New York Times, Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Author: Kelsey Blakley
Editor: Will Shortz
Kelsey Blakley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 77, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Harsh criticism : FLAK
5. Presidential middle name : ABRAM
10. Active vocabulary? : VERBS
15. Priest in an Ogden Nash verse : LAMA
16. Point a finger at : BLAME
17. It may include a cc or bcc list : EMAIL
18. "Little Shop of Horrors" dentist : ORIN
19. Consumer Reports offering : BUYERSGUIDE
21. Film showing for V.I.P.'s, in the army? : PVTSCREENING
23. Ludd, the original Luddite : NED
24. Doctor's request : SAYAH
25. ___ de Jouy (fabric) : TOILE
27. Carte blanche offer : NAMEIT
32. Worked the garden : WEEDED
35. "Chances ___" : ARE
38. Use the H.O.V. lane, say : CARPOOL
40. Driver's warning : FORE
41. Big studio release, in the army? : MAJMOTIONPICTURE
44. Fit to serve : ONEA
45. Gary's home : INDIANA
46. Med. unit : TSP
47. Add to the kitty : KICKIN
49. Like many oaths : SOLEMN
51. Shapes up : TONES
53. Oktoberfest music : POLKA
57. Islands fare : POI
59. Common ticket category, in the army? : GENADMISSION
64. Means of visual communication : SMOKESIGNAL
66. Foam : HEAD
67. Queen ___ lace : ANNES
68. Bit of monkey business : PRANK
69. Give a come-hither look : OGLE
70. Quaint denial : TISNT
71. Lets up : EASES
72. Get tiresome : WEAR
1. Lays an egg : FLOPS
2. Maggot, e.g. : LARVA
3. Cordial quality : AMITY
4. Bob Dole, by birth : KANSAN
5. E.g., e.g. : ABBR
6. Smurf-colored : BLUE
7. Comic Martha : RAYE
8. Final word : AMEN
9. Scholarship criterion : MERIT
10. Meatless, informally : VEGGIE
11. Outback runner : EMU
12. Postponed, in a way : RAINEDOUT
13. Patiently wait : BIDE
14. Inuit's ride : SLED
20. Demarcation affected by warming : SNOWLINE
22. ___ Canyon (Pueblo cultural area) : CHACO
26. Not right : LEFT
28. Shows with lower-priced seats, usually : MATINEES
29. Yeats's land, poetically : ERIN
30. Popular MP3 players : IPODS
31. "Pagliacci" clown : TONIO
33. Slips up : ERRS
34. Tough to fathom : DEEP
35. In a frenzied way : AMOK
36. Sari-clad royal : RANI
37. Bouncers' tasks : EJECTIONS
39. Nevada gemstone : OPAL
42. Cousin of a hammerhead : MAKO
43. Roughs it : CAMPS
48. Consume : INGEST
50. Standby's salvation : NOSHOW
52. Take potshots : SNIPE
54. Feudal lord : LIEGE
55. "Bear" that's not a bear : KOALA
56. Florida congressman Crenshaw : ANDER
57. Jr.'s exam : PSAT
58. ___ Hotels (luxury chain) : OMNI
60. Indian tourist city : AGRA
61. Double-helix molecules : DNAS
62. Lippizaner's locks : MANE
63. Kinds : ILKS
65. Classic Mattel doll : KEN

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