New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 169 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Madrid museum : PRADO
6. Wear at the edges : FRAY
10. Radio switch : AMFM
14. Break of day : SUNUP
15. Wrestling ring encloser : ROPE
16. Shopaholic's delight : SALE
17. Words of admiration — NOT! : ISNTTHATSPECIAL
20. Hang around : STAY
21. Architectural molding : OGEE
22. Bookish sort, slangily : WONK
23. Trucker on the air : CBER
25. Shea squad : METS
26. Company whose name is pig Latin for an insect : EBAY
28. Hearth refuse : ASHES
31. Item with a concave head : TEE
34. Like this clue's answer, in five letters : SPELT
35. Factory whistle time : NOON
36. ___ brat : ARMY
37. Words of apology — NOT! : WELLEXCUUUUSEME
40. Slippery swimmers : EELS
41. Seas of France : MERS
42. Neuters : SPAYS
43. Plus-or-minus fig. : EST
44. Dated : PASSE
45. Classic street liners : ELMS
46. Managed care grps. : HMOS
48. Creole vegetable : OKRA
50. New driver, frequently : TEEN
51. Fabled race loser : HARE
53. Final Four org. : NCAA
57. Words of congratulation — NOT! : NICEGOINGGENIUS
60. Tuckered out : BEAT
61. Boxer's annoyance : FLEA
62. Ladies' men : GENTS
63. Cultural doings : ARTS
64. Burg : TOWN
65. Popular theater name : ODEON
1. Pitchfork-shaped letters : PSIS
2. Reddish-brown : RUST
3. Tolstoy's Karenina : ANNA
4. "O.K., back to work" : DUTYCALLS
5. Make a choice : OPT
6. Frankincense and myrrh, but not gold : FRAGRANCES
7. Memorization : ROTE
8. Area that may have stained glass : APSE
9. "Uh-huh" : YEP
10. Racecourse since 1711 : ASCOT
11. Hardly revolutionary : MAINSTREAM
12. A lot of beef? : FLAK
13. Funnyman Brooks : MEL
18. Tiller's tool : HOE
19. Lady bighorns : EWES
24. Memory unit : BYTE
25. Selection screen : MENU
26. They're carried by people in masks : EPEES
27. Pull off a high-risk feat : BELLTHECAT
29. Goes bad : SOURS
30. Company publication : HOUSEORGAN
32. TV trophies : EMMYS
33. Centers, of sorts : EYES
34. ___' Pea : SWEE
36. According to schedule : ASPLANNED
38. Short holiday? : XMAS
39. PC person : USER
44. Early video game : PONG
47. Gymnastics competitions : MEETS
49. Something under the counter that puts people under the table : KEG
50. Level : TIER
51. Hawaii's ___ Bay : HILO
52. From the top : ANEW
54. French film : CINE
55. Camera setting : AUTO
56. Part of P.G.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
57. Eddie Gottlieb Trophy org. : NBA
58. Commonly : OFT
59. Prima donna's problem : EGO

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