New York Times, Monday, January 29, 2007

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Member of a pesky swarm : GNAT
5. Brighton baby buggies : PRAMS
10. Blighted urban area : SLUM
14. Change the décor of : REDO
15. Wash gently against, as the shore : LAPAT
16. Camp shelter : TENT
17. Popular grilled fish : REDSNAPPER
19. ___ Elevator Company : OTIS
20. Not half bad : DECENT
21. Concerning : ABOUT
23. Jordanian cash : DINAR
24. Soft drink since 1885 : DRPEPPER
27. Brit. reference work : OED
28. China, Japan, etc. : FAREAST
31. "? man ___ mouse?" : ORA
32. Pâté de foie ___ : GRAS
34. Guns, as an engine : REVS
35. All wound up : TENSE
37. 1940 Ronald Reagan role : THEGIPPER
40. "Cheers" waitress : CARLA
43. On the bounding main : ASEA
44. "National Velvet" author Bagnold : ENID
48. Golf rarity : ACE
49. Sicilian seaport : PALERMO
52. Language suffix : ESE
53. Charlie Parker or Dizzy Gillespie : BEBOPPER
55. Car antitheft device : ALARM
57. City trashed by Rodan : TOKYO
58. African desert : SAHARA
60. Big bash : GALA
61. Da Vinci masterpiece, with "The" : LASTSUPPER
65. A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATTY
66. Started a cigarette : LITUP
67. Clearance event : SALE
68. Soldiers' meal : MESS
69. Signs of things to come : OMENS
70. ___ the Red : ERIC
1. Cur's warning : GRR
2. More impoverished : NEEDIER
3. Tack-ons : ADDENDA
4. Puccini opera : TOSCA
5. Course of action : PLAN
6. Totally absorbed : RAPT
7. PC program, briefly : APP
8. Al Capp's Daisy ___ : MAE
9. Harness parts : STRAPS
10. Place to sit streetside : STOOP
11. Take some pressure off : LETUPON
12. Opposite of dividers : UNITERS
13. Appalachians, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
18. Soft ball material : NERF
22. Midler of "The Rose" : BETTE
23. Husky or hound : DOG
24. Inventor : DEVISER
25. Speaker with a sore throat, say : RASPER
26. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
29. "___ we there yet?" : ARE
30. Amuse, as with anecdotes : REGALE
33. Cardinal's insignia : STL
36. Poet's before : ERE
38. All smiles : HAPPY
39. Antistick cooking spray : PAM
40. Part of a semi : CAB
41. Overlay material : ACETATE
42. Makes tighter, in a way : REBOLTS
45. Close to its face value, as a bond : NEARPAR
46. Ehud Barak or Ehud Olmert : ISRAELI
47. Nancy Pelosi, e.g.: Abbr. : DEM
50. Moon-landing program : APOLLO
51. Pearl Harbor's site : OAHU
54. Gives the go-ahead : OKAYS
56. Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
58. Zap with a Taser : STUN
59. Nile slitherers : ASPS
60. Pinup's leg : GAM
62. Align the cross hairs : AIM
63. Sault ___ Marie : STE
64. ___ room (play area) : REC

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