New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Attention getter : PSST
5. Former company with a globelike logo : PANAM
10. Pronto : ASAP
14. Start of a treasure hunt instruction : GOTO
15. Bone cavities : ANTRA
16. Area of expertise : LINE
17. Mercutio and Roméo, in Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" : AMIS
18. Stay away : STEERCLEAR
20. Makes a cross for, maybe : BLESSES
22. Twisted, in a way : IRONIC
23. React badly : BREAKOUTINARASH
25. Like many a gen. or maj. : RET
26. AOL, e.g. : ISP
27. Catch : BAG
28. "The ___ the Deal" : ARTOF
30. Pro in the sticks : FER
31. Popular Don : IMUS
35. Digress : GOOFFONATANGENT
39. ___ prof. : ASST
40. Unpleasant illness : POX
41. Broadcasting : ONAIR
42. Credit card no. : APR
43. "Red state" grp. : GOP
45. F.D.R. plan : TVA
46. What "Pay Toll 1 Mile" implies : SLOWDOWNUPAHEAD
52. Trojan leader who survived the fall of Troy : AENEAS
53. Like a defendant : ONTRIAL
54. They fill pressing needs : STEAMIRONS
56. Powerful engine : VTEN
58. Abba of Israel : EBAN
59. C.I.A. director under Clinton and Bush : TENET
60. Opposite of morns : EENS
61. Sch. periods : SEMS
62. Start of the year, to a 63-Across : ENERO
63. Mex. title : SRTA
1. Sports org. since 1916 : PGA
2. Big tops : SOMBREROS
3. Daggers : STILETTOS
4. Where ships go : TOSEA
5. Author John Dos ___ : PASSOS
6. Get in the game : ANTEUP
7. Event outlawed by intl. treaty : NTEST
8. It may come after you : ARE
9. Pasta topper : MARINARA
10. ___ nothing : ALLOR
11. Tuscan city : SIENA
12. Diarist Nin : ANAIS
13. Bar in a cage : PERCH
19. Rock climber's handhold : CRAG
21. Solo racing boat : SKIFF
23. Sonia of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" : BRAGA
24. "Oh, sure!" : IBET
29. Thomas Moore poem "___ in the Stilly Night" : OFT
30. Quick message : FAX
31. Starter: Abbr. : IGN
32. Coyote, e.g. : MEATEATER
33. Unpaired, as a chromosome : UNIVALENT
34. Pricey set of strings : STRAD
36. Like the prepositions in 23-, 35- and 46-Across : OPPOSITE
37. Swed. butter? : NORW
38. Kind of stock : NOPAR
42. Grandfather of Enos : ADAM
43. Artillery unit member : GUNNER
44. Decides one will : OPTSTO
46. Postal conveniences: Abbr. : SASES
47. Not touch : LETBE
48. When "S.N.L." ends : ONEAM
49. Gradually removes : WEANS
50. Who discovers the perfect crime : NOONE
51. Sign of an allergy : HIVES
55. TV chihuahua : REN
57. Hush-hush grp. : NSA

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