New York Times, Monday, December 22, 2008

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sidewalk Santa worker, e.g. : TEMP
5. Bugler's bedtime tune : TAPS
9. Vagrant : TRAMP
14. Felipe or Moises of baseball : ALOU
15. Sahara irrigator : NILE
16. Site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum : HANOI
17. First in a John Updike novel series : RABBITRUN
19. Confess (to) : OWNUP
20. Twin Mary-Kate or Ashley : OLSEN
21. Deface : MAR
23. Info on a pill bottle : DOSE
24. Batsman at a wicket, say : CRICKETPLAYER
28. Spunk : METTLE
29. Give forth : EMIT
30. Turn down : DENY
31. Tree popular in street names : ELM
33. Gross : NASTY
37. "The loneliest number," in a Three Dog Night song : ONE
38. "Get going!," and a hint for the starts of 17-, 24-, 51- and 62-Across : HOPTOIT
41. Little Jack Horner's dessert : PIE
42. Zest : GUSTO
44. Hydrotherapy provider : SPA
45. Places for holsters : HIPS
46. Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
49. Long-necked waders : EGRETS
51. Holder of an unfair trial : KANGAROOCOURT
55. "Oh, woe!" : ALAS
56. Fish-sticks fish : COD
57. Hearty steak : TBONE
60. Breads with pockets : PITAS
62. Umbrellalike fungus : TOADSTOOL
65. Theodore Roosevelt, to Eleanor : UNCLE
66. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
67. Extremities : ENDS
68. Giggly laugh : TEHEE
69. Channel for football and basketball games : ESPN
70. Out with the fleet : ASEA
1. Root used for poi : TARO
2. Carrier to Tel Aviv : ELAL
3. Crowded, frenzied gatherings : MOBSCENES
4. Middle school stage, commonly : PUBERTY
5. Grenade filler : TNT
6. Balloon filler : AIR
7. Large feather : PLUME
8. House mate? : SENATE
9. However, briefly : THO
10. Numbers yet to be crunched : RAWDATA
11. Vex : ANNOY
12. Computer attachment : MOUSE
13. Peter the pepper picker : PIPER
18. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
22. Meas. of engine speed : RPM
25. Queenly role for Liz : CLEO
26. Large brown algae : KELP
27. Bits of fluff : LINT
28. Restaurant posting : MENU
30. One enrolled in obedience school : DOG
32. Washington and McKinley: Abbr. : MTS
34. Receptacles for tobacco chewers : SPITTOONS
35. A large part of a waitress's income : TIPS
36. "Right on!" : YES
38. Israeli dance : HORA
39. Grp. in which many of the leaders wear robes : OPEC
40. Othello's undoer : IAGO
43. Household downsizing event : TAGSALE
45. Chamomile product : HERBTEA
47. Rocket trajectory : ARC
48. Little foot warmer : BOOTEE
50. Boring routines : RUTS
51. Done for : KAPUT
52. Skirt with a flare : ALINE
53. "But of course!" : NATCH
54. Signs of decay : ODORS
58. Knotty swelling : NODE
59. Designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
61. Visit : SEE
63. Unit of electricity : AMP
64. Vice president Quayle : DAN

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