New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 130 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Banned orchard spray : ALAR
5. Obey : HEED
9. Problem with eyeliner : SMEAR
14. "Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
15. With the bow, in music : ARCO
16. Small songbirds : WRENS
17. Welcome forecast for Santa : SNOW
18. Undecided : TORN
19. Chopin's Mazurka in ___ : AFLAT
20. Double-H of magic : HARRYHOUDINI
23. "Old MacDonald" refrain : EIEIO
24. Not precise : INEXACT
28. Rwandan people : TUTSI
32. Kind of counter : GEIGER
33. Double-H of film : HELENHUNT
37. ___ list : TODO
38. Author Umberto : ECO
39. Nocturnal lizards : GECKOES
42. Sparks's home: Abbr. : NEV
43. Birth place : WOMB
45. Double-H of politics : HENRYHYDE
47. "Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
50. Sawyer of morning TV : DIANE
51. Secret pros : RINGERS
53. Game where you might hear "7 come 11" : CRAPS
57. Double-H of literature : HERMANNHESSE
61. Holy war : JIHAD
64. Prefix with distant : EQUI
65. Emphatic type: Abbr. : ITAL
66. To no ___ (unsuccessfully) : AVAIL
67. Imperfect gravy feature : LUMP
68. Works of Michelangelo : ARTE
69. Cinema vérité, e.g. : GENRE
70. Test areas : LABS
71. Forest growth : MOSS
1. "Steady ___ goes" : ASSHE
2. Molokai porch : LANAI
3. Like a lot : ADORE
4. Put another way : REWRITE
5. Biblical verb : HATH
6. Suffix with smack : EROO
7. Neutral shade : ECRU
8. Title boy of old comics : DONDI
9. Al Jolson standard : SWANEE
10. Handyman : MRFIXIT
11. Migratory fish : EEL
12. Santa ___ : ANA
13. Letter run : RST
21. Babies : YOUNG
22. Gerund suffix : ING
25. A long, amateurish piano recital, maybe : AGONY
26. Gave up : CEDED
27. Cache : TROVE
29. It's definite : THE
30. Quite : SUCH
31. Signed : INKED
33. Lumberjack : HEWER
34. Cause of an intestinal problem : ECOLI
35. Willy of "Death of a Salesman" : LOMAN
36. "Beloved" writer Morrison : TONI
40. Popular laundry detergent : ERA
41. Matched, after "in" : SYNCH
44. Outcome of merciless teasing? : BIGHAIR
46. "Yoo-hoo!" : HEREIAM
48. Christmas tree dropping : NEEDLE
49. Miscalculate : ERR
52. Bloodhound's sense : SMELL
54. Jetsons' dog : ASTRO
55. High school exams, for short : PSATS
56. Two-time U.S. Open tennis champ : SELES
58. Water color : AQUA
59. Without feeling : NUMB
60. Cheese ___ : NIPS
61. English sports car, informally : JAG
62. "___ Got the World on a String" : IVE
63. Solo in space : HAN

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