New York Times, Monday, October 1, 2007

Author: Allan E. Parrish
Editor: Will Shortz
Allan E. Parrish
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Wager : BET
4. Gush : EFFUSE
10. Willie of the 1950s-'60s Giants : MAYS
14. Israeli submachine gun : UZI
15. Last words of the Pledge of Allegiance : FORALL
16. ___ vera : ALOE
17. Atomic energy org. : NRC
18. *Popular Sunshine State vacation destination : FLORIDAKEYS
20. Prepare to shoot : TAKEAIM
22. Docs : MEDICOS
23. Stop for the night, as soldiers : ENCAMP
25. Daughter's counterpart : SON
26. Dartboard, for one : TARGET
28. The "I" of I.M.F.: Abbr. : INTL
30. Austrian affirmatives : JAS
33. "The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
34. Rim : EDGE
36. Put (down), as money : PLUNK
38. Theater focal point : STAGE
40. Select, with "for" : OPT
41. Language akin to Urdu : HINDI
42. Serious drinker : TOPER
43. Arnaz of "I Love Lucy" : DESI
45. Depression-era migrant : OKIE
46. "But I heard him exclaim, ___ he drove ..." : ERE
47. Take too much of, briefly : ODON
49. Objected to : MINDED
51. Brouhaha : ADO
52. Keep just below a boil : SIMMER
54. Not deceitful : SINCERE
58. Deck covering to keep out moisture : SEALANT
61. *Like players below the B team : THIRDSTRING
63. "This means ___!" : WAR
64. Sets of points, in math : LOCI
65. "Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
66. U.K. record label : EMI
67. Newspaper essay : OPED
68. Mascara goes on them : LASHES
69. King, in old Rome : REX
1. Part of a suicide squeeze : BUNT
2. Poet Pound : EZRA
3. *Material for an old-fashioned parade : TICKERTAPE
4. Wipe off : EFFACE
5. Decorate with leaves : FOLIATE
6. Erich who wrote "The Art of Loving" : FROMM
7. Bygone Mideast inits. : UAR
8. Slender : SLIM
9. Firstborn : ELDEST
10. "___ Whoopee!" (1920s hit) : MAKIN
11. One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
12. Toy that might go "around the world" : YOYO
13. Period in Cong. : SESS
19. Coach Rupp of college basketball : ADOLPH
21. Take on : ENGAGE
24. *Sties : PIGPENS
26. One of the five senses : TASTE
27. Fur trader John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
29. Basketball rim attachments : NETS
30. Location for the ends of the answers to the four starred clues : JUNKDRAWER
31. Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
32. Schussed, e.g. : SKIED
35. Dumbbell : DODO
37. Hampton of jazz fame : LIONEL
39. Wore away : ERODED
44. Really, really big : IMMENSE
48. ___ fin : DORSAL
50. Representations : IMAGES
51. Pungent : ACRID
53. N.B.A. coach Thomas : ISIAH
54. Normandy town : STLO
55. Breakfast restaurant letters : IHOP
56. "Good shot!" : NICE
57. Kett of old comics : ETTA
59. Designate : NAME
60. Cereal whose ads feature a "silly rabbit" : TRIX
62. ___ ipsa loquitur : RES

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