New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Author: Ed Stein
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Stein
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVX} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Stein. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Blast maker, informally : HBOMB
6. Basketball position : GUARD
11. Opening word usually skipped in alphabetizing : THE
14. Interstate interchange establishment : MOTEL
15. Zhou ___ : ENLAI
16. Squeal (on) : RAT
17. Former Portuguese territory in China : MACAU
18. "Hasta la vista, baby!," e.g. : SPANGLISH
20. Tivoli's Villa ___ : DESTE
22. ___-car : RENTA
23. Boar's mate : SOW
26. Bad economic situation : STAGFLATION
29. Gleeful laugh : CHORTLE
31. Cup part : RIM
32. Jibe : AGREE
33. "Oh yeah? ___ who?" : SEZ
34. "Get outta here!" : SHOO
38. Description of 14-, 18-, 26-, 29-, 46-, 48-, 57- or 66-Across : PORTMANTEAUWORD
42. Ice cream brand : EDYS
43. Lad : BOY
44. Grandmothers, affectionately : NANAS
45. Strong and healthy : FIT
46. Citrus fruit : TANGELO
48. Seat-of-the-pants figure : GUESSTIMATE
53. ID for the I.R.S. : SSN
54. Dark : UNLIT
55. "Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
57. Home movie maker : CAMCORDER
60. Unfreezes : THAWS
64. U.S.N. noncom : CPO
65. Stop for a second : PAUSE
66. Big, tough cat : LIGER
67. "For what ___ worth ?" : ITS
68. Amphetamines, slangily : SPEED
69. Belgian city in W.W. I fighting : YPRES
1. "Well, let me think ?" : HMM
2. Wrapper that's hard to remove? : BOA
3. Like some stocks, briefly : OTC
4. Honeyed drink : MEAD
5. Prairie grass used for forage : BLUESTEM
6. Res ___ (deeds) : GESTAE
7. Release to float, as a currency price : UNPEG
8. Pie ___ mode : ALA
9. Did a marathon : RAN
10. Two-letter combination : DIGRAM
11. Singer Lopez : TRINI
12. Must : HASTO
13. Actor Hawke : ETHAN
19. Tennis official's call : LET
21. The Cardinals, on a scoreboard : STL
23. Outdoor scene in a painting : SCAPE
24. George Burns film : OHGOD
25. Fret : WORRY
27. Gratis : FREE
28. Oscar winner Minnelli : LIZA
30. Soaks, as flax : RETS
33. Place to wallow in mud : STY
34. Loot : SWAG
35. Sharpens, as a knife : HONES
36. Tests for Ph.D. candidates : ORALS
37. Takes way too much, briefly : ODSON
39. Somewhat : ABIT
40. Answer to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
41. Sloppily : UNNEATLY
45. Lens settings : FSTOPS
46. Blackened : TARRED
47. Place to enter a PIN : ATM
48. Haute couture name : GUCCI
49. Not suitable : UNAPT
50. St. ___ fire : ELMOS
51. [Not my mistake] : SIC
52. Reagan cabinet member Edwin : MEESE
56. She, at sea : SHIP
58. Popular music category : RAP
59. Owed : DUE
61. Cabinet post: Abbr. : AGR
62. "___ Willie Winkie" : WEE
63. H.S. prom attendees : SRS

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