : HUIT
21. Bylaw, briefly : REG
23. Perfect rating : TEN
24. Let go : SPARED
27. Wild : UNTAMED
29. The man from U.N.C.L.E. : NAPOLEONSOLO
31. Bermuda hrs. : AST
32. Turn-of-the-century year : DCC
33. Sesame Street denizen : OSCAR
37. Provocative pic : CHEESECAKEPHOTO
42. Actress DeVito of "Modern Love" : KARLA
43. Thumbs-down : NAY
44. Jersey call : MOO
45. Credit of a sort : BROWNIEPOINT
50. June commemoration : FLAGDAY
52. Obstacles : FENCES
53. Bill's partner : COO
54. California river named for a common sight in it : EEL
55. Button on a remote : MUTE
56. Book ascribed to Luke : ACTS
58. Make light of : TRIFLEWITH
63. Spouse : MATE
64. ___ salad : TUNA
65. Dashboard feature : RADIO
66. Team's burden : PLOW
67. Sets, as a price : ASKS
68. Masculine side : YANG
1. In the groove : HIP
2. "Exodus" hero : ARI
3. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
4. Elly May's TV cousin : JETHRO
5. Four-time Indy winner : FOYT
6. Night spot : INN
7. Looks down on : SCORNS
8. Contractual adverb : HERETO
9. Workable wood : ASH
10. "Indubitably!" : QUITE
11. Starving : UNFED
12. Blood-related : AKIN
14. Fare for Oliver Twist : GRUEL
18. With 53-Down, officer's helper : AIDEDE
22. Lively round dance : GALOP
24. Chips, maybe : SNACK
25. Turkish V.I.P. of old : PASHA
26. More likely : APTER
27. Like some close likenesses : UNCANNY
28. Dance violently : MOSH
30. Infrequent: Abbr. : OCC
34. One with one-liners : COMIC
35. Make up : ATONE
36. 1976 best seller that opens "four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia" : ROOTS
38. Site of a notable exile : ELBA
39. Beetle Bailey's tormentor : SARGE
40. China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
41. Real looker : EYEFUL
46. Folk singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
47. Bewhiskered beast : WALRUS
48. Fizzle, with "out" : PETER
49. Arrow words : ONEWAY
50. The "f" in f-number : FOCAL
51. Numbers game : LOTTO
53. See 18-Down : CAMP
55. Degs. for curators : MFAS
57. Be in a bee : SEW
59. Pen filler : INK
60. TV's Mrs. Morgenstern : IDA
61. Pewter ingredient : TIN
62. Pen filler? : HOG

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