New York Times, Monday, February 27, 2006

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 30 Missing: {BQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. More wet and cold, as weather : RAWER
6. Puts behind bars : JAILS
11. Maker of the Envoy and Yukon S.U.V.'s : GMC
14. End of ___ (notable time) : ANERA
15. Open, as a bottle : UNCAP
16. Winter peril : ICE
17. Elated : INSEVENTHHEAVEN
20. Allow : LET
21. Forest ranger? : ELK
22. Take offense at : RESENT
23. One of 12 at Alcoholics Anonymous : STEP
25. Third son of Adam and Eve : SETH
28. Plowmaker John : DEERE
29. Heart chambers : ATRIA
31. TV's "Star ___" : TREK
33. Eros, to Romans : AMOR
34. Barbershop quartet members : TENORS
36. Mine finds : ORES
38. "For ___ a jolly ?" : HES
39. Jubilant : ONCLOUDNINE
42. Uncle with a cabin : TOM
44. Many-stringed instrument : HARP
45. Endangered cat : OCELOT
48. Word after rest or restricted : AREA
50. Garden invader : WEED
52. Volley of gunfire : SALVO
53. Cultivates land : TILLS
55. Small metric weight : GRAM
57. Kojak, to friends : THEO
58. Home made with buffalo skin, maybe : TEEPEE
60. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
62. LAX posting: Abbr. : ARR
63. Ecstatic : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
67. Mel who played at the Polo Grounds : OTT
68. Dumbstruck : INAWE
69. Like ghostly sounds : EERIE
70. NNW's opposite : SSE
71. 19th-century fur trade monopolist : ASTOR
72. Clothesline alternative : DRYER
1. Berates : RAILSAT
2. Actress Bening : ANNETTE
3. Brunch order with diced peppers, onions and ham : WESTERNOMELETTE
4. Afore : ERE
5. Talk like a madman : RAVE
6. Paid-for trip : JUNKET
7. Opposite of syn. : ANT
8. "___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
9. Lion player in "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
10. Go 60, say, on city streets : SPEED
11. 1948 campaign cry : GIVEEMHELLHARRY
12. John who won tennis's U.S. Open four times : MCENROE
13. Midpoints : CENTERS
18. Chicago trains : ELS
19. Cruising : ASEA
24. Subatomic particle : PION
26. Actor on a tour : TROUPER
27. Cattle that all have the same brand : HERD
30. Curve, as the back : ARCH
32. Numbers game with a card : KENO
35. Side order at K.F.C. : SLAW
37. Canine attack commands : SICS
40. Wash. neighbor : OREG
41. Fastidious : NEAT
42. Pictures made in parlors : TATTOOS
43. Points in the right direction : ORIENTS
46. Cover : OVERLIE
47. Specifically as one likes : TOORDER
49. Purina competitor : ALPO
51. One of Santa's team : DASHER
54. Old photo color : SEPIA
56. Old-time actress West : MAE
59. Ages and ages : EONS
61. Was in the red : OWED
64. Lard, essentially : FAT
65. What the "bi" in bicycle means : TWO
66. Anthem contraction : OER

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