New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Author: Zach Jesse
Editor: Will Shortz
Zach Jesse
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Jesse. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. To the rear : AFT
4. Cold war winner : NATO
8. Raft wood : BALSA
13. For : PRO
14. "You ___ kiddin'!" : AINT
15. Attach, in a way : GLUEON
16. With 38-Across, a punny riddle : HOWDIDTHEOAKASK
19. Points in a lofty speech : IDEALS
20. Long tale : EPIC
21. Simpson exclamation : DOH
22. Dummy : DOLT
23. Short-sheeting and others : PRANKS
25. Slightly open : AJAR
28. SeaWorld attraction : SHAMU
32. Things that are burned nowadays : CDS
35. Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
37. Moon of Mars : PHOBOS
38. See 16-Across : OUTTHEMAPLETREE
41. Partner of above : BEYOND
42. Set straight : TRUE
43. Dummy : ASS
44. Tobacconist's offering : BLEND
45. "Baseball Tonight" channel : ESPN
47. Fake : ERSATZ
51. Like ripe cheeses : AGED
55. Each : PER
58. Bush's alma mater : YALE
59. Designer Pucci : EMILIO
61. Answer to the riddle : IWOODPINEFIRYEW
64. Cajoles : COAXES
65. PBS matters : ARTS
66. Word with rolling or bowling : PIN
67. City whose daily newspaper is the Beacon Journal : AKRON
68. Come together : MASS
69. Today, in Tijuana : HOY
1. Ladybug's prey : APHID
2. Tolkien ring bearer : FRODO
3. Sauna attire : TOWEL
4. Get exactly right : NAIL
5. Pitches in : AIDS
6. Explosive stuff : TNT
7. None of the above : OTHER
8. Family pariah : BLACKSHEEP
9. Diving bird : AUK
10. Extraction from galena ore : LEAD
11. Hardly thrilling : SOSO
12. Pharaoh's symbol : ANKH
15. Enter : GOIN
17. Numbers to crunch : DATA
18. Ecol. watchdog : EPA
23. Where a queen may be crowned : PROM
24. Title chance : SHOT
26. Restoration poet : JOHNDRYDEN
27. In the sack : ABED
29. Start of an incantation : ABRA
30. Tavern in "The Simpsons" : MOES
31. Plays for a fool : USES
32. Baseball's "Georgia Peach" : COBB
33. Pacers' contest? : DUEL
34. Eye problem : STYE
36. "Dig in!" : EAT
37. And : PLUS
39. Muscle ___ : TONE
40. White House resident, informally : PREZ
46. Depilatory brand : NAIR
48. Con artists' prey : SAPS
49. Will Smith title role : ALI
50. Coffee break time, maybe : TENAM
52. Informational symbol : GLYPH
53. Children's song refrain : EIEIO
54. Soft, like cotton : DOWNY
55. Typewriter type : PICA
56. "Star Wars" critter : EWOK
57. Not just chuckle : ROAR
59. Young newts : EFTS
60. Fail to make : MISS
62. Useless tic-tac-toe row : OXO
63. Big time : ERA

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