New York Times, Friday, December 10, 2004

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Big name in news : ASSOCIATEDPRESS
16. ABC reality show : THEBACHELORETTE
17. Eyewitness account : FIRSTHANDREPORT
18. Spring arrival : ARIES
19. Salvaging aid : SONAR
20. They’re picked in grass skirts : UKES
21. Held off : ATBAY
26. Editor Brown : TINA
27. Taking off : LESS
28. Charging need : CREDIT
30. P.R. person, e.g. : AGT
31. Redoubles one’s efforts : TRIESHARDER
33. Aid in alumna identification : NEE
34. College in Northfield, Minn. : SAINTOLAF
36. First name among U.N. leaders : DAG
39. Not fully respected : SECONDCLASS
43. ___ family, which includes the citrus trees : RUE
44. Sylphlike : SVELTE
45. Opera synopsis heading : ACTI
46. Restaurant refuse : ORTS
48. First woman in the House of Commons : ASTOR
49. Romeo or Juliet : TEEN
50. Begins to appear : PEEPS
52. End of a flight, maybe : ATTIC
53. They’re inseparable, sang Sinatra : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
59. Ejecting device : ELECTRICTOASTER
60. It may precede a fight : TENSEATMOSPHERE
1. Guilty : ATFAULT
2. Goldbrick : SHIRKER
3. First group in a product run : SERIESI
4. Is stuck on something : OBSESSES
5. Alley tally : CATS
6. First person in Berlin : ICH
7. Recognition response : AHA
8. High end of many scales : TEN
9. Days of yore, in days of yore : ELD
10. “L’Âge ___” (classic 1930 film) : DOR
11. Firm head: Abbr. : PRES
12. Move, as a plant : REPOT
13. Shelley was one : ETONIAN
14. Funny : STRANGE
15. Fee : SETRATE
21. 1990’s Oldsmobile : ACHIEVA
22. Channeling states : TRANCES
23. Poet/playwright Brecht : BERTOLT
24. Extend : ADDONTO
25. Beta dog, to an alpha dog : YIELDER
29. Sport ___ (Ford Explorer model) : TRAC
32. Show disrespect to : SASS
35. Mostly level : FLATTISH
36. Spray unit : DROPLET
37. Corona : AUREOLE
38. Enjoy payback : GETEVEN
40. Film material : ACETATE
41. Best Actor of 1967 : STEIGER
42. Straight : SINCERE
47. Technical data : SPECS
51. Cram : SATE
52. Daniel ___ Moi (former Kenyan president) : ARAP
54. Million Mom March target: Abbr. : NRA
55. Morse code tap : DIT
56. Century-ending year : MCM
57. From ___ Z : ATO
58. Bandleader Edmundo : ROS

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