New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Author: Jack McInturff
Editor: Will Shortz
Jack McInturff
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McInturff. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Makes lace : TATS
5. It may do your bidding : EBAY
9. One played for a fool : CHUMP
14. Impulse : WHIM
15. Capital of Togo : LOME
16. Gossip : YENTA
17. Minute amount : IOTA
18. Rich earth : LOAM
19. Lacking spice : BLAND
20. Hint for identifying a mystery man's shirts? : XMARKSTHETOPS
23. 50 minutes past the hour : TENTO
24. Oslo's land: Abbr. : NOR
25. Tint : HUE
28. Exterminator's job, maybe? : SHOOTINGRATS
33. Cosmo or Natl. Geographic : MAG
36. Lollapalooza : LULU
37. Next-to-last round : SEMIS
38. Healing balm : ALOE
40. Fix again, as masts : RERIG
43. Remove, as text : DELE
44. Like a designated driver, presumably : SOBER
46. Volume of Horace : ODES
48. Paneled room, maybe : DEN
49. Vestiges of skin blemishes? : THELASTWARTS
53. Perched : SAT
54. Cry of annoyance : FIE
55. Sensations before migraines : AURAE
59. Cautionary sign at a dog park? : WATCHYOURPETS
64. Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
66. Toss of the dice : ROLL
67. Scheme : PLOT
68. Hostile response : SNEER
69. Space : AREA
70. Space between dotted lines, maybe : LANE
71. Stamp sheets : PANES
72. Las Vegas light : NEON
73. Gives a gander : EYES
1. In the middle of, quaintly : TWIXT
2. "Oh, give me ___ …" : AHOME
3. Cronus or Oceanus : TITAN
4. Gray matter : SMARTS
5. Room extensions : ELLS
6. Italy's outline : BOOT
7. Indian nurse : AMAH
8. Aden citizen : YEMENI
9. Sci-fi beings : CYBORGS
10. It may be hired : HELP
11. Showing no remorse : UNASHAMED
12. Quite a hgt. : MTN
13. Bottom of a paw : PAD
21. 1980's-90's chancellor Helmut : KOHL
22. Big load : TON
26. Serviceable : UTILE
27. City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
29. Shirley Temple's "___ Little Girl" : OUR
30. Arena cry : OLE
31. "Presumed Innocent" author : TUROW
32. Bloodshot : RED
33. Spars : MASTS
34. "Yo, Ho!" : ALOHA
35. Liaison : GOBETWEEN
39. It's slippery when wet : EEL
41. Panhandle state: Abbr. : IDA
42. Neth. neighbor : GER
45. Places for retired basketball jerseys : RAFTERS
47. Guide for the Magi : STAR
50. Error denoter : SIC
51. 1943 conference site : TEHRAN
52. Lithe : SUPPLE
56. Connection maker/breaker : RELAY
57. Make amends : ATONE
58. Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
60. Out of the wind : ALEE
61. Times past : YORE
62. Promise to a cook? : OLEO
63. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
64. Nile reptile : ASP
65. Kind of sample : DNA

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